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March 19, 2013

Clothes for Hope sale this weekend

SALISBURY — Local fashionistas are gearing up for this weekend’s Clothes for Hope public sale featuring discount prices on items for a heart-warming cause.

The “Shop for a Cause” event takes place Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. at the new ENPRO building at 114 Bridge Road (Route 1) in Salisbury. The sale will feature famous designer and brand-name merchandise and accessories at discount prices. The proceeds from the event will help educate children from the New Seed International School and Orphanage in Ho, Ghana.

Founded by 18-year-old Newburyport High School senior Lauren Sundstrom, Clothes for Hope is a nonprofit organization fueled by the annual sale of new and very gently used clothing. Last year’s profits of nearly $30,000 enabled the group to build a Clothes for Hope Middle School and the Library for New Seed International. It also funded the purchase of new computers, whiteboards, countless school supplies and more than 100 desks for those facilities. In Ghana, children can only attend public school if they wear a uniform, so the organization also supported students of the Woe-Keta School District by purchasing 180 of these mandatory uniforms and many other supplies.

“When I returned from my visit to Ghana in 2011 and started Clothes for Hope, I had no idea that the community – and designers and retailers near and far – would embrace this cause like they have,” Sundstrom said in a release.

Sundstrom credits her more than 200 volunteers who donate their time and local businesses like ENPRO Services Inc., which offered its future corporate headquarters for the location of this year’s sale, and TJX Companies and Verizon Wireless, which have supported her efforts.

On Saturday, the inventory will feature new and gently used items with an average cost of $10. New clothing and accessories with original tags will be marked down to 20 percent of their purchase price. On Sunday, all of the Saturday prices will be reduced by 50 percent.

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