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photo credit: buildOn

photo credit: buildOn

SALT LAKE CITY, UT—April 15, 2015—Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate, both resale brands of BaseCamp Franchising, have teamed up with buildOn, a non-profit organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education. Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate stores across the nation will hold a charity Fill-A-Bag sale on April 25, with 100 percent of the proceeds being used to build three schools with buildOn in Mali, Senegal and Burkina Faso.

“We couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity to use our network of Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate franchise locations as a way to raise funds to help children by building schools in some of the most impoverished areas in the world,” said Shauna Sloan, founder of Kid to Kid. “Our customers—teens, college students, mothers, and fathers— shop resale to save money, conserve resources and help our environment. During the charity Fill-A-Bag sale, our customers buy a $15 bag that they can fill all the way to the top full of select merchandise. Not only will they leave with a bag full of great stuff, but the entire purchase will be donated to buildOn to help them in their efforts to educate children.”

On April 25, customers can attend charity Fill-A-Bag sales at more than 40 participating Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate store locations. Large shopping bags will be sold for just $15, and customers can put as much specially-marked product into the bags as they can fit. Thousands of items will be available for the sale at each participating location. A large part of this select sale merchandise has been donated by customers from local communities. Customers who purchase bags will also receive a coupon for 15 percent off all full-priced merchandise not included in the sale.

“What’s so great about this charity sale event is the significant impact it will have on the buildOn organization and the families they serve,” said Uptown Cheapskate co-founder, Chelsea Sloan Carroll. “We successfully tested this model on a limited basis and are excited to roll it out on a national level to all our stores.”

“Education transforms lives, lifts people out of poverty, and brings the global community together,” continued Carroll. “Our internal goal of raising $100,000 will all go towards building three new schools and essentially transforming three communities that truly need it.”

Each school will accommodate up to 150 kids and feature two classrooms, a roof, latrines, and classroom supplies. buildOn works in partnership with the ministry of education in each country, the local village—which agrees to provide the land, local materials, and some construction labor; the engineering, materials skilled labor and project supervision is provided by buildOn. The village must also agree to send girls to school in equal numbers with boys for gender balance and equality.

Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate both offer current, stylish, gently used items in an upscale shopping experience. 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.

For more information about buildOn and to find participating Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate stores, visit https://act.buildon.org/fundraise/team?ftid=44304.

About BaseCamp Franchising

For over 20 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 43 Uptown Cheapskate stores and 107 Kid to Kid franchise stores throughout the U.S. and in Portugal, 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.

About buildOn

At home or abroad, buildOn’s goal is to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education. Across the U.S., buildOn empowers urban youth to transform their neighborhoods through intensive community service and to change the world by building schools in some of the economically poorest countries in the world. 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.

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Spring Clean Checklist It’s spring! Use this handy spring clean checklist to tackle each room. We’ll be honest, our favorite is the closets because we want to give you cash for your outgrown kids’ and maternity items. Find a store and save those like-new things to sell to Kid to Kid for cash or 20% more in store credit. It’s a great treat to get paid to clean, right?

Open and print this cleaning checklist and you’ll be well on your way to an awesomely clean house! Get the kids involved too. This is a printer-friendly file!

Click here to open the Spring Clean Checklist

Donna Gylling, owner of Kid to Kid of The Woodlands. Photo by Ariel Carmona Jr.

Donna Gylling, owner of Kid to Kid of The Woodlands. Photo by Ariel Carmona Jr.

Community Impact News – Donna Gylling was a regular customer of resale stores and frequently visited the Kid to Kid store in Fort Worth. She and her husband had been looking for the right business to invest in when she realized the resale concept could work in her Woodlands-area neighborhood.

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Easter is almost here and we can’t wait!  Plus don’t forget to grab an adorable Easter outfit, accessories, or basket stuffers before this weekend’s events.

Layered Peeps Bars

So pretty and colorful! Use Peeps marshmallows to make these yummy layered treats. Get the recipe.

Easter Bunny Dirt Cake

Simple, cute, and filled with chocolate! This is a great treat to serve a larger group of family and kids. Get the recipe.

Easy Veggie Bars

Make something savory too! These veggie bars will be a hit for parents and kids. Get the recipe. 

Hop to Win Sack Race 

This is such a fun activity that’s great for kids of all ages! Hop to win this sack race with pillow cases or bags. Learn more.

