Where Fashion Meets Philanthropy

By Samantha Georgson | Photo Courtesy of Joan Collins Publicity, Inc.,

What’s better than getting great deals on quality garments? Nothing—except doing so while making a difference. Each year the Attic Angels Association organizes a Classic Clothing Sale, featuring an assortment of new and gently used clothing and accessories, with all of the funds raised going toward a worthy cause.

The Attic Angels Board of Directors votes annually on which local initiatives need their attention the most. In 2017, they chose to focus their efforts on instituting and improving mental health programs for middle-schoolers. After last year’s event, the board found that their charitable contributions had a substantial impact on the lives of the kids involved, but they also came to realize how precarious the issue of mental stability is in children of all ages.

Volunteer marketing chair and spokesperson Nancy Latta is proud to announce that the board voted to continue fighting for this worthwhile cause in 2018 and expand the age-range. “Mental health in kids is a huge issue,” she admits. “It’s tremendously underfunded.”

“People feel really good about supporting this cause,” says Latta. “Not only do they get to shop trendy, designer clothing, but they’re making a huge difference in the lives of the kids they’re supporting, which is worth so much more.”

The money raised during this year’s Classic Clothing Sale will go toward funding emotional health programming ranging from kindergarten through high school. “A healthy mind is key to living a happy life,” Latta attests. “Everybody deserves happiness.”

The next Attic Angel Classic Clothing Sale begins on Sept. 28. For more info, visit: atticangel.org.