Owner Jennifer Walton says that the last season's event in Fenton was a success and anticipates a strong attendance this season. "We're excited to continue to bring this type of event to the Fenton area", says Walton. "In addition to the funds it will generate for Mission of Hope, the event will bring a wealth of gently used children's items to the area, helping local families in tough economic times", she adds.
One of their goals for the upcoming event is to double the amount of consigned items and shoppers. To help them meet that goal they've brought on Stephanie McMunigal, who is an experienced community member having managed the local Fenton and Linden area Farmer's Markets. "Stephanie is very excited to help the event grow to further benefit the community", says Walton.
These consignment events are designed to give the community access to children's clothes, equipment, and toys at a fraction of the retail cost, helping many families afford 'nearly new' clothes and toys for their children. The business provides an easy way for families in today's economy to make money while selling their children's outgrown items. Consignors earn 70% of the selling price!
The event will be held behind the old Farmer Jack at 3295 W Silver Lake Road in Fenton, Michigan from April 20th-22nd.
April 20th will be the presale from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. During the presale there will be a shopping spree giveaway for Facebook fans only. On the 21st, the event will be open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and on the 22nd there will be a public 1/2 price sale open from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
"A primary focus of Little Beans Jeans is to provide an avenue for local families to help each other", says Walton. "It's really cool because local moms can help each other by consigning items they no longer need and finding great deals on the items they do", she adds.
Volunteers at the event will earn the benefit of shopping before consignors and before the event opens to the general public. "Volunteers are an integral part of this exciting event and are needed to work before, during and after", says Walton. "It's a great opportunity for teens looking to gain experience and skills in customer service and retail sales, while having a good time helping others", she adds.
"Before we started we considered what our impact would be to local consignment stores, which are an important resource to the community", says Walton. "After speaking with consignment store owners like Kerry Goodman of Pipsqueak Boutique in Fenton, we found that the events provide an avenue for their consignors to sell the bigger items they can't consign in their store, like cribs, swings, playpens, high chairs and other baby equipment", she adds.
Little Beans Jeans will be helping raise funds for Mission of Hope by working with local teens from The Rock Church of Fenton. "We are currently working with the teens at The Rock to establish a committee to help with all of the fundraising efforts", Walton adds.
Little Beans Jeans will donate $1 for every flat donation made throughout the event and provide the fundraising team with a large booth to share information about Mission of Hope, including details about their recent mission trip to Haiti. During the presale, shoppers will have the opportunity to purchase food and drinks as a donation to Mission of Hope. Other fundraising efforts include a bake sale and concessions.
Owner of Little Beans Jeans, Jennifer Walton is married with three children. She is a stay at home mom and launched Little Beans Jeans with the intention of helping local families in need.
For more information, call (517) 204-7024, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit them on the web at http://littlebeansjeans.com or on Facebook at http://facebook.com/
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Little Beans Jeans is the latest trend in children's consignment sales events. Our sales event is a bi-annual event that brings together locals to sell their children's outgrown or gently used clothing, baby furniture and equipment, toys, books and more.