‘Ivy Republic’ sale being held next week at Ivy Tech Columbus

Ivy Tech Community College is inviting you to shop at Ivy Republic, an “upscale garage sale” that offers gently used professional attire, casual clothing, and other items at a low cost.

A two-day event, Ivy Republic will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 18th and 19th in Poling Hall Student Commons on the Ivy Tech Columbus campus. All are welcome.

Chris Schilling, Ivy Tech Columbus’ director of marketing, explains that Ivy Republic provides “clothing that works for you.” Gently used professional and casual clothing and accessories are donated by Ivy Tech faculty and staff and sold for only $1 per item. All funds raised provide scholarships each year for Ivy Tech students. This spring, Schilling says that Ivy Republic will be awarding four $500 scholarships.

“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.

Ivy Republic is held twice each year, once in the fall and once in the spring. This event also features 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 scholarships.