Garage Sale for a Good Cause

by This is Carrie on June 4, 2010

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.


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Suzy June 4, 2010 at 10:25 am

What an incredible little girl! How wonderful that she was so motivated to do something really cool for others. Kudos!


Heather June 4, 2010 at 10:52 am

That is so awesome! She is so motivated and I’m sure she’ll inspire other kids her age to do something kind like that. You’ve got a special little girl there…you must’ve done something right mama:-)



lera June 4, 2010 at 11:01 am

What a sweet gesture. You should be very proud of her.


Katie June 4, 2010 at 11:02 am

That is so awesome! Please tell your daughter congrats from me!


Kerri June 4, 2010 at 11:12 am

How wonderful! What a truly beautiful thing to do for others at such a young age! You should not only be proud of her but you and your family for raising such a thoughtful girl.


Cupcake Activist June 4, 2010 at 12:01 pm

What an inspiration to us all! You have a wonderful daughter.


Kit Chase June 4, 2010 at 12:52 pm

What an accomplishment and what a sweetheart she is! I am a huge fan of Loma Linda Hospital…my two daughters were born there, and our oldest is a healthy example of the benefits of their amazing NICU and specialty clinics. My little sister had a heart transplant there when she was only 2 weeks old; she’s a university-attending, physically active 20 year old now.

Congratulations on her fundraising success!


carey June 4, 2010 at 12:52 pm

i love everything about this. how sweet.


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June 4, 2010 at 2:20 pm

YAY for her!! What a great story!


Beth June 4, 2010 at 9:20 pm

So amazing!!!!!! Taits just sent her a tiny bit more.


jonita mortensen June 4, 2010 at 11:32 pm

Princess, you are an amazing, talented, and compassionate girl. Your whole extended family is so proud of you for all your efforts in the name of your little cousin. You are my special sweetheart! I love you.


KP June 5, 2010 at 11:01 am

LOVE that girl!!!


Svetlana June 6, 2010 at 2:51 pm

Awesome effort and result! Congratulations to Princess and you!


nicole June 15, 2010 at 8:30 pm

That is so sweet of your daughter! My daughter was recently being treated in a different hospital for cancer. The crafts and toys really took her mind off of treatment. So tell your little one thank you for her thoughtfulness it means a lot to the children. :)


Shirley June 24, 2010 at 9:50 pm

How awesome! What a beautiful and caring daughter you are raising. I too am a big fan of Loma Linda & staff. Just by chance I ended up there while on vacation and spent the next 2 months there until my son was born and then another month with him. I cannot say enough good things about it. Prayers for your daughter and her cousin.

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