Thursday, March 8, 2012

No words.....

T-24 hours until the big day! Day for picking up donations with the guys! Its not too late to have your stuff added, call me for pick up or drop it off at my house today/on site tomorrow morning!

Blown away by the Kingsburg community. Donations (6 tvs, gym equipment, two trailer loads of furniture, an estate, a bike trailer, and much more) still coming in. The Sperlings are loved. Awesome yard sale tomorrow 7am-next to Toms Donuts in Kingsburg — withDustin Sperling and Robert Allen.
· · · Tag friends

My family continues to be humbled by the support that we have received from the Kingsburg Community. Jennifer, we cannot thank you and your family enough for your support. You will forever hold a special place in our family's heart. Thank You.

And just like that, Kingsburg community yard sale comes to a close. Amazing, renews spirit, grateful to those who help others. Thankful

So how much did we raise for the Sperlings? Robert is tickled pink counting, knowing who's getting it. Gratitude ♥
· ·

I cannot thank you and your family enough for the huge amount of time and energy it took to plan and execute the community yard sale yesterday!! You are an amazing woman and we feel so blessed that you would do all of that for our family! God bless you!!!
    • Jennifer Goldberg Allen Its your family that is amazing ♥ the amount of love that people have for you Jill, Dustin, and your kids, is...I don't have the words. All I kept thinking was "WOW" People just coming and coming, it never died down, even as we were bagging items for the KCAPS truck. Amazing volunteers, people I have never met before-people that didn't even know you guys personally, WOW!!!
      12 hours ago ·

Saturday was amazing! I am blown away by the Kingsburg community-we had four huge trailers worth of donations that my husband and his friend brought to the site full of furniture, an estate that they picked up Saturday morning (since the two trailers were full the night before, and were full a second time after that). When the mom came by Friday night to drop off t-shirts, she saw my house full of donations, and stuff all over the front of my lawn (it was crazy, my husband was like, how many people did I tell to just drop stuff off at the last minute?) I had complete strangers to me (but who seemed to know everyone in town) that I had never met come to my house at 5:30am, and stay through clean up-and did everything from loading items, to totaling orders, to making the rounds with customers. We had people dropping off washers, and dryers, and a piano from houses getting vacated-and were sold within an hour of drop off. It was insane-couple all that with opening day of softball in town (with a two hour break from team pictures to opening ceremony), our spot being on the main street, right next to the only donut shop in town, and the first weekend of the month-huge success! Even before the tables (which were donated) which were set out at 6am were full, we were busy from 6:30am-2pm, jammed with people.

My friend's teemage daughters were awesome watching my children (one stayed overnight, since Robert and I were both out of the house at 5:30am), my best friend and her daughter helping later with Rebecca, it was incredible. We were back home at 3pm (and considering we had 30 tables worth of stuff, and KCAPS-the local charity, came to us and loaded their truck with everything that was left, that was amazing!). Gratitude doesn't say it all.

The grand total between selling cinnamon rolls, sodas, yard sale proceeds and cash donations, we made $4300. I'm still in shock over that, and have one huge thank you letter to write to the Kingsburg Recorder to all the volunteers, and specific people that helped me execute this event. After all this though, the only thing that would make me happy is just having Auston come home, cancer free.

    • Sometimes life doesn't go in the direction you want, sometimes it leads you on a different path. I had the honor of presenting the Sperling family with $4,459.60 today on behalf of the Kingsburg community. Nothing compares to the road they are on...there are no words, but they are loved and supported. Thank you to all who volunteered, gave their time and energy. We're keeping you in our prayers Auston ♥ — with Dustin Sperling.
      · · · · Tag friends · 57 minutes ago near Fresno

No comments: