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November 29, 2018

KENT, Washington — The new Kid to Kid resale store in Kent, located on SE Kent-Kangley Road, will host its Grand Opening celebration TODAY at 4 p.m.

Grand Opening shopping and activities will last until the end of the business day on December 2nd. Be the first in line at this family friendly event and leave with amazing kids’ apparel and other items that will make perfect holiday gifts.

Located at 12928 SE Kent-Kangley Road near 24 Hour Fitness and Trader Joe’s, this store offers all the best shoes, clothes, toys, maternity gear, and baby equipment at up to 70 percent off mall prices.

For owner Gina Payne, running a kids’ clothing store hits home. “I love kids,” said Payne. “So I love how this store benefits families by offering new and gently loved items from maternity needs, to baby equipment, to books and toys, and to children’s clothes from preemie to size 14.”

Payne and her staff have been excited for months to open this store. It’s their goal for families to leave the store happy with their experience. “I hope they get the same satisfaction that I do when I am able to buy great products at an amazing price. If we don’t have a particular item at the time you come in, please keep coming back as hundreds of new and gently used items come in every week.”

Beyond the business aspect of the new store, Payne and her staff are devoted to the people and neighborhoods they serve. “We are a small business that provides a great service to the local community,” said Payne. She emphasized that her store is not only valuable for shoppers looking for a bargain, but that it also supports local charities. “We offer new and gently used items that come from people living in this community. We also offer a donation service that provides donations to two local charity organizations.”

After Grand Opening weekend, the Kent store will continue to pay community members for gently used kids’ apparel and items in cash or store credit (20% more for store credit). For more information about this store, visit the Kent Kid to Kid Facebook page or the store website at kidtokid.com/kent.

The interior of the new Kid to Kid store in Kent, WA.

About Kid to Kid and BaseCamp Franchising

For over 25 years, BaseCamp Franchising has been a leader in the resale franchise industry. Kid to Kid, a registered trademark of BaseCamp Franchising, buys and sells gently used kids’ clothes, shoes, toys, and maternity gear. With stores throughout the U.S., Basecamp Franchising provides convenient locations where customers are financially and emotionally rewarded as they recycle their best items. BaseCamp Franchising is located in North Salt Lake, UT. For more information about BaseCamp Franchising, call 801-359-0071 or visit www.basecampfranchising.com.

November 13, 2018

GREENVILLE, South Carolina — Lori Wilson, the owner of the Kid to Kid store in Greenville, is pleased to announce the store’s Grand Opening beginning Nov. 15 at 4 p.m. The store is located at 1175 Woods Crossing Road, Suite 7B, near Haywood Mall.

Wilson, who has worked for years in business consulting, is channeling that expertise into her own resale store. “I love the feeling of being able to give back to the community by creating job and helping people save money on their kids’ stuff,” said Wilson. Kid to Kid buys and sells gently used children’s clothing, toys, baby equipment, maternity wear and more. “I’m able to help people earn extra cash for their kids’ outgrown items and donate the items that we can’t sell to a local charity.”

Nov. 15 will be the first day that shoppers in the Greenville area can buy from the Kid to Kid store. The Grand Opening celebrations begin at 4 p.m. and last every day until Nov. 18. Wilson and her staff have activities and giveaways planned for customers, but it’s the incredible inventory that is sure to bring families to the store.

“Our mission is to help families shop smart and save money on high quality kids’ items while maintaining top-notch customer service,” said Wilson. “[The Grand Opening] will be an enjoyable time for both parents and kids.”

 

Lori Wilson, owner of Kid to Kid in Greenville

About Kid to Kid and BaseCamp Franchising
For over 25 years, BaseCamp Franchising has been a leader in the resale franchise industry. Kid to Kid, a registered trademark of BaseCamp Franchising, buys and sells gently used kids’ clothes, shoes, toys, and maternity gear. With stores throughout the U.S., Basecamp Franchising provides convenient locations where customers are financially and emotionally rewarded as they recycle their best items. BaseCamp Franchising is located in North Salt Lake, UT. For more information about BaseCamp Franchising, call 801-359-0071 or visit www.basecampfranchising.com.

