The Clothesline Sale is made possible by donations from Sewickley Academy families, alumni, and the surrounding communities. It is staffed entirely by volunteers, who generously offer their time - over 3,000 hours - and resources during the month of September to transform the Snyder Gym into a giant used clothing sale.
The sale is a fundraiser for the Academy and also a great resource to residents of our local communities.
In the community, the Clothesline Sale made donations to:
- Center For Hope in Ambridge
- Reach Out and Read Program, to restock book shelves in local family health center playrooms
Dress for Success
Vietnam Veterans of America
Genesis of Pittsburgh
St. Stephens Side by Side program that provides help and practical support to single moms
Latino Community Center (through an Academy student volunteer)
Future of Ukraine (through an Academy student volunteer)
African communities via a coach from Mali, West Africa – This gentleman and his family collect and ship goods to benefit all ages in his village in Mali and surrounding area. Last year, they shipped 18 barrels of clothing and sporting goods!
SA Lower and Middle School teachers select books to stock their classroom shelves to enhance student engagement and learning
For Sewickley Academy, the Clothesline and Used Book Sale raised over $99,000 in September 2018 that is enabling us to fund:
- The metamorphosis of the Lower School science lab into a 21st century learning space
- Grants for Innovative Frameworks in Teaching (G.I.F.T. Program) to support our teachers in capturing opportunities for innovative and interdisciplinary projects that come up throughout the school year
- The Above and Beyond Program that grants requests from parents, students, faculty, staff, and administration of the Sewickley Academy community to improve the school in the following areas: productivity, faculty enrichment, student educational enhancement, student wellness and community
- Faculty and staff appreciation