Have you heard of thredUP? I only recently learned about this online consignment site through another adoption blog. What a great way for friends to help contribute to our adoption just by donating their high-quality used clothing.
Here's how it works from their FAQ section:
- Sign up for a thredUP account, Join our group here, and request a FREE Clean Out Bag.
- When your bag arrives, fill it up with your very best gently used clothing that's still in great condition, and return it to thredUP for free with the pre-paid postage via USPS or FedEx (you can even leave it right outside your door for your postman to pick up!).
thredUP processes your high quality items and sends you another email once they've had a chance to inspect and price all of your items. This email will provide you with a link to your Bag Detail page, which lists all accepted items and tells you how much you've earned.
After 14 days, you can contribute your credit to a thredUP Group. From thredup.com, go to My Groups under the My Account tab in the upper right of your screen. Then, click on "Contribute Today."
- All accepted items are resold in the thredUP marketplace. thredUP gives your clothes a second chance and you earn money to contribute to your Group account!
And the best part? (other than you will feel sooo good to clear through the clutter in your closets) thredUP will match donations through our group up to $1000. So, if we earn $300 through this by the end of 2013, thredUP will donate another $300 toward our adoption. If we earn $1000, they will donate an additional $1000!
Yay! Anyone feel like doing some closet purging this weekend for a good cause? Thanks a bunch if you can help in this way. Oh, and pass the word along. Our group link is: http://thred.me/19J73hS