I know no one really LOVES to have a garage sale, but I am one of those rare people who really thinks its fun! I also really love a challenge, so last Monday when we received the news about our $10,000 matching grant...I decided we would have a garage sale that coming weekend - I was ready to get going! I let a few friends know in case they had anything they wanted to donate! I made a last minute decision, without thinking through any of the details, that we would have it on Friday AND Saturday!!!
I wish I could remember all of the details of the week and weekend but....
Here are a few of the things that were an absolute blessing::
A friend loaned us a truck for the entire weekend - what a life saver that was!
Friends come to help price things and make signs for us!
Friends baked for us so that we would have baked goods to sell!
So many people donated things for us to sell - and kept donating up until 3 hours before the sale ended on Saturday!
People watched Miss E for us while we worked the sale!
People we didn't even know walked up and handed us money just because they wanted to be part of adoption, had been touched by adoption, or just thought it was really cool what we are doing!
The weather was perfect!
A friend who is in marketing helped me think through how to best advertise the sale!
I believe all of this would not be possible without all of the prayers that so many were praying for us!
Although it was very last minute -the Lord provided in absolutely ONLY GOD ways!
We are still working on totals from this weekends garage sale (some of the donated items are being sold online), but as of now we raised $1,670 -- we are blown away!
Every dollar donated between now and April 28 will be doubled up to $10,000! That would mean we would almost be at our goal amount to bring our baby home!!!! Please consider giving NOW at the link below!!! Every dollar counts - TWICE
As we get the other things sold online, and get the totals of donations that have been made online - I will update you!
Here is how you can give now!!
ALL DONATIONS WILL BE MATCHED NOW THROUGH APRIL 28!!!!!!
*Give by Check*
Please make checks payable to Lifesong for Orphans
***Important!!! In the memo please make not your gift preference with our family account number and family name - (4335 / Forbis)***
Please mail checks to:
Lifesong for Orphans
PO Box 40
Gridley, IL 61744
Lifesong has been blessed with a partner that underwrites all US administrative fund-raising costs (TMG Foundation and other partners). That means that 100% of your donation will go directly to the need!
2. Select 'Give to an Adoptive Family'
3. Complete the online form and fill in our familiy account number and family name! (4335 / Forbis) This is very important!!!! Please make sure you note this on any donation given!!!
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