Community Clothes Charity (CCC) sale kicks off on Wednesday, October 25 at new location in Lafayette Hill
A. Each year Fashion savvy shoppers from Philadelphia’s Main Line and throughout the whole Delaware Valley eagerly await the Community Clothes Charity (CCC) sale of donated designer fashions. This year, the four day shopping extravaganza, has a new location and kicks off on Wednesday, October 25, from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. This year the sale will be held at the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, Shelly Ridge Service Center, 330 Manor Road, Miquon (Lafayette Hill), PA and continues with varying hours until 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 28. The fall 2017 sale will be dedicated to our longtime chair Dorrance H. Hamilton. This year’s sale benefitting the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania will be CCC’s 60th anniversary. Girl Scouts of America Chief Development Officer Stephanie Lim Capello, CCC committee members Katharine Eyre and Margaret Biddle, CCC co-chair Anne Hamilton, committee member Janice Wetherill and Girl Scouts of America’s CEO Kim Fraites-Dow paused for a photo during a recent planning meeting.
B. The 2017 fundraising sale kicks off with a “Preview Day” on Wednesday, October 25, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Eager shoppers are glad to make a $30 donation at the door on Wednesday to get the first chance to buy bargain priced fashions and accessories. On Thursday, October 26, shopping runs from 11 p.m. until 8 p.m. A donation of $5 is requested on Thursday October 26, but entry is always free the last two days, Friday and Saturday, which are also the two days when the already low CCC prices get cut in half. On Friday, October 27, hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday, October 28, shop for bargains galore from 10 a.m. but just until 2 p.m. Penny Goodman of Radnor, Amanda Holmes of Malvern, Ardis Charrington of Wayne, Ruth Colket of Paoli, May Belle Rauch of Rosemont
and Francie Ingersoll of Newtown Square were pictured with a selection of items available at CCC’s sale.
C. The CCC’s annual sale is known for offering famous labels such as Chanel, Hermès, Ferragamo, Carolina Herrera, St. John, Escada, and other designer names that appeal to bargain loving women interested in couture and high fashion. But many other well-known popular labels in all sizes are also very well represented among the large selection of coats, suits, dresses, evening gowns, and sportswear that will all be marked down to just a fraction of their original cost. This year, the sale has a large selection of wonderful plus sized fashions, lots of fashions in sizes for everyone! Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania Chief Development Officer Stephanie Lim Capello, paused for a photo during the planning meeting with CCC committee members Patricia Roberts, Lisa Turner, Liz Richardson and CCC co-chair Mellen Vogt.
D. The “Boutique” area is enlarged this year and features wonderful costume jewelry, scarves, hats, and handbags, designer shoes, plus gifts and an expanded number of small home décor items. Experienced shoppers know to return to the sale several times to catch all the bargains as the racks and tables get replenished each day. Shoppers feel great about helping a dedicated Philadelphia nonprofit while finding incredible fashion bargains! CCC committee members Anne Wilmerding, Alice Stengel, Linda Farnum, DeeDee Stewart and Nanny Gifford were pictured with Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania CEO Kim Fraites-Dow (standing rear) during the planning meeting.
E. The CCC, a 501C3 charitable organization, has had a large impact on Philadelphia and the greater Delaware Valley ever since its original inception in 1957 to aid hospitalized war veterans. Over the years this group has donated over $4,500,000 to many worthy beneficiaries. Each year the Committee chooses a different charitable group or two to receive the proceeds of the sale of new and gently used designer fashions and accessories. Longtime CCC committee members Tony Starr, Nancy Harris and Kingie Dolan holding posters for the groups 60th Annual Sale that is dedicated this year to the memory of their good friend, Dorrance H. Hamilton who chaired the sale for many years.