Used clothing sale to support self-advocates in South Surrey – Peace Arch News
An annual event aimed at providing affordable and accessible clothing to all members of the community returns to the Semiahmoo House Society clubhouse for the first time in two years.
The NEW to You clothing sale is organized by Semiahmoo Self-Advocates, a group focused on change through positive relationships, with a focus on supporting accessibility and inclusion.
Scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 11, at 15306 24 Ave., it’s the first time the sale has taken place since 2019.
SAS supporter Sarah Clemas said all items would cost $3 each; from women’s and men’s clothing to shoes and accessories.
Admission to the sale, organized in partnership with Silver Icing, is free. Those planning to attend are asked to bring their own reusable bag; reusable bags will also be available for purchase.
In 2019, the sale earned SAS $2,428.
Proceeds support the group’s many endeavors and projects. In recent years, these have included the creation of a series of videos with community messages specific to the pandemic; the introduction of beach-accessible wheelchairs on the White Rock and South Surrey seafronts; and working with elementary school students to organize an inclusion-focused film festival.
SAS co-chair Michaela Robinson said the sale was a “really important” event because SAS itself is important.
Self-advocate Stacey Kohler noted that it also reduces waste by helping to keep used clothes that still have life out of the landfill.
Clemas noted capacity limits will be in place and face masks will be available for shoppers.
For more information, email SAS Co-Chair Jeevan Basra at [email protected] or call 604-354-7968.
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