How an Oklahoma Mom Is Changing her Community
Sometimes you’re going through the motions of everyday wife and momlife when something amazing falls in your lap. That’s where Jamie Allen found herself in September.
As a mom of three girls, she keeps a running list of her family’s needs: new shoes for the oldest, the next size for the baby, school clothes for her kindergartener. The list gets too long and feels too expensive most of the time. You know how it goes.
So in September she was excited to shop a local consignment event as a creative way to make her money stretch farther to supply the girls’ needs. Her husband had learned the ropes by now: watch the girls so she could shop, agree to the budget, and excitedly ravage through the bags when she got home.
But this night was different. As Jamie waited in the checkout line, she considered how she had to travel over 30 miles to shop this special sale.
Jamie asked the cashier if she knew of a consignment event in her town instead. The cashier agreed that a 40-minute drive was as good as it got. Unless…Hey wait a minute! The cashier had an idea.
The Rhea Lana’s franchise for Jamie’s hometown location was up for sale. The cashier went as far as suggesting Jamie be the one to make all the local moms happy by bringing this quality event into their neighborhood.
What an idea!
But as Jamie and Chad ogled her treasures that night, she couldn’t shake it. She did love Rhea Lana’s events. She knew from experience that Rhea Lana’s offered better quality items, a better shopping experience, higher payouts to consignors than the other branded events she’d seen. They even offer friendly customer service and shopping carts!
And Jamie had recently been looking for a way to contribute to the family bank account while still prioritizing her job as wife and mom. Chad knew this was it!
Jamie took a little more convincing. After a call from Rhea Lana’s corporate office to answer any questions, Jamie was certain that Rhea Lana’s would be a top notch employer too. She couldn’t wait to join the Rhea Lana’s family.
So a dream that God started in Jamie almost 2 decades ago as a retail employee throughout high school and college was finally coming true. She was getting her own store, a business for her and her husband to pursue together, a better financial future for her family, and a way to meet her local community’s needs.
Her first event in Owasso, Oklahoma opens this week! She’s excited to offer quality, value, fun, and excellent bargains for her friends and neighbors around the Tulsa area. To stay true to the heart of helping others through her work, on Tuesday the 21st, she is partnering with Claremore Public Schools, a local district. 10% of all sales at her event during this day will be donated to them.