Yard Sale for SOLD
This past weekend, Angie and Jamin Ferner held a huge garage sale in Moorestown, NJ to benefit The SOLD Project. Angie is the sister of Heather Colletto, our Communications Director, and she and her family have be key in sharing about SOLD with their friends, work, and church.
Their efforts went a long way: Angie posted the garage sale on the community website, and several people told her they came just to buy something to support SOLD. About a dozen people just handed them cash without even buying something. Many more simply rounded up their purchase total to add to the cause.
In the end, the Ferners raised well over $400! Not only is their donation a huge blessing and personal sacrifice for them, but they put countless hours into cleaning out their basement, putting ads online (as well as posting good old-fashioned homemade signs with arrows around the neighborhood), and sharing about the work of SOLD with everyone who came.
So, a big KROP KUHN KAH (thank you!) to all of the Ferners for the hours they put into setting up the garage sale, the sacrifice they made in giving up their things to support us, and especially the time they took to share with so many about the work The SOLD Project is doing here in northern Thailand for at-risk children.
What can you do to make a sacrifice in your own life that will inevitably change the lives of others? Is it worth it? It could be as simple as hosting a garage sale and sharing with your neighbors and friends about the children of Chiang Rai who are being positively affected by their secondhand purchase.
Angie and Jamin wrote:
We were glad to find a way to support you guys outside of our monthly pledge. Hosting your SOLD party and having this garage sale gave us physical, tangible ways to work to support you. Writing a monthly check is important, but it felt good to toil and sweat through this project. It was ultimately for SOLD’s benefit, but we benefited from the experience, too.
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