From recycling clothes every day to holding charity sales,
we love to join up with our customers for a good cause.
In 2015 and 2016, Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate joined forces across the nation to reach our first-ever combined charity goal. During the year, thousands of Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate customers took part in our Charity Fill-a-Bag Sales. For a flat donation of $15 per bag, shoppers could take home as many items as they could fit into their bag, and 100% of the proceeds went to the charity buildOn. Together we raised over $160,000 for buildOn! We are so grateful to all of those who participated in the Charity Sales and allowed us to build schools in FIVE highly under-served countries: Mali, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Haiti, and Nicaragua.
THE CAUSE CARRIES ON:
The next Fill-a-Bag Sale for Charity is coming up around November 5th, 2016—but check your local Kid to Kid to find the Charity Sale date of a store near you. Proceeds from this sale will go to building a school in Malawi, as well as towards sponsoring under-privileged inner-city American students to complete treks where they will participate in the building of the schools. Each of these students is required to do at least 50 hours of volunteer work in their cities before making the trek to build schools. These American kids wouldn’t have this opportunity any other way; for many of them it is life changing. In this way, we are raising funds to change lives both in our home cities and abroad.
“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. We were able to offer a huge selection of product that customers could stuff into a bag for just a $15 donation, making it a win for everyone. Our stores donated their labor, space, and product to host the sale, and more than 3,000 of our customers came out and supported this idea of helping improve education in one of the poorest countries in the world.”
Kid to Kid store owners around the nation love finding more ways to use their business to give back,
so you better believe we will continue to hold Charity Fill-a-Bag Sales!
Next Charity Fill-a-Bag Saturday, November 5th
Follow your local store on Facebook for event information.
School in Bramba, Mali
School in Keur Djibril, Senegal
School in Zerkoum, Burkina Faso