P4P off to a fun, frugal start with WJ Thrift


Jeffrey Cirillo, Co-Online News Editor

There are probably not many students at WJ that can say they have never been thrifting. After all, exploring racks of unique, inexpensive clothes is fun and, well, thrifty. As WJ kicks off its annual, month-long Pennies 4 Patients fundraising drive for cancer research, Leadership students are hoping they can replicate that same popularity with WJ Thrift.

“WJ Thrift is a thrift-shop style event where we sell used clothes that are donated by the community,” senior and member of Leadership Taylor Connors said. “Last year WJ Thrift raised about $1,000, but we’re hoping to double that this year.”

Connors said that she believes WJ Thrift will be popular for the same reason that conventional thrift shops are, but with the added benefit of giving to charity.

“Lots of students like to thrift shop,” Connors said. “It’s a cheap and fun alternative to buying [brand new] clothes.”

WJ Thrift runs from Monday, Feb. 8 to Thursday, Feb. 11. The “shop” is open during lunch and after school until 6 pm in the Student Commons.

And ultimately, as Connors pointed out, this event is about a lot more than clothes.

“[Leadership] want to get to $400k as a running total, and bring more awareness to the cause of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Hopefully WJ Thrift can help do that.”