Woman’s Exchange...Turning the act of shopping into an act of generosity.
Supporting the Arts for more than a half century, the Woman’s Exchange is a self-sustaining non-profit organization of vital importance to the community. Through its vast consignment operation, supported by 230 volunteers and over 5000 consignors, the Woman’s Exchange will sell more merchandise than any other such operation in the State of Florida; awarding $250,000 in grants and scholarships in 2014 for a total of more than $7 million since its inception in 1962. During the organizations 2013/2104 fiscal year, another $2.3 million was paid to the non-profit’s consignors, providing additional income to thousands of local residents. Moreover, many local philanthropic organizations, as well as those who benefit from their services, regularly receive donations of household items and clothing worth millions of dollars.
A few of this year’s grant recipients include the Sarasota Youth Opera, Asolo Theatre, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, The Players, West Coast Black Theatre Troupe, Banyan Theater Company, Florida Studio Theatre, Key Chorale, La Musica, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota Orchestra, Sarasota Pops Orchestra and the Hermitage Artist Retreat.
The Woman’s Exchange is located at 539 S. Orange Ave. in Sarasota, three blocks north of Selby Gardens.
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