Get Ready! For the fourth year in a row, Clothes Mentor Fort Myers and Clothes Mentor Naples will host their highly anticipated Sidewalk Sale to raise money for The Gabriel House, a loving and compassionate home for abandoned and medically needy children.
Here’s a tutorial on how to stuff the bag and get more items for your money.
On Saturday, July 14, customers can purchase a shopping bag to fill with as much fashionable merchandise as they can –all for $20 a bag. The Sidewalk Sale will run at both stores on from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. with 100% of the sales going directly to The Gabriel House. All of the merchandise offered at the sidewalk sale is donated by the stores.
“If you’ve attended this event in the past you, know how much fun it is and what great bargains we offer. We encourage everyone to arrive early. Once the items are gone, the Sidewalk Sale is over,” said Phil Baker, owner, Clothes Mentor Naples.
Baker recommends that shoppers plan on arriving early to secure a place on line. “Last year the line started forming in front of our store an hour before the sale started. There were dozens of women waiting to fill their shopping bag with clothing and shoes from Chico’s, Ann Taylor, Escada, Tory Burch, Eileen Fisher, Lilly Pulitzer and more,” he added.
In addition to the Sidewalk Sale, Clothes Mentor is having a 20% off storewide sale on all merchandise in the store that day.
Due to the remarkable success of the fundraiser, both stores have raised nearly $25,000 for Edward and Annie R. Ravish, founders of The Gabriel House.
“We care about our children and the Gabriel House needs our help,” Baker added.
According to Ed Ravish, Director, The Gabriel House, the money raised from the Sidewalk Sale have been a “life saver.” The funds have helped the not for profit cover monthly expenses and unexpected repairs.
Clothes Mentor is a women’s resale store that features name brand clothing, handbags, jewelry and accessories. All day, every day, Clothes Mentor pays CASH on-the-spot, to purchase better brand-name “gently-used” women’s fashions and accessories.
The Gabriel House rescues children who have been abandoned, discarded and who are in need of medical treatment. The vision is to rescue, rehabilitate and help these children reach their highest level of independence and functioning.
Clothes Mentor Naples, 9051 Tamiami Trail N #101, Naples, Florida, 239 431-7083
Clothes Mentor Fort Myers, 11800 S Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers, Florida, 239 288-7342
Sidewalk Sale Rules
Purchase a shopping bag at the door for $20
Pick the items you want and place them in the bag
Items CANNOT be tried on
All items must fit into the shopping bag
Bag cannot overflow ~~~ Bag cannot have a rip
If the sale items don’t fit into your bag you will need to buy an additional bag for $20
No hoarding, please
All sales are final/no refunds/no returns
If you decide to shop in the store after the sidewalk sale you will need to put your shopping bag in your car