About a year and a half ago, after having my second child, I decided I wanted to go on a mission trip. I had just returned from a second trip to Honduras within a 3 month period. My second trip was to do some further research on another nonprofit idea that I had and came back knowing without a doubt I wanted to create a project that was based on impacting lives globally. I just didn’t know what that project would be. I’m not sure if it was seeing the face of a little girl who had never been to school and LOVED the Dora book my 3-year-old gave her, or meeting Nun Maria de Jesus and seeing the hope she gave children by providing them with an education.
Fast forward a few months. I was sitting at home late night researching different organizations and came across one in particular that caught my eye. I noticed this organization was collecting items to disperse to those in extreme poverty and IT CLICKED! I could use my consignment sale and other sales nationwide and do the same thing. I had this feeling as if God was telling me to do it. I communicated with my closest friends and family and they thought it was a good idea, but I could tell they doubted me actually following through with it…putting a dream into action and starting from scratch.
Now with the help of some unbelievable people, DAR is growing and it’s AMAZING to say the least! Jenifer Gifford, with Consignamania, (who has also been my greatest mentor) endorsed us, as well as Julie King with Consigning Time and Chrissy Freeman with Consignment Mommies!!!
We have 4 sales locally wanting to partner with DAR, as well as two sales in St. Louis and one in Alabama!!!
God is good, real good. ❤
You already know our vision… Why not be part of the movement?
You can make a global impact by becoming a DAR-MA.
What is a DAR-MA? A DAR-MA is a consignment sale organizer who believes in impacting the world through their consignment sale donations. DAR-MA’s are ambassadors of the DAR Project. As a DAR-MA you believe in the DAR Project’s vision and mission and communicate your partnership with your consignors, shoppers and community.
How can you become a DAR-MA? It’s very simple.
• Tell all of your friends, family, consignors, shoppers and community about the DAR project and the benefit of donating their unsold items. Their donations and YOUR sale are going to bring long lasting smiles to many!
• Team up with other sales in your area and have them join the movement as well. Collect and sort donations from your sale and other partnered sales in the area and store.
• We pick up your donations if you are within a 3 hour drive of Nashville, Tennessee or we welcome and encourage you to host a fundraiser to pay for the shipping of your donations to us.
We would love to have YOU become a DAR-MA in your community! You will begin receiving a newsletter documenting and tracking your donations, thus keeping you up to date on how your sale is making a difference. Together WE can make an impact. Together WE can have a lasting effect. Consider joining Dar, our movement “to give,” today.
Please contact us at your convenience to learn more about this initiative or to schedule pickup of your donations. Let your sale impact the lives of many.
Martha and Bonnie
Our vision extends beyond these much-needed donations of clothing, toys, shoes, and books. The Dar Project wants to empower women in immediate-need communities worldwide; to help them raise funds for their families and eventually create a better, more sustainable way of life. The Dar team will eventually train women in the art and business of consigning, using the invaluable donations of local consignment sales as a jumpstart. In short, through Dar donations we can create a cycle of women helping their families fight against poverty.
The first step happens now. And we need your help. Partner with Dar and allow us to collect your after-sale donations. Your donated items will be dispersed to immediate-need communities locally and abroad and will directly benefit the children and parents of those communities. You will begin receiving a newsletter documenting and tracking your donations, thus keeping you up to date on how your sale is making a difference.Together WE can make an impact. Together WE can have a lasting effect. Consider joining Dar, our movement “to give,” today.
Please contact us at your convenience to learn more about this initiative or to schedule pickup of your donations. Let your sale impact the lives of many globally.