Calling all shoppers, Growing Cents of Style’s biannual sale is here.
The consignment sale continues to be the largest in the area with 30,000 items from 275 consignors for sale.
It will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, September 28 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, September 29. Sunday is half price day. The shop is located at 22 N 102 Pepper Road in Lake Barrington.
While the sale provides great deals for shoppers on items like clothing, designer purses and home décor, owner Jenny Welsh has made giving to charities a part of the sale.
One of Growing Cents of Style’s partner charities is WINGS, a local women’s and children’s shelter. Welch invites WINGS to each half off Sunday to shop for families it serves. She gives WINGS $1,000 to spend and donors match the amount. WINGS is able to purchase hundreds of items for families.
Growing Cents of Style also donates to:
Barrington Giving Day
Barrington Giving Day provides gifts and clothing to area families. This year, Growing Cents of Style held a preview of the sale and proceeds will benefit Giving Day.
Hope 4 Bridget
The charity was formed in honor of a local girl who has Batten’s disease. Welsh accepts donations of clothing, toys, baby equipment, etc. and 100 percent of the money from these sales go back to Bridget. All of her items are marked with pink tags so people know when they are shopping that they are purchasing something that will go to support Bridget. Over the past five years, more than $12,000 has been donated to Hope 4 Bridget, plus driving awareness of the foundation and Batten’s disease.
Wishes for Scarlett
Scarlett is the daughter of a Grove School teacher, who taught Welsh’s daughter. Items are marked with a lavender tag and 100 percent of the sales go to Scarlett’s medical trust. Welsh’s daughters, Julia and Hannah, also run a book sale during the consignment sale and have raised $3,000 for Scarlett. The girls are collecting books for the spring sale.
Local 501C3 animal shelter
Growing Cents of Style collects stained blankets, bedding, clothing that they use as bedding for their animals that they shelter.