Tuesday, December 8, 2009

It's About Time

Introducing a brand new way to sell: It's About Time

That's the name of our brand new way to sell your items. It's About Time. Why is it called that? Because we deduct a selling fee based on how long the item is in the store. This program is for people who are comfortable listing their own items on selling sites like Craigslist, NapervilleYardSales and eBay. Fees start as low as 5%!
Click here to find out more.

Kids Konsignment

Kids Konsignment is a new consignment program designed to help teach kids about recycling and saving money. It is for kids ages 8 - 18 and offers higher rates of payment. Combine with our referral rewards program and kids can also earn money in their account for sending in referrals! Call or ask in the store for more details.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

If I Had A Nickel ...

As the former Director of Finance and IT at Northern Illinois Food Bank in St. Charles, I am aware of the struggles to continue to get financial support from the community for even the most basic of charities; those that provide food. In tough economic times such as these, many people are struggling just to keep their own families afloat. Now that I own a resale store I inevitably have a number of items that do not sell and thus I have been donating them to a variety of local charities. I don't know how many of these items ultimately find their way to another person and I was thinking, "If I had a nickel for every one of those items, the charities could benefit from that money." Thus my new program was born.

Here's how it works:
Items that haven't sold in over a year or are slightly damaged in some way are tagged with a special 'If I Had A Nickel' tag. When you make any From My Room purchase, you can choose one of these items and it will ring up as five cents. In addition, we ask that you put in any additional amount to one of our two collection boxes. One is for the Northern Illinois Food Bank and the other for the Naperville Area Humane Society. The donations for the Northern Illinois Food Bank will be targeted for their new capital campaign, raising money for a new, much needed facility ( http://www.northernilfoodbank.org/menu-top-getinvolved-capitalcampaign.asp ). The Naperville Area Humane Society will use donated funds in their care of abandoned animals. From My Room will match the amounts collected, thereby doubling the benefit to these charities.

It is our hope that this new program will:
* Make still-usable items available to people in our local community
* Keep these items out of landfills to help the environment
* Draw more attention to the community needs that are addressed by these two charities
* Provide some financial support to two great charities

Thank you for supporting our community.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Consignment Update

Consignment for spring and summer clothing is currently open but only for quantities of 20 items or less. Call for more information.