Savvy Seconds re-opens post-pandemic

By Jake Davies - West Carleton Online

WEST CARLETON – The two-year, ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly hard on the poor and vulnerable.

Those in need have had to do without. But West Carleton’s favourite, free consignment shop, Savvy Seconds-West Carleton, is finally re-opening its doors. In fact, those doors opened today (April 11).

The volunteer operation founded by Constance Bay’s Vera Jones, is a “money free zone,” that provides gently used clothing and home supplies free of charge to those who need it. The store was there for those who needed it during the 2017 flood, the 2018 tornado and the 2019 flood.

The volunteers tried different ways to remain in the game during the pandemic by providing pop-up stores and appointment-only browsing.

But now the Savvy Seconds shop, located at the West Carleton Community Complex (5670 Carp Rd.), is fully re-opening.

“Savvy Seconds-West Carleton is re-opening,” Jones released in a statement Saturday (April 9). “Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. We are also gratefully accepting spring/summer clothing for the family. Savvy Seconds-West Carleton, your free family clothing service, is opening this week. We are still open for appointments. Due to health regulations, we can only accept new socks and underwear. These items are always in demand. A heartfelt thank you to our supporters. We couldn’t do it without you.”

If you would like to make an appointment or have any questions, you can send Savvy-Seconds an email at

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