Kids Co. Owner Takes Extra Measures to Avoid Waste
A small, yet successful, children’s consignment shop in Anthem, Kid Company, does more than sell gently used items to families – she helps them. Christi Dodson went through a whirlwind of hardships to get to where she is today. According to Anthem News, she is a survivor. As a child, she lived in homeless shelters, foster care, even tents. “You should have seen me!” Dodson said in the recent article.
After years of traveling from one home to another, Dodson found comfort with foster parents who were there for her. Once she found hope to make due with so little, she herself became a self sufficient business owner. “When those things come into the store and they don’t move, I have a hard time sending those things away,” she said in the article, “There’s a kid in me that would jump at those items.” That is why she hosts Donation Days, an annual event that allows families to come in and help themselves – free of charge. Another way she gives back is by giving what’s leftover from Donation Days to nonprofits such as UMOM New Day Centers – serving homeless families and the foster community.
Dodson doesn’t stop at the nonprofits. When there are even more leftover items from previous efforts, she finds third world countries that need them. Lastly, Dodson refuses to just throw things away in a landfill. The remainders are sent to a company that recycles the materials for insulation.
Support Anthem small business owners with their dreams of making it big, while serving others. Dodson is just one of many that has turned their life around. Visit Kid Co. Boutique & Consignment at 4220 West Opportunity Way to shop high-quality items for your household, or to donate children’s clothing and accessories.