1- Day, Saturday, October 4th, 2014
The Junior League of Savannah's 67th Annual Thrift Sale will be held at the Civic Center on Saturday, October 4, 2014. The Thrift Sale brings together thousands of community members, each one making a difference through donations, volunteering, and purchasing of thrift. The money raised goes back to support the community improvement projects of the Junior League.
The Thrift Sale Preview Party will be held the evening of Friday, October 3, 2014. "Floor shopping" will be doubled on the night of the preview party. Click Here to learn more about the Preview Party & purchase your Preview Party tickets. Tickets purchased online will be waiting for you at the door on Friday, October 3rd. What is the Thrift Sale Preview Party?
What Is It?
The Annual Thrift Sale, is one of the largest of its kind in the South East. Each year people come from all over the Low Country to shop for treasures and bargains. The 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 as well as developing the leadership of the Junior League members. The sale also provides the community with a low-cost option to purchase needed household goods. While the Thrift Sale is definitely a fall event, preparations for its success begin early in the year as members start to collect items, not only from their own homes, but from 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.
A Rich History
The Junior League Thrift Sale has been around since 1947. The first sale was held at 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 Thrift Sale can consistently raises 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: the Ronald McDonald House and America’s Second Harvest Food Bank Back Pack Buddies Program among other community outreach projects chosen each year.
What can you find?
There is something for everyone at the Junior League Thrift Sale. 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, to bed linens, to bicycles, and holiday décor, 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. This year we will also feature women’s business and formal attire.
What’s New This Year?
Just 1 Day! We’re taking the fun and energy of our two day sale and compacting it into a single 1-day Mega Sale.
Silver Light Specials! All items are priced as marked, but look and listen for Silver Light Specials happening all day long.
Women’s Clothing! This year women’s business, cocktail, and formal attire will be available for purchase at great deals.
Earlier Shopping Time! Doors Open at 7:30am.
2014 Thrift Sale Ticket Information
- October 4th from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm.
- 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/
- Admission: $5
- No strollers or carts allowed. Cash Only.
Questions? Please call the Junior League office 912.790.1002.