AUSTIN, TX—May 12, 2016—The Kid to Kid Franchise System has awarded Store of the Month honors to Kid to Kid in north Austin, TX. This store was selected from over 100 Kid to Kid franchise stores in the US, Canada, and Portugal to win this special recognition based on store growth and noteworthy achievement.
Kid to Kid is a resale franchise that pays families cash for the nice things their kids have outgrown. The store sells these items as well as brand-new product at highly affordable prices. The Kid to Kid Austin store has been open since 2003 and has been well-received in the north Austin community.
In the month of April, Kid to Kid Austin was in the top ten for Kid to Kid sales. The store’s number of buys from community members increased significantly during the month as well.
One of the most notable achievements for the store during April was the impressive success of their charity-driven Fill-A-Bag Sale. The Kid to Kid Charity Fill-A-Bag Sale is a popular Kid to Kid sale nation-wide that is100% donation-based. Shoppers are asked to make a $15 or $10 donation in exchange for the purchase of a Charity Sale bag, which they can then stuff and fill with as much specially-marked product as possible. Customers who attend this sale can expect to walk away with an amazing haul of clothing, toys and more—and feel good about also making a contribution to charity.
Anna Kudlek—individual owner of Kid to Kid Austin—played a key role in the success of this most recent charity event. She invited members of the community, from organizations like Austin Restoration Ministries, to volunteer at the Charity Sale. Together, volunteers and Kid to Kid employees worked for three days to get all the product sorted and organized in order to make the shopping experience easy for Charity Sale customers. Kudlek additionally worked to promote the charity event on social media—announcing the 160 containers of Fill-A-Bag product, thanking the 300 + vendors who donated the product, and posting the amount of funds raised in real-time.
The end result of the Kid to Kid Charity Fill-A-Bag sale was a donation amount of $2,366 to the charity organization BuildOn. This significant contribution will go towards a larger sum that Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate stores across the nation are raising to build schools in impoverished communities around the world. The funds the team has raised so far are the highest yet-recorded, and the franchise team is thrilled to have already built three new schools. You can see the overall progress of the Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate franchise charity team here: https://act.buildon.org/fundraise/team?ftid=44304.
Kid to Kid Austin is looking forward to holding another Charity Fill-A-Bag Sale in 6 months’ time. Until then, and like always, they are buying gently-used kids’ toys, clothes, shoes, and maternity wear—and selling popular brands at up to 70 % less than retail.
For more information on Kid to Kid Austin, visit the store website or follow Kid to Kid Austin on Facebook for frequent updates, photos, and product postings in the store. For Kid to Kid franchise information and how you can become a store owner, visit the Franchise Opportunity page.