As the school year begins and you clean out closets to make way for outgrown items, we invite you to donate any gently worn clothing to The Famous Wheeler Clothing Sale. Parents/Guardians please consider volunteering at a Donation Day as well – your help is needed! You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or join us on the day at the Meeting Street Gazebo to help.
Dates for the Fall 2021 Clothing Sale Donation Days:
- Tuesday, September 14, 7:30 – 9 AM
- Tuesday, October 12, 7:30 – 9 AM
- Tuesday, November 9, 7:30 – 9 AM
The Clothing Sale gladly accepts the following items:
- Clothing and accessories for men, women, and children for all seasons (please note: all donated clothing must be gently worn and clean)
- Finer clothing for men, women, and children
- Accessories and shoes ONLY if new or in like new condition
Important Change from Prior Year’s Clothing Sale:
At this time, the clothing sale does NOT accept the following items: sporting goods, household and decorative items, furniture, appliances, books, toys, underwear, socks, and hose, swimwear, pajamas, stuffed animals, promotional t-shirts (t-shirts with company logos, event logos, etc.)
The Famous Wheeler Clothing Sale is planned for April 2022 unless CDC or RIDOH guidelines prevent such functions due to COVID.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island
Big Brothers Big Sisters of RI has a collection bin that Wheeler hosts in its faculty/staff parking lot, across the street from the main entrance to the school. Please see this map for the location of the bin (marked with a red X). We have a profit-sharing partnership with BBBS, benefiting their organization, as well as the Wheeler Fund and Breakthrough Providence, the usual recipients of profits from our Clothing Sale. Below is a flyer on acceptable items and a tax receipt form.
This ever-popular and much-anticipated East Side event has been benefiting the New England community and supporting education since 1948. Wheeler’s Clothing Sale transforms the Madden gym into a pop-up retail store with items that are carefully sorted, organized, and curated by Wheeler School volunteers to guarantee shoppers high quality merchandise at the lowest prices possible.
Net proceeds support the as well as , a program for low-income, academically-motivated middle school students in the Providence public schools.