North Bay: North Bay Families Make and Save Big Money at Bay Area's Largest Children's and Maternity Consignment Event

Just Between Friends Events Mean Extra Cash for Families Doing Spring Cleaning

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Santa Rosa, Calif. – 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 North Bay (JBF) is stepping in to provide an opportunity to earn quick cash at their spring community consignment event April 13-15.  

Just Between Friends North Bay is run by local parents 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 their family has outgrown. At the sale last fall, the top consignor earned $3,100, 26 more totaled more than $500 and the average consignor took home $385.

 As a consignor at JBF North Bay, families can price their own items using a free and easy online bar coding system. They earn 60 percent of their sale price, with volunteers for the event earning 65 percent. Families make money while also clearing their home of unnecessary clutter.

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

 JBF North Bay is gearing up for its biggest event ever, with 5,000 shoppers and 70,000 items in a 40,500 sq./foot venue.

 What: JBF North Bay

When: Wednesday, April 11 – 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Drop off

Thursday, April 12 – 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 am – Drop off

Thursday, April 12 – 12:00 p.m. – 8 p.m. Presale

            Friday, April 13 – 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

            Saturday, April 14 – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

            Sunday, April 15 – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – 50 percent Off Sale

Where: Grace Pavilion at Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley                                          Road, Santa Rosa, CA.

Admission: $2 Friday only

 JBF North Bay donates 100 percent of admission to Active 20-30 and all unsold items to local 501c3 charity Our Kids Sake.

 Jennifer and Matt Hundley, are local parents who organize the event. They are available for interviews as well as local families who participate as consignors in the big spring 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 consignors. 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 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 San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis, Denver and Seattle.