The Shop accepts consignment by appointment only.
We ask that you bring in no more than 15 items at a time along with a completed Consignment Form. The Opportunity Shop accepts jewelry, china, silver, lamps, crystal, furniture, decorative items and glassware. We do require a minimum price per item which is $50. Items under $50 will be considered for donation. The Shop does not accept clothing, appliances, toys or books. Seasonal merchandise (i.e. Christmas items, fur coats, etc...) will be accepted no more than three months before the date the holiday or season occurs.
The Christ Child Society Opportunity Shop can market and sell a variety of items for you. When the items sell, you'll receive a check for 60% of the sales price for all non-furniture items selling for over $500. For items selling below $500 and for ''ALL'' furniture items, there is a 50% split. We need to approve furniture consignments prior to them being brought to the shop. A picture and description will suffice (we can receive pictures through email). No damaged furniture will be accepted.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Christ Child Society Opportunity Shop can market and sell a variety of items for you. When the items sell, you receive a check for 60% of the sales price for all non-furniture items over $500 and 50% for any items under $500. Furniture items have a 50% split.
The Opportunity Shop accepts jewelry, designer purses and accessories (scarves, sunglasses etc), china, silver, lamps, crystal, some linens, furniture, carpets, decorative items, and glassware. The Shop does not accept clothing, appliances, toys or books. Seasonal merchandise (i.e. Christmas items) will be accepted no more than three months before the season in which the holiday occurs. If you would like to sell furniture, we would need to see a picture first and the staff will need to approve the consignment (we can receive pictures through email). No damaged furniture will be accepted.
We work with you to set a fair price for your items when you bring them in. The more information you can provide and research you can do ahead of time assists us in the consignment process.
- Yes. When we price your items, we will give you a contract and a list of the items and prices.
Our standard consignment contract (all non-furniture items) is for five months (150 days). Please be aware that furniture items will be on consignment for only three months (90 days). If your items do not sell in that time period, you can either pick them up or donate them to the Shop and receive a letter for your taxes. Your contract tells you the exact date you should plan to pick any unsold items. Once you consignment term ends, you have a 30 day grace period to pick up unsold items. If you do not pick them up, they become the property of the Opportunity Shop and will be treated as donations.
We print consignment checks once a month and mail them out at the end of the following month. For example, if one of your items is sold in March, you will receive a check at the end of April. Along with your check, you will receive a report showing which items sold and for what price.
You can drop off donations at any time during regular store hours. We will give you a donation receipt so you can document your donations at tax time.
Proceeds from the Opportunity Shop help to support the programs of the Washington, DC chapter of the Christ Child Society which serve children in need.