The Wilton PTAs from all four Wilton schools issued a ‘thank you’ yesterday to the Turnover Shop, which recently delivered a $46,000 check to the school groups. The donation was one of the largest gifts ever since the shop began its mission of supporting both the Wilton PTAs and the Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Fairfield County.

The presidents of all four groups sent an email to the school community expressing their thanks. “The PTAs of each school are very grateful for the extensive support and impact the Turnover Shop donations have in our school community.” The email was signed by the officers:  Savet Constantine, Wilton High School PTSA; Hillary Morrissy, Middlebrook PT; Carolyn Lyon and Amanda Patania, Cider Mill PTA; and Tammy Thornton, Miller-Driscoll PTA.

The email described how the funds will be used:  “The Turnover Shop has been a long-standing supporter of the schools and these funds all go to support many student enrichment programs the PTA sponsors in each school. In addition to supporting the PTAs affiliated with each school, Wilton has a new PTA in our Wilton Schools, Wilton SEPTA. Wilton SEPTA (Special Education PTA) is a district-wide PTA created to bring partnership and support to the schools and community through providing various social and educational programs/resources.”

All donations of clothing, furniture, household goods, shoes and books to The Turnover Shop benefit the Wilton PTAs and Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County. In addition, the Turnover Shop accepts consignments designated specifically to benefit other non-profit organizations such as Class Projects, WHS Band, Theater Department, sports teams and many other groups, including several Wilton religious institutions.

The shop is run by volunteers and is always looking for new volunteer recruits. Anyone interested in volunteering is asked to contact Dawn Padovan by email.

The Turnover Shop is located to the lower left of the Village Market (98 Old Ridgefield Rd.), and accepts donations when open, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m..