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About Us:
CityKids Consignment Sale is inspired by the resale activity on the Kids South of Washington Google group (KSOW), which is managed by Lilypad (formerly known as SPPRC). We are a group of moms who are volunteering our time, skills and talents to create this DIY sale to help support our community. Our non-profit sale will help raise funds for our new space Lilypad at 1234 S. Broad Street. If you are interested in helping out with organizing Philadelphia’s largest non-profit consignment sale, please email us.

Meet The Volunteers:

Name: Allison
My role with the sale: Marketing, Sponsorships, Donation Coordination, all around do-er!
A little about why I’m a CityKids volunteer: All the moms who run the sale are passionate and fun. We created the sale out of nothing and it’s so great to see the sale grow and raise money for the SPPRC! I’ve learned so much about marketing through the sale and I’m all for learning new skills.
My connection to South Philly: I’m a native Philadelphian with family roots in South Philly. I’ve lived in South Philly/East Passyunk for 8 years. My husband and I Iove raising our son, Oliver, in the city and more specifically, South Philly. I love making South Philly an even better place for families to live and grow in!
A little more about me: I’m a project manager for my ‘real’ job. My PM skills definitely help for the kind of work we do for the sale.

Name: Christina
My role with the sale: Event Layout & Planning/ Volunteer Management/Consignor Education/Tagging Service Tagger
A little about why I’m a CityKids volunteer: Helping out with a cause to bring the community together is a really cool thing.
My connection to South Philly: I am proud to say that I am born and raised in South Philly. Now my husband and I are raising our two children here.
A little more about me: I have the privilege of being a stay at home mom to an 8 year old boy and a 3 year old girl. Recently I started my own business, Simple Solutions Home Organizing. I am very passionate about helping others find balance in the chaos a busy life can offer.

Name: Debbie
My role with the sale: I help with overall sale management, coordination and networking. I work in advertising, networking and just about anything the sale needs to keep growing and moving forward.
A little about why I’m a CityKids volunteer: I volunteered and shopped at several consignment sales in the suburbs when I was pregnant with my daughter Rose and was hooked. I learned so much and just couldn’t believe we didn’t have something like this in our own neighborhood. Witnessing all the resale activity on KSOW and Pennsymoms, I knew there was a need for this. While pregnant I also met some great moms and amazing friends through SPPRC and saw so much potential in this group to enrich our parenting community. So I put the two together and launched CityKids as a semi-annual fundraiser for the SPPRC. In keeping with their mission the SPPRC is providing a service to our community and raising the funds it needs to grow.
My connection to South Philly: I moved to S Philly almost five years ago when I got engaged to my husband. The neighborhood has grown on me over the years and I can’t imagine living anywhere else right now. It just feels like home.
A little more about me: I own and help run GEN3 Electric, Philly’s Friendly Neighborhood Electrician. I also do my best to keep track of a household that has two great kids, Rose – 3 and Gus – 1, two very fat cats and one little Boston Terrier who leads a double life as our company mascot, Oggi Sparks. I am dedicated to improving public school options for our children.

Name: Elise
My role with the sale: Helping with post sale donations and any other assorted needs
A little about why I’m a CityKids volunteer: After selling and volunteering at the last two sales, the other moms on the committee asked if I’d like to join them and I thought it would be a great way to connect with some new folks and give back to this awesome neighborhood that we’ve recently joined!
My connection to South Philly: Our growing family moved to South Philly almost three years ago to join a new church in the Pennsport neighborhood. We love this area so much and are loving each and every new person we meet!
A little more about me: My ‘real’ job is caring for our four toddlers (Isaiah, 4, Evie, 3, HannahGrace, 2, and Josiah, 1 ). Life with them keeps me pretty busy, but I’m so excited to be part of the CityKids team and do something outside of being mommy 24/7. And it’s such an exciting way to get more connected to this awesome community of families here in South Philly.

Name: Jenn
My role with the sale: Consignor Coordination, Set-up Helper, Marketing, Idea Bouncer Arounder!
A little about why I’m a CityKids volunteer: I enjoy supporting valuable causes that benefit families, the environment and our city! It’s fun to interact with like-minded moms who run the sale with passion! I hope to gain a broader knowledge base to apply to other areas of my life. :)
My connection to South Philly: My partner and I are native Philadelphians who are determined to raise our young boys (2, 6 & 8) in the city we love! Each of us have lived or worked in South Philly in the past but our home is West Philly. We were drawn to South Philly to support this sale and the programs it helps to fund.
A little more about me: My ‘real’ job is as an Administrative Coordinator in a university setting handling everything from scheduling to maintenance; recruitment to event management. Additionally, I have lead five consignment sales for our boys’ nursery school and serve on the executive committee of their elementary school’s home and school association with a focus on events. When not seeking out a great bargain, I enjoy building in our LEGO Room!  You can never have enough LEGO is the word in our home!

Name: Kira
My role with the sale: Volunteer Coordinator; helping with sponsorships and whatever else our sale needs.
A little about why I’m a CityKids volunteer: I volunteered last fall and had so much fun. I also made some special new friendships. When they asked me to be more involved with the sale, I was so honored. Plus, it is so great to be able to get much needed items for my rapidly-growing son and give back to the community at the same time.
My connection to South Philly: My husband was born and bred in South Philly and I have lived here for 20+ years. We now have a 3 year old son, Henry, and having a child has helped us establish more community connections. Building our village enhances my confidence in raising a child in a thriving city.
A little more about me: I work part-time as a Care Manager for a local Medicare insurance company, but am a Social Worker by trade with a background in hospice and palliative care.

Name: Maria
My role with the sale: Graphic Design, Website, Marketing, Advertising, and helping with a million other details that need to be done to make our sale run smoothly. We’re getting better with each sale!
A little about why I’m a CityKids volunteer: I was so excited to be able to help launch a consignment sale in South Philly. I love the idea of being a part of a growing, changing and thriving neighborhood.
My connection to South Philly: When I first came to Philadelphia in 2006, I was charmed by South Philly and have lived within a few blocks of my first place ever since.
A little more about me: As a stay at home parent to a 4 year old, this is a great way for me to stay connected, keep up with and learn new skills, and help out in the community.

Name: Sandi
My role with the sale: Sponsor coordinator, meeting coordinator
A little about why I’m a CityKids volunteer: I enjoy volunteering for events in general, but as a new mom I was looking for an opportunity to volunteer for an event that would also allow me to interact with local moms. I am a huge advocate of “it takes a village” and am actively looking for ways to add to my village!
My connection to South Philly: I moved to Philadelphia for college (Temple Made!) and slowly moved further and further south… Until 4 years ago when we bought a house in the outskirts of Girard Estates. Now we are here to stay!
A little more about me: My husband and I are blessed with a little boy, Theo, born in May 2016. We also have two cats and a dog that are always in competition for largest appetite!

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