With spring just around the corner, two local moms are helping families find all they need for their kids at a fraction of retail prices at the Just Between Friends Spring Consignment Event, April 6 – 7 at the Spring Valley Gymnasium. Consignment events are a growing trend throughout the US, but safety when shopping second hand can also be a concern. At Just Between Friends, safety is priority. They have a Recall Specialist who is certified by the Consumer Product Safety Commission who helps to ensure that no recalled items are sold at any JBF events.
Families who shop JBF can find great bargains on everything from clothing, toys, electronics, books, baby equipment, furniture and much more. Just Between Friends also provides a place for parents to turn items their families have outgrown or no longer need into cash.
Consignors at JBF San Diego price and tag their own items using an easy online system, and JBF does the rest of the work handling the sales. Consignors earn 60 percent of the sales, 70 percent if they help at the sale. The money at JBF stays in the local community and most goes back into the pockets of local families. The event begins April 6, and is one you won’t want to miss!
Date: Sunday, April 6 – 11:00am – 8:00pm
Monday, April 7 – 9:00am – 1:00pm
Place: Spring Valley Gymnasium, 838 Kempton Street
Local moms Tammy White and Amy Fernandez organize the JBF event twice a year and are thrilled to help out their community. JBF San Diego gives back, donating unsold items to Birthline of San Diego and CASA. Tammy and Amy are available for interviews before and during the event. We can also provide families who participate as consignors and shoppers for interviews.
Find more information about Just Between Friends, and the April 6-7 Consignment Sale here on their web site.
About Just Between Friends
In 1997, Just Between Friends was created in a living room in Tulsa, Oklahoma when Shannon Wilburn, a mother of two young children, and her friend Daven Tackett hosted a sale with 17 friends as consignors and had gross sales of $2000. The sales caught on with families and grew so in 2003, they formed Just Between Friends Franchise Systems, Inc. Wilburn is now sole owner of Just Between Friends Franchise Systems, Inc., which has 140 franchises in 27 states and recently opened a franchise in Canada. Just Between Friends has been on the Inc. Magazine 5000 list of fastest growing companies four years in a row and was named one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 500 Franchises. In 2012, Just Between Friends was one of only 25 companies to receive the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Blue Ribbon Award. Just Between Friends Franchise Systems Inc. also received a “Franchisee Satisfaction Award” and was named in the Top 50 franchises by “Franchise Business Review”. JBF has been featured on numerous national television shows including The Today Show, CBS Early Show, ABC News, Good Morning America, CNN, Headline News, Fox News, Inside Edition, CNBC’s The Big Idea, Entrepreneur Magazine and on www.yahoo.com, www.sheknows.com and Disney website www.family.com.
Every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the parking lot at Mission Bay High School comes alive with a vibrant lineup of fresh seasonal produce, the mouthwatering aroma of international dishes from mobile restaurateurs, and lively tunes by local musicians adding a little pep in the steps of passersby. Neighbors, chefs and gourmands alike stroll amid a colorful array of freshly-cut flowers and gourmet fare each week at the Seaside Farmers Market to check out the latest artisan crafts, sample exotic spices and scrumptious snacks, and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow beach locals, visitors and merchants.
With its abundance of offerings, the weekly Seaside Farmers Market never fails to excite. This month, DonorNation is teaming up with organizers of the dynamic market to offer a few unique opportunities to help raise money for local San Diego schools as well.
If you’re a regular farmers market attendee, why not make the purchases you were already planning to make AND raise money for your local school at the same time? Beach Bucks vouchers are the way to do just that. Not only can you use Beach Bucks vouchers like cash at the Seaside Farmers Market, but 15% of your voucher price is donated directly to the neighborhood school of your choice, including Kate Sessions Elementary, Crown Point Music Academy, Pacific Beach Middle School, Barnard Asian-Pacific Language Academy, or Mission Bay High School. Raising money for your local school has never been so easy!
Here’s how it works:
1. Visit http://bit.ly/beachbucks
2. Click “Buy Now” on the dollar amount you wish to purchase. (Beach Bucks are sold in increments of $20 up to $80)
3. Bring your voucher to the information booth at the Seaside Farmers Market to trade in for your Beach Bucks.
Beach Bucks can be used just like cash at any booth in the market. If you aren’t already using Beach Bucks vouchers, you are leaving money behind that could be donated to your favorite school. Don’t miss out on such an easy opportunity to support local schools while you shop!
The Seaside Farmers Market takes place every Saturday in the Mission Bay High School parking lot, located at 2475 Grand Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All of the proceeds from booth sales benefit Mission Bay High School.
DonorNation’s Beach Bucks vouchers benefit any Pacific Beach school of the buyer’s choice. If you feel good about giving back to local farmers and artisans in your community, you’ll feel like a rock star when you give back to your neighborhood school at the same time!
Halloween is here, and there’s plenty of fun and scary Halloween-themed events happening around San Diego.
Some are adult fun, others are great for the whole family. Here’s a good round-up of events from around San Diego. Click the link below to read more!