Would you like an inexpensive way to revamp your wardrobe? Are you trying to declutter your closet? Do you want to give back to your community? The opportunity has arrived!
The Big Annual Clothing Sale will take place on Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cates Hill Chapel. Up until May 7, please feel free to donate men’s, women’s, and teens’ clothing, as well as outerwear, shoes, scarves, belts, jewelry, and other accessories. If it is clean and intact, it is welcome.
You can leave any donations in the bins at Bowen Island Community School, or in the lower parking lot of Bowen Children’s Centre (the red building at 650 Carter Road). If you have a large volume of items to donate, please email email@example.com. All items will be sold as a fundraiser for the Bowen Island Community School Parent Advisory Council (BICS PAC). BICS PAC supports the school by providing additional resources for classrooms, PE equipment, the music program, and other important school initiatives.
Used clothing sales such as this are an environmentally-friendly way to expand your clothing horizons, helping to combat the 9.5 million tonnes of clothing and fabrics North Americans send to landfills each year (according to Waste Reduction Week in Canada’s website).
This long-standing Bowen tradition is also a great way to support other families on the island, offering a very affordable way to purchase some unique, gently-used clothes.
And let’s not forget the incredible support this sale offers our local elementary school.
Entrance fee is by donation to our local food bank; please come and make a contribution to the beautiful community we call home.
Miranda Forster is a grade 8 student and former student of BICS.