Just 4 Kids launches their fall consignment sale Oct. 2-4 at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Willow Springs, N.C. Holly Springs residents and long-time friends Teresa Bozzano and Jacqui Fields have been hard at work preparing for this latest sale, which has become a semi-annual event that local families look forward to. The church site provided a larger and more expansive venue for the sale this past spring with ample parking and indoor facilities with restrooms, sale space and kitchen.
“We are so fortunate to have found Fellowship Baptist Church. We hope we can build a relationship with this church family for years to come,” say Jacqui and Teresa.
The sale helps the entire community by providing a way for families to buy and sell good quality clothing and items for their kids. Many of the consignors do all their seasonal shopping, buying everything their children need for the summer or fall while selling what their kids have outgrown.
Some of the items you can typically expect to find at a Just 4 Kids sale include clothing from infant to teen, shoes, toys, DVDs and CDs, books, video games, large outdoor toys, furniture and strollers to name a few things. As in past sales, consignors are able to keep up to 75 percent of the asking price of their merchandise and have many opportunities to volunteer their time and services throughout the fall sale. Volunteer opportunities include delivering fliers, sorting merchandise, assisting customers, setting up and closing down the sale.
Each sale, Just 4 Kids finds worthy local causes to support. In the past, they have worked with local schools, pregnancy crisis centers, food banks, literacy programs, local churches, battered women’s shelters, and foster care support organizations.
Last spring, all leftover items were donated to the Catholic Parish Outreach. These items helped children and families in the surrounding community.
Just 4 Kids has designated Catholic Parish Outreach to be the recipient of donations again this fall.
After having been touched by cancer several years ago, the Just 4 Kids organization has used each sale to collect items for Duke Hospital. After spending many hours at Duke Hospital, Jacqui and Teresa saw a need in the “family rooms” of the ninth floor, oncology wing. These family rooms are places where relatives can sit in comfy seats and wait to visit, await news, meet with counselors, or catch up on much needed rest. The rooms have magazines, board games, paperbacks, and games for the little ones who might be visiting.
This fall they will be collecting donations again. Items they will be collecting include: new craft supplies, coloring books, DVDs, craft kits, glue sticks, markers, etc. The craft supplies need to be new due to the risk of infection to the children. They will also take your used magazines or paperbacks for the waiting areas in the hospital. Just bring them to the sale and they will take care of the rest. There will be a bin at the sale dedicated to collecting these items. So, as you are going through your kids’ rooms for items to sell, keep this project in mind. If enough is collected, Just 4 Kids will spread these items throughout the hospital, Duke Children’s Hospital and other floors that could use these items as well.
The sale is located at Fellowship Baptist Church, 1701 Bud Lipscomb Road, Willow Spring, N.C. The church website is www.fbcnow.org
For more information or to register to be a consignor for the sale, log on to the website at www.just4kidsnc.com.