Tie Dyed Easter Eggs

Such a fun way to dye eggs! This tie dye method creates vibrant colors and patterns and you just need vinegar, dye, and paper towels. Learn more.

Non-Candy Egg Stuffers

These are some great ideas to stuff Easter eggs that aren’t candy! Get your small toys and more at Kid to Kid! Learn more.

Roll the dice (Featured)
Make your own dice cleaning game and roll to find out what your task is. Include parents too! You can even have rewards that you get to roll for too! It’s a good way to distribute tasks by chance so everyone feels their task is picked fairly. Plus, everyone loves to see what the dice will say!

Race the clock
There are two ways to race the clock in a messy room. Set a timer and see who can pick up the most items, or designate a space and see who can clean it up the fastest. This speed cleaning technique becomes a race more than it becomes cleaning. It works best for picking up toys – you don’t want to break a dish speed cleaning the kitchen! It’s a good idea to make sure that toys have enough places to go. Bins that can rotate between rooms help with cleanup.

Shoot hoops to score
Stuffed animals and other soft toys are great to play with this cleanup game! See how many you can score by tossing into a bin or basket. This can work with dirty clothes and a hamper or washing machine too! See who can score the most baskets.

Find the colors
Have your kids find a color of toy, clothing item, or trash to put away. Once you get through all the colors of the rainbow, everything will be clean! This works best for kids who get distracted by toys while cleaning and can keep them focused on a specific task.

Count the items
Counting is a great game for younger kids. Ask them to find a certain number of items as their chore. Having your kids pick up 10 items each day can help stay on top of messy rooms and playrooms. Rewards are a great incentive for a recurring game, like a small treat or an allowance.

Sweep into the goal
Set up a small goalpost with two bottles or with tape on your hard surface floors. Have your kids sweep all the items into the goal post. It teaches dexterity using a broom and makes it easy to get all the dust into the dustpan to throw away. Teach those dust-bunnies a lesson!

Take a dance break
Finally, take a quick dance break between games! You’ve earned it.

Cleaning Tips:

  • Put aside clean outgrown items to sell to Kid to Kid.
  • Focus on one room or one area at a time to not get distracted.
  • Take a short break if you get distracted so you can refocus easier.
  • Make sure every toy and item has a place to be put away.
  • Get the whole house involved in cleaning and it will go faster and be more fun.
  • Choose age-appropriate cleaning tasks for each child.
  • Set up a consistent chore or cleaning plan to stay on top of messes.
  • Reward your kids for participating in picking up their toys and trash.
  • Get kids’ involved in cooking and grocery shopping too!
  • Keep harsh chemicals away from young children or try natural cleaners instead.
Kid to Kid in Dunwoody, Georgia.

Kid to Kid in Dunwoody, Georgia

DUNWOODY, GA—March 24, 2015—Local resident Mary Campbell, is excited to announce the grand opening of her second Kid to Kid store, on Thursday, April 9 at 4 pm. The grand opening will feature a special visit from Anna and Elsa from Disney’s hit movie Frozen along with face painting, balloon animals, and door prizes. The first 100 shoppers will also receive a coupon for 10 percent off all purchases made throughout 2015.

Located at 4498 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. in Dunwoody, 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 purchase customers’ gently used items. After the grand opening, customers will be able to shop for new and like-new children’s apparel and gear 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.

In addition to carrying hundreds of recycled items, the Kid to Kid store will also offer many new products including toys, shoes, hair bows and apparel.

Campbell opened her first Kid to Kid location seven and a half years ago in Buford, GA and is looking forward to the grand opening of her second location. “As an Atlanta native, I’m so excited to expand the Kid to Kid concept into the metro Atlanta market,” said Campbell. “With young families choosing to stay close to the city center, Kid to Kid is needed in Dunwoody more than ever before.”

Mary knows the challenges of raising a family on a tight budget “My husband and I are proud parents of two young boys, ages 4 and 8 and we know first-hand the challenges of raising a family on a tight budget. Our youngest was only one year old when we stretched to open our first Kid to Kid,” continued Campbell. “But it feels so good to be part of something larger and know that by shopping and selling at Kid to Kid, it not only helps your own family, it helps the whole community!”

