Colorado Springs: Local Moms Help Families Make Extra Money with Consignment Event

Children's and Maternity Consignment Event provides families with chance to make extra cash while doing their spring cleaning.

Colorado Springs, Colo. – Families are still hurting financially. As the recession that began in late 2008 continues into 2012, economists are predicting a slow recovery, with little growth in the labor market. However, many families need additional income now. Just Between Friends Colorado Springs (JBF) is stepping in to provide an opportunity to earn quick cash at their spring community consignment event coming up April 11-14.  

 Just Between Friends is run by two local moms and provides a chance for families to “turn their clutter into cash”. By selling their new and gently used children’s and maternity items, families can make money from items they no longer need. It’s an easy way for families to earn the money as thousands of shoppers also save money.

 As a consignor at JBF Colorado Springs, families can price their own items using a free and easy online bar coding system. Then, they earn 60 percent of their sale price, with volunteers for the event earning up to 70 percent. Families make money while also clearing their home of unnecessary clutter.

 JBF has established a reputation as a safe and fun event where families can save typically between 50 and 90 percent on  thousands of items, like children’s and maternity clothing, baby equipment, furniture, DVDs, toys, and much, much more.

 JBF of Colorado Springs is gearing up for its big spring event to help local families clean out and cash in.

 What: JBF Colorado Springs

When: Monday, April 9 – 1 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Drop off

Tuesday, April 10 – 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. – Drop off and Pre Sale

            Wednesday, April 11 – 1 – 8 p.m.

            Thursday, April 12 – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

            Friday, April 13 – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

            Saturday, April 14 - 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Half-Price Sale

Where: The Colorado Springs Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd. (Corner of             N. Academy and Palmer Park)

Admission: $2 Wednesday only

 JBF Colorado Springs donates all unsold items designated by the consignors to local charity Peterson AFB Airman's Attic.

 Lynn Jennings and Melissa Meifert, are the two local moms who organize the event. They are available for interviews as well as local moms who participate as consignors in the event. We also have photos and video we can provide.

 About Just Between Friends

In 1997, Just Between Friends was created in a living room in Tulsa, Oklahoma when Shannon Wilburn, a mother of two young children, and her friend Daven Tackett hosted a sale, while inviting 17 friends to be consigners. Promoted only in their neighborhood, the gross sales reached approximately $2,000. That’s when the idea caught on. Each season, a new, larger event was held. In 2003, Wilburn and Tackett formed Just Between Friends Franchise Systems, Inc., and began developing and selling franchises. Currently, Wilburn, now sole owner of Just Between Friends Franchise Systems, Inc., has 121 franchises in 24 states.  JBF has received national attention on several national television shows including ABC News, Good Morning America, CNN, Headline News, Inside Edition and CNBC’s The Big Idea. They have also been featured in The Seattle Times, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Sacramento Bee, LA Times, Daily Oklahoman as well popular websites www.sheknows.com and Disney website www.family.com and broadcast outlets in dozens of cities across the country including Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis, Denver and Seattle.