Would you buy it? Take a close look at each piece of clothing and ask yourself if you would buy the item.
Is it clean and in good condition? Ensure all items are clean and in good condition (no tears, stains, broken zippers, paint, or pet hair). We have learned that the newer the item looks, the faster it will sell.
Be organized! Please organize your items by style, size, and color to speed up the consignment process.
Consign in May before school is out.
- Example: All short-sleeve, size child small, blue polo shirts in one grouping. All size 10 skorts in another group.
You will have a greater chance of selling your books and uniforms next fall if you consign in May.
Unsuitable items: Items not suitable for resale can be left for donation to charity. Most of our donations go overseas via The Uniform Project. We can donate non-logo items to local charities.
The Uniform Project was born when Consignment Shop volunteer, Beth Kempe, realized that many unsellable uniform items that were being thrown away still had plenty of wear. Many countries do not allow children to attend school without a proper uniform. Beth hated the idea of throwing away uniforms that could be helping someone, so in 2010 she began collecting and sorting uniforms from Woodward to donate to area church mission groups who were headed overseas. The Uniform Project has now grown to include many more private schools in the greater Atlanta area.
Countries with schools and orphanages The Uniform Project has helped include Guatemala, Jamaica, Kenya, Nigeria, India, Nicaragua, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Liberia, Tunisia, El Salvador, Haiti, Cameroon, Tanzania, Mexico, Ghana, and Zambia.
Beth was a longtime volunteer of the Consignment Shop and has two children who graduated from Woodward. Visit theuniformproject.org to learn more.