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Kids Haven events are held in local retail spaces twice a year so growing families can sell the clothing their children have outgrown or items they no longer use and buy everything they need now at unbelievably low prices! Wherever Kids Haven events have been held, they've been recognized as the best organized and most accountable children's and maternity consignment sales around!

Kids Haven Franchise Owners are responsible for obtaining and transforming a vacant store front into a neat, clean, well organized retail space in a relatively short period of time. To do this they must locate suitable retail spaces; negotiate short term leases; and prepare the spaces for receiving consigned items. They must also obtain all required permits and insurance from the appropriate authorities. Furthermore, owners are responsible for providing all the materials, equipment and services needed for a successful sale such as clothing racks, bins, shopping carts, shopping bags and advertising. Owners also supply all the tags, labels and barcodes needed by their consignors. Finally, owners are responsible for coordinating the efforts of their volunteers and for accurately accounting for all the items consigned by the consignors.

Consignors clean out their closets and prepare their items for the sale using materials and guidelines that their local Kids Haven Franchise provides. Consignor supplies are ordered on line and shipped to each consignor's home. Using the instructions, tags, labels and barcodes that their local Kids Haven Franchise provides, Consignors price their own items and identify which ones can be sold at a discount. After dropping their items off at the sale location during the week of receiving, Consignors can relax while the local Kids Haven Franchise organizes their items for the sale. After the sale, consignors can pick up any unsold items on the designated retrieval day(s) or have Kids Haven donate them to local charitable organizations. A short time later, a check for 50% or more of each consignor's total sales (less a small administrative fee) will arrive in the mail.

Volunteers are essential to Kids Haven. Volunteers help set up the store spaces, receive consigned items, organize items for sale, assist customers during the sale, assist consignors in retrieving unsold items, and help move Kids Haven out of the leased spaces. Volunteering is fun and a great way to make new friends. Helping at the sale also earns Volunteers the privilege of shopping during the Volunteer Shopping night to get first choice at the best selection, without the crowds on opening day. Detailed information about volunteer shifts is available on-line.

Pre-sale events are held before Kids Haven opens to the general public. These events are for the benefit of our volunteers and consignors. During the pre-sale events, volunteers and consignors have the opportunity to purchase the best items and avoid the crowds on opening day.

Shoppers line up early on opening day to shop from thousands of gently used brand name items, including: clothing, strollers, toys, books, movies, maternity, furniture, baby equipment and other essentials. After six days of full price shopping, five additional days are devoted to the price reduction sales when most items will be available for sale at 10% to 50%! 

Local Charities partner with Kids Haven Franchises to allow their clients to select many needed items from the thousands of items Kids Haven consignors generously donate after the sale.  

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