One of the greatest things about JBF Folsom is that we get to see, meet and serve so many here in our community. We LOVE JBF and are excited to be a part of helping so many families save on the things they want and need.
Two specific ways that we create community through JBF are Vendor and Charity opportunities -
Vendor: Promote your business at the sale event
Charity Partner: Help local families through distribution of unsold items
Just Between Friends is honored to have a special partnership with the Sacramento Food Bank Family Services (SFBFS). Over the last several years, JBF's consignors have donated thousands of items to SFBFS and have helped countless families in doing so.
The Mother-Baby Program, now known as the Parent Education program started in 1992 with the idea of offering parents (often times single) a safe and supportive place to turn to during hard times. Now, twenty years later, the program is offered at two different sites in Sacramento impacting over four hundred parents and their babies each month.
Many of the parents that come to our doors are lacking the resources and/or the education to properly take care of their babies. Often times, mothers are escaping an unhealthy and abusive situation, and don’t have friends or family to rely on for support and guidance. It is our goal to help guide and empower mothers to give their babies a bright and healthy future.
The donations from the Just Between Friends sales help support these programs for the entire year. Please donate your unsold items. Please partner with us and help those in need in our community. Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, a local non-profit organization, serving families and individuals in need, was founded in 1976.
Over time, SFBFS expanded to meet growing needs and now offers eight diverse programs at two facilities in Sacramento. A staff of 35 employees and several thousand volunteers accomplish SFBFS’ mission of assisting those in need by alleviating their immediate pain and problems and by moving them toward self-sufficiency and financial independence.
We will also be taking donations of diapers, formula, baby food, and "new" layette items in addition to cash donations for SFBFS at the sale this season. So come out and donate! Donation receipts available at all registers and will be emailed to consignors at the end of each sale.
Sacramento Food Bank Services
SFBFS is dedicated to assisting those in need by: Alleviating their immediate pain and problems; Moving them toward self sufficiency and financial independence. SFBS accomplishes the above goals through the following services:
Educating the illiterate Providing moms with counseling, and their infants with food and diapers
Strengthening families through a program of ethics and self-esteem
Furnishing seniors with a social club and volunteer opportunities
Clothing the poor Housing the homeless
Feeding the hungry
SFBS has a well-planned strategy guiding all of its programs. This strategy involves a large cadre of volunteers who offer integrity in 'mentoring,' 'bridge-building,' and walking 'hand-in-hand' with others.
As a family business in the Folsom area, we understand the value of promoting within our community. Let us help you promote your family friendly business - to bring the community together. If you have a business that caters to children, families, moms, expectant moms or parents-to-be, partnering with JBF is a great way to reach your audience!
We expect more than 3000 shoppers to walk through the doors of our Fall/Winter event in August. Affordable and effective, there are three ways you can participate:
Vendor Space*: You're the best marketing tool for your business, and a vendor space at Folsom JBF allows you to work your magic in front of hundreds of moms and families. Booth space is $125 for a 4-day opportunity - April 11-14. Vendor spaces are $150 after April 1st, 2013. There are 10 spaces available. When to staff your booth is up to you. Your success will be greater if you have someone there for a large percentage of the sale (we can advise you on optimal times), however, we do require your booth to be set up for the duration of the event. You will be provided a 10' x 6' space for your business. You must provide your own table and chairs. All spaces will be strategically placed, allowing direct access to shoppers during the sale. All product transactions at your booth are your responsibility. We will post your business on our website prior to the sale on our partner page. Please give us a brief description of your business, a logo or picture, and your contact information will also be listed on our "partners" web page at no additional charge.
Family Packs: Can't make the event but still want to reach families in the Folsom area? Provide a valuable coupon, discount, promotional/gift item or business card to go into our Family Packs, which will be given to the first 500 shoppers. Family Pack inclusion is $35 and materials must be received no later than March 30th, 2013. Pieces can be as large as 8.5" x 11".
Daily Sponsor: Daily sponsors are promoted with a company banner on your day of sponsorship (you provide), inclusion in our family packs, logo on the newsletters to our database, facebook/twitter posts, and daily sponsor space at the front entrance of the sale. Daily sponsorships are $1000 or $1000 advertising value in trade. Contact us, if you are interested in being a daily sponsor at our event.
Presenting Sponsor: Position Filled
If you have ideas to help us promote our upcoming JBF Event, through your business, we are willing to explore any cross-promotion options to offset your cost of advertising through us. Contact us to let us know your ideas.
* PLEASE NOTE: Vendor booth space is limited and we can accept no more than two businesses per category. Spaces are given on a first come first served basis per business type and are awarded following approval process and receipt of payment. Sorry, vendors in direct competition with the sale will not be accepted.
Do you work with a not-for-profit group that would like to earn extra money by assisting with our breakdown?
Each sale we are pleased to select (2) groups who are able to provide 10 people to assit with 4 hours of our breakdown. In return, we will donate $250 to your cause...easy peasy. Please tell us more about your organization by clicking here.