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The Shoe Crew: Changing the World One Shoe at a Time!

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

In June of 2012, Via Trading had the honor of partnering with The Shoe Crew in their efforts to collect and donate much needed new athletic shoes to underprivileged kids in the greater Los Angeles area.

Founded in 2012 by a team of approximately 20 teen volunteers, The Shoe Crew‘s mission is to make a difference in the lives of underprivileged youth by providing them with shoes at the end of the summer so they can begin the school year on a good note.

"All kids deserve to have comfortable, nice-looking shoes for school," said volunteer and young actor Gabriel Welch. "We really wanted to do something productive with our time this summer," added the 16 year old captain of The Shoe Crew.

The Shoe Crew’s hardworking volunteers have partnered with two additional organizations in Los Angeles: A Place Called Home and Shoes That Fit, dedicated to providing underprivileged youth with essential necessities to improve the quality of their lives.

The Shoe Crew’s current mission is to collect 2,200 pairs of new athletic shoes before the school year begins, and to distribute them to A Place Called Home and Shoes That Fit as soon as possible.

To meet their goal, The Shoe Crew has held (and is continuing to hold) several shoe-raising events in LA this year, including a gala in Malibu that Via Trading attended in June. Hundreds of teens showed up to the party with their shoe donations, adding a great volume of shoes to what had already been donated by separate organizations.

Via Trading is happy to have been able to help out with the donation of 100 pairs of athletic shoes.

As of July 23rd, The Shoe Crew has collected 1,804 pairs of shoes and is getting close to reaching their goal just in time for the Back to School season. The crew will be attending the Back to School event at A Place Called Home in August to help distribute the shoes they have collected. They have already collected enough shoes to provide ALL the kids at A Place Called Home with new shoes, and are hoping to collect a few hundred more pairs of shoes to fill the warehouse at Shoes That Fit.

To contact The Shoe Crew or to support their cause by donating shoes, time or financial resources, please visit their website.

Via Trading Gives Back this Holiday Season

Monday, December 27th, 2010

A Gift for All Seasons

(from Danielle at Walden House)

Walden House always works to “Give Hope, Change Lives,” but it is at Christmas time that we work to transform two Walden House locations from warehouses to Winter Wonderlands. We here at Walden House set up a sort of West Coast outpost for Santa, filled with games, puzzles, books, clothing and other items so each Walden House member can pick out outfits and gifts for his or her family – ensuring that everyone will have something special for the holidays. It is part of a concentrated effort to show our clients the power of community, family and caring through events like this and others, not just in December, but throughout the year.The best part of Walden House’s Christmas activities? “For me, it’s knowing our children get that feeling they are loved; a child is so easily influenced anything we can do to maybe help them avoid some of the mistakes we’ve made. For our older clients it’s the feeling that someone actually cares,” said Dave Dayter, a team member at Walden House in Southern California. “A lot of the clients I hear talking, sometimes suggest that this is their first time receiving, and for the most part giving without ‘strings’ attached.”

One group of clients credited Walden House for giving “5 second chances” in their rendition of the “12 Days of Christmas,” during our Christmas dinner this year. Although the line got plenty of laughs, that is exactly what Walden House does – give people a second chance, no matter how many they need.  Walden House sees the value in people until they can finally see the value in themselves, and we want to thank you for being a part of that effort.
Everyone loves picking out presents! “The shopping is very important it’s a great way for me to come and get something’s I would not be able to afford, and a way for me to shop for clothes and feel comfortable about who I am. … I like the dinner it’s nice to see the staff treat us like equals,” said one client. However, sometimes the best gift isn’t something that can be bought. “Walden House saved my life and helped me see that I was on the wrong path. Today I have my children back and whenever anything goes wrong my first reaction is not to snap, and go into self defense mode,” he added.
These activities are all part of the healing process. “Being away from home while in treatment is difficult enough, and being offered the opportunity to enjoy the Holidays with our peers gave me a very warm feeling and took a lot of the sadness away,” said Mary Larson, our Donations Coordinator, who herself was once a Walden House client. “Today, I am no longer selfish and know the meaning of having a family during the Holidays!”

We served over 2,000 individuals and families this year! Amid tough economic times our partners still pulled together to bring this wonderful, positive experience to our clients through their donations. Thanks to Via Trading and other community donors for giving hope and changing lives with us this year, and hopefully many more to come. We couldn’t have done it without you.

LABOR DAY SALE!!

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Via Trading will be OPEN on Labor Day!!

Take advantage of LABOR DAY SPECIALS on Saturday September 4th and Monday September 6th ONLY!!

10% OFF all pallets and case packs, 5% OFF on all loads and truckloads!

Hours of operation: 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday and Monday. (Closed on Sunday)

Orders must be placed between Saturday and Monday and must be paid by 7pm PST on Monday to qualify for the discounts.

Have a happy and safe Labor Day weekend!!

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Via Trading sera ABIERTO durante el DIA DE TRABAJO!!

Tome ventaja de PROMOCIONES ESPECIALES durante Sabado 4 de Septiembre y Lunes 6 de Septiembre SOLAMENTE!

10% de DESCUENTO en todas las paletas y cajas, y 5% de DESCUENTO en lotes y camiones.

Pedidos deben que estar pagados antes de lunes a las 7 pm para recibir el descuento.

Horario: 9 am hasta 5 pm Sabado y Lunes.

Que tengan un buen fin de semana del dia de trabajo!

Visit us at the ASD Show!

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Visit our 12 booths at the ASD/AMD Trade show in Las Vegas from August 8th to August 11th!!

We will be exhibiting dozens of pallets of merchandise including mattresses, tools/hardware, electronics, fashion, cosmetics, footwear and more!

You’ll get a chance to register on our website and spin our prize wheel to win from a variety of prizes and discounts.

It’s a great opportunity to meet our team, see what we have in stock and find out what Via Trading can do for your business.

Booth #L4417 – Las Vegas Convention Center Lower Level right as you walk in!

via trading at the ASD show

via trading at the ASD show

The show is a great opportunity to meet other major players in the industry and source merchandise of all kinds for your store, website, warehouse or flea market stand!

300 Pallet Blowout THIS THURSDAY! Dia de Descuentos ESTE JUEVES!!

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Join us for our monthly 300 Pallet Blowout Event this THURSDAY, June 17th at 11:00 am!

The event is first-come, first-served!! Choose up to 5 pallets from approximately 300 of our most popular lots and get incredible discounts!

A great opportunity to stock up on great wholesale merchandise deals!

Call 877-202-3616 for details and information or click here.

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Visitenos este jueves, 17 de Junio para nuestro Dia de Descuentos menusal!

Beneficie de precios increibles en 300 lotes de mercancia al mayoreo ! El primer que llega sera el primer servido!

Precios bajos en mercancia por mayoreo en categorias como ropa por mayoreo, zapatos por mayoreo, cosmeticos al mayoreo, electronicos y herramienta de mayoreo y mucho mas!!

Compra paletas de mayoreo a precios rebajados de nuestros precios regulares y ahorre!

Haga clic aqui para mas informacion o llamenos al 877-202-3616

Liquidation Expo this weekend!

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Join us at the Liquidation Expo in Long Beach this weekend!! Sunday June 6th-Tuesday June 8th. Come meet west coast liquidators and hang out in our spacious booth!! Get a chance to spin our prize wheel and win some great discounts and freebies!

REGISTER HERE!

Check out our new PRIZE WHEEL!!

Friday, May 28th, 2010

New as of May 24th, 2010!! We now have a prize wheel that we will bring out on events and other days.

Make a purchase on Prize Wheel day and get a chance to SPIN TO WIN!!

Giving away great prizes including discounts ($100 OFF, $50 OFF, $25 OFF, 5% OFF, 10% OFF), Free T-shirts, Free box cutters, FREE MERCHANDISE! and other surprise gifts!

We launched our prize wheel during our May monthly raffle and 12 lucky customers walked away with some great prizes, ready to come back for more next time!

Jenny and Orlando picking out Mays Raffle Winners!

Jenny and Orlando picking out May's Raffle Winners!

A lucky winner spinning the wheel for her free gift!

A lucky winner spinning the wheel for her free gift!

Via Trading hosts a new LIVE AUCTION this Thursday, May 6th!

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Our monthly live auction is THIS Thursday, May 6th!

If you haven’t attended one yet, you should really check it out!

Nowhere else can you find over 300 wholesale lots available with NO reserve bidding starting at only $1!

Tons of products ranging from industrial equipment to digital cameras, video game consoles and much more!

You can see highlights of some of the products up for auction here:

http://www.viatrading.com/category.jhtm?cid=548

Over 200 bidders attend and walk away with amazing deals!

Download the auction catalog here

Congratulations to this month’s winners!

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

We held out monthly raffle at 4:00 pm yesterday and would like to congratulate this month’s 3 winners who all walked away with some great prizes!

If you are unfamiliar with the program, every order you place during a calendar month enters you to win a prize in our monthly raffle. Raffles are held on the 4th Thursday of every months. Every order placed between that Thursday and the 4th Thursday of the following month is eligible for a raffle ticket*, entered automatically into our raffle drum by our invoicing system.

(*applies to one order per customer per day)

Customers and visitors are encouraged to join us at 4 pm on the day of each raffle as the winners are picked out of the drum.

We offer $1 Tacos all afternoon and special prices on selected merchandise for the attendees of the event.

You must be present to win your prize!!

If you are ever in the LA area on a 4th Thursday of any given month, think of stopping by to visit. You might just win something!

Attendees gathered around as Orlando and Jenny, Sales Managers, pulled the winners out of the drum

Attendees gathered around as Orlando and Jenny, Sales Managers, pulled the winners out of the drum

3rd Prize Winner with his pallet of New Overstock Feminine Care and Hygiene Products

3rd Prize Winner with his pallet of New Overstock Feminine Care and Hygiene Products

The lucky 2nd prize winner of a new overstock recliner!

The lucky 2nd prize winner of a new overstock recliner!

And last but not least, our first prize winner of a new, working LCD television!

And last but not least, our first prize winner of a new LCD television!

Join us next month – May 27th at 4:00 pm for YOUR chance to win!!

Going on at Via Trading RIGHT NOW! 300 Pallet Blowout Event!

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Join us for this great opportunity to get insane deals on close to 300 of our most popular and your favorite pallets! The event is held on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 11:00 am. First come, first served!