This is the final month of Princess’s 7 month plan to raise money to buy arts & crafts kits for kids at Loma Linda Hospital receiving treatment for cancer. It’s a plan she hatched last November when her 3 year old cousin was diagnosed with leukemia. While not all of her ideas actually panned out (the neighborhood spelling bee with an entrance fee of $5 didn’t go over so well) this last idea, a garage sale, was her best one yet.
I started collecting our extra stuff a month before, but we soon realized we didn’t have enough stuff to have a proper sale. So Princess put out a call for donations at church, at school and around the neighborhood.
In no time at all, our garage was filled with stuff to sell. It was so sweet to see Princess come home from school with little bags full of donated items from kids in her class (along with a couple of cans here and there to recycle).
In four hours, she made $267. Add that to the $190 she had collected from recycling cans & bottles, selling origami cranes and kind web donations since November, and she has over $450 to spend on arts & craft supplies for the kids at Loma Linda Hospital.
A big shout out to everyone who supported her in her fund raising efforts.