Monday, September 22, 2008

Children's Consignment Sale Update

Ever seen 60,000 items?

We had that number of items for our Children's Consignment Sale last weekend. Think of a fellowship dining hall and a gym and a hallway full of clothes and toys. Quite the vision!

Add to the picture:
214 volunteers working all week for a Friday & Saturday sale.

Add 5 computers with scanners to read the bar code on each item.

Mix in 20,772 items sold.

The end result is a record breaking weekend for us with total sales of $77,292.75. The thing I enjoy (non shopper that I am there isn't much about this that's enjoyable!) is that 40% of the proceeds go to church mission work locally, nationally, and internationally. That's a tremendous impact from "stuff" that was hiding in closets and garages!

Special thanks goes to some exceptional leaders who make this all possible as Kathryn, Nancy, Tracy, and Trish go "above & beyond" putting in 12 hour days for 6 days.

The fellowship of the redeemed changes the world once again!

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