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SALT LAKE CITY, UT— October 24, 2016— The Kid to Kid Franchise Advisory Board has awarded its September Store of the Month honors to Kid to Kid of Salt Lake City, managed by a team led by local resident Brighton Sloan. The Salt Lake store was selected from more than 100 Kid to Kid stores across the United States, Canada and Portugal.

One of eleven Kid to Kid stores in Utah, the Salt Lake store has experienced significant growth– with sales up 32% in September. The reason?  “It’s the management,” states the store’s corporate support representative, Tina Zaharias.  “When Brighton Sloan took over store management a year ago, there were many changes that needed to be made in day to day operations. She diligently follows the systems designed by the franchise to help stores be successful, and it’s paying off.”  Zaharias also mentioned that Ms. Sloan significantly increased the amount of product purchased from local parents, providing more selection for shoppers.  “She emphasizes the customer experience, merchandising, social media posts, and strategies for getting inventory in the door, on the floor and out of the store.”

In addition to focusing on their own store’s success, Sloan and her team have demonstrated their commitment to helping the franchise by assisting in training the newest franchisees. The store serves as a franchise flagship store and new franchisee training center, where new owners come to learn the ins and outs of running their own store.

Sloan and her team look forward to continuing to impact the community and new franchisees for years to come. They buy and sell gently used kid’s items year round – offering cash or 20% more in-store credit. Their store is located at 675 East 2100 South in Salt Lake City.

For more information about Kid to Kid Salt Lake City, visit their website at kidtokid.com/SaltLake, or find them on Facebook. For franchising information, visit kidtokid.com/franchising.

 

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CHATTANOOGA, TN—September 21, 2016— Kid to Kid in Chattanooga, owned by mother and son, Lyn and Justin Shepherd, has been awarded Store of the Month for August 2016. Through this award, the Kid to Kid franchise recognizes outstanding achievement exhibited by one of its more than 100 children’s resale locations across the United States, Canada, and Portugal. As one of three Kid to Kid stores in Tennessee, Kid to Kid Chattanooga has experienced significant growth– with sales up 16% in August and 21% year-over-year.

One of the reasons for the store’s continued success is their community outreach and involvement. Lyn and Justin are involved in many efforts, including social media. “We have done frequent posts that include videos, slideshows, contests and even goofy staff photos,” said Lyn. Their fans and customers are noticing. The store recently advertised their annual Costume Event on their Facebook page and hundreds of customers came out. A live stream video was also shared on their page during the event.

When asked about the store’s success, Lyn said, “Our store is dedicated to showing love to our community. We have been involved in many community events from schools, foster care, military, and most recently to raise some money for fire relief. Our prayer is that we make a difference in the lives of those we meet.”

The Shepherds have been making a difference. Though miles away, they stepped up to help their former community in California when tragedy struck recently. A wildfire spread through the small area of Lower Lake affecting more than 300 residents, many without insurance. Last week Kid to Kid Chattanooga donated 10% of their store’s sales to those affected.

Lyn and Justin look forward to continuing to impact the community in the future and are grateful to be honored as store of the month. “We are thrilled to receive this honor. Though we are small, this team works together to keep improving,” said Lyn.

For more information about Kid to Kid Chattanooga, visit their website at kidtokid.com/Chattanooga, or find them on Facebook. For franchising information, visit kidtokid.com/franchising.

About Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate

For over 23 years, BaseCamp Franchising has been a leader in the resale franchise industry. Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate, both registered trademarks of BaseCamp Franchising, buy and sell gently-used yet fashionable clothes, shoes, gear and accessories. With 50 Uptown Cheapskate stores and 120 Kid to Kid franchise stores throughout the U.S., Portugal, and Canada, BaseCamp Franchising provides convenient locations where customers are financially and emotionally rewarded as they recycle their best items. BaseCamp Franchising is located in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information about BaseCamp Franchising, call 801-359-0071. You may also visit www.basecampfranchising.com.

