At the end of 2021, Pam Martin, added a children’s consignment sale to the Crafter’s Exchange that she started in 2014. The Spring 2023 Kid’s Clothing Exchange will be held at the Gladeville Community Center from March 21 through March 25, 2023.
“We are excited about this ‘new’ opportunity to help local families find great bargains on their children’s clothing needs,” said Martin on her website. “We are already developing relationships with charities that can benefit from our clothing donations [of leftover clothing] for those in need in our community.”
Kids Clothing Exchange offers infant to teen size clothing, as well as adult clothing, maternity clothing, shoes, toys, games, books, baby equipment and furniture, kids’ room décor, dance and sports equipment, accessories and jewelry, school supplies, costumes, backpacks and more. Consignors receive 70% of the selling price of all items sold. There is also a small application fee.
This pop-up allows shoppers to find great bargains for the whole family. New moms, grandmothers, and adoptive and foster parents have a special shopping time on their presale night, all they need to do is register. The new parent presale is open and free to shop for all expecting parents and grandparents; parents whose baby is 12 months or younger; and parents who have adopted or fostered children within the last 12 months. Expecting parents may bring one guest to help them shop on presale night.
Consigned items will be accepted through Monday, March 13. To consign clothing, a seller must first register. Items should be clean, gently used, and in great condition. All items must be in working condition, with all parts and pieces, including working batteries.
Items must be tagged, also. They cannot sell items that do not have tags, so consignors need to insure tags are secured properly. For more information about consigning, click here.
The Kid’s Clothing Exchange also needs volunteers. Volunteers have options to work four, eight, ten, 12, 16 and 20 hours. Each has its own benefits. More information about volunteering is available here.
Martin started her pop-up sales with the Crafter’s Exchange which she runs in Murfreesboro. It all started because she needed to purge and clean out her craft room. Instead of donating all the extra craft supplies, she wanted to make a little money off of them. She decided to do a pop-up sale. There were 25 consignors in that first sale. That number has since grown to more than 130 each season.
She also wanted an avenue to raise money for cancer research from her first sale, as her mother was losing her battle with cancer during the time that she was planning that sale. She continues to connect with non-profits because she loves to give back.
Kids Clothing Exchange
Gladeville Community Center
95 McCrary Road
For information about schedules times and fees: https://www.theconsignmentconnection.com/schedule-kids-clothing