Three Wishes consignment sale helps clothe kids in Africa

Three Wishes consignment sale helps clothe kids in Africa (Image 1)

A weekend consignment sale will help provide clothes to children living in Africa.

Sisters and organizers Tori Jones and Carrie Roden said they came up with the idea of Three Wishes consignment as a way to not only get rid of clutter, but to also gain items families need and to help give back to others.

“We're hoping for big turnout and, you know, just hoping everybody finds a little something that they need,” Jones and Roden said.

The first ever sale, which will be held at the People's Church in Spring Hill, features more than 8,000 new and gently used items.

“We have lots of children's toys, children's clothing, maternity clothing, lots of holiday, and special items for kids, boutique brands. There's just a little bit of everything,” Jones said.

Proceeds raised at the sale will help provide clothes to children in Malawi, Africa, which is one of the poorest and most AIDS-prevalent areas in the world.

“This money will actually buy some uniforms for the children who attend a private school that we fund,” explained Pastor Rick White.

White told Nashville's News 2 he is pleased the consignment sale is being held in his church's foyer.

“So many of these children have lost their parents to AIDS, so they've been taken in by relatives and by loved ones,” White said. “So now we have the opportunity of supporting about 500 to 600 of these kids, right there in one village.”

In addition to the consignment sale, the church also sells handmade trinkets made by Malawi women. The church's youth group has also raised $8,000 for the village this year.

“It's just a joy to see kids on this side of the world caring for kids on the other side of the world,” White said.

Three Wishes consignment sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday at the People's Church in Spring Hill and from 9 a.m. to Noon on Saturday.

On Saturday, all items will be marked half off.

For more information on the People's Church, visit their Web site.

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