Sunday, April 3, 2011

Yard sales for causes

Our buddy, Randy, had a yard sale today with his parents at their house so Linda and I stopped by in the morning.

Randy has a huge collection of vinyl records dating back to the '70's and he's decided to part with most of them.
The money is going to a fund to help cover expenses for a girl who was brutally attacked several years ago just outside a branch of the public library.  This girl was beaten, raped and left for dead when she stopped by the library to return books in the book-drop. This happened in 2008 and she was left unable to speak, see or use her arms or legs or sit up without assistance. She was a model student with a bright future ahead of her. Her rehabilitation and every day care could cause her to end up in a nursing home since she's about to turn 21. Many people in the community are reaching out to help so that she can remain in her home. Randy has a huge heart and it's like him to do something like this.  He has some great records, too.  He's decided that he's going to auction some of the best ones so we can all have a chance to grab a treasure and, hopefully, keep this young woman's life from becoming any more difficult than the challenges she already faces every day.

We also stopped at an enormous church sale where they had tons of DVDs, CDs, furniture, collectibles and a little bit of everything. There were approximately 50 vendors. The proceeds were going to a clinic in Haiti where disease outbreaks have become an enormous health concern since last year's devastating earthquake. I picked up some DVDs for $2 a pop and Linda found a tres chic hat. She plans to 'embellish' it for our friend Duane's Royal Wedding Viewing Party and Tea this month. I think I'm going to attempt to make a hat, maybe something like a fascinator.

This should be a fun and very girly party although we've invited some of our guy friends, too. More on this in a future post.


  1. Great causes plus great fun! I love my hat.

  2. You looked divine when you tried it on. :D