The Junior League of Savannah's 65th Annual Thrift Sale will be held at the Civic Center on Friday,October 5-Saturday, October 6, 2012. A Preview Party will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2012. Click Here to purchase your Preview Party tickets. Tickets will be waiting for you at the door on Thursday, October 4th.
The Annual Thrift Sale, held each fall, is a primary source of funding for the Junior League. All of the proceeds from the sale are returned to the community through Junior League community improvement projects and well developing leadership of the Junior League members. While the Thrift Sale is definitely a fall event, preparations for its success began early the next year! Our ladies begin to collect items, not only from their own homes, but their family and neighbors as well. In fact, we open storage units in the summer to assist with some of our women and the unbelievable amount of Thrift they collect.
Advanced Thrift Sale tickets are on sale now at the Civic Center Box Office under Leisure Services. To purchase tickets and have them mailed now, call 912-651-6556 or purchase them online at http://www.etix.com/.
How did we get started?
Can you believe the Thrift Sale has been around since 1947? It started at the St. Paul's Episcopal Church. At that time, the sale was considered quite a success, netting $1,629.47 during the three-day long event. Over the years the location of the sale has changed, as the sale has grown, finally finding its home at the Savannah Civic Center for many years now. Our Thift Sale can consistently raise over $100,000 for our community.
Why we do it?
All of the net proceeds go directly into the community through a combination of League-sponsored volunteer projects, community grants and development of leadership skills of our members. The Junior League's current focus area is Women and Children's Advocacy. The Junior League of Savannah believes that women and children deserve to be empowered through quality opportunities in order to thrive and to be contributing members of our community. These opportunities should develop the whole person socially, emotionally, physically as well as academically. Our current projects include: Healthy Savannah, Savnnah Working Against Human Trafficking, Voices for Georgia's Children.
How does it happen?
Thrift Sale's success depends on over 250 League members working morning, noon and night for an entire week at the Civic Center to set up for the event. Wow! In addition, each member is required to donate a minimum of $300 in thrift. But that's just the starting point. Some of our women have donated in excess of $2,000 worth of treasures.
What can you find?
The benefits of the Thrift Sale are not just monetary. We see this sale as another outreach to our community. It is a great way for students and others to furnish their apartments or dorms on a limited budget. Many of our families do their holiday shopping, right on our floor! There are always a lot of cool, vintage items as well as sofas, tables and chairs, and desks. But wait, there's more! From appliances, (TV's refrigerators, coffee makers, you think it, we probably have it!) to bed linens to bicycles and plants. Our children's area comes stocked with clothing, swings, strollers, cribs and more. Our New Boutique offers items that are brand new at amazing discounts. There truly is something for everyone.
2012 Thrift Sale (Sale Days) Ticket Information
- October 5th and 6th
- Advance Tickets on Sale in late summer at the Civic Center Box Office (under Leisure Services)
- For tickets to be purchased and mailed in late summer call: 912-651-6556, or purchase online: http://www.etix.com/
- The Sale begins on Friday, October 5th from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.
- The Thrift Sale continues on Saturday, October 6th from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm.
- Admission: $5 on Friday and $3 on Saturday
- On Saturday every item is reduced by 50%.
- No strollers or carts allowed. Cash Only.
Questions? Please call the Junior League office 912.790.1002.