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NORTH SALT LAKE, UT—June 15, 2018— In 2015, Uptown Cheapskate and Kid to Kid joined forces with buildOn to raise money to build schools in developing countries. With the support of tens of thousands of customers, the retail franchises have far surpassed initial fundraising goals. This year alone, 56 combined Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate stores raised an estimated $90,699 for buildOn. Participating customers have funded the construction of schools in Mali, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Haiti, Nepal, Malawi, and Nicaragua.

The funds are possible thanks to semi-annual Charity Fill-A-Bag events unique to the retail franchises. “We had this question of what to do with all the items we aren’t able to buy,” explained Shauna Sloan, President of Kid to Kid. “We pay cash to our customers for their best items, but if something has a small issue, we have a really hard time selling it. So we asked our customers if they would be willing to donate the items we couldn’t buy, and many of them jumped on board.”

For a flat donation of $15 per bag, savvy shoppers fill their bags with as many specially-marked items as they can fit, and 100 percent of the donation goes to buildOn. These events are held twice a year, so customers can check with their local store for details on the next sale. To create an ongoing impact, stores also offer customers the option to forgo a plastic bag in exchange for a five-cent donation to buildOn.

The non-profit estimates that there is a student dropping out of high school every 35 seconds. And in many places around the world, students do not even enjoy the opportunity to get to high school.

“We sought an organization that made a lasting, tangible difference, and buildOn does just that,” said Scott Sloan, co-founder of Uptown Cheapskate. “Community members recycle items they no longer need, our franchise locations convert that donation to cash through our Charity Fill-A-Bag event, and buildOn uses that money to transform under-served communities by providing lasting education opportunities for their children.”

About Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate

Kid to Kid buys and sells new and gently used children’s and maternity clothes, toys, books, and baby gear. For young adults, Uptown Cheapskate buys and sells new and like-new name brand clothes, shoes, jewelry and handbags.

Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate are both registered trademarks of BaseCamp Franchising. For over 20 years, BaseCamp Franchising has been a leader in the resale franchise industry. For more information about BaseCamp Franchising, call 801-359-0071. You may also visit www.basecampfranchising.com.

About buildOn

At home or abroad, buildOn’s goal is to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education. BuildOn works in partnership with the ministry of education in each country and the local village to provide the new schools. Villagers work alongside skilled buildOn project supervisors and engineers to construct their school. The village must also agree to send girls to school in equal numbers with boys for gender balance and equality. Since 1991, buildOn has constructed 700 schools worldwide, with more than 92,000 children, parents and grandparents attending these schools every day. For more information, visit www.buildon.org.

MECHANICSVILLE, VA—Alicia and Armando Bojorquez have worked tirelessly with their team to open the doors of their first Kid to Kid store on Thursday, June 21. The Grand Opening celebrations will begin Thursday at 4 p.m. and conclude the evening of Sunday, June 24, after which the Mechanicsville store will be open for business as usual. On each day of the Grand Opening weekend, the Bojorquez family will even raffle off four $50 gift cards, one per day.

When asked what she loves most about owning a Kid to Kid store, Alicia mentioned, “The interaction with customers—seeing the customers’ excitement when they get cash for items that their kids have outgrown, and when they find awesome items at a fraction of the retail price.”

No doubt customers in her area of Mechanicsville will similarly embrace the excitement of this unique shopping experience. Located at 7230 Bell Creek Road, this Kid to Kid franchise serves several large communities on the northeast side of Richmond.

For a few weeks, the store has been open for members of the public to sell their gently used children’s apparel, toys, books, baby gear, and maternity clothing. Customers can receive cash or store credit on the spot.

During the Grand Opening, customers can shop for the first time for new and like-new children’s clothing and items at up to 90 percent off retail prices. Alicia is sure that customers will take to the Kid to Kid concept just as she did, “I regret not visiting a Kid to Kid when my daughter was little. I found out about the store when she was three years old. I fell in love with the concept and how easy it was to sell and get cash or store credit to buy items my daughter needed.”

As your kids grow and learn, sell back their stuff to Kid to Kid and find kids’ clothing, gear, and toys that are exactly what they need for their next step. With Kid to Kid, it’s simple and easy.

For more information about the new Mechanicsville Kid to Kid store, visit them on Facebook or visit the store website. For Kid to Kid franchise information, visit the Franchise Opportunity page.

About Kid to Kid

Kid to Kid is an international franchise that buys and sells gently used children’s goods and maternity wear in an upscale environment. With over 100 locations throughout the U.S., Canada, and Portugal, each Kid to Kid store provides a convenient place where families are financially and emotionally rewarded as they recycle their best items. Kid to Kid is a registered trademark of BaseCamp Franchising located in North Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information about Kid to Kid, call 801-359-0071 or visit www.kidtokid.com or www.basecampfranchising.com.

 

KENTWOOD, MI — Amanda and Patrick Funnell have worked tirelessly with their team to open the doors of just the second Kid to Kid store in the Midwest.

The store is located at 3110 28th St. SE in Kentwood, about eight miles from downtown Grand Rapids. “We are excited to be in the Kentwood and Grand Rapids community,” said Amanda. “Raising children isn’t cheap and we are here to help with that.”

“I fell in love with Kid to Kid back in 2012 when we were living in Denver, Colorado,” remembers Amanda. “I loved finding great deals and shopping in an environment that felt more like a retail store than a resale store.”

Several large communities in the area will also embrace this shopping experience, as the next closest Kid to Kid is some 170 miles away in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

On June 7, 2018, the Kentwood location hosted a weekend-long Grand Opening event. Customers lined up early to get inside on that first day, hoping for a chance to win a free reusable bag, free clothes for a year, and tickets to a Detroit Tigers game.

The store has been stocking up for weeks, buying gently-used clothing from the local community. Amanda has been amazed by the wonderful response from the community and appreciates all who have come to the store. “My favorite question from people coming in to check us out is ‘Is this all new or used?’ People can’t believe that a used store can be so bright and organized.”

Kid to Kid stores offer a variety of name brand children’s clothing, toys, maternity, and accessories up to 90 percent off the price of original retail price. Kid to Kid in Kentwood also continues to pay community members for gently-used apparel and items in cash or offer 20 percent more for in-store credit.

For more information about the new Kentwood Kid to Kid store, visit them on Facebook or visit the store website. For Kid to Kid franchise information, visit the Franchise Opportunity page.

About Kid to Kid

Kid to Kid is an international franchise that buys and sells gently used children’s goods and maternity wear in an upscale environment. With over 100 locations throughout the U.S., Canada, and Portugal, each Kid to Kid store provides a convenient place where families are financially and emotionally rewarded as they recycle their best items. Kid to Kid is a registered trademark of BaseCamp Franchising located in North Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information about Kid to Kid, call 801-359-0071 or visit www.kidtokid.com or www.basecampfranchising.com.

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