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ICYMI: King of Glory Hosting Children’s Consignment Sale in March

(Photo: King of Glory Children’s Consignment)

WILLIAMSBURG — Consigners, volunteers and shoppers are needed for the King of Glory Lutheran Church Children’s Consignment Sale scheduled for March 1 and 2.

This season, the sale celebrates 20 years in the Williamsburg community.

“I had done consignment sales at other churches, before moving to the area,” said Director Kimberly Kay. “After the first sale, we saw how well received it was in the community in addition to filling a need in the community. This was way before Facebook Marketplace and selling online.”

The fundraiser is a pop-up shopping event where folks can sell and buy gently used kids clothing, toys, gear and even maternity items.

“Anything that deals with raising children,” stated Kay.
(Photo: King of Glory Children’s Consignment)

Consignors can receive up to 65% of their sale proceeds with the remaining proceeds going to the King of Glory Preschool Scholarship Fund, providing early childhood education to those who might not otherwise receive it.

“We recognized a need to help parents with preschool tuition. Families that need assistance with child care while they are at work, and want their kid in a safe loving environment now have the opportunity,” Kay said.
The sale is the only registered nonprofit sale in Williamsburg, running since 2004. It is hosted twice annually, once in the spring, and once in the fall, and is entirely run by volunteers.

“We encourage people to consign with us. Don’t wait for the hassle of having your own yard sale or having to sell on Facebook Marketplace. See the value and benefit of selling with us, and where our donations go to — right back into the community. We are helping local families attend a secure and loving preschool,” Kay said.

At the close of each sale, all remaining unsold merchandise is donated to local charity organizations.

“We think this is a well-rounded pop-up event. Consigners can sell new or gently used items and make some money for themselves and shoppers get great items. Things that do not sell, consigners are given the opportunity to take those things back or allow us to donate those out into the community. Since the start of our sale, we have worked with FISH. They come in and choose what fills their needs,” Kay said.
For those interested in attending the sale who may need extra financial assistance, Kay and her team have a screening process to earn gift cards towards the sale.
“These gift cards are for people in our local community to use to come and shop. It frees up funds they may need to use for rent or food or other things they need to take of,” Kay explained.
New for 2024, the sale will open at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, much earlier than in years past, with a donation of a jar of peanut butter. The peanut butter will be donated to FISH. There is no cost to attend the sale and browse or shop.
The deadline to register as a consigner is Feb. 23. Volunteers are still needed to assist.
More information, hours on the sale, and more are available at childrensconsignmentsale.com.

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