Consign your stuff and help a good cause

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey
By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

SCOTTSDALE --  Many of us would love to give to charity, but often don't have the extra money to donate. But now, the Valley's largest designer resale shop is offering customers a way to help out, without spending any cash.

My Sister's Closet has launched "Project Charity." It allows customers to consign their slightly used designer handbags, shoes, accessories, clothing, hats and jewelry, with all proceeds going to the charity of their choice.

"My sisters and I are really big fans of giving back to our community," says Tess Loo, one of the owners of My Sister's Closet. "So we came up with Project Charity, which means you can clean out your closets, bring in your consignments, and then let us know a non-profit that you want to give the money back to."

Some of the charities that will benefit from this program are the Phoenix Art Museum, Fresh Start, Arizona Humane Society, Rancho Coastal Humane Society, Friends of Animal Care & Control, and Project Sarah in San Diego.

"We've already given a $2K check to the Phoenix Art Museum," says Loo. "It's so great. We're really excited."

My Sister's Closet, My Sister's Attic (furniture) and Well Suited (for men) are all involved in the project. Just bring your gently used goods to one of those stores to consign them, and let the staffers know which charity you'd like to help. When your merchandise sells, My Sister's Closet will send a check to that organization.

My Sister's Closet sells designer clothing, handbags, shoes, hats, jewelry and accessories. Items should be clean, pressed and generally look new. Clothing is accepted seasonally. And you don't need to make an appointment to drop things off.

Project Charity can even coordinate and handle the picking up of larger amounts of donations including furniture (such as an estate sale).

My Sister's Closet
6204 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Call 480.443.4575
www.mysisterscloset.com