Friday, May 13, 2011

Someone else's treasure...

I had a little garage sale this past weekend.
Ok. Maybe it got a little out of control.

For the past month or two, we have been collecting donations of "stuff" from family and friends.

The thought was to have a garage sale to help raise money for the upcoming missions trip we are leading to Brazil with some of the youth from our church. Approximately 25 families (I lost count - I know it was over 20) rose to the occasion and cleaned out their basements and closets. Thankfully, we have a large unfinished and fairly empty basement in which to put most of this stuff.

And I'm a dork, and I really do love organizing and sorting in preparation for something like this. A bit overwhelming at times, but thankfully, I had a good amount of help in prepping and carrying out the sale.

There was an 80% chance of rain on both Friday and Saturday! EEK!
But hey, my God controls the weather.
Friday was G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!
Saturday started off rainy, but eventually cleared up and allowed us to have a steady stream of people.

Overall, we made about $1,150!
(I still have a couple of items listed on Craigslist)
I consider this pretty exciting since we didn't have any big ticket items. The most expensive thing we had was $40. And I priced things to sell. Most clothes were only $.50 (We had a ridiculous amount of clothes).

So, WAHOO! We are getting super close to reaching our financial goals for the Brazil trip!
God provides!

3 comments:

Adam's Mom said...

God always provides but its people like you that are willing to put forth the effort. So happy for answered prayer about the weather, help and sales!

Dorothy Johnson said...

I bought the most expensive item?!

Adam and Becca said...

@Dorothy - Haha. Yes, you did. Congrats! ;)