EVANS, GA—January 21, 2016—BaseCamp Franchising is pleased to award the Kid to Kid Store of the Month award for December to Shannon Unger, owner of the Evans Kid to Kid location. 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. Unger’s store continually ranks among the top three Kid to Kid locations for sales every year due to her strong management skills, her love of the business, and her genuine compassion for the people she serves.
One of the most impressive successes of the Evans store is its continuous growth. Sales were up 21 percent in December, and it attracted more than 400 new customers despite the fact that the store has been open for 10 years. This is a testament to the impact Unger’s store makes in her community each day, allowing thousands of families to stretch their budgets without sacrificing style or quality. “Shannon is winning Store of the Month because she does amazing things with her management skills, and serves the community in a very significant way,” said Shauna Sloan, founder of Kid to Kid.
Unger says the best part of being a Kid to Kid owner is she gets to do what she loves while being there for her family. “I love my life!” she said. “I get to work with great people and help out the community at the same time. It’s fun to provide a service for families and individuals who are looking for a great deal on fashionable clothes. And the items we don’t sell we donate to local charities. It just feels good.”
Unger first opened her store in Evans in 2006, and has become one of the top franchisees in the Kid to Kid system. “As a single mom of five kids, I understand how expensive it can be to raise a growing family,” Unger said. When her Evans location grew so busy that she worried about being able to properly serve the community, she opened another Kid to Kid store in Augusta. Between the two stores and her two Uptown Cheapskate stores (a buy and sell fashion exchange for teens and young adults), she benefits thousands of families each year.
“Shannon is really a leader in our franchise system,” said Sloan. “She not only ranks in the top spots for sales for both Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate, but she continually imparts her knowledge and experience to other franchisees to improve the entire brand. She is an inspiring business owner, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to award her with the Store of the Month designation.”