Ivy Tech invites you to take part in twice-yearly sale

Ivy Tech Community College is inviting you to shop at what is being called an “upscale garage sale” that offers gently used professional attire, casual clothing, and other items for very low cost.

Randy Proffitt, Ivy Tech’s executive director of marketing and recruitment, says the two-day event, called “Ivy Republic,” will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 7 and 8. He says is will be held in Room 200 of Poling Hall on the Ivy Tech Columbus campus. Proffitt says that this event is open to Ivy Tech students, staff, faculty, as well as the public.

Ivy Republic provides “clothing that works for you” — gently used professional and casual clothing and accessories that are sold for only $1 per item. All funds raised provide a scholarship each year for Ivy Tech students.

“Ivy Republic helps Ivy Tech students and community members find the professional clothing they need as they start or advance their careers,” said Nina Loesch, Ivy Tech Assistant Director of Financial Aid and chairwoman of the Ivy Republic Committee. “Everything is sold for the very low cost of one-dollar, from suits to jewelry and shoes, which benefits a scholarship that is awarded to Ivy Tech students.”

Proffitt says that professional clothing is the primary focus of Ivy Republic. He explains that this event is held twice each year, once in the fall and once in the spring. This spring, Proffitt says that Ivy Republic will once again offer additional items that include casual clothing, small household and decorative items, DVDs and CDs. He stresses that all items have been donated by Ivy Tech faculty and staff and are in good condition.

Proffitt adds that Ivy Republic will also feature a silent auction with prizes that can be bid on. He says that proceeds from the silent auction also contribute to the student scholarship.