Mom 2 Mom Sale in Greenville on Saturday

By Robin Miller • Last Updated 11:27 am on Friday, March 09, 2012

Chelsea Schaap loading her car with the help of her children, Keaton and Eliot Schaap. She rented two booths to sell her items at the Mom 2 Mom Sale at Greenville Community Church. — Courtesy photo

GREENVILLE — Kids seem to grow like weeds and many families shop consignment and resale shops to cut costs. The Mom 2 Mom Sale is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Greenville Community Church is a practical way to buy and sell children’s clothing and essentials.

“A Mom 2 Mom Sale is a great place to find gently-used items at a fraction of the cost,” said project organizer Rhonda Signs. “Everyone smiles when they get a good deal, and who couldn’t benefit from that, especially now, when jobs and finances are limited?”

In addition to children’s toys and clothing, moms-to-be can shop for maternity wear, baby carriers, cribs, bassinets, bouncers and other infant items.

Parents who are beyond the early child-rearing years may want to turn unwanted baby paraphernalia into cash.

“Often children outgrow their clothes, shoes, toys and equipment before it can be worn out,” Signs said. “Reselling these items benefits other families within the community.”

Sales booths — measuring 12-by-12 or 6-by-14 foot — were rented for $15. Sellers can use their own tables, clothing racks and shelving units to display sale items or pay $5 to rent a table.

This is the second time Chelsea Schaap of Gowen has taken items to the Mom 2 Mom Sale. Schaap has a three-year-old son, Keaton, and a 10-month-old daughter, Eliot, who have outgrown clothes, swings, bathtubs, potty chairs and car seats.

“I’m not planning on any more children,” Schaap said with a laugh. “I have a boy and a girl and we are done. I’m going to sell my stuff, so that temptation (to have another baby) is gone.”

Sellers are allowed to keep the proceeds from the items they sell. The net proceeds from the booth and table rentals benefit ministries at Greenville Community Church, specifically the People Restore Ministry and Youth Ministry.

The huge response at last fall’s Mom 2 Mom Sale prompted organizers to hold the event bi-annually. Sales spaces filled well before the March 6 deadline this year, according to Signs. The community can look forward to the sale each spring and fall at Greenville Community Church at 6596 Vining Road in Greenville.

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