Hi, everyone! We are excited about our upcoming adoption fundraiser yard sale this weekend! God has lavished His love on us through family, friends, and even strangers the last few weeks. We are overwhelmed by the Spirit-led generosity we’ve experienced. My secret goal was to need to use every price sticker in our pack of 1000+ price stickers, and I think we’re going to exceed that! That’s without pricing clothes, shoes, books, DVDs, etc. that are all the same price. We serve the kindest God. If you’ve donated to our yard sale, thank you so much!
With that said, we could still use a lot of help! If you’d like to pitch in, here are some things we need:
Prayer – Oh so much prayer! Please pray for joy in our hearts as we price, sort, and step over piles of God’s blessings! Pray for our health as allergies/colds/sinus issues/something in our heads are trying to take us down this week. Pray for the weather. The forecast looks terrible for a yard sale, but we trust that if God wants us to have this yard sale, He’ll provide just the right weather. Pray that God would send people to our yard sale and that He would use us to encourage them while they’re here.
Bake Sale Donations – We’re planning on having a bake sale on Saturday in addition to the yard sale. We need individually wrapped baked goods to sell, anything from cookies to Rice Krispy treats to your grandmother’s famous pound cake. We’d like to have those donations by Friday or before 7:30 on Saturday morning (Friday sounds pretty good, huh?). We’re also going to have bottled water and canned drinks for sale, which leads me to …
Coolers – We need to borrow a few coolers for the bottled water and canned drinks. We would also need those by Friday or before 7:30 on Saturday morning.
Ice – Would someone be willing to swing by between 7:30-8:00 on Saturday morning with several bags of ice? That would free us up to focus on setting up the sale.
Tables – Like I mentioned, we have SO MUCH stuff to sell! That means we need SO MANY tables! If you have tables we could borrow, I’ll add your name to our list of baby name ideas. We’ll need tables by Friday morning. (If you could drop them off, that would be extra helpful.)
Tents – We have lots of items to peruse, so we think our shoppers would enjoy some shade. If you have tents we could borrow, we’ll need them by Friday morning.
Volunteers – There will be many ways volunteers can help this week!
*Setup Friday morning starting around 9:00. The sale starts at 1:00 on Friday. We could use volunteers for an hour or for several hours.
*Teardown at 7:00 Friday evening. We were going to leave everything out, but we’re scared people will steal from us. :o/
*Setup Saturday morning at 6:00 (what a test of friendship, huh?). The sale starts at 8:00, and we’re anticipating early birds. We’ll truthfully probably start before 6:00, but I can’t fathom asking people to come that early!
*Teardown at 1:00 Saturday afternoon. We’ll be boxing up anything left over to donate to Miracle Hill in Mauldin.
*Help during the sale Friday from 1:00-7:00 and Saturday from 8:00-1:00. We’ll take you for an hour if that’s what you can give, or we’ll take you for the whole time.
*Posting flyers around town.
*Setting up signs directing people to our sale. Unless it’s pouring rain, we’d like to set up signs Thursday. If it’s raining, we’ll wait until Friday morning.
*Helping us price and sort items. We still have a steady stream of donations coming in (yay!!), and pricing and sorting is overwhelming us. Even if you have an hour to help us with that, we’d appreciate it so much.
Spread the word – Please tell everyone you know about our yard sale. Share it on social media. Help us with flyers. Write it on your car. OK, maybe not. We just want as many people as possible to hear about our yard sale and come out and shop.
We’re praying for this yard sale, and we’re trusting God is going to move in a big way. If He chooses not to, we’re trusting He has something even better planned. He is good, and He loves us in ways we don’t even notice. He knows our children, and He’s moving to bring them into our lives. We’re excited to watch Him work!