The semi-annual Cash for Clothes Sale to benefit Coastal Opportunities will be held Saturday, Oct. 22 through Monday, Oct.24, at the American Legion Hall on Pearl Street in Camden.

The Cash for Clothes Sale is the major community fundraising event to benefit Coastal Opportunities, an agency to assist adults with intellectual disabilities to become participating members in the social and economic community.

This fall two area businesses have come forward to co-sponsor the sale. McCormick & Associates and the Waterfront will be underwriting a significant portion of the operating costs associated with staging the Cash for Clothes Fall sale. Cash for Clothes is grateful to Mccormick & Associates and The Waterfront for providing these sponsorships, as their financial support will allow the committee to donate more of the sale's proceeds to Coastal Opportunities.

To sell clothing at the sale, a person must pre-register. Clothing will be sold on a 50/50 basis, with half of the profit going to the seller, and half to Coastal Opportunities. When selecting clothing to sell, remember that only good quality fall and winter clothing for the entire family will be accepted for this sale. After registering one's name and address, a person will be given identification tags, lists for clothing, and instruction sheets. Those who cannot come to pre-registration, can have a friend come in their place. Do not bring clothing to sell to pre-registration unless the intent is to donate clothes to the workshop.

Cash for Clothes has planned two weekends for pre-registration, which will be held at Coastal Opportunities on 35 Limerock St. in Camden. To sell clothing at the sale, pre-register on Friday, Oct. 7, from 4 to 6 p.m., or on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 to 11 a.m. Pre-registration will also be held on Friday, Oct. 14, from 4 to 6 p.m., and on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9 to 11 a.m. Cash for Clothes has always been proud to offer good clothing for the entire family at bargain prices, so we cannot accept garments that are torn, stained, or out of season.

Clothing items from any season will happily be accepted as donations for the sale, at Coastal Opportunities on 35 Limerock St. in Camden any time during the year. To donate the entire proceeds from the sale of clothing to Coastal Opportunities, there is no need to pre-register. Simply take the clothing to Coastal Opportunities any time before the sale. Volunteers will tag and price the clothing.

Cash for Clothes enthusiastically welcomes new volunteers to work on various aspects of the sale. Times are available both prior to and during the sale. This is a wonderful way to contribute to the community, help clients of Coastal Opportunities, and meet new people. Volunteers who work four or more hours qualify to attend the Cash for Clothes Pre-Sale. To volunteer or have questions about joining the volunteer staff, please call Nancy Wolfertz at 594-5429.