Mission

To meet the material, educational, and emotional needs of children in the Washington, D.C area.

Consign

In-Store Consignments

The Shop accepts consignment by appointment only. We ask that consignors limit themselves to two appointments per month. Consignment appointments are limited to one hour. Please limit the number of items to what can be reasonably viewed in the one hour time frame.

Click here to make an appointment.

Click here for Consignment Form.

The Opportunity Shop accepts jewelry, china, silver, lamps, crystal, textiles, decorative items, glassware, furniture, and artwork. All items must be floor ready and in desirable condition and quality for resale. The Shop reserves the right to accept or decline any item for any reason.

The Shop will only consider items initially valued at $50 and above for consignment. Any items under $50 will be considered for donation and the donor will receive a tax receipt. The Shop does not accept appliances. 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, and may be required for pickup at end of season.

The Christ Child Society Opportunity Shop can market and sell a variety of items for you. The commission rate for consigned property is as follows: the consignor receives a commission rate of 50% for property with a final sales price less than $500 and 60% for property with a final sales price equal to or greater than $500. 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.

The Shop is not responsible for any loss, damage or theft of consigned property (property that is currently in the consignment period is considered property of the consignor – not the Shop).

 

Frequently Asked Questions


What is consignment?

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 50% for property with a final sales price less than $500 and 60% for property with a final sales price equal to or greater than $500.

What kinds of items does the Opportunity Shop accept?

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.

All items must be floor ready and in desirable condition and quality for resale. The Shop will only consider items initially valued at $50 and above for consignment. Any items under $50 will be considered for donation.

When can I bring in my items?

The Shop accepts consignment by appointment only. Please click here to make an appointment.

How are the prices set?

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. The Shop does not perform appraisals – if the Shop cannot authenticate an item, the Shop has the right to refuse to accept it. Consignors have the opportunity to provide proof of purchase or other proof of authenticity acceptable to the Shop.

During the consignment period, the sales price of the property shall be reduced as follows: 60 days from the start of the consignment period, the sales price will be reduced by 10%. 120 days from the start of the consignment period, the sales price will be discounted by 25% of the original price.

Will I get a receipt for my items?

Yes. When we price your items, we will give you a contract and a list of the items and prices.

How long does the Shop keep items?

All property will be consigned for a period of 180 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. 181 days from the start of the consignment period, the item becomes a donation to the Shop.  No notification of the end of the consignment period will be given to the consignors (consignors should refer to their Merchandise Receipt for the end date of the consignment period). We recommend that unsold items be picked up during the sixth month of the consignment period.

When do I get paid?

Generally, consignment payments will be made within 45 business days of the sale of the property. However, the Shop will not issue payment unless the consignor’s account has a balance of $50 or more. Unpaid amounts remain in the consignors account until the consignor has reached the $50 threshold.

How do I donate items?

Since the Shop is a charity shop, we encourage and accept donations in keeping with our inventory guidelines. You can drop off donations at any time our doors are open, without an appointment. Tax receipts are available for donated items. Pick up service may be provided, at the Shop’s expense, for donated items only. Pick up requests must first have the donated items approved by the Shop (typically with a picture).

What does the Shop do with the money it makes?

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.

CCS Offices 5101 Wisconsin Ave. NW Suite 102 Washington, DC 20016 Phone: 202-966-9250 info@christchilddc.org | The Opportunity Shop 1427 Wisconsin Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20007 202-333-6635 opshop@christchilddc.org | The Merrick Center4275 4th Street, SE Washington, DC 20032 aanglade@christchilddc.org

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