Second Opinion Magazine
Shop Here We Grow Again’s Huge Spring/Summer Thrift Sale!
Here We Grow Again is West Central Wisconsin’s upscale children’s consignment event held at Hobbs Ice Arena in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Our sales are offered twice a year, one in spring and one in fall. We are the place to find bargains on quality, name brand clothes, shoes, sports equipment, outdoor play items, great toys, books, videos, baby equipment, nursery furniture, maternity, and more. We also have vendors and goody bags available to share their family friendly products and services with you.
The very first sale in 2005 had just 20 consignors and was held in a basement, Here We Grow again has grown sale after sale and now has over 400 families participating each season and has an entire ice rink BURSTING AT ITS SEAMS! The upcoming sale in April will be the 27th consignment sale in the Chippewa Valley!! Here We Grow Again has something for anyone in search of children’s things. Items are inspected before being placed on the sales racks and tables. Some items are even new with tags.
The sale helps families in so many ways. People can clean out their unused/outgrown children and maternity items to sell and make some extra cash, most consignor’s make between $300-$350. Thrift sales require lots of time to set up and oversee the entire sale, our consignors price their things and simply drop them off with us. We do all the marketing, set up, and selling for you! Our consignors are usually surprised at the small pile of unsold items after each sale.
Shoppers benefit from the deep discounts from buying 2nd hand and being able to get almost ANYTHING baby/kid under one roof all at once. Providing all of the things children need is expensive. And when they’re little, children quickly outgrow their clothes and toys. Sometimes it seems like you just cut the tags off that $30 pair of shoes and now they are too small! If what you need is a one stop shop where you can get just about everything you need for your children from newborn on up at great prices. Our Spring/Summer sale is the perfect place to find a HUGE assortment of shorts, dresses, shirts, shoes, and more! We’re also a great place for teachers and Daycare providers to shop.
With an average of 2000-2500 shoppers at each sale, we’ve recently extended our hours to accommodate those Friday evening shoppers.
Here We Grow Again is run almost entirely on volunteer workers, in fact about 250 of them!! They each sign up for a 3-hour shift, doing a wide variety of jobs from prepping marketing materials to setting up, taking down and helping to bag purchased merchandise. WE LOVE OUR VOLUNTEERS, some have literally worked at all 26 HWGA sales! I can’t tell you how many times I hear “that was so much fun” as they finish up their shift. Each volunteer receives a pass of our exclusive pre-sale and gets to shop over 35,000 items before the sale opens to the public. With our growing sale, we are always looking for more volunteers!
Consignors have the option to pick up unsold items OR they may choose to donate them. All of our donated items go to support a local non-profit, Hope Gospel Mission.