Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Clothes Less Traveled Scholarship Program Application Deadline April 15

Each spring the Clothes Less Traveled is able to provide multiple college scholarships with a maximum one-time value up to $5,000. to graduating high school seniors from public, private or home schools within the local area. This program is another win-win situation at Clothes Less Traveled! Outstanding local students with a commitment to community service are able to receive well-deserved financial assistance for their college education. Through the Scholarship Program students have an added incentive to "give back" to their community and in doing so, many begin a life-long appreciation of what it means to be a volunteer while Clothes Less Traveled gains excellent student volunteer help each year.

Applicants to the CLT Scholarship program are excellent students and must have completed a minimum number of volunteer service hours to Clothes Less Traveled as well as demonstrated a commitment to community service. Applications and information on the program are available on the Clothes Less Traveled website and at area high schools during the fall and winter of each year. The application process involves completing the application form along with submission of an official transcript, an SAT or ACT report, a letter of recommendation and also the completion of an essay. Applications along with the required attachments are due during April. Scholarships are awarded mainly based on academic merit with some consideration of financial need demonstrated through the essay. Selection is completed by a scholarship review committee in April and scholarships are awarded by a Clothes Less Traveled representative at the scholar's high school awards banquet in May.

We thank our Clothes Less Traveled volunteers for the making possible these financial awards, and thus the many opportunities of a college education afforded to students by the Scholarship Program at CLT. Thank you, volunteers!

Monday, February 11, 2013

HUGE Store-wide Three (3) Day Sale!

Every year we hold two huge store-wide sales, one in the first quarter, then one around the September time-frame. We're clearing out the season's inventory so we can put out all new "stuff".

This year we're doing our Winter to Spring/Summer change-over sale even bigger and better! We're giving you THREE days of shopping. We're even tossing in a Thursday, which means you can shop until 7 pm the very first day of the sale!

The sale will be February 21, 22 and 23. That's Thursday, Friday and Saturday. We promise, there will still be lots of great things left on Saturday for those of you who can't shop the first two days!

Everything in the store will be 50% off with the exception of yellow-ticket items. That means you have over 20,000 square feet of crafts, clothes, furniture, electronics, books, toys and more to go through. Our prices are low already so half-off means you are really getting a super bargain.

As you can see from the photos we have a wide, wide assortment of items that might grab your attention. You can furnish your great room or living room, complete with a vintage piano!

Isn't that Ethan Allen chair wonderful? The couches & chairs on the right are just a tiny sampling of the furniture in the store. We have shelves, TV hutches, dressers, tables and so much more. No telling what will be sitting in the furniture section by the time the sale rolls around!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Cool shelves!

tv-shelvesWe just set up a brand new Pinterest page! So far, one re-pin but we'll be on there regularly starting soon. We'll be using our blog to post cool items that can be re-purposed, fixed up, or kind of cool. We're "ClothesLessTrav" on there if you'd like to find us.

We'll be posting the shelves on the left on there shortly (second pin!). It's made to hold one of the older, bulkier TVs but that back piece can be cut off to make a "regular" set of shelves. It's wide enough to put a 30+ inch TV in the large space. Wouldn't it be nice with a pop of color on the front edges?

We're thinking about holding some classes or workshops at CLT to learn how to do some of the neat things that are shared on Pinterest, or maybe just some of the ways to repair items, etc. What do you think? Interested?