Willing Hearts Consignment Shop
Willing Hearts is a
consignment shop managed and fully staffed by volunteers
for the benefit of the Rotary Club of the Caldwells and
its various projects and charities. We accept donations
and consignment. While we are happy to welcome you as a
consigner, because of the size of our business, we must
insist on adherence to our rules. We have tax letters
available for any donations. The burden of
responsibility for the monetary amount of your donations
rests with you.
What is a Consignor?
Basically a consignor is a recycler. You may wish to
consign clothing, jewelry, household items, small
furniture, collectibles, etc. Items we do not take are
listed on the second page of this packet.
A yearly fee of 10.00 allows a consignor to bring in 10
items at a time, 20 items a month, during specific
consignment hours: Tuesday and Saturday 10 to 2 and
Thursday evening from 5:30 to 7:30. Please sign in at
the register at least 15 minutes before the end hour.
The fee is collected at the time of registration;
subsequent yearly payments are deducted from your check
on the anniversary date of your membership.
About condition of consigned items
The items must be clean, clothing pressed and seasonal.
Any item which needs polishing or repair may be taken,
but will be considered a donation and the money will be
given directly to Rotary. Please read the list of items
we cannot accept.
About payment for sold items
Checks are issued once a month for the items that sold
the previous month. You receive 65% of the sale price;
35% is realized by Rotary. A printout of your sold items
is attached to your check which is usually ready by the
10th of the month, and is not negotiable after 120 days.
We prefer that you pick up your check personally.
However, if you are planning a vacation, or your
residence is a considerable distance from the shop, you
may wish to leave a stamped, self-addressed envelope.
Your consignment number MUST be in the lower left corner
of the envelope.
Consigning furniture requires a phone call to reserve
space. Please ask for Pat Kiernan, Sondra Loeb, Joyce
Potts or Barbara Morgan.
What is our goal?
Our goal is to SELL; that is how we make money for
To accomplish a goal, there must be cooperation from
staff and customers. A beautiful shop which welcomes
buyers involves cooperation among consigners, customers
and staff. An item well displayed is half sold. Please
help us to achieve our goal by cooperating with our
About time restraints and terms
Our week begins on Tuesday, since we are closed on
The week you consign your item is considered week one of
your selling term. The item remains on the selling floor
for four weeks at full price. At the beginning of the
fifth week, the
item is reduced by 50%, at which point the sale price
becomes a donation to Rotary - please ask for a
tax letter. After the 6th week any remaining
inventory is given to one of four shelters who pick up
each week. You may reclaim your items at any time, but
you must search by yourself. Volunteers are very busy at
all times. Please be considerate and look for your items
yourself. Thank you. You may call the shop on Tuesday,
Thursday or Saturday between 3 and 5 p.m. to check the
status of your items. This information is given out by
Pat or Joyce. Please respect our request.
About the computer
The month begins on the first Tuesday of the month
according to the computer. For instance, if the first
day of any month is on a Thursday, you may consider it a
part of the past month until the following Tuesday. If
you have satisfied your 20 item limit, you may not begin
to consign your next items until the first Tuesday of
the next month.
Interested in becoming a volunteer?
Contact Pat Kiernan at (973)226-7488.