Monday, September 13, 2010

Shopping Green

One of my favorite local events is coming up this Saturday!!! The Mothers and More group is featuring their fall children's resale on September 18th from 8am to Noon at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Crystal Lake. There is everything from baby gear, to clothes and shoes, to toys and books.

Here are just a few benefits of shopping this resale:

1. A portion of the proceeds go to local outreach programs and food pantries.

2. Did you ever consider that by purchasing preowned clothes and toys you are making the planet a little bit greener? Less new manufactured materials, less dependence on oil to transport goods, and less items in garbage dumps.

3. The prices are rock bottom, the sale is well organized, and the goods are in excellent condition. It's a joy to shop, and if you don't believe me, go to the church at 6am and see the line already forming out the door and around the parking lot.

4. I'll let you in on a secret insider's benefit that no everyone knows about. If you volunteer to help for a few hours with the resale, you get to shop the PRESALE on the Friday night before it's open to the public. You can also become a seller/consigner, but you need to volunteer at the sale a time or two before getting your name on the very popular seller's list. To register to volunteer, click HERE. Volunteering is also a great way to meet other moms in the community!

My kids love this resale because they know when I come home it's like Christmas morning at our house! I'm smiling because they're happy, I donated to local charities, made the earth a little greener, met a few new moms and kept my budget in one piece!

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