Consignor & volunteer worker registration will begin on Thursday, March 11 at 9:00 pm. ALL registration will be done online on this webpage on a first-come, first-served basis.  Registration directions are provided below.

 

We have 175 consignor numbers available. Each household/person/family is allowed only ONE consignor number.  Please DO NOT sign up for a number if you do not intend to use it.  We ask that you abide by these rules because we have so many people that would like to participate.  Failure to comply will result in a consignor being banned from future sales.

 

To consign you must have a minimum of 50 items but no more than 125 items to sale. If you have fewer than 50, PLEASE share your number with a friend to reach a minimum of 50 items.  There is a $5 fee for consigning. This fee will be deducted from your commission check at the end of the sale.

 

To consign you also must have Internet access, a computer printer & WHITE CARDSTOCK to prepare your items to sale.   We use an Internet-based program along with barcoding technology to operate our sale. 

 

 

 

 

Important Dates and Times:

 

Sunday, April 18th -11:00 am | Consignor inventory entry closes

Tuesday, April 20th - 3:30 pm – 8:30 pm | Consignor check-in

Wednesday, April 21st- 9:00 am – 8:00 pm | Consignor check-in         

Thursday, April 22nd- 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Preview Sale                                      

3:00 pm | Volunteers working 2 or more shifts can shop

4:00 pm |  Volunteers working 1 shift can shop

5:00 pm | Consignors can shop                                    

6:00 pm |  Public Preview Sale

Friday, April 23rd- 9:00 am – 6:00 pm | Public Sale

Saturday, April 24th - 8:00 am – 8:45 am | Sat. volunteers shop Half Price Sale

9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Public Half Price Sale

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Consignors pick-up checks & items  

 

    

We have a Public Preview Sale on Thursday, April 22 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  Anyone can shop early for $5.  Money will be collected at the door.  NO STROLLERS PLEASE.  It will be very crowded. We accept cash, card or checks at the Sale. 

 

1) CONSIGNOR REGISTRATION

 

Returning Consignors (Have been assigned a consignor number by the computer system at a previous sale)

Click on Returning Consignor Registration & follow the directions.  
You will need your previous consignor number & password that you selected.  There is a link to have it emailed to you if you have forgotten them.
You MUST reactivate your number via this process to use it at the Fall Sale.
A confirmation email will be sent to you after you reactivate your number.
 

New Consignors (Have never registered as a consignor via the computer system)

Click on New Consignor Registration & follow the directions provided. 
A confirmation email will be sent to you confirming your consignor number for the sale.
 

After the computer assigns you a new number (New Consignor) or activates your previously assigned consignor number (Returning Consignor), you need to schedule a drop-off time.  At your selected drop-off time, you will bring your sale items to the Church. Volunteers will inspect your items to make sure they are suitable for the Spring Sale & that the items are in EXCELLENT CONDITION.  To schedule a time, click on Consignor Drop-off Appointment Scheduling and follow the directions provided.  Please make EVERY attempt to make your selected drop-off time a priority to help the schedule run smoothly for everyone.

 

After you have your consignor number and drop-off time, print off the Spring 2021 Consignor Instructions on this Webpage.  You will find all the information on what we accept & how to prepare your items for sale in this document.  You MUST follow all of the instructions in this packet. 

 

2) VOLUNTEER WORKER REGISTRATION

 

It takes MANY volunteers (male and female) to run a successful sale of this size.  You can volunteer to work one or two shifts during the sale.  The more shifts you work, the earlier you can be admitted to the Preview Sale on Thursday!  If you work two or more shifts you can shop the Preview Sale at 3 pm and if you work one, you can shop at 4 pm.  If you work a shift on Saturday, you can shop the Half Price Sale early from 8:00 – 8:45 am before the doors open to the public.

 

Our available work shifts can be viewed by clicking on View Available Workshifts on this webpage.  To sign up to work, click on Volunteer Worker Registration & follow the directions provided.  Also look at the Spring 2021 Consignor Instructions so that you’ll be familiar with our policies.  

 

Please note:  If you are a consignor AND plan to work, you cannot drop-off your items during your work shift.  Please pick your times so they do not overlap.

 

 

3) DONATE YOUR ITEMS TO THE CHURCH 

We will tag your donated items & give the total sales price to our Children’s Ministries.  Email us at littlelambstuscaloosa@gmail.com to make arrangements to drop off your items at the Church or have us pick them up from you. 

 

Contact Us via Email or Cell Phone:

 

                Email - littlelambstuscaloosa@gmail.com

 

Email us with general questions or if changes need to be made to your work shift(s) or drop off time.  You can also email if you have donations that you would like to make or need to check the status of a potentially recalled item.

 

The Little Lambs Hotline is (205) 239-1957.
 

Please email us for general questions.  Workers can also call that number during the sale to let us know if they are running late or need to change shifts.   The number of calls during the week before and during the sale is so numerous that volunteers may not be able to call you back immediately.  Please be patient!

 

The Little Lambs Sale is a large, community wide semiannual consignment sale sponsored by FUMCT.  It is completely operated by Church members and community volunteers.  The sale started in the spring of 2002 and has grown tremendously.  We offer gently-used children’s clothing up to size 14, select maternity clothing, baby items (such as strollers, swings, and high chairs), nursery furniture, toys, and books.  Consignors receive 70% of proceeds.  Various ministries of FUMCT receive the remaining 30%.  Funds from past sales have bought cabinetry, furniture, and a nursery pager system for our preschoolers; inside gym equipment and musical instruments for the elementary age children; Sunday School curriculum material for all the children; and expenses associated with Vacation Bible School.  Recently we have been able to greatly expand our Sunday and Wednesday worship programs for our children.

contact

First United Methodist Church Tuscaloosa

800 Greensboro Avenue

Tuscaloosa AL, 35401

 (205) 345-7261

contact@fumct.org

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