Both the advertising gods and the weather gods conspired against us, but we persevered! Local bloggers from throughout the metro area raised more than $900 for Feeding America this morning.
One 50-cent piece of clothing at a time, that’s how!
My friend, Molly, organized a huge rummage sale with the help of more than 25 bloggers and their families. All proceeds went to Feeding America — a hunger relief organization that, locally, supports Second Harvest Heartland.
Although the event was a huge success, there a few hiccups (naturally). The signs Molly and I hung up the day before were promptly removed by a maintenance worker. Darn.
And the weather wasn’t what we expected (or, ahem, what had been predicted). Strangely enough, as soon as the sale ended, the clouds parted and the sun began to shine. Not fair.
But none of that mattered. People showed up and were eager to take home some great finds — and support a worthy cause.
I had a fab time and met some wonderful women while sorting through the baby clothing. Too bad the sale wasn’t a few weeks later! We still don’t know whether Bubs is a boy or a girl, so held back from making any purchases. I'm a disciplined girl!
Some snapshots from the day:
Me with Kate and her adorable daughter, Grace. (I was wearing a hat to protect myself from the sun. They say the rays penetrate the clouds, right?)
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