For more information, visit the store website or follow Kid to Kid – Dunwoody 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 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, UT. For more information about Kid to Kid, call 801-359-0071 or visit www.kidtokid.com or www.basecampfranchising.com.

 

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Make new friends with these awesome bracelet ideas! Perfect to connect with friends before the spring and summer vacations. Don’t forget to get other accessories at your local Kid to Kid!

Neon and wooden bead bracelet 

Simple friendship bracelet 

Lovely heart bracelet patterns

Toddler-friendly bracelets 

Round rope style bracelet 

BoiseK2KBOISE, ID— The Kid to Kid franchise proudly awarded its Store of the Month award for February to Bill Long, owner of Kid to Kid in Boise, ID for outstanding increases in sales, invoices and customer satisfaction.

The Boise Kid to Kid store was selected from over 100 franchisees across the country and in Europe to earn the Store of the Month award. “February was a tough month for all retailers with harsh weather across much of the country, but Bill and his team defied the odds, achieving a 27 percent increase in sales,” commented Shauna Sloan, founder of Kid to Kid.

“Running a successful franchise takes a strong team, and my manager, Wendy, keeps ours focused on the things that matter,” said Bill. “Our customers love shopping and selling at our store because my team makes sure we are stocked with items their kids need, and makes it easy to sell what their kids have outgrown.”

This is Bill’s second franchise experience. He previously was a franchise owner of an Eat-A-Burger restaurant in Boise. Bill’s wife discovered Kid to Kid while shopping for their children, and immediately fell in love with the resale concept. In 2004, Bill opened his first Kid to Kid and left the fast food industry. “My wife saw that there was a need for a high quality used clothing store in our area,” Bill stated. “That’s why we decided to become a Kid to Kid franchisee over ten years ago. Next month, we will be expanding into a larger facility so we can continue helping Boise families.”

The new Kid to Kid store is located in Meridian, ID, a suburb of Boise, with a planned open date of April 30th. It will be paired with a new Uptown Cheapskate store, a sister concept to Kid to Kid specializing in gently used trendy fashions for teens and young adults.

To learn more about Kid to Kid in Boise, visit their website or find them on Facebook for recent photos and updates.

Kid to Kid Boise, ID

Kid to Kid Boise, ID

BOISE, ID—March 18, 2015— The Kid to Kid franchise proudly awarded its Store of the Month award for February to Bill Long, owner of Kid to Kid in Boise, ID for outstanding increases in sales, invoices and customer satisfaction.

The Boise Kid to Kid store was selected from over 100 franchisees across the country and in Europe to earn the Store of the Month award. “February was a tough month for all retailers with harsh weather across much of the country, but Bill and his team defied the odds, achieving a 27 percent increase in sales,” commented Shauna Sloan, founder of Kid to Kid.

“Running a successful franchise takes a strong team, and my manager, Wendy, keeps ours focused on the things that matter,” said Bill. “Our customers love shopping and selling at our store because my team makes sure we are stocked with items their kids need, and makes it easy to sell what their kids have outgrown.”

This is Bill’s second franchise experience. He previously was a franchise owner of an Eat-A-Burger restaurant in Boise. Bill’s wife discovered Kid to Kid while shopping for their children, and immediately fell in love with the resale concept. In 2004, Bill opened his first Kid to Kid and left the fast food industry.

“My wife saw that there was a need for a high quality used clothing store in our area,” Bill stated. “That’s why we decided to become a Kid to Kid franchisee over ten years ago. Next month, we will be expanding into a larger facility so we can continue helping Boise families.”

The new Kid to Kid store is located in Meridian, ID, a suburb of Boise, with a planned open date of April 30th. It will be paired with a new Uptown Cheapskate store, a sister concept to Kid to Kid specializing in gently used trendy fashions for teens and young adults.

A growing number of franchise owners either own multiple Kid to Kid stores or own a combination of Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate stores. “I can apply a lot of what I learned from when I first opened my Kid to Kid location to my new Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate stores,” continued Bill. “And with the franchise systems already in place and marketing materials readily available, it just makes sense to expand and grow.”

To learn more about Kid to Kid in Boise, visit their website or find them on Facebook for recent photos and updates. For more information about owning a Kid to Kid store, click here.

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, UT.  For more information about Kid to Kid and BaseCamp Franchising, call 801-359-0071. You may also visit www.kidtokid.com or www.basecampfranchising.com.

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