Monday, April 11, 2011


No crafty business today..........just an update on our tag sale.  It was an exhausting two weeks since we decided to have a tag sale to raise funds for Haylee, to get her into Spirit Animal Sanctuary in upstate NY.

We were so grateful to all the people who donated all of their 'goods' to be sold at our tag sale. We quickly filled up my two car huge garage AND then filled up 1 1/2 bays of my neighbor's garage.  Cindy also kept items at her house until the last day.

We tagged and tagged and tagged and thankfully had the help of my mother-in-law Viola - who works for her cousin's tag sale company.

I was up at 5:30am on Saturday morning hanging signs around our hood. Cindy, Jill, my hubby Frank, my cousin Chris and Cindy's brother all met up at 7am to start organizing. Patty came shortly after and we set up our driveway and garage by category (sporting goods, furniture, kids, crafts, kitchen, appliances, jewelry&bake sale, pet stuff, etc).  Of course the early-birds came, but we handled it great. We were PACKED with people!!!!! 

My friend's Janice and Michael brought their three young children and set up a lemonade stand to help collect $$ for Haylee.  Patty made AWESOME crumbcake and Nutella brownies and sold those!  Her awesome jewelry display stand really made a difference showcasing the jewelry!

Our street had a line to get into it at times and cars were just parked all over!  We were sticking to some of our prices and making deals on others. At the end of Saturday we BLEW away my $1,000.00 goal for the weekend and collected $3,200.00 !!!!!!!!!

We did it all again on Sunday - but only from 9am - 12pm.  Crowds weren't as big....but we did another $1,500.00!!!!!!!  (Some of that money was straight donations.......HOLY COW!!)

So needless to say - we almost raised all the money needed for Haylee with our tag sale!  We are still collecting $$ and will keep the overflow for the 'next' needy dog.

I can't tell you how overwhelmed I got when receiving some of the MORE THAN GENEROUS donations. We are really blessed to be surrounded by such wonderful people and so many people came just because they knew $$ was going to help Haylee.  We had great volunteers come and help and I just can't say enough good things about this whole event.

So THANK YOU to those who helped us out in any way, shape or form!!!   We are very fortunate to be able help others and in this help Haylee.

Thanks for your visit!


Monica said...

Hey Maria,

I was sure that the sale could go NO other way, you know. I am so happy that Haylee will find a home at last...

Also so glad that all your hard work played off! Well done and conratulations!


Naturally Me Creations said...

Wow! Your fund raiser went really well! Well done! :)

What a lucky doggy that there are people like you around. :) The world seriously needs more people like YOU.

Kathy and Lucky said...

Congrats!!!! That is wonderful and so happy for Haylee, what a great job you did, you should all be proud.

Gina said...

Wow, I am so glad to hear that you surpassed your goal. How cool is it that even the kids got involved!! Great to know all your hard work paid off.

jimlynn said...

Holy Cow is RIGHT!!! That's alot of dinero for a tag sale!!!! Just great.
I was wondering all weekend how yall were doing...know it was very tiring - but so worth it.

Meg said...

WOW!!!! What awesome news!!!! I'm so glad you had such an great turn out. It's nice to be reminded that people are nice! I hope Haylee enjoys her new sanctuary!

MiamiKel said...

OH this is wonderful news! I'm joyous that your tag sale went so well and Haylee will benefit from the wonders that await!

Audrey Pettit said...

How very, very cool! congratulations on the success of your tag sale. Such a wonderful cause. :)

Cheryl said...

Hurray! I am so happy everything worked out so well.

Anne Marie said...

Hooray for Haylee!! Congrats on the HUGE success of the tag sale! I sent a envelope out to you today, finally. (Sorry, I have been a little overwhelmed this past week...finally back to normal around here!) Also wanted to let you know to chack out my blog sometime tomorrow for a sneak peek for YOU! :) Hugs!

Whoa...hold the phone....Nutella brownies??? Those sound amazing! Ahhh, I had some apple slices dipped in Nutella today and it was amazing....Mmmm!

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