Our first adoption fund raiser, was a garage sale...and it was a BIG SALE!
We had many, many, very generous donations of items to sell.
We also got rid of many, many things, and have space in our garage!
We ran the sale from Wednesday to Saturday, including the 4th of July...my opinion is that 2 day is about right for a sale! I was exhausted at the end of 4 days!
We were busy pretty consistently, most days from before we were ready (people starting showing up at 7:30 am!) and until after we were ready to call it a night (until about 9:00 pm!).
Because of work schedules and all the other adults being otherwise occupied, we were on our own for most of the time. It was a rough week, but we felt so incredibly blessed by God when our total was almost EXACTLY $1,000.
It was even more than was immediately needed in the adoption. What an incredible God we serve! He is Jehovah Jireh, my (our) provider!
More about the adoption later...