What's New for the Upcoming Sale

The Staff of the Growing Kids Sale spends many hours brainstorming and tweaking policies and procedures, based on feedback from shoppers and consignors, to make each sale better than the last. It is important to us that everyone is aware of any changes being implemented, so please take a moment to read about the exciting changes for the upcoming event!



NEW PUBLIC SALE HOURS, with EARLY ACCESS for text club members!
Our public sale hours will now be 11am-7pm daily, however, text club members will get early access starting at 10am each day! Want to join our text club? Just click here: https://optin.mobiniti.com/GKSTextClub

We will continue accepting name-brand adult outerwear (like Patagonia & North Face), as well as adult athletic wear (like Nike & Under Armour). ALL SEASONS & SIZES! Items must be in great condition with no stains/damage, and please write "Mens" or "Womens" beside the size on the tag. Parents, don't forget to shop these items while you're there!


Items MUST BE SORTED for drop-offs!!!
To allow sellers to continue a "drop & go" drive-thru system, WE NEED YOU to have all small, non-clothing items separated by category into disposable bags or boxes. The 10 categories are listed below under "Drive-Thru Drop-off Details". This helps us quickly get your items to their appropriate location on the sales floor. If you do not have your items separated, you will need to pull over and do that before you can drop-off. Please write the category on the outside of the bag or box. For items too large for bags or boxes, you may leave them un-bagged. If you do not know which category an item fits into, just make your best guess. THANK YOU!!!

8-hour teammates: Tuesday 3-9 pm (those with Line Passes will be first to enter)
4-hour teammates: Tuesday 5-9 pm
Consignors: Wednesday 4-9 pm
-Teammate presale armbands will not be allowed entry on Wednesday.
-Only your spouse, your children under 18 AND/or your children’s grandparents may attend with you using one armband. NO EXCEPTIONS!
-Lost armband policy: All consignors must present their armband to enter. In the event an armband is lost, the consignor may obtain a replacement pass by paying a $25 fee.

WE WANT THESE...please bring these HOT SELLERS!!!
We can never have enough of these hot selling items! Pack-n-plays, highchairs, strollers, carseats, exersaucers, cribs, bassinets/dock-a-tots, changing tables, outdoor play equipment, large toys like art easels, dollhouses, toolbenches, and play kitchens, and quality shoes!

Did you know there are 3 different options for getting your barcodes? Printing at home is most popular - it's very simple and it allows you to have your items completely tagged & ready before drop-offs. But for those who cannot print their own barcodes easily, we have a mailing service for a small $10 label/postage fee (deadline to order is Wed, Aug 24th), or you can wait until our drop-off days and come to the sale to have them printed for free, but then you will have to apply them to your tags there in the parking lot before you enter the drive-thru drop-off process (or take the barcodes home and bring your items back later). For ALL the details on all 3 options, please visit http://www.growingkidssale.com/barcoding.html.

Additionally, on the first day of drop-offs (Thurs, Sept 1st), we will be on-site to print barcodes from 4pm-5:30pm so that you can have more time to pick them up and apply them to your tags before drop-offs begin that evening at 5:30pm.

It is a JOY to see local foster families getting to glean from those unsold items you no longer need, followed by wonderful local charities who put the items to good use! If you plan to NOT pick-up unsold items, *please* DO NOT mark them with a red “R” for return so we do not spend time sorting them into consignor number. Remember that all earnings checks are now mailed to the address on the consignor’s account, so donate your unsold items and skip the trip to pickups altogether! And don't forget...if you're letting the items be donated if they do not sell, you should definitely let them sell at 1/2 price on our final day!


We will continue our “Hybrid” drive-thru drop-off process. Please read these details to be familiar with the process before you come:

We HIGHLY recommend all consignors make a drop-off appointment in order to spread out drop-offs and serve everyone quickly & efficiently. However, we will have a non-appt drop-off lane for those who cannot make an appt or missed their appt. We will work those in as quickly as possible, but be prepared for a wait if you do not have an appointment. The DEADLINE to make a drop-off appointment is Wednesday, August 31st at 10pm. At that time, no more drop-off appointments will be made and you will have to drop-off without an appt. If you are bringing more than one consignor number, please sign-up EVERY CONSIGNOR NUMBER you're bringing for an appointment time (same or consecutive times are fine). This helps us block off enough time to work-in all of your items.

  1. You must have all your items completely barcoded & tagged before you enter the drive-thru drop-off process. However, you may still come to get barcodes printed and finish tagging in your car before you enter the drop-off line.
  2. We will direct you, but consignors will help by unloading their clothing & shoes onto a rolling rack, and will then get back into their car and stay in the car throughout the rest of the drive-thru process.
  3. You must have all clothing separated by gender & in size order. Place special clothing items like Dress-up clothes, Adult Athleticwear/Outerwear, Dancewear and Formal Wear together at the front or rear of the stack.
  4. You must have all small, non-clothing items separated by category into disposable bags or boxes. Below are the 10 categories they need to be separated into. Please write the category on the outside of the bag or box. For items too large for bags or boxes, just leave them un-bagged. If you do not know which category an item fits into, just make your best guess. See example photo (click to enlarge).
    1. Click to Enlarge Shoes
    2. Infant/Toddler Toys
    3. Girls Toys
    4. Boys Toys
    5. Gender-Neutral Toys & Stuffed Animals
    6. Sporting Goods
    7. Books/Games/Videos/CD's/Puzzles
    8. Clothing Accessories (purses, backpacks, hairbows, hats, belts, mittens, etc)
    9. Baby Necessities (feeding, diapering, health/safety, etc)
    10. Bedding/Decor/Blankets
  5. For large items such as strollers, bikes, play kitchens, etc. that will get large item claim tickets, simply tape the tag to the item for easy removal. You will drop-off these items last, so please load them deepest in your vehicle.
    *** Please make sure to clean your equipment before you come...dirty strollers, highchairs, exersaucers, etc will not be placed on the sales floor, and will be returned to the consignor at pick-ups.
    ***If you bring a bed, pack-n-play or other item that requires assembly, you will need to exit your vehicle and assemble those yourself (we will direct you).
  6. Have your items loaded into your car in this order: hanging clothes & bagged shoes most accessible, bags/boxes in the middle, and large equipment/toys buried deepest.


  1. When you arrive to Kay Rodgers Park, read & follow the sign just inside the gate which will lead you to an attendant who will give you instructions for your first stop.
  2. Your first stop will be to unload your clothing & shoes onto a rolling rack and roll it just a few steps from your car, but then you will stay in your car as you make stops around the building to allow helpers to unload the rest of your items.
  3. After all your items are unloaded, there is no need for you to wait on inspections to see if there are any returns! Any returns can be automatically donated for you. But if you prefer to take home your returns, you will need to park & walk inside to retrieve those after you finish the drive-thru process. If we have not finished inspecting your items by that time, you may have a short wait until your returns are ready.

  1. Need to make more than one trip to drop-offs to fit it all in your car? You are welcome to make a 2nd trip to bring large items and toys ONLY. Please bring your clothing & all other items FIRST at your appointment time, and you can subsequently bring more large items & toys during any of our drop-off hours.
  2. GKS Reloaded Drop-offs will take place as usual – no changes.

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