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Bridget B
400 W. College Street
(Oberlin )
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the project

     Your Turn Consignment (  hosts seasonal pop-up sales featuring gently used baby and kids items.  The mission of Your Turn Consignment is to provide a positive selling and shopping experience while encouraging community building and compassion for local charities.  The concept is simple: consignors prepare and price their items for sale with barcoded tags.   Items are organized similarly to a department store and the public is invited to shop for several days. Unsold items are returned to the seller, or if designated as donations, to local charities.  The consignor receives a payout for their sales and people are able to shop for the next season at significant discounts.  We are creating a circular economy in the local community and hosting resources such as car seat safety checks, educational programs, and kids' fingerprint ID cards free of charge on-site. 

     In fall 2022, we donated over 35 totes of clothes, shoes, and toys to BirthRight of Lorain County, Mercy Hospital Mothers’ Resource Group, and area churches.  Funds received will be used to invite families in need, referred through area agencies, to shop before the sale is open to the public.  This would allow them to shop the best selection with dignity before the sale is picked over.  The families will have a gift card usable only at the sale provided through your contribution. We would like to gift 20 families a $100 gift card. ($2,000) 

      An additional $1,000 is requested to provide transportation for those who do not have their own access to and from our location in Amherst.  This will be through ride-sharing or supplementing Lorain County transportation.  

     Lastly, the remaining funds will be used to procure deeply discounted baby equipment, diapers, feeding supplies, and children's hygiene products through our network of wholesale, pallets, and resale businesses.  These items will be distributed to families in need.  

     The final day of the event is our Dollar Dash.  All unsold, items marked for donation are sold to the public for $1.00.   Your Turn Consignment donates all of the Dollar Dash sales to The Murray Ridge Center to assist with their vocational programs.  Murray Ridge is operated by the Lorain County Department of Developmental Disabilities and serves thousands of county residents from babies to adults.  

    In summary, these sales allow people to sell or donate unwanted items, help others source locally, increase the lifespan of children's items, and contribute to equity in our community.  Thank you for your support and for sharing my vision!  Fall/Winter Sale dates are September 26 through October 1, 2023.

the steps

Work with Mercy Hospital Mothers' Resource and other Lorain County social service agencies to invite families in need to receive a shopping voucher for the Fall/Winter Sale.  Presale dates are September 26 & 27, 2023.   More info @Yourturnconsignmentsale  or

Begin sourcing ride-share options for those who need transportation to and from the sale location.  (August 14, 2023 start date)

Contact and procure baby equipment, diapers, formula, hygiene items, and feeding supplies through our reselling network for distribution at the sale.  (Based on funds available.)



why we're doing it

  It is such a pleasure to bring a new shopping and selling experience to Lorain County!  I grew up here, on the shores of Lake Erie, and never thought I would take the chance to move back.  I married a graduate from the Naval Academy and spent most of my time chasing after our kids and changing addresses, depending on where the Navy needed us.  Each move was a new adventure with memorable experiences and people.   But when retirement was on the horizon, we began looking to move closer to family and a move to Northeast Ohio called me back home.
             I had participated in similar consignment events when we were stationed down South.  One in particular Weepeats, in Augusta, GA, made quite an impression on me.  Not only was I able to make over $300 selling outgrown baby and kid items, but working the sale connected me with more people in the community and gave me the idea to one day create a sale of my own.  It took almost 14 years, but it is finally my turn to start this business and I am thrilled to kick it off close to where I grew up and with people who were part of my "original" community.  
          Being of service to others inspires me and is the reason I chose to seek out local charities that will benefit from the consignors' donated goods after the sale.    Selling gently used items in a collective location helps people save money and time, while also hopefully delaying excessive landfill dumping.  Plus, who doesn't like a quality bargain?  
          The mission statement of Your Turn Consignment is to provide a positive selling and shopping experience while encouraging community building and compassion for local charities.   I sincerely hope you will join me on this journey.  Let's do some good today!


Final budget


Reusable XL Bags for families when shopping for clothes, toys, and home items - 100 bags @ $1.49 each (discount of 50%) = $79.92

Materials for promotion of project collaboration and promotion (paper, ink, USB drive, etc.) = $65.83 

TOTAL RAISED = $155.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $7.75
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $1.50

Original budget

$2,000 - provide 20 vouchers of $100 for families in need to purchase baby and kids' Fall/Winter items

$1,000 - procure ride-share or transportation for those who cannot access the 5-day sale with their own vehicles 

$800 - source deeply discounted quality baby equipment, diapers, feeding supplies, hygiene items, etc.  to be distributed during the sale to families in need

Total: $3,800

ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $205
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)

Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.


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