The global COVID-19 pandemic has created a very uncertain landscape for millions of Canadian small businesses, and BoomerangKids-WellingtonWest is one of them.
We are a family-owned business that has been part of the Westboro-Wellington neighbourhood for over six-years.
We are a consignment store that cares about the environment and supports the community.
Our inventory comes from families throughout Ottawa and the neighbourhood. We put money back in families pockets, by selling their previously-loved, clothes, toys and baby equipment. We also support local entrepreneurs by selling their creations.
Unsold items are donated to non-for-profits in the area, never for resale.
We try to be as eco-friendly as possible throughout all our operations.
We love what we do and what we stand for. We love seeing consigner’s bring in their items, which hold memories. We love helping customers purchase a new top for their growing belly, a carrier for baby, getting their little ones ready for back-to-school, buying a special gift for their grandchild, or finding a last minute white, v-neck, long-sleeve top that they need for a performance tomorrow :)
And we love doing it knowing they are saving money and reducing the amount of « stuff » that makes it into landfills.
Covid-19 has had tremendous impact on all of this and our business.
We have had to let go of our amazing staff and keep our doors closed for over 2-months.
We are back, but in a very limited capacity. We have implemented all necessary health measures for both our staff and customers but can’t afford to keep the store open for long hours.
We have many wonderful customers that support us and many more that we still miss. Naturally, no one is rushing back or lining up to shop, just yet.
This is where we need your help:
Our rent, utilities costs, internet, and system operating costs have not stopped even when our sales have.
We have worked hard to stay active on social media and offer “online” sales, we just don’t have the capacity to sustain it or the new inventory to continue filling the store and getting ready for new seasons. We need more drop-offs and sales.
We thank you for opening your hearts to us in this difficult time. We hope to see you and your little ones soon, even if it is from a distance.
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