Sunday, April 27, 2008

The 2 Day Yard Sale

Friday and Saturday we had a yard sale to benefit my Mom. She has been fighting breast cancer since October. As far as the doctors can tell she is now cancer free and that is so exciting! However the bills are coming in and she's having copay after copay and that begins to pile up. So my sister and I decided to do something to help... my friend Julie suggested a yard sale. They had such great success with it and thought it would be a great idea. In fact, I have to give a huge thank you to my friends Julie and Jen for the trailer full of leftovers. That really helped! Plus, a thank you to my friends Patti, Brenda, my Aunt Karen and my father in law. You all went above and beyond in helping out this weekend.

We also decided to put out a jar and a sign that said "Help us fight... donations accepted." Then we also gave away free pink ribbons my sister made up. It was so awesome to see people donate everything from change to ten dollar bills. We heard so many stories from customers who lost a loved one to breast cancer. It's amazing how many women are dying from this each year!

Well, the grand total for both days was right at $1000. That is definitely going to help pay off some of her medical bills and help while she's not working!

5 comments:

Julie said...

Yeah! That is so awesome. Still a bunch left?

Shalee said...

Oh my word... That was brilliant Stacey!

Barbie@ Mamaology said...

What a great idea! Such a practical way to help.

Sassy Granny said...

What a precious "daughter story". I know how proud and blessed your mother is, whether you conjurred up ten cents or $10,000. Just knowing your heart and your love for her is such a powerful gift. We mothers cherish such generous acts, such devoted hearts. It is truly the treasure we store up for eternity. Way to go!

Sherry said...

That was awesome to see all the people. People that don't even know you and they give so freely. It was a great time and I am glad that we could help.