Friday, August 23, 2013

Our Adoption Yard Sale {day 3- Friday}

I forgot to take any pictures after set up and during the last 2 days.  This is so unlike me!  That just shows how busy it's been around here- and for that we are thankful.

As luck would have it, my friend Amy stopped by to donate and make a few purchases on Friday morning and took some pictures of the yard.  So because of her I have some to share here.
On a side note- Amy and her family just adopted a baby girl from the China Special Needs Program in May!!  We met through another friend of mine putting me in contact with them.  She came by with her new sweet baby girl Malia and it was so great to be able to see her again!
We have the kids' teepee set up behind the cash table for shade and a hang out for them... however it is probably the number 2 attraction at the sale(the penguin is number 1!)- many people ask about it and children run over and get inside.  I may have to figure out how to start selling them!

Here's a shot of my dear friend Stephanie working hard to price items and get them out.  Kind people kept showing up today to drop off things for us to sell- many complete strangers who had read about us in the paper or had seen us on the news last night!  The jewelry you see above was brought to us by a sweet woman about 80 years old yesterday.  She read about us in the newspaper and decided she wanted to help us raise money so she put together a large group of vintage costume jewelry that she had been collecting all her life.  She reasonably priced each set and also added the name of the company that made them on the back of each tag.  I was speechless when she showed me everything and explained what she was giving us.  An amazing story for sure- and come to find out she and her husband had adopted 3 children from Asia when they were young!  We are so thankful for her generosity and kindness.  The jewelry is beautiful and the story that goes with it is too!

Well, we have decided to try one more day so tomorrow is it!
I will write a recap at the end of all the experiences and wonderful stories of random acts of kindness we have witnessed in this amazing community of ours.

I also found out that local blogger:  Prairie Style File blogged about us today.
Go check it out here.  Thank you Alicia- it was great meeting you!

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