CHARLESTON, S.C. — We Are Family (WAF) will hold Closet Case from Jan. 15-18, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., at Jericho Inc., 815 Savannah Hwy., Suite 101.

The pop-up thrift shop will be stocked with a “funky array of well-curated clothing, home furnishings and vintage curiosities.” Additionally, for memorabilia buffs, furniture from the set of HBO’s “Vice Principals” will be for sale at bargain prices.

We Are Family will provide free clothing to people in need.

Urban Electric Co. is the event lead sponsor.

During its Founder’s Award Ceremony and Reception held on Jan. 14 at Jericho, the organization bestowed its Founder’s Award to Greg Garvan for his contributions to WAF leadership development programming. It also presented Lee Ann Leland with its David Singleton Memorial Volunteer of the Year Award for her work in assisting transgender youth. And, it gave its Business Award to Dudley’s for raising upwards of $5,000 for WAF.


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