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Garage Sale For Good

ncmgaragesale For many of us, springtime brings to mind two words: GARAGE SALE! As the weather gets a little warmer, many families are gearing up for a little “out with the old” and hoping to clear some space for their summer stuff. One group of families in Denton and Argyle, Texas, decided to do just that and hold a community garage sale. Instead of using the proceeds to save up for a family vacation or to enjoy one extravagant barbeque, they decided to donate all the money raised to LSS’s Foster In Texas (FIT) Spiritual Care program. This program purchases Bibles and devotionals, and prepares family-centered Bible study material for the foster children and their families served by FIT across North Texas.

So early on a Saturday morning, each family brought their carloads in hopes of making a large contribution to a very worthy cause. Dressers, clothes, kids’ toys, and exercise equipment filled the driveway, while the children of the participating families manned a lemonade stand and donation station with treats and goodies for all who stopped by.

At the end of the day, the group of eight families raised $585 to support the Spiritual Care program for the more than 250 North Texas FIT foster children. What a creative (and easy!) way to support the children in their emotional healing. When one of the participants was asked what she hoped was accomplished from this fundraiser, she answered, “I just hope that others can see that it doesn’t take much to really make a difference in the lives of children who really need it. We just put on a garage sale … What can YOU do?”


Caring for Kids Auction Features Family Fun!

C4K auction BidNow button Keeping the kids occupied this summer just got easier! Our Caring for Kids event May 5th, features an outstanding silent auction, and you can start the bidding online NOW. The Online Auction is jam-packed with entertainment the whole family will enjoy. Whether your idea of fun is a water park or Shakespeare in the park, there’s something for every taste and temperament. If you’re a spectator or active participant, we have tickets from A (American Airlines) to Z (the Zoo). If you’ve got game or just appreciate those who have it, you’ll find some outstanding sports memorabilia up for bid, including a Texas Rangers 2011 American League Championship ball signed by Texas legend Nolan Ryan.Item Image

Oh, the possibilities: take a trip on the Grapevine Railroad, take a dip at Schlitterbahn, or just take a nap with a handmade quilt. The ladies of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Dallas made and donated five beautiful quilts for this auction. Item Image

This is a great way to shop – not only are these items irresistible and tax deductible, every penny will go toward helping and healing the more than 250 deserving children in the Metroplex who have suffered abuse and abandonment – the children served by Nelson Children’s Ministries.

After the online auction closes, further bidding for the auction items will take place at the Caring for Kids fundraiser May 5th at the American Airlines C. R. Smith Museum in Fort Worth. [Note: We can bid on your behalf at the event through absentee bidding when you give us your maximum bid amount. Email  for specifics.]

About the Caring for Kids Event:

Saturday, May 5, 2012

American Airlines C. R. Smith Museum, 4601 Texas Highway 360 at FAA Road, Fort Worth, Texas

Cocktails & silent auction: 6:00 p.m.

Dinner & live auction: 7:00 p.m.

Other: Visitors can take a flight through aviation history with interactive exhibits at the museum, including a flight lab and flight simulator

Individual reservation: $50

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