Consignment sale plans two new community projects
Just 4 Kids in Fuquay-Varina will feature free child care for shoppers and a couple of community projects too, along with deals on clothing, gear and toys for kids.Posted — Updated
Teresa Bozzano and Jacqui Fields had each just given birth to their third child in 2004 when the two friends decided to launch a consignment sale business together.
Back then, there weren't any consignment sales in their part of southern Wake County or, for that matter, consignment stores. Both had collected a fair amount of clothing, gear and toys for kids that they wanted to get rid of. And Bozzano said it just wasn't convenient driving the 20 miles or so to Raleigh to participate in the consignment sales there.
After some big changes during last season's sale - accepting credit cards and launching a computerized system for consignors - Bozzano and Fields are planning some more.
A local childcare center will be providing free drop-in child care during two of the sale's busiest times - 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 1 and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 3. Moms can drop and shop, so to speak, thanks to Johnson Pond Learning Center in Fuquay- Varina.
After one of their families was touched by cancer, they saw a need to stock the family rooms at Duke University Hospital's oncology floor with items for family members who are waiting for news, to meet with counselors or to catch up on sleep. Just 4 Kids will be collecting old magazines, coloring books, paperback books, card games, crayons, board games, markers and packaged snacks to donate to Duke. If enough items are collected, they'll work to stock other parts of the hospital, including Duke Children's.
They also are asking shoppers and consignors to have their kids make a card to brighten the day of an elderly person and bring it to the sale. The cards will be delivered to a local assisted living facility. The best card maker will get a $10 BounceU gift certificate.
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