Fairview gains funds from sale
Fairview’s Early Childhood Center held its consignment sale to raise funds for the education and care of the children in North Augusta.
People came out on Friday and Saturday to give back to the center that cares for many of the young kids in the community.
“It’s a fundraiser for the early childhood center,” said Stephanie Hudlow, whose son has been with the Childhood Center since he was 12 weeks old; he is now 7. “We use it for playground equipment, rugs, books and things to help us out. We are a nonprofit day care.”
They hold the sale twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall.
“We love for the community to support the consignment sale,” Hudlow said. “You can get a great deal on many of the items here, and it’s a great deal for the consignors. They receive 60 percent of the proceeds and the center receives 40 percent.”
Hudlow said the center has been amazing for her family, so she is happy to volunteer and give back to it.
“It was highly recommended when I was looking for a day care,” Hudlow said. “Fairview was almost a unanimous response. We’ve been blessed and happy ever since. Fairview has been nothing but a blessing to our family.”
Center Director Nancy Duncan said the fundraiser is important not only to buy supplies, but because the quality of the care is great and she wants to insure it stays that way.
“We use these funds for projects in the center,” Duncan said. “It’s excellent. We have a huge following in the community because of our good reputation of being good caregivers. Parents feel secure in where they are leaving their children.”
The consignment sale assists with the needs of the center, but is also beneficial for the community.
“We are self-sufficient,” Duncan said “Most people would think the church stipends us, but they do not. All the things that are not sold are donated to North Augusta Community Ministries if the parents haven’t specified they want them back. This way more people in the community can benefit.”
Heather Wright is a reporter for the North Augusta Star. She is a North Augusta resident and earned a communications degree from USC Aiken.