Wallingford’s local consignment shop, Kids on 45th, is celebrating Earth Day all week with a special “Consignment for a Cause” clothing drive. Basically, parents can consign their kids’ clothes and designate the money go to the charity of their choice (or not—they can choose to receive the cash or online credit themselves). Plus there are some in-store activities for kids like a scavenger hunt and a prize wheel.
Check the Kids on 45th Facebook page for the event info and details on how to participate in Consignment for a Cause and/or the Express Consignment program going forward. https://www.facebook.com/events/2293624054222435/
Big changes are afoot at the store ever since it was bought by Wallingford resident Elise Worthy in 2017. About a year ago the business launched subscription boxes and it’s been really successful—so successful that they just announced they’ve raised $3.3 million in funding to grow the business and continue sending super-affordable, sustainable, “surprise” boxes of gently-used clothes to parents around the country (check out this Forbes story for more info). Kids on 45th also launched “Express Consignment” at the store, so parents can drop off their clothes and receive payment within 3 business days (no waiting for the clothes to sell to other parents, Kids on 45th is the buyer).