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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.

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.

K2K Madison County - Amy Lasher Amy Lasher and the Kid to Kid team in Madison County received the December Store of the Month award from the Kid to Kid Franchise System.  They were selected from 118 Kid to Kid franchisees across the United States, Canada, and in Europe because of a consistent pattern of growth through the year, and especially in the month of December where sales increased 11%, and the amount of product purchased from parents in the community increased by 56%.

Kid to Kid buys and sells gently used children’s and maternity products.  According to franchise founder Shauna Sloan, “This store is a terrific example of how communities are embracing the resale concept.  Parents love to save money, and the Madison County team has really stepped up their game in providing a rewarding resale experience.”

“Amy Lasher is an inspiring franchisee and store owner” adds Sloan.  Amy and her husband Ron have four growing children.  He runs the local Dairy Queen.  Amy is responsible for the Kid to Kid store.  Although she’s not defined by her disability, Amy had a serious strep infection following a tonsillectomy that required her to use a wheelchair or scooter for several years.  But that hasn’t slowed her resolve.  She handles most of the manager responsibilities, and relies on her team to do a lot of the heavy lifting as she continues her recovery and builds endurance standing and walking.

Amy’s background is in the restaurant industry.  She’s able to apply the things she learned there to her Kid to Kid store.  “There are a lot of similarities.  We need to provide a consistent customer experience with a small staff, handle rushes, and move through a lot of product in a short time” explains Amy.  At Kid to Kid, the rushes come when several parents bring product in at once to be appraised.  They earn cash on the spot for the things the store can purchase.  “We try to get through it as quickly as possible – ideally before they’ve finished shopping for treasures in the store” she explains.  “We’ve seen a significant increase in the number of sellers who choose to take their payment in store credit instead of cash.  They earn 20% more, and they’re finding replacements in our store that make it much more affordable to raise kids.”

 

K2K Richmond - Andrew Foster

SHORT PUMP, VA—NOVEMBER 30, 2017 — Andrew and Amada Foster are excited to open the doors of their Kid to Kid store in Short Pump, a suburb of Richmond, Virginia.  Their Grand Opening will begin November 30th at 4:00 p.m. and go through December 2nd. Bring your family and friends and join the celebration.

Andrew and Amanda were customers at Kid to Kid, and loved the concept of “combining quality, thriftiness, and sustainability in one lovely little package.” Amanda says, “When the opportunity arose to open a Kid to Kid in Short Pump, we jumped on it, and are so excited for this new chapter in our family’s life!” With a growing family of their own, Andrew and Amanda can relate to their customers. You will often find pictures and references to their little ones, Evie, Lilly and Jack on their Facebook Page. This has become their family business in many ways.

With the help of those in the Short Pump community, Andrew and Amanda have filled their store with great products and are excited to have people come and shop their store located at 11740 W Broad St. #105, Richmond, Virginia. Kid to Kid stores offer a variety of name brand children’s clothing, toys, maternity, and accessories up to 75 percent off the price of original retail price.

After the grand opening, Kid to Kid Short Pump 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 Short Pump store and the upcoming grand opening event, visit Kid to Kid Short Pump on Facebook. 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. 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, 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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Female entrepreneur, Natalie Safi, is excited to announce the Grand Opening of her first Kid to Kid store on Thursday, November 16th. The Grand Opening celebration will feature drawings, giveaways, and the opportunity for the public to have first access to thousands of hand-selected children’s items at huge discounts.  Located at 575 FM 150 East, Suite D in Kyle, the Kid to Kid franchise buys and sells new and gently used children’s apparel, toys, books, baby gear and maternity clothing.

For several weeks, the store has been open to the public to sell their gently used items and receive cash on the spot. During the Grand Opening, customers will be able to shop for new and like-new children’s items for up to 70 percent less than retail prices. The Kid to Kid store will continue to pay for second hand items by offering customers cash or up to 20 percent more in store credit.

As a previous employee of another store, Natalie gained experience, knowledge and understanding of the Kid to Kid business model, and processes. She is excited to open her own store, and looks forward to the positive contribution it will bring to the community.

The Kid to Kid franchise is celebrating its 25th Anniversary. 25 years of helping families in over 100 locations across the world. Join Natalie and her team November 16th through November 19th as they celebrate during their Grand Opening! You don’t want to miss this!

For more information, visit the store website or follow Kid to Kid Kyle on Facebook for frequent updates, pictures and happenings in the store. 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 more than 100 locations throughout the U.S. 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, UT. For more information about Kid to Kid, call 801-359-0071 or visit www.kidtokid.com or www.basecampfranchising.com.

25 Anniversary_Facebook Profile_Generic Kid to Kid is a children’s resale franchise founded on the principle that “kids grow faster than paychecks.”  Like a growing child, this franchise has grown steadily for 25 years – even as other brick and mortar retailers struggle for survival.

When the first store opened in November 1992, second hand was considered second rate.  Today, thanks to resale stores like Kid to Kid and its sister concept Uptown Cheapskate (for teens and young adults), second hand is considered chic, smart, and eco-friendly. It’s been embraced by middle-America as an acceptable and even superior shopping option.  “That’s because of the way resale stores are run today” explains Kid to Kid founder Shauna Sloan.

Today’s resale stores are designed to help sellers and shoppers save money, feel good, and have fun shopping.  “We work to be different, better, and special” comments Sloan.  This starts with design elements like Kid to Kid’s signature kid-sized “little pink door” and play area that make it fun for little shoppers too.

For Kid to Kid franchisees, being different includes both product selection and how they get products.  Unlike traditional thrift stores, Kid to Kid racks are stocked with hundreds of quality items in every size. “By paying cash instead of relying on donations, we’re able to offer better products” explains Sloan.  Unlike consignment shops, Kid to Kid pays cash up front, so parents know how much they’ve earned and don’t have to come back to get paid.

“It’s a better way for busy parents to sell their things than trying to do it themselves,” comments Sloan. There’s no picture taking, ad posting, or bargaining with strangers from online sites, so it’s safe and quick and convenient.  Instead of spending days pricing and organizing a yard sale, and spending the weekend manning the sale, parents can clean up their things, bring them into the store and be out within an hour.  It’s better for shoppers too.  Kid to Kid is open every day so they can shop organized racks in air conditioned comfort, while still getting incredible deals.

What makes Kid to Kid special?  According to Sloan, “each item is a one-of-a-kind, with about 50 different brands and several hundred items in each size” – which makes shopping fun.  Items are priced at a fraction of original resale, so everything’s very affordable – which is also fun. “It’s like hunting for treasure when the treasure is easy to find!” adds Sloan.

25 years of success comes with constant changes to adapt and adjust to a changing market place.  “Kids keeps growing and we do too,” explains Sloan.  Kid to Kid stores today are bigger and stocked with or four times more product than 25 years ago.  Select new products supplement the used items.  And the intake and business systems have improved significantly.  But the real focus of helping local families stretch their budget and outfit their kids in style hasn’t changed and will continue for years to come.

About Kid to Kid:  Kid to Kid is a children’s resale clothing store franchise founded in 1992. Kid to Kid has bought and sold hundreds of millions of quality children’s items at their brick and mortar locations throughout the country.  On November 15th, 2017, all Kid to Kid stores nationwide will hold a special event and offer 25% off their entire inventories to celebrate the Anniversary.  For more information, visit kidtokid.com.

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