Sunday, June 5, 2011

Garage Sale #2, 2011

So one thing that sets our Life Group apart from others is that we hold an annual garage sale to pay for our babysitters. All 8 families contribute stuff to be sold then we take shifts setting up the night before and/or working it the next day. It is a lot of work! But everyone helps and it is also a great time to socialize and fellowship and can even be a little fun. I have found that our group always grows closer after these garage sales because we are end up chatting to pass the time and learn new things about each other. And the greatest benefit of all is that no one has to pay out of pocket for babysitting when we meet every 2 weeks. We usually make enough money from the garage sales to pay for a year of babysitting for 21 kids!! So we can meet stress free. Every time I tell people about this system they always say the same thing, "That is such great idea. I'm going to suggest it to my small group."

Here are a few pics from the 2nd garage sale. We had 1 the weekend of May 24 at the Brown's house and made about $900 I think, but we still had a lot left over so our leaders decided to hold another one 3 weeks later at their house. I was out of town for the first one so I didn't get any pics of that one :(  But as you can see we still had a ton of stuff to sell. Please let us know if you are in need of any children's clothes.

Shawn and Jenni sitting on the cooler full of water that we sold.

Mandy - The Queen of Garage Sale Organization

So many bins of kids clothes

Geoff and John were in charge of the money

John, Sulayne and Drew

Erica looking through baby girls clothes for her baby girl, Hannah.

Our fearless leader, Drew, being silly.

Holly and Sulayne

Our kids played in the backyard while we worked the sale. We peeked in on them every now and then, but for the most part let them roam freely and they did pretty good.

Not just those pictured helped out. Everyone helped. I just didn't get shots of everyone to prove it, sorry.

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