April 4, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

Ivy Tech offers professional clothing fair

By From Chris Schilling-

Press release

Ivy Tech Community College is inviting the community to shop at Ivy Republic, an "upscale garage sale" that offers gently used professional attire and accessories for very low cost.

A two-day event, Ivy Republic will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27 in the student commons area of Poling Hall on the Ivy Tech Columbus campus, 4475 Central Ave. in Columbus The event is open to all Ivy Tech students, staff, faculty, and the public.

Ivy Republic provides "clothing that works for you" - gently used professional clothing and accessories that are sold for only $1 per item. All funds raised provide a scholarship each year for Ivy Tech students.

"Ivy Republic helps Ivy Tech students and community members find the professional clothing they need as they start or advance their careers," said Nina Loesch, Ivy Tech Assistant Director of Financial Aid and chairwoman of the Ivy Republic Committee. "Everything is sold for the very low cost of $1, from suits to jewelry and shoes, which benefits a scholarship that is awarded to Ivy Tech students."

Professional clothing is the primary focus of Ivy Republic. The event is held twice each year, once in the fall and once in the spring. This spring, Ivy Republic will once again offer additional items that include casual clothing, small household and decorative items, DVDs and CDs. All items have been donated by Ivy Tech faculty and staff and are in good condition.

Ivy Republic also will feature a silent auction with prizes that can be bid on by students, staff, faculty, and the public. Proceeds from the silent auction also contribute to the student scholarship.[[In-content Ad]]