The South Windsor MOMS Club will have its 23rd semiannual Children's Consignment Sale on Sept. 30, at Nomads Adventure Quest, 100 Bidwell Road in South Windsor.
The sale will be from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A special preview of the will be held Sept. 29, at 7 p.m.
All proceeds will be donated to local community initiatives. There are currently 120 consignors expected to attend.
"This is a great opportunity to support the community and to support local moms," said Corie Tracey, public relations chair for the sale. "It's a great way to quality stuff for the kids at a decent price."
Items in the sale include kids' fall and winter clothing, newborn-8 years; children's fall and winter shoes, infant to kids 13 1/2; snowsuits and Halloween costumes; baby gear and strollers; toys; and gently used maternity clothing.
The official sale on Sept. 30 is free. The sale will close for a small break at noon and re-open at 12:30 p.m., when the 50 percent off sale will begin.
Admission for the pre-sale on Sept. 29 is $7, cash only. Due to popularity of the pre-sale strollers are not permitted for children's safety.
The club has raised more than $100,000 from the consignment sales. The money raised has benefited local organizations, such as the South Windsor Food and Fuel Bank, the Boundless Playground, local libraries, funding free children's programs at the South Windsor Farmers market, toy donations to Connecticut Children's Medical Center, and more.
The International MOMS (Moms Offering Moms Support) Club has more than 2,000 international chapters. The nonprofit organization provides a forum for mothers to engage with one another, while also creating activities to enrich the lives of their children and communities.
Members include stay-at-home moms and working moms.
The South Windsor MOMS Club started in 1998 and currently has morethan 60 members. The club supports activities for moms and children in South Windsor, Windsor, East Windsor, and Windsor Locks.
Some of the South Windsor chapter's recent activities included a messy party, playground picnics, fruit picking, pick-your-own flowers, and dragon boat racing.
"That local sense of community is so important," Tracey said.
Last month, the SW MOMS Club donated $700 in toys and $100 to the Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation in honor of Nolan, who is the son of SW MOMS Club member, Rachel McCann.
Nolan was diagnosed in July with Pre B A.L.L. Leukemia. Some of the moms in the club, as well as other members of the community, have donated blood in his honor.
The SW MOMS Club will hold a blood drive on Nov. 1 from, 1 to 6 p.m., at the South Windsor Recreation Center Gym (Old Wapping School), 91 Ayers Road, South Windsor.
The consignment sale is the club's biggest event and service project.
"We started in a member's driveway, then the fire department, then moved to Wapping Community Church, and since the last sale, we've been at Nomads. It grows every year," Tracey said.
For more information about the SW MOMS Club semi-annual Children's Consignment sale, visit www.SouthWindsorMomsClub.org and like South Windsor MOMS Club on Facebook.