Wakarusa Children’s Resale offers low-cost clothing and more

On Saturday, March 28, the resale will cover nearly 6,000 square feet and offer affordable children's and family items.

Posted on March 27, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.

MIDDLEBURY – Families in need of a spring wardrobe update will have a chance to stretch their dollars this weekend.

From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28, the Wakarusa Children’s Resale will cover nearly 6,000 square feet and feature about 350 sellers. Items for sale include children’s clothing up to junior’s sizes, home décor, books, videos, games, puzzles, crib sets, bicycles, rocking chairs, bedding and maternity clothing.

Sarah Freitas, resale coordinator, said she expects between 2,000 and 3,000 people to come through the doors in search of affordable items.

“Kids should be a blessing. It shouldn’t be a burden to go out and buy clothes and the things they need,” she said.

Freitas hopes the event can help eliminate the need for families to spend weeks or even months scavenging for items at garage sales, stores and consignment shops.

“We go over things with a fine-toothed comb. The zippers and buttons work, there are no stains – we really try to provide as high-quality a sale as possible for the community,” she said.

Prices will be “very, very reasonable,” Freitas said, but each seller sets his own prices, so families in search of the best deal may want to compare prices.

Shoppers are encouraged to bring shopping bags, baskets or totes.

Organizers also use the event as a chance to ease pressure for families that are especially struggling. More than $6,000 was raised to provide sale vouchers for community-nominated families. In addition, 10 percent of money earned will be donated to local charities.

The sale will be at Wakarusa Missionary Church, 202 W. Waterford Street, Wakarusa.

Debit and credit cards will not be accepted, according to the event website. Checks may be written to Wakarusa Missionary Church if a photo ID and telephone number are provided.

For more information visit the Wakarusa Children's Resale website or call Sarah Freitas at 862-2102.

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