Wednesday, July 21, 2010

JBF Sale coming soon to our area...

Here is an article I received and was asked to post by the Just Between Friends sale that comes to our area every once in a while:

Local Moms Create Their Own Toy Stories
Just Between Friends helps moms find new homes for beloved toys through children’s consignment

Like Woody, Buzz Lightyear and Slinky Dog, countless quality, name brand toys are sitting around area homes no longer being used or played with. But, there are just as many local homes, with younger children, who would be more than happy to give a gently-used toy a treasured place in their toy boxes. Just Between Friends (JBF) will be an important part of tens of thousands of new toy stories this fall.

“Many parents feel they cannot afford name brand toys that are made to last because they cost more,” said Shannon Carter, coordinator of the Just Between Friends Community Children’s Consignment Sales Event in Sacramento. “However, Sacramento-area parents are embracing Just Between Friends because they can find exceptional bargains on the hot items their children want and need. In addition, they are helping other local families who are recycling unused and outgrown items from their growing families.”

The beauty of JBF consignment events is that we inspire families to take a good look at their homes twice each year and to recycle and repurpose those items which no longer have a use in that family, but still have significant value and life left in them for a second home. It’s a fact that toys stored for any amount of time will be at risk for things like battery corrosion, pieces that get misplaced and electronics that are adversely affected by heat, cold and moisture. JBF offers families a convenient alternative that puts money in their pockets and increases the useful lifespan of countless children’s items every season.

Just Between Friends will offer three fall/winter community children’s consignment events: Sacramento, August 27-29; Folsom September 10-12 and Roseville, September 24-26.

“Toys generally sell very well at Just Between Friends,” said Jill Mitchell, coordinator of the Just Between Friends events in Folsom. “We have parents who buy new toys to give as gifts; we’ve got grandparents who purchase items to have at their homes for when the grandkids come to play, and even daycares that are looking for affordable, but sturdy toys to replenish their play rooms. But, what is always so much fun, is when we see the joy on a child’s face who was just able to afford that ‘to die for’ toy on their piggybank budget.”

Consignors (sellers) make up to 70% on each sold item and Just Between Friends offers the opportunity to sell toys, clothing, baby equipment, outdoor playground toys, books, DVDs and pretty much anything that has to do with raising children. Volunteers, who run every aspect of each event, shop the sale before the public. Shoppers who sign-up on the JBF mailing list for each sale will receive a free admission coupon the week before each event.

The Just Between Friends fall/winter sales will benefit, in part, Sacramento Food Bank Family Services Mother-Baby Program. For more information and to sign-up on the community email mailing list for future sale announcements, please visit and select the sale(s) you are interested in.

Thanks again for all your help.

Shannon Carter
Just Between Friends
Roseville & Sacramento Sales

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Park Day Update

This is just a message to remind you we have a park day coming up this Friday, July 23 at Memorial Park in Rocklin. However, we have changed the time to 10:00 due to the water feature opening at that time. Please bring towels, sunscreen and a lunch if you wish. Friends are welcome too. Hope to see you there!