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This cut out is such a cute idea, love the picture: @ajedamski
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 Kid to Kid stores across the nation have unleashed their costume collections! Whether you’re looking for a D.I.Y costume and need a few accessories, or going all out on an original character, Kid to Kid has so many costumes to choose from!

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Kid to Kid with Uptown Cheapskate have received a mention in the Idaho Statesman for doing good deeds.

The franchise stores earned the notice for their work with buildOn, a nonprofit that works with under-served communities around the world. Together, stores across the nation raised  money to build schools in impoverished countries. The daily newspaper mentioned the Boise Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate stores specifically, which  are owned by Boise resident Bill Long. His Boise stores contributed $6,860 to the cause.

NORTHERN BUFFALO RECEIVES NEW CHILDRENS’ SPECIALTY STORE.

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BUFFALO, NY — (August 18, 2016) — New York residents Michelle and Chris Talley are eager to open the doors of their new Kid to Kid store to the community of Tonawanda on Thursday, August 25th at 4:00 p.m. Everyone is invited for treats, activities, great deals, and fun.

“Kid to Kid is a great shopping alternative from big box stores,” said Chris Talley, long time New York resident and store owner. “We sell both new and gently used name brands up to 70 percent off retail prices. People are able to buy items that they may normally not be able to afford otherwise.”

Leading up to the event, Kid to Kid Tonawanda will be doing a “five days of prizes” event on their Facebook page starting August 20th. Starting August 25th, Kid to Kid, located at 1060 Niagara Falls Blvd in Tonawanda, will have a grand opening celebration for three days, featuring free ice cream, face painting, balloon artists, music, and a special minion character appearance. Customers can view the full agenda on their Facebook event page.

The store has been stocking up, buying gently-used clothing, footwear, toys, baby equipment, and maternity products from the local community. At the grand opening, the store’s selection will be revealed and customers will be able to shop the new and like-new recycled name brand clothing and accessories at a great price. After the grand opening, Kid to Kid Tonawanda will continue to pay community members for gently-used apparel, toys, baby equipment, and maternity products in cash or offer 20 percent more in store credit.

With a desire to help the local community, Kid to Kid Tonawanda donates items to local charities: Clothe Me Co-op, Ken-Ton Closet and Seneca Street Methodist Church. These charities help woman and children in need, refugees locating to Buffalo, and survivors of domestic violence.

 

For more information about the new Kid to Kid Tonawanda store and the upcoming grand opening event, visit Kid to Kid Tonawanda 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. 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 Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information about Kid to Kid, call 801-359-0071 or visit www.kidtokid.com or www.basecampfranchising.com.

Store Visits Dec 2014 186 CHANDLER, AZ—August 15, 2016— Kid to Kid in Chandler, owned by local entrepreneur Erica Gentile, was awarded Store of the Month for July 2016. Through this award, the Kid to Kid franchise recognizes outstanding achievement exhibited by one of its more than 100 children’s resale locations across the United States, Canada, Portugal and Spain. As the youngest of six stores in the Arizona market, Kid to Kid Chandler has demonstrated consistently strong growth, with July sales up an impressive 16.2 percent.

It’s no secret, according to Erica’s franchise support representative, that the success of the store is due in large part to her consistently applying good management practices. She has been focusing on improving processes and training her team in efficiency for an entire year—something that will come in handy as she takes time off in November for maternity leave. “Erica really focuses on keeping the racks full so customers always have a great selection. She has worked hard to understand what is going on in her store by analyzing numbers – a process that as a math major she truly enjoys,” said her support representative.

Erica’s constant focus on the customer experience has contributed to her growing sales numbers each day. A favorite activity is handing out cups of water to overheated customers. The positive comments really help to build staff morale, even as they’re making customers happy in the 100+ degree heat. Thanks to her team’s focus on a good customer experience and maintaining a great selection of product, customers keep coming back. “At our last meeting we joked about ‘slow season’, because it was never slow,” Erica said.

Erica opened her first Kid to Kid store in Gilbert in 2011, and after two years of steady gains, she opened her Chandler store in 2013. “Erica is an amazing owner,” said Kid to Kid founder, Shauna Sloan, “I love that she is open to change. After analyzing her store reports, she made some changes and is seeing the results.”