October 23, 2018

MOUNT PLEASANT, South Carolina — Resale shopping is more than a trend; it’s the intersection of retail and affordable fashion. Trendy kids’ resale is now available in Mount Pleasant with Kid to Kid, an exciting new store that will host all interested customers for activities, giveaways, and treasure hunt-style shopping at its Grand Opening on Oct. 25 at 4 p.m.

Located at 3034 South Morgans Point Road near Walmart, this store is 3,800 square feet of all the best shoes, clothes, toys, maternity gear, and baby equipment at up to 70 percent off mall prices.

The Grand Opening celebration has been a long time coming — it’s common practice for Kid to Kid franchise stores to first have an “open to buy” period where members of the public, as well as vendors, can sell used clothes for cash or store credit. The store is now stocked and ready for business.

For owner Jon Charles, who also owns the Uptown Cheapskate resale store in Mount Pleasant, running the store is an exciting adventure. He promises to make the events this weekend worthwhile to interested shoppers as well.

Customers will have the chance to win store credit in special giveaways over the course of the weekend, and on Saturday, Oct. 27 there will be a live DJ from 95 SX as well as a Halloween costume contest in the afternoon.

About Kid to Kid and BaseCamp Franchising
For over 25 years, BaseCamp Franchising has been a leader in the resale franchise industry. Kid to Kid, a registered trademark of BaseCamp Franchising, buys and sells gently used kids’ clothes, shoes, toys, and maternity gear. With stores throughout the U.S., Basecamp Franchising provides convenient locations where customers are financially and emotionally rewarded as they recycle their best items. BaseCamp Franchising is located in North Salt Lake, UT. For more information about BaseCamp Franchising, call 801-359-0071 or visit www.basecampfranchising.com.

CHESTER, VA—August 3, 2018—Your back to school shopping just got a lot easier. Another Kid to Kid resale store in the Richmond metropolitan area officially opens for business on Thursday, Aug. 9 at 4:00 p.m. thanks to the tremendous work of the Jenkins family and their employees. The dazzling new store is located at will open on 12232 Bermuda Crossroad Lane, near Home Depot, and just 20 minutes south of downtown Richmond.

The store is owned by parents Gordon and Diana Jenkins, and their daughter Regina Jenkins-Stallings, who also runs the store operations. Regina’s husband Kenny and a handful of employees have been instrumental in getting the store to where it is now, prepared to host a Grand Opening event from August 9-12. During the Grand Opening, customers can shop for new and like-new children’s clothing, toys, maternity gear, and other items at up to 90 percent off retail prices. Customers will also have the chance to win $50 gift cards to the store, as well as other giveaways.

The Chester store is the fourth within a 30-minute drive of Richmond, but it will be a major advantage to customers south of Richmond who want to do less driving and more shopping. These are neighborhoods that Jenkins-Stallings knows well. “The Chester area is a tightknit, family-oriented community,” she said. “It has grown leaps and bounds over the past 10 years and has always been a place that I call home!” She and her staff are looking forward to “providing affordable clothing for the families of the Chester area.”

Jenkins-Stallings intends to take care of each customer that visits her store. “I’ve always enjoyed providing great customer service. I enjoy working with the public and hoping that my service has made their day a little brighter and easier to get through!”

For several weeks, the staff has been open to buy gently used children’s clothes, toys, books, baby gear, and maternity clothing from the public. This practice will continue as a main focus of the business, providing the public with a way to make some money while updating their children’s wardrobes at the same time. Customers have the choice between cash on the spot or store credit for their items.

Kids grow and learn fast. As they do, sell back their stuff to Kid to Kid and find clothing, gear, and toys that are exactly what they need for their next steps. With Kid to Kid, it’s simple and easy. For more information about the new Chester 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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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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TEXARKANA, TX — Business owner, Ashley Watkins is excited to open the doors of her Kid to Kid store in Texarkana on Thursday, May 17thth at 4:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to join in on the fun by stopping by to check out the store, get good deals, freebies, and prizes.

On May 17th, Kid to Kid, located at 4252 A St. Michaels Drive in Texarkana will be having a Grand Opening Party that will last all weekend with meet and greet princesses, face painting, game truck, daily yummies and hundreds of dollars’ worth of prizes. But the best part of the celebrations is the chance to shop the great selection of clothes, toys, equipment and maternity wear in store.

The store has been stocking up, buying gently-used clothing from the local community. Ashley and her store manager, Micheal Hilty have been amazed by the wonderful response from the community and appreciate all who have come to the store.

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. After the grand opening weekend, Kid to Kid Texarkana will continue to pay community members for gently-used apparel and items in cash or offer 20 percent more in store credit.

For more information about the new Kid to Kid Texarkana store and the upcoming grand opening event, visit Kid to Kid Texarkana 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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We’re celebrating Earth Day on April 21st and you’re invited!

At Kid to Kid, we have a passion for sustainability. We are dedicated to reducing the impact of the clothing and toy industries on the planet by being green 365 days per year. When you support resale, you’re not just being good on your wallet – you’re giving back to the environment and contributing to an economy that is sustainable and green.

To celebrate Earth Day, we want to thank you for your continued support of our sustainability efforts. Visit any of our Kid to Kid locations on April 21st for 25% off our huge selection of gently-used kids’ stuff.

Approximately 40 million toys are thrown away every year in the US. Many of those toys are are still in usable condition. By buying second hand, we can reduce our carbon footprint by 20-30 percent. Here are some other great reasons shop at Kid to Kid:

  • It’s less expensive. Buying kids’ stuff is expensive. At Kid to Kid we pay cash, or 20% more in store credit, for your gently used kids’ stuff and by shopping at Kid to Kid you can expect to pay 70% less than the items original price. That’s a win-win for your wallet.
  • It’s sustainable. In 2014, the US collectively produced 33 million tons of plastic waste. Purchasing second hand helps keep plastic toys and toy packaging out of the landfills.
  • Supports your local economy. Each Kid to Kid store is locally owned by members of your community. When you shop at Kid to Kid, you are keeping your dollars in your local economy.
  • Helps raise money for charities. Kid to Kid, and our sister store Uptown Cheapskate, together have raised $273,582 to build schools worldwide with buildOn. With your help, we’ve built nine schools in third world countries.
  • Reduce the demand for new products. When you recycle your gently used kids’ stuff at Kid to Kid, you help reduce the demand for new products by helping us avoid relying on overseas factories that often provide unethical labor conditions to their workers.

Click here to find an Kid to Kid near you. Our sister store, Uptown Cheapskate, is celebrating Earth Day too!

Greenville - Stacey Mayfield ROCKWALL, TX—Feb 28, 2018—Local resident Stacey Mayfield became the new owner of the Rockwall Kid to Kid store on January 14, 2018. The Kid to Kid store in Rockwall is located at
2455 Ridge Road. Kid to Kid buys and sells gently used children’s clothing, toys, baby equipment, maternity wear and more.

Mayfield has been the owner of the successful Kid to Kid store in Greenville for 9 years. She and her staff, including Andrea – her manager of 5 years, are excited to put their experience to work in the Rockwall location. Mayfield says the Greenville store has grown a strong reputation for customer service, product selection and organization. As someone who is passionate about this industry, she felt it was the right time to expand her business into Rockwall. “I have always felt like the Rockwall location had such potential to reach all areas of the community. Rockwall needs an upscale resale shop that parents can find not only high end items, but like-new items and baby gear for a great price,” Mayfield said.

The store has already seen major changes since Mayfield took over the reigns in January. Along with some physical remodeling including fresh paint, new flooring and some general cleanup,
Mayfield and her team have focused on reorganizing the store to make it easier to shop and sell. “We’ve made big changes to the selling process,” Mayfield said. “We are able to finish buys
within 30 minutes to an hour, sometimes even faster.” They are also offering the option of cash or store credit to customers who sell their gently used children’s clothes, baby equipment, toys and maternity wear. In addition to providing gently used children’s items, Mayfield is also adding a large selection of brand new items like Melissa & Doug toys, new socks, linens and more.

When asked what Mayfield loves most about owning a Kid to Kid store, she didn’t hesitate, “I love the customers first and foremost,” she said. “It makes me happy when people come in to
shop and they are excited about what kind of deal they find.”

Mayfield’s enthusiasm for making the Rockwall location a successful children’s store runs deeper than just providing high-end items at a low cost. “It’s a rewarding job knowing that we not only help the community with our low prices, but also that families are able to recycle their items.”

For more information, visit the store website or follow Kid to Kid (Rockwall) on Facebook for frequent updates, pictures and happenings in the store. For Kid to Kid franchise information, visit the Franchise Opportunity page.

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