Reading: Two Local Moms Help Families Make Extra Money with Huge Consignment Event

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

Reading, Pa. – 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 Reading is stepping in to provide a chance to earn quick cash at a spring community consignment event March 22-24.

 Just Between Friends is run by 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, Berks County 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 Reading, families can price their own items using a free and easy online bar coding system. Then they earn 65 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 Reading is gearing up for its big spring events to help local families clean out and cash in.

 What: JBF of Reading

When: Thursday, March 22 – 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Friday, March 23 – 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

            Saturday, March 24 – 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Half-Price Sale

Where: Greater Reading Expo Center, 2525 N. 12th St, Reading 19605

Admission: $3 Thursday only

 JBF of Reading donates all unsold items to The Children’s Home of Reading.

Beth McIntyre and Tracy Panase, are the local moms who organize the event. Both are available for interviews as well as local moms who participate as consignors. We have photos and video we can provide as well.

 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.