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Consignment Sale in Downtown Jackson Attracts Thousands of Shoppers and Raises Tens of Thousands of Dollars for People Around the World
Thursday, August 24, 2017 – Tonight, one of the biggest sales events of the year will begin right here in downtown Jackson. First Baptist Church of Jackson will host their semi-annual Little Feet Consignment Sale raising money for missions locally and around the world. Thousands of shoppers from around Jackson are expected to shop through the weekend, many of who are in need of clothes for their children.
In 2012, a group of young women all a part of First Baptist Jackson’s Woman’s Missionary Union decided that they, too, wanted to be able to help missionaries in foreign countries but they were unable to travel because they all had small children. Instead, they created an event here in Jackson where they could raise money to send around the world and the event turned into much more than just a fundraiser for foreign missions.
The first Little Feet Consignment Sale raised about $15,000 and the most recent event raised more than $65,000. All of these proceeds were sent to organizations such as But God Ministries in Haiti, the Center for Pregnancy Choices, the Baptist Children’s Village, Mission First, Gateway Rescue Mission, We Will Go Ministries, and this year proceeds will go towards the International Missions Board.
The First Baptist Jackson gymnasium will look more like a shopping mall at Christmas during the three-day sale than a gym because more than 60,000 items will be available from consignors for purchase. It’s a great way for young moms around Jackson to earn a little money for themselves while providing high-quality name-brand items to other mothers who may not could afford them otherwise.
The shopping hours over the weekend are:
Thursday, August 24, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (invitation-only)
Friday, August 25, 6:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 26, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
On Saturday, all items, which are already priced low, will be marked to half price. The sale accepts cash, checks, and credit cards.
Allison Talley, Director of Communications, First Baptist Jackson
Mallory Rosamond, Event Coordinator
About Little Feet Consignment
Little Feet Consignment is one of the ministries of First Baptist Church of Jackson, located in downtown Jackson. First Baptist Jackson celebrates 180 years as a congregation this year and is committed to serving Jackson and all of Mississippi through worship and life-changing ministries.