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Parents can score great deals at the Just Between Friends sale

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Parents will get the chance to pick up some much-needed supplies for the kids at the Just Between Friends Back-to-School event at the Tucson Convention Center, July 28-30.

The consignment sale works under the umbrella of a national organization that gives parents the opportunity to buy and sell used kids clothing, toys, strollers, cribs and more for prices below what they'd find in stores.

"It's geared towards parents who have babies and younger kids or parents who are expecting," said Teena Werley, who has attended past events as a shopper and a seller. "It's actually really great if you're planning on going to buy."

Sellers can get rid of children's items that they no longer use while making some money in the process by receiving a portion of the proceeds from their sold items.

"If you end up with a lot of baby stuff after your first or second year, then it's really worthwhile," Werley said. "I've heard stories about moms coming out with $500, $600 to $1,000."

Sellers and those that decide to volunteer get 70 perent of the proceeds from their sold items (as opposed to 65% for non-volunteers) and are allowed shopping access sooner than the general public on July 27.

First-time moms, teachers, military moms and foster parents can also attend the pre-sale.

Items that don't sell are donated to the local charity More Than a Bed that provides resources and support to foster and adoptive families.

The event came to Tucson in 2008 when owner Shawna Wilfert brought a franchise to Tucson.

"I got involved nine years ago with Just Between Friends in west Texas and decided it was something Tucson needed," she said.

Wilfert's first event was held at the Sabbar Shrine Temple and the number of sellers has increased five-fold over the past eight years.

"We used to be in a really small venue and now we're in the ballroom at the TCC," she said. "At our first event we had not quite 100 families and we'll probably have over 500 families this year."

Wilfert estimates that nearly 2,500-3,000 families will attend the event this year.

The sale is held twice a year, once in January or February and once in July.

Business can also apply to advertise at the event by emailing a description of the business to shawna@jbfsale.com.

Tickets and registration are available now at https://jbftucsonfirstmomspresale.eventbrite.com/. For more information on the sale, visit nwtucson.jbsale.com.

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