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Chrysalis Domestic Violence Services

Promoting healthy relationships, safe families, and violence free communities.

On Wednesday, September 28th, Consignment Originals presented a check to Meriden-Wallingford Chrysalis (Chrysalis) for $1,000. The donation, a result of funds raised over the last five months through in-store purchases at the Outlet by Consignment Originals (the Outlet) location (1267 South Broad Street, Wallingford), is part of the company’s continuing commitment to local causes.

“We are pleased to be able to support our local community through this donation and continued partnership.” said Consignment Originals General Manager, Jackie Leathe, “We would also like to thank Sharlene personally for the valuable work she does at Chrysalis.”

“Chrysalis is incredibly grateful to the Outlet for choosing us to be their most recent charitable beneficiary,” said Chrysalis Executive Director, Sharlene B. Kerelejza, “Non-profits, and those they serve, are facing tough times in an uncertain funding climate. Community allies such as the Outlet help us to continue our work to help families find safety.”

Pictured: Linsey Walters and Sharlene B. Kerelejza of Meriden-Wallingford Chrysalis accept a donation from Jackie Leathe of Consignment Originals.


Save-A-Suit is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, who provides our former military and college graduates with professional business attire and the confidence needed to succeed. For more information about Save-A-Suit visit

Consignment Originals Teams Up with Save-A-Suit  Local consignment chain donates over 300 pieces to benefit local veterans

Avon, CT – On Monday, April 25th, Jackie Leathe and Sue Lowe of Consignment Originals presented Save-A-Suit Founder, Scott Sokolowski, with over 300 like-new men’s and women’s business professional garments at the newly opened Avon location. Each garment will be placed with a veteran in need to help them successfully transition to the civilian workforce.

Consignment Originals is Connecticut’s destination for the largest selection of like-new clothing, accessories, home goods and more for the entire family.

Established in 2010 by Sokolowski, Save-A-Suit provides military veterans with gently used clothing to transform them into business professionals. As a veteran himself, Sokolowski understands the challenge that veterans face as they transition from military to civilian career and wanted to give back. Since its inception in 2010, Save-A-Suit has helped over 3,000 veterans in 39 states.

“To one of our regular consignors this partnership with Save-A-Suit was more than just a worthy cause,” said Sue Lowe, a dedicated team member at the Cheshire Consignment Originals. “It was an impetus to finally let go of clothes belonging to her son, who was killed several years ago by a drunk driver. She truly felt donating his items to veterans was the best way to give his clothes new life.”

After the success of March’s suit drive, Consignment Originals has extended their partnership with Save-A-Suit and will continue to collect garments and donations for veterans year-round at all locations including their Wallingford Outlet. Additionally, as a thank-you for their service, all veterans who shop at Consignment Originals will receive a 15% discount off of their entire purchase.

Donated should be new or dry-cleaned and in great condition. Accepted items include: men’s suits, blazers, shirts, ties, and shoes as well as ladies’ suits, blazers/coats, dresses/skirts, tops/shirts, handbags, and shoes.

Pictured: Scott Sokolowski (center) Founder of Save-A-Suit accepts a donation from Consignment Originals General Manager, Jackie Leathe Leathe (left) and Team Member Sue Lowe (right).

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is dedicated to improving the health of children through family-centered care, research, education and advocacy.

Consignment Originals Donates $1,000 to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

On Wednesday, April 20th, Consignment Originals presented a check to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center for $1,000. The donation, a result of funds raised this quarter through in-store purchases at the Outlet by Consignment Originals location, is part of the company’s continuing commitment to local causes.

“Social responsibility is at the core of the mission Consignment Originals,” said general manager Jackie Leathe. “We’re pleased to be able to support our local community through this donation to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.”

Pictured: Jackie Leathe and Elaine Antosca of Consignment Originals present the donation check to Chrissa Caramia of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center