Excited about organizing a new way for parents to outfit their children at really good prices, Danielle Andreas of Lehighton hopes that her consignment project, "Kids Closet Sale," will become a seasonal event.
Her desire is to give parents an opportunity to free up closet space and get rid of their children's outgrown clothing and unused children's furniture, toys and equipment. This gives them an opportunity to sell it to parents who have a new baby or growing toddler.
"I have four children and my girlfriend has three," said Andreas. "We went to a similar sale in Allentown last year and we had such a great time that I wanted to offer it to it here in my community."
Andreas has set up a Web site at http://thekidsclosetsale.com/page4.htm where parents can register their items by description and price and are able to print out a bar coded tag to place on their item. On an assigned day before the sale, the tagged items are brought to the Lehighton Band Hall, 197 N. Sixth St., Lehighton, for resale.
Volunteers who help her prepare for or assist with the event will be able to pre-shop before the regular sale begins from 3 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 8. New moms and moms-to-be who are registered also will be able to shop at 6 p.m. on the presale date.
The regular sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 9; and Saturday, April 10. All information about the sale is on the well-designed website.
Since there is no entrance fee, the sale is a win-win situation for everyone.
Some of the profits will be shared with Care Net of Carbon County and The Shine Program.
"Parents coming to shop will find new looking clothing, which is freshly laundered and ironed at a really good price," she said. "Consignors will also be able make out better than they would if they held a family yard sale or thrift shop."
Andreas is anticipating a variety of good quality items for sale every season.
"Shoppers will find a variety of name brand items that will be immaculate," she said.
"I am telling consignors that they should price their item at to of the retail price they paid for it new," said Andreas.
Andreas noted that items that do not sell will be returned at the end of the sale or the consignors have the option to donate it to one of the participating charities.
"Who wouldn't want a good deal?" asked Andreas. "When you can get good stuff at a good price, why not? Kids are expensive, but their stuff doesn't have to be."
She said she wants this sale to work for the community.
"I want this to be successful for everyone," she said.