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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Yard Sale for Shipping Costs

This picture represents just a small fraction of the items donated for the garage sale. This was a few hours into it and we had just consolidated what was left. It was a very long day, but well worth our joint efforts. THANK YOU so much to those who donated. We had a huge amount of clothes, toys, and books.

The crowds came in spurts and there were other garage sales in the area, so that was an added draw. Chad and Amanda were up and at 'em and thanks to the posters they placed and numerous ads/updates on Craigslist lots of folks made their way over to the sale.

Some of our "big ticket" items were a set of Lexus rims, a beautiful cherry sleigh toddler bed w/mattress and other baby gear such as a jumperoo carseat and play pen. A 27" TV and Stereo were also high sellers. High priced items such as a remote control B-2 bomber plane and a framed Thomas Kinkade print are being sold on eBay. We raised just over $700 and hope to earn another $100-$200 with the eBay items. All remaining items were donated to Round Rock Volunteer Center as suggested by a garage sale go-er.

While that sounds like a large amount of money (and it is) but everyday our list is getting longer. Shipping costs to over 100 children will average between $15-$20 per box. Our toy donation drive has been off to a very slow start. We appreciate every dollar donated and promise to stretch it as far as we can to make these children smile! On Saturday Nov. 20th Amanda got permission from Storm's Drive-In in Lampasas to collect toys at their location from 11AM-2PM. We have high hopes people will give as much as they can so that we fill these boxes to deliver joy on Christmas.

Many, many thanks to all who donated their "stuff", time and energy/efforts! We couldn't do it without your support! ~Sarah