Dress to impress and save money while doing it (6 photos)Saturday, October 27, 2012 by: Darren Taylor
Ladies could purchase great clothing items at terrific prices, such as a nearly-new blazer for only $5, at the Savvy Seconds store at 796 Queen Street East this weekend.
The store, operated by the Algoma Family Services Foundation, held its 6th annual Savvy Seconds fundraiser Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Foundation holds the event every fall, with funds raised from the sale of donated gently-used, high-quality clothing going to Algoma Family Services programs.
The store space was donated to Algoma Family Services for the month of October.
Algoma Family Services Foundation Fundraising Coordinator Jessica Dion told SooToday.com: “The most difficult part of the event itself is finding a space to be in for a whole month, that needs to be big enough for all our clothing donations and our customers to move around in.”
Jessica said the amount of money raised every year varies, but staff was confident of reaching its $10,000 goal this year.
Business was steady, Jessica said.
“We had lots of people lining up outside waiting to get in at 4:30 before we opened at 5 Friday, and we had a steady stream of people coming in.”
She notes: “This year it was all female clothing. We’ve had men’s clothing in the past, but this year we just didn’t have space for men’s clothing.”
Jessica explained all funds raised go to mainly counseling services for children and families, such as group courses families can participate in.
She stated that because of storage space, clothing donations to Algoma Family Services are preferred in the fall for the Savvy Seconds event, but donations are still welcome and can be taken to the Algoma Family Services office at 205 McNabb Street.