Economy
4:43 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Kernersville Store Makes Shopping Experience More Meaningful

A local consignment shop is making it easier to do good deeds.

Angie Wilson, owner of Good Deeds Consignment, is using her passion to help the community. She plans to increase the number of charity partners that work with the store in the coming months.
Angie Wilson, owner of Good Deeds Consignment, is using her passion to help the community. She plans to increase the number of charity partners that work with the store in the coming months.
Credit Angie Wilson

"The easier you make it for people to do good deeds, the more they are going to do it," says Angie Wilson, owner and founder of Good Deeds Consignment store in Kernersville.

The store opened its doors in July.  Wilson says she is using a different business model.

"This is the idea that a lot of times people have items that they don't necessarily want to trash, but they don't have the cash to support the charities that mean something to them. We offer the ability to take those material items and turn them into funds, so they can continue to do the good work that they are doing,” says Wilson.

The consignment shop accepts clothes, household goods, furniture, antiques and other items.

When a donor comes into the store, they get to pick which charity will benefit from the sale of their items.  Currently, the store has around 14 local and national charity partners to choose from.

Wilson is passionate about helping others. She lives on an animal rescue farm with her family in Walnut Cove, North Carolina. Wilson says Good Deeds Consignment also helps serve another purpose for the community.

“The second cornerstone of our mission is to decrease the amount of usable recyclable items that end up in our landfill. A lot of people do not have the time to donate, so these items that are completely reusable or recyclable end up in the trash. This is one of the things that gets me so badly, because there are a lot of people who can use these items and it allows us to decrease our footprint,” says Wilson.

Wilson says her future goal is to make the store a one stop donation hub for additional causes, including local food banks and environmental organizations.

A community grand opening for the Good Deeds More than Consignment store in Kernersville will be held Saturday, September 28 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.