When all my kids where younger I used to take them to places where I would volunteer my time, just to give them a glimpse of what it feels to give back to the community by volunteering. All of them used to give me a hard time especially when I am taking them to deliver brown bag full of canned goods and necessary living items to homes of those in need or volunteering to feed the needy in shelters or helping out sort out gifts for children who may otherwise may not receive any gifts for the holiday. I would even drag them for environmental escapades to clean the environment by picking up litters from different parks or beach areas.
But yesterday my older daughter made me proud. She started her first day of volunteerism for "Just Between Friends" for a few hours to help out during their pre-sale event. She was pretty excited being there and helping out with sorting and hanging and helping out shoppers when the event began. She boasts about being a "personal assistance" to a woman who was shopping for tons of items for her baby.
What is "Just Between Friends"? They seem to be all over America lately. They've been featured on ABC News, CNN and other news show. It is a consignment sale event for children, teens, and moms where you will find recycled gently used clothes, toys, etc. a bargain of a price! It's usually held at a bigger location set up as a shop versus a garage sale.
How you say does it pertain to community service? Well, three folds:
- The Sellers of the goods - It puts a little bit more money in their pocket. We all know the need of that in our current market.
- The Buyers of the goods - They are able to shop at a bargain price to support the everyday needs of their family.
- Charity support - Whatever they don't sell goes to local charities along with a percentage of the sale. In this case, they are supporting the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services Mother-Baby program (SFBS).
"Young families need all the help they can get today with the high cost of living." says Shannon Carter, owner of Just Between Friends of Sacramento and Roseville, CA.
So if you happen to be a bargain shopper and loves to help a local charity, go visit them today as they open for the public. They are at the Placer County Fairgrounds through April 18th. The last day is a big bargain day where everything on the floor will be on sale for 50%.
SPRING/SUMMER KID'S SALE
10:00am - 7:00pm
April 17th (new arrivals)
10:00am - 3:00pm
April 18th (50% off sale)
9:00am - 1:00pm
Placer County Fairgrounds
800 All America City Boulevard
Roseville, CA 95678-1564