Rhea Lana consignment event benefits area foster families

CARTHAGE, Mo. – Rhea Lana in Joplin went to Carthage Sunday for an event to benefit foster families.

The consignment store asked consigners with unsold items to donate them for this event. The free foster family shopping event included clothes, shoes, books, bedding and more. Foster parents were asked to bring in paperwork with them showing proof of the children in their care.

The consignment store says they recognize the hard work foster parents put in and are using this event as a way to give back.

“It’s a big thing for them,” said Rhea Lana’s Joplin Operations Manager Jennifer Page. “I think because a lot of times they’re only given so much money to care for their kids, so I think every little bit helps. So we’re very thankful that the consignors chose to donate these items that they can help these kids that are in their care.”

After the event, any unused items are donated to Crosslines Ministries in Joplin. From there will go towards any families in need of extra help.