A few weeks ago Mika decided she wanted to do a yard sale to raise money for World Vision. (We’ve sponsored a girl from Malawi the past four years). Despite having already decided we weren’t doing a yard sale this year, we did. Today.
Aside from the whole decluttering aspect, there were a few things that happened that were really neat: an elderly couple that stopped by but didn’t buy anything donated $20; another couple later in the day donated $50; and the parents of a neighbor down the street donated $10. We actually made more in donations than yard sale sales. Our total, while not overly impressive in and of itself, was $148.30. But it IS enough for our goal of being able to buy a goat (nourishes a family with fresh milk, cheese, and yogurt, and can offer a much-needed income boost by providing offspring and extra dairy products) and the remainder to the Maximum Impact Fund (helps in specific, urgent needs that might otherwise go unmet).