June 10, 2012

Garage sale and dossier update

I spent nearly all day Wednesday, Thursday and Friday getting ready for the fundraiser rummage sale. We had WAY more than I had anticipated and it was a pretty exhausting job in the heat. I wasn't able to take my kids to the pool or do our summer home school those days. Somewhat dejected, I thought, "I hope we make at least $400 or this is going to be a waste of time."

We counted the total yesterday and it came in at $830. We're feeling very blessed! This will cover a huge portion of our next bill - the dossier submission fee - which is $1800. And, to make things even better, we received the LAST document that we need for the dossier in the mail on Saturday, right as we finished the garage sale. If I'm organized enough, I should be able to get the dossier in the mail tomorrow!!

Thank you SO much to everyone who contributed to the garage sale. We truly could not have done it without you! My contribution only made up about 5% of the items, so it would have been a pretty pathetic sale without your help!

But the biggest blessing that came from the last weekend wasn't the money. It was the people. I can't even tell you how many people introduced themselves and encouraged us. Many told us they were adopted or that they had adopted. And SO many people said "keep the change - it's for a good cause." I've done other rummage sales before and people haven't been so friendly. Perhaps the big "adoption fundraiser" sign in the driveway put everyone somewhat at ease.

Thanks again to all those who donated and all those who purchased. We are truly grateful!

1 comment:

  1. Hi! Glad to have you follow our journey, and hope you don't mind if we follow yours :)