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HUGE KIDS CONSIGNMENT EVENT-HELPING FAMILIES SAVE AND EARN MONEY

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This amazing event has helped thousands of families provide for their families while bringing Long Island parents together.

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Gail Roca thekidskloset@aol.com
631-838-7914 www.thekidskloset.com
TWO HUGE MONEY SAVINGS CHILDRENS' SALES EVENTS UPCOMING
IN SUFFOLK AND NASSAU COUNTIES
Long Island families have two upcoming opportunities to shop at exceptional prices for gently used and new childrens' and baby goods. THE KIDS KLOSET Long Island's first (and best!) seasonal children's consignment sale business, will hold sales in Suffolk and Nassau Counties in the next few weeks. Admission to the sale is FREE (for the VIP Pre-sale noted below, a nominal $2 donation for a local charity is requested.)
The Suffolk sale will be held Friday, April 29 (VIP presale-pre-registration required for this sale. Details on the website.)-Sunday, May 1 at the Center Island Sports Complex, 101 Union Avenue, Ronkonkoma (directly off 495/LIE).
The Nassau sale will be held Friday May 13 (same as above-VIP Presale)-Sunday, May 15 at the Mitchel Field Indoor Athletic Complex in Uniondale/Garden City.
These sales will feature more than 35,000 gently used and new clothing items, toys, books, movies, CDs, baby gear, furniture, sporting equipment...if kids use it, you can find it here! This event is visited by thousands of Long Island families looking to provide for their children in this tough economy.
Items for sale are consigned by individual sellers who prepare, tag and price their items for sale by THE KIDS KLOSET. They also choose whether to discount these items on "half price Sunday" and whether they want unsold items returned at the end of the sale or donated to community organizations. Consignors earn 60-75% of the selling price and get paid quickly. Advantages of consigning include selling items quickly, earning more money than selling at yard sales or consignment stores, not having to be present during the sale and the ability to set items' prices with no haggling by buyers. Consignors can volunteer to work up to 3 four hour shifts to increase their sales percentage. Volunteers also earn the ability to shop before the general public sale begins.

With the rising cost of everything these days, THE KIDS KLOSET sales are valuable opportunities to purchase pre-screened and tested brand-name items at a fraction of their retail cost. Save HUNDREDS of dollars on quality brands such as Baby Lulu, Hanna Anderson, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Gymboree, Gap, Abercrombie, Aeropostale, Peg Perego, Nintendo, Little Tikes, Melissa & Doug and more. There is a special sales area for boutique brand clothing and shoes items, and one vendor selling new boutique brand clothing at a fraction of the retail price.
Sunday is half-price day at both sales, where many items (those designated by consignors) are sold all day at half the pre-tagged price.
The sale also offers a terrific opportunity to Long Islanders who are interested in reducing their family's carbon footprint. The concept of consignment is based on "Reduce-Reuse-Recycle". Many families return sale after sale, re-selling the now-outgrown clothing, gear and toys they bought last season and use the proceeds to replenish closets in new sizes and age-appropriate toys and books.
Helping the community is an important part of why THE KIDS KLOSET was started. Many unsold items are donated to community organizations and families in need. THE KIDS KLOSET is proud to be actively involved in giving back to the community through programs which give military parents, teachers, expecting and new parents first opportunity to shop before the general sale begins. Previous sales have included food and toy drives for local organizations. This month, THE KIDS KLOSET is conducting a Communion Dress Donation Drive for underprivileged families.
"Helping families save money helping save the environment are our goals for every sale," said THE KIDS KLOSET owner Gail Roca.
Both sales will include a "Parents Expo" with lots of family and child-friendly vendors with Long Island businesses.
THE KIDS KLOSET has a list of previous shoppers and consignors who are available to share their stories of consigning, volunteering and shopping!
For more information on sale dates/times and directions or information on how to register to consign at this and/or future sales, or participate as a vendor in the Parent Expo, please visit:
www.thekidskloset.com

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THE KIDS KLOSET SEASONAL CHILDRENS' CONSIGNMENT
WHAT OUR SHOPPERS ARE SAYING:
"I just wanted to write you and say thank you for such a great sale. I can't believe how much I was able to buy for so little."

"Everything is so expensive in the stores and this was a great place to get really beautiful clothes for my 3 kids, all brand name at very low prices."

"This was my first experience with a sale like this and it was unreal. My daughter is expecting and I needed a duplicate set of everything for my house...I got everything I needed...stroller, high chair, swing, carrier, toys and more for less than $200. Everything was in like new condition. Thank you so much...I would have spent over $1,000 for this at Babies R' Us.

"God Bless You for putting on this sale. I just cannot afford retail prices and I got clothes for all my kids and everyone keeps complimenting me on how well dressed my kids are. They would never know they were re-sale and I'm not telling :
WHAT OUR CONSIGNORS ARE SAYING:
"Thank you to The Kids Kloset for this great opportunity to clear out the clutter and earn some money at the same time. I had alot of fun working at the sale, found so many nice things for my kids, met some super nice moms and made money too....":

"I LOVED this sale. What an awesome idea. I was thrilled when I received my check and I had a blast participating in the sale. I'll see you in the FALL for sure....":

"This was such an easy way to make some extra money and recycle my kids stuff while purchasing some great things too..the whole process was simple...the internet barcode system is ingenious and made this very easy":

"I can't believe I earned $500 in only 3 days for things that my kids outgrew or did not use anymore. The playroom is now clean and organized (except for all the new toys I bought at the sale). This was really fun and I would definitely do this again. Everything was so organized and well-run. Bravo to you and your team. I'll be back for the next one"




FACTS ON THE KIDS KLOSET

THE KIDS KLOSET is the brainchild of Gail Roca of West Islip. An avid consignment shopper herself, she was "blown away" by a visit to a Georgia consignment sale where families toted large laundry baskets full of toys, clothing, etc.

Consignors sell their kids' gently used (and new) clothing, toys, baby gear, electronics, DVD/VHS/CDs, sporting goods, furniture, room decor, etc. with THE KIDS KLOSET.

Gently used and even lots of new items sell for a fraction of the original retail price at THE KIDS KLOSET.

THE KIDS KLOSET held its first sale in April 2008. The second sale, in October 2008, had more than 200 consignors and over 17,000 items.

THE KIDS KLOSET is now hosting its eighth and ninth sales, expecting more than ___ (250?) consignors and more than 35,000 items

THE KIDS KLOSET pays consigning families super quickly. It is not uncommon for consignors to receive a check of $500, $750, $1000 or MORE!!

The new Suffolk County sale location reflects the HUGE growth in THE KIDS KLOSET sale. The former venue was just bursting at the seams!

This is the 2nd sale in Nassau County for THE KIDS KLOSET. Consignors and shoppers repeatedly requested a Nassau venue as they worked and shopped at the Suffolk venue.

THE KIDS KLOSET has a deep commitment and rich history of giving back to the community through a multitude of ways. Proceeds of a nominal admission fee for the VIP presale are donated to a local charity. Five percent of purchases are donated to local schools or organizations who have signed up to participate. Unsold merchandise, authorized by the consignors, is gathered, sorted and donated to pre-screened community organizations which assist needy Long Island families. Other efforts have included food drives, toy drives and raffles of new large ticket items.