The YWCA is excited to announce the opening of The Nearly New Closet on April 22nd, 2021. If you are familiar with the Nearly New Sale that took place twice a year in past years, you may be aware of how those spring-and-fall events served many families in our community in a very positive way. In fact, the Nearly New Sales was one of our great traditions and a crucial part of both our overall mission and our financial health. Unfortunately, what we’ll call the “traditional” Nearly New Sale fell victim to Covid concerns in 2020. At least for now, the Nearly New Closet will replace the seasonal Nearly New events.
We are delighted to continue providing a space for our community members in need to shop for gently used children’s clothes and accessories. The Nearly New Closet will be located in our Y Wee Care service’s former location, which was suspended back in January due to diminished usage.
Unlike the Nearly New Sales, the Nearly New Closet will not involve consignment of donated items. Nevertheless, we are still quite pleased to offer community members a way to donate goods that still have lots of valuable years and service left in them.
The Nearly New Closet grand opening will be on April 22nd, 2021. In the past, the Nearly New Sale depended on our fantastic volunteers, many of whom were members of our community and membership. With the Nearly New Closet opening, we are again going to need the support of regular volunteers. The Closet will be open for business from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. every Thursday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays. Purchases – cash, card, or check – will be processed right there at the front membership desk. It couldn’t be any easier!
Anyone interested in volunteering, please click on the Sign-Up Genius link listed below.
Be on the lookout for more information as our Grand Opening draws nearer.
That Sign-Up site: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C48ACAA2DA7F4C16-nearly
What We Accept:
Clothing and coats (infant to youth sizes 18/20 and adult sizes small & medium- appropriate for children.)
New socks, pajamas( gently used and good condition only)
Shoes, boots, sneakers, and sandals (infant/child sizes 0–13 and adult sizes 1–10)
Books (ages 0-12)
Unopened diapers, pull-ups, and diaper wipes
In the interest of the health/safety of the families we serve and in consideration of the limited space we have access to, we cannot accept the following:
· Furniture and household goods/items
· Cribs of any kind (due to recalls)
· Car seats and other infant safety items over five years old
· Over-sized plastic play structures and backyard toys
· Stuffed animals
· Used rackets, mitts, hockey sticks, bats, helmets, skates, shin guards/pads
· Bicycles or ride-on toys
· DVDs/CDs/VHS tapes/computer games
· Violent toys/games
· Books and clothing with family-related messaging (“I Love Mommy, “Daddy and I”)
· Bathing suits or costumes
· Used underwear, socks, or pajamas
· Used hygiene products, baby food, breast pumps, and supplies, or bottles
· Used arts and crafts/school supplies
If you can donate, please drop off donations at the YWCA Front Desk by March 15, 2021.