What’s The Double Edge Story?
When TC Christian started Double Edge Resale, it was created with one purpose: to generate a profit to support the ministry of TC Christian schools. At the time, the country was deep in recession and despite its location near one of the busiest intersections in Traverse City, the naysayers were confident Double Edge wouldn’t make it.
Today, Double Edge is thriving, and has transformed its patch of commercial space into a little slice of Heaven. Key components to its success include the steady stream of partners who help run the store, combined with the outstanding inventory donated on a daily basis. These two keys ensure that overhead remains low while quality merchandise attracts customers. Increasingly recognized as one of the must-see resale shops in town, Double Edge has regularly grown its revenues to the point that what the store brings is providing significant support to the TCCS Scholarship Fund.
What Do Double Edge Partners Do?
Double Edge Resale depends on partners for its everyday operations.
Our partners receive donations, sort and prepare donations for selling, restock merchandise, keep the shop clean, run the cash register and explain our mission to customers. They also help with retrieving donations from donors who cannot bring the items to the store themselves.
Double Edge is a clean, fun and stimulating environment to be in! Our partners love children and want to help with their education. They also love seeing (and buying) the interesting treasures that are donated to Double Edge by our supporters.
As a new partner, you will complete a Partner Profile Form, attend an Orientation Tour, and train with other partners or staff members. Shifts are available in the morning and the afternoon, Monday through Saturday. We’re closed Sundays. The length and frequency of your shifts depends on your availability.
How Will My Partnership Make A Difference?
100% of profits from Double Edge Resale support Traverse City Christian School’s Tuition Supplement Program. This important program bridges the gap between the true cost of educating a child at TCCS and the amount actually billed to the family.
Every year, the Tuition Supplement Program provides well over $300,000 in relief for everyone enrolled at the school. The time you partner at Double Edge Resale ensures the school can maintain that generous level of support for the kids.
How Can I Partner With Double Edge Resale?
There’s plenty to do at the Double Edge. The store is separated into two areas. Below is a list of the primary roles in which our partners typically serve.
FRONT of STORE
- Cash Register
- Guest Services
- In-Store Displays
- Inventory Control
- Light Cleaning
- Organize Merchandise
- Restock Merchandise
- Receive and Sort Donations
- Prepare Donations For Sale
- Price Research
- Social Media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter)
- Marketing and Promotion
- Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Shifts are as follows, Monday - Saturday:
- 9 a.m. - Noon
- Noon - 3 p.m.
- 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. (5 p.m. on Saturday)
Note: We can easily tailor a shift to suit any family situation (e.g. 11am – 2pm)
Simply call (231-421-5757 or email Double Edge Resale at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started! A Double Edge representative will contact you within about 48 hours to arrange your partner orientation. If you'd like, you may also download and complete the Partner Profile Form.
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