Council Re|Sale (3297 W. 12 Mile Road, Berkley, MI 48072) one of the oldest resale shops in metro Detroit, is holding special events to help metro Detroiters struggling with finances during the pandemic. According to September 2020 figures, Michigan has lost 448,000 jobs due to Covid-19 and during the last week in October, 12,862 Michigan jobless claims were filed. To assist families needing affordable outerwear, Council Re|Sale is holding a winter coat sale with 75 percent off all coats during November 12-21, 2020. Then, from November 23-28, there will be a ‘Thankful for our Customers’ sale with 50 percent off all non-designer items.
“So many local families are affected by unemployment and financial stress right now, so we wanted to make sure that everyone could keep warm at a great price,” said Amy Cutler, President of National Council of Jewish Women, Michigan (NCJW|MI), the volunteer and social advocacy organization that operates Council Re|Sale. “Many of our customers are extremely loyal, so our Thanksgiving sale is just a way to say, ‘Thank You’ and give customers a chance to shop at affordable prices.”
Known for having high-end clothing, including designer wear and other hidden treasures, Council Re|Sale was forced to close at the start of the pandemic to keep staff and customers safe. In July 2020 it reopened with stringent safety measures in place, including sanitation stations, quarantining of donations and returns, social distancing practiced by staff and customers, masks worn by all in the store and only 10 shoppers allowed in the store at one time.
Council Re|Sale was originally opened in 1934 at 89 Rowena St. in Detroit. Funds raised go towards the many projects which NCJW|MI, a 501 c3 organization, run to benefit families in metro Detroit including the Back 2 School Store, backpacks for homeless children, blankets for foster children, Kosher Meals on Wheels and literacy outreach.
Council Re|Sale hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday; donations of clothing (not books currently) are accepted Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information on Council Re|Sale go to www.councilresale.net; for more information on National Council of Jewish Women, Michigan go to www.ncjwmi.org