For more information about Kid to Kid Chandler, visit their website at kidtokid.com/Chandler, or find them on Facebook. For franchising information, visit kidtokid.com/franchising.

                                                            LOCAL COUPLE BRINGS NEW CHILDREN’S SPECIALTY STORE TO THEIR HOMETOWN

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HUMBLE, TX— (August 11, 2016) — Texas residents Shawna and Bret Duplantis are excited to open the doors of their Kid to Kid store to the community of Atascocita on Thursday, August 18th at 4:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to join the celebration by stopping by, checking out the store, and entering to win great giveaways.

“I am so happy to provide such a needed store within our community,” said Shawna Duplantis, long time Atascocita resident and store owner. “It is so great seeing moms coming together passing along great deals to one another. From baby showers to birthday gifts, we’re pleased to offer a large variety of new and gently used items for our customers.”

Leading up to the event, Kid to Kid Atascocita will be doing a “five days of prizes” event on their Facebook page starting August 13th. On August 18th, Kid to Kid, located at 6932 FM 1960 East in Atascocita will give the first 15 customers in line VIP swag bags. The grand opening will have a red carpet featuring Minnie Mouse, Dory, and Pokemon characters.

The store has been stocking up, buying gently-used clothing from the local community. At the grand opening, the store’s selection will be revealed and customers will be able to shop the new and like-new recycled name brand clothing and accessories at a great price. 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 grand opening day, Kid to Kid Atascocita 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 Atascocita store and the upcoming grand opening event, visit Kid to Kid Atascocita 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. 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 Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information about Kid to Kid, call 801-359-0071 or visit www.kidtokid.com or www.basecampfranchising.com.

 

SALT LAKE CITY, UT—July 20, 2016—Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate resale stores have partnered with buildOn, a non-profit organization that works with under-served communities around the world, to raise funds to build schools in impoverished countries. Store locations all across the United States have raised $164,158 through a Charity Fill-A-Bag event, earning enough to build schools in Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Nicaragua and Haiti.

To date, three of the five schools have already been completed in West Africa, and more than 250 students have been attending classes for several months. Each of the completed schools were built in communities with fewer than 50 percent literacy rates, and children were walking miles to attend schools made of little more than straw and sticks. Now, each new school accommodates up to 150 kids and features two classrooms, a sturdy roof, latrines, and classroom supplies.

The Charity Fill-A-Bag event is unique to Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate. The model converts products that would have otherwise been disposed of through a donation process into cash that can be used to fund philanthropic efforts by buildOn. Vendors selling clothes to either Kid to Kid or Uptown Cheapskate are given the option to donate their clothes to the sale. Then, for a $15 donation to buildOn, customers were given a shopping bag to fill with as much specially-marked product as they could stuff in the bag. These semi-annual events have been wildly successful in raising funds for the organization. To create an ongoing impact, the stores also offer customers the option to forgo a plastic bag in exchange for a $.05 donation to buildOn.

“We sought an organization that made a lasting, tangible difference, and buildOn does just that.   We’ve sent team members out to participate in the construction of these schools, and they’ve seen first-hand the impact,” said Scott Sloan, CEO. “Involving the communities in our stores through our Charity Fill-A-Bag has been a win for everybody. 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. We couldn’t be happier with the results,” he said.

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 with materials provided by buildOn. The village must also agree to send girls to school in equal numbers with boys for gender balance and equality. The next school funded by Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate is scheduled to break ground in Haiti on August 8th, with another in Nicaragua on October 2nd.

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

For more information about Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate’s work with buildOn, visit https://act.buildon.org/fundraise/team?ftid=44304. To receive additional information about Kid to Kid or Uptown Cheapskate, visit kidtokid.com or uptowncheapskate.com.

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Completed Mali school

 

 

Kid to Kid representative Edward Chambers at the Senegal school groundbreaking

Kid to Kid representative Edward Chambers at the Senegal school groundbreaking

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Local Mali villagers construction school

Local Mali villagers construction school

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