Thank you for helping with another successful Focus on the Family garage sale. This year we did something a little different. We had the Focus on the Family garage sale on Saturday, June 13th, and then on Sunday, June 14th we turned the sale over to Riverside’s Youth Group. The result was amazing! Saturday we made over $5,000 to send to Focus on the Family to provide ultrasound machines for crisis pregnancy centers. Also we will be donating approximately $750 in vouchers to shop at Goodwill to patrons of Matrix Lifeline Pregnancy Center, LifeCare Services Pregnancy Center, the Salvation Army, It’s My Closet, and Love, INC. This is the result of a clothing drive with our unsold clothes.
On top of all of that, on Sunday, the Riverside Youth Group made $871 to put towards their mission trips. I want to THANK Becky and Ryan and all of their helpers for the incredible job they did on Sunday. Not only did they do a great job at their sale, but went above and beyond what we had asked them to do with the clean up. We had approximately 30 people boxing up all the leftovers, bagging clothes for Goodwill, breaking up cardboard boxes to be recycled, and taking down the two large tents. Praises to all who helped! Then all of the leftovers were picked up by CVS who with a church south of town are sponsoring a garage sale to benefit ALS. So you can see all the good God brought about by you simply cleaning out your closets. Thank you and God bless all who participated in this effort! Check out the Focus on the Family, "America’s Family Yard Sale" web site, it’s an article about our local group.