Friday, April 16, 2010

Still trucking along...

Well I'm embarassed that I haven't posted in so long.. but here is an update!

We did a few auctions on Hyena Cart and that raised us a few hundred dollars! We have another stocking set to start on May 1st. I'm hoping to line up a lot of items! So far I have had a few people commit, and one in particular that I am very excited about!! This person

We also are having a 'Bowl For Will's Walkabout'. Will is taking pledges (so much money per pin he knocks down) and then he will bowl THE game in a couple of weeks. He is excited because it's doing something he loves!

We were able to pay down almost $4000 just from fundraising! We held a VERY successful garage sale during March. We also raffled off some donated items. I am so thankful to everyone who donated items and also shopped at the garage sale. And of course, those who helped us set up. It was a LOT of work!!

As of today, there are 79 days until he leaves.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Going Strong!

The first round of auctions is almost up at and it looks like we'll make about $100! That is awesome! Thank you SO MUCH to the WAHMS who have donated their wares! Another round is set to start on March 1. Anyone have anything to donate?
Last Friday we also did a bake sale at the firehouse during fish fry night- made around $40! Not too shabby! We're set to be there again every Friday up until Good Friday!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

February 10, 2010

We now have a Hyena Cart! Check out
Thank you so much to the people who have offered to donate items and help me stock it!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

February 3 update

Will and I went around over the weekend and passed out donation letters to a few businesses around town. One place (Price Chopper) gave him a gift card on the spot! One place told him no. And every where else said they would 'pass it on to the manager'. We haven't heard back yet from anyone.
I am in the process of writing up a letter to send out. Seems it might be more worthwhile to send them. Will only was able to talk with 2 managers face-to-face.
I also set up a Hyena Cart!! It is There will be some raffles soon, I'll update when it is officially up and running. Right now it's in the baby stages!
I am going scrapbooking this Friday so I'm hoping to drop off some flyers for my crop!
Our garage sale is set for the weekend of March 26/27. Time to get rid of all our junk for a good cause!! Know anyone needing to declutter? Send them our way!! We'll also be having a bake sale during the garage sale. And possibly doing bake sales at the fish fry night at the firehouse, I'm working on that.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

travel dates

I officially have Will's travel dates... he leaves July 5th and returns July 19th. If I'm right, that's only 158 days away. I guess I just needed that number to make me officially nervous!! So many things to be nervous about, so many things to do... And realizing that my little boy will be half way around the world on my birthday. *Sigh* Well, at least he will get fireworks as a send off the night before!
Sending out some more flyers for my crop today and trying to set up sponsors and donations.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


I brought Will to Walgreens to get his passport photos taken! Now I