I wanted to let you know about a great program from a Carmel, Indiana business that helps a very worthy Indianapolis organization and the young women it nurtures: The Women Like Us Foundation of Indianapolis.
The Backroom @ Westclay is a furniture and home consignment studio that has developed a program called "Consign for a Cause." The money raised from this initiative is directed to the Women Like Us Foundation, an organization that I'm happy to be directly involved with and support. So, if you have some items you'd like to consign, with a portion of the proceeds donated to the Women Like Us Foundation, here's more information on how you can help. - Rita Woll, Yellow Tag Household Sales.
“Thinking communally is what life is all about,” says Mark A. Roger owner of the Backroom @ WestClay – Furniture and Home Consignment. Recently, Roger put a spotlight on the Women Like Us Foundation’s One Girl at a Time Program (emphasizing empowering young women), The Damien Center (emphasizing empowering persons affected by HIV/AIDS) and the St. Margaret’s Guild (emphasizing the needs of Wishard Health Services) identifying them as beneficiary charities of the Backroom @ WestClay’s Consign for a Cause Program. “The good work that these three charities perform every day for those of high risk make our Program well worth the time,” Roger concludes.
The Backroom @ WestClay is furniture and home consignment studio whose inventory originates from show homes, estate homes, interior designers private collections and only the best from the attic. Recently featured in Indianapolis Monthly’s Hidden Indy: Gems in February, the Backroom’s owner, Roger, is an avid civic leader who first initiated the Consign for the Cause Program to benefit local charities. “Buying and selling with a social conscious isn’t a new idea, but we want to make giving to local charities an everyday occurrence,” says Roger, “and consignment allows people to recycle in a very practical manner; donating their sales proceeds makes the cycle of giving complete.”
Through the Consign for a Cause Program, individuals consigning items are able to identify a percentage of their sales proceeds to be directed to the beneficiary charity of their choice. Customarily, the Backroom generously matches a percentage of their sales proceeds to the charity as well. “Those shopping at the Backroom are made aware of the beneficiary charities providing them further exposure,” says Roger, “and Hoosiers are a generous lot who often simply need to be reminded the need exists to give.”
. More info about the Backroom @ WestClay is available at www.BackroomAtWestClay.com.