The Backroom @ WestClay‘s Consign for a Cause Program identifies 3 Local Beneficiary Charities


“Thinking communally is what life is all about,” says Mark A. Roger owner of the Backroom @ WestClay – Furniture and Home Consignment.  As the success of his business has grown over the years, so has his charitable giving.  Recently, Roger put a spotlighted on the Women Like Us Foundation’s One Girl at a Time Program (emphasizing empowering young women), The Damien Center (emphasizing empowering persons affected by HIV/AIDS) and the St. Margaret’s Guild (emphasizing the needs of Wishard Health Services) identifying them as beneficiary charities of the Backroom @ WestClay’s Consign for a Cause Program.  “The good work that these three charities perform every day for those of high risk make our Program worth the time and money,” Roger concludes.

The Backroom @ WestClay is furniture and home consignment studio whose inventory originates from show homes, estate homes, interior designers private collections and only the best from the attic.  The Backroom’s owner, Roger, is an avid civic leader who first initiated the Consign for the Cause Program to benefit local charities.  “Buying and selling with a social conscious isn’t a new idea, but we want to make giving to local charities an everyday occurrence,” says Roger, “and consignment allows people to recycle in a very practical manner; donating their sales proceeds makes the cycle of giving complete.”

Through the Consign for a Cause Program, individuals consigning items are able to identify a percentage of their sales proceeds to be directed to the beneficiary charity of their choice.  Customarily, the Backroom generously matches a percentage of their sales proceeds to the charity as well.  “Those shopping at the Backroom are made aware of the beneficiary charities providing them further exposure,” says Roger, “and Hoosiers are a generous lot who often simply need to be reminded the need exists to give.”