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P.E.I. parents flock to market selling utilized items for children

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Key takeaways: 

  • ‘But I think today’s answer indicates it’s a needed market,’ says co-organizer.
  • The Mom to Mom market wasn’t only an opportunity for customers to save a bit; it also allowed sellers put some cash in their pocket, says organizer Katie Doucette. 

Parents on P.E.I. trying to hit the rising price of everything flocked to a market Saturday in Cornwall looking for utilized goods for babies, infants, and kids.

Inflation in the region has leaped to 11 percent, and Katie Doucette, seller and organizer of the Mom to Mom sale, expects events selling used things will help some families with budgeting.

“Groceries and fuel and everything like that have gone up recently,” Doucette stated.

“So whenever your budget boosts in those places, you must reduce your budget in other parts to make ends meet. And so I think this is something that would help that.”

Doucette said it wasn’t just a chance for customers to save a bit; it also helped vendors put some money in their pockets.

“I thought on the other end of items I could supply my boy’s clothes for some people,” she said.

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Parents on P.E.I. trying to hit the rising price of everything flocked to a market Saturday in Cornwall looking for utilized goods for babies, infants, and kids

Some of what Doucette and other sellers didn’t sell was donated to regional non-profit Gifts from the Heart.

Kristen Dunfield was one of the hundreds of customers searching for goods from nearly 28 sellers on site.

She filled an entire bag with used things. She said it’s not much different than purchasing new and costs less.

“Usually, the clothes are in perfect condition, or the toys,” she stated, holding her newborn, Marty.

Another significant factor is the sense of community and the ability to relate with other mothers with babies.

“Being able to walk around here and talk with other mothers and pick up some great goods for the children it’s a great way to spend time.”

Source – cbc.ca

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