The Woman's Exchange is a self-sustaining, debt free organization of vital importance to the community. Through its consignment operation, which consists of more than 260 volunteers and 5,000 consignors, the Woman's Exchange has awarded a total of more than $8 million in grants and scholarships to support the Arts of Sarasota and Manatee counties.
GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED ANNUALLY
Since its inception in 1962, the Woman's Exchange has awarded more than $8 million in grants and scholarships. In the past two years alone, the Woman's Exchange awarded a total of $550,000 plus in grants and scholarships. The Woman's Exchange is one of Sarasota's largest scholarship providers.
CONSIGNORS CAN HELP FAVORITE NONPROFITS
Individuals can designate participating charities to receive consignors' profits, which is 65% of the sale price.
UNSOLD ITEMS DONATED TO LOCAL CHARITIES
Unsold clothing, furniture and household items are regularly donated to other local non-profit organizations such as the Pines of Sarasota and Salvation Army to help strengthen and further support their missions.
FILTERING MONEY BACK INTO OUR LOCAL ECONOMY
Instead of purchasing merchandise from wholesalers based in other parts of the country, or world, 65% of the Woman's Exchange's total sales, more than $2 million, is paid out annually to local consignors. In return, that money is filtered back into the community, further strengthening our local economy.
THE TRUE MEANING OF GOING GREEN
By selling previously owned merchandise, the Woman's Exchange plays a critical role in keeping area landfills free of debris.