Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Fundraiser That Became Legend

I have to start this out by saying I have been so incredibly blessed I cannot thank everybody enough. Thank you so much family, friends, neighbors, strangers, friends of friends of cousins of in-laws......

That being said, I have the coolest, nicest and most thoughtful neighbors out there. Living in a cul-de-sac of 4-plexes has been super fun, and my building takes the cake of awesomeness. As soon as my neighbors found out about my cancer problem they immediately wanted to do something. In passing Rachel mentioned maybe they should do a yard sale or something.....and that was it. They all jumped on the idea and immediately started sending out texts and making phone calls. They made cute fliers and sent them throughout the ward. Rachel made super awesome signs (dang I should get a picture of one....maybe to be added later today). They all called and went to the local businesses asking for donations. I'm not sure all who donated but I'd like to thank Runner's Corner and Murdock Hyundai especially because I know they were very generous.

After more than a week of planning, calling, picking up donations, etc. the yard sale was finally upon us. I stayed inside because I felt weird helping out at a fundraiser for myself ha. But all my neighbors and half the ward spent from 7am till almost 5pm outside supervising and organizing the sales. I couldn't believe how many people came. Lots of people entered the raffles, bought the delicious food made by ward members, and bought all the stuff that was donated. It was amazing. It was also crazy hot, which makes my neighbors even more amazing for sitting outside all day long.
Laura and Rachel: the masterminds behind it all.
Around 6pm there was a knock on our door. There stood our neighbors and friends with the hugest pile of money I have ever seen in my life. I could not believe it. They told us how much it was and I was in shock. Literally speechless! I should have cried or screamed or something but mostly I was so incredibly grateful and humbled I couldn't think of what to do. Sterling and I are so blessed and so lucky to live where we do surrounded by people that love us. Thank you to every single person who donated their time and money to help me. I am also astounded at the amount of cash donations from the people in our ward. I cannot believe how generous they are. Thank you thank you to every one who has helped us. A lot of you want to remain anonymous so I can't write you a personal thank you. I also know that I have forgotten a lot of people who donated that deserve thank you's. So consider this for you. Thank you everybody.
The gang of awesome neighbors.

Enjoy the pictures, courtesy of Laura Graham. You can find more pics of the event on my Facebook.

The two trouble makers


  1. You are just the sweetest thing, seriously. I'm so glad it was such a success! Wish I could have been there. Can't wait for the pictures!

  2. Good neighbors and friends are priceless treasures! You deserve that blessing! xo


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