Family Promise & WeeTRADE

We have recently added a new charity project to WeeTRADE. We have been so blessed with the growth of our events over the last 11 years, that we really wanted to offer something special to some families in our area. We hope our clients will find this project rewarding too.

It seems even at a young age children know what they like and what they don't like. Most children especially as they get older appreciate the opportunity to pick out clothing or toys for themselves. Well that is just what some lucky kids, who were recently homeless, have the opportunity to do with us one evening prior to our event opening.

WeeTRADE opens its doors to several families who are current guests of Family Promise of Jacksonville, before we open the doors to the public. The children shopped with their parents and each were able to choose some clothing, shoes, and toys that suit their liking.

Family Promise helps homeless children and their families by partnering with local churches and social service organizations to help homeless families get into a home and become self-sufficient. Currently 18 local churches provide a place to sleep and dinner for the families that are in the program. The churches rotate on a weekly basis. During the day the families come to a day-center housed at First United Methodist Church downtown, from there the children go to school, some adults go to work and others receive the case management that they need to become employed and independent. Family Promise has been in Jacksonville since 2006 and there are over 160 affiliates across the country.

We also will offer some of our donated items at the end of each sale to Family Promise for other families in their program. So if you choose to donate your unsold items, they will be offered to the families of Family Promise as well. We hope you'll join us in supporting this wonderful project.

You can visit them at www.familypromisejax.org to learn more about this wonderful program or follow them on Facebook.

We look forward to sharing the shopping experience with you soon!

Thank you!

Jennifer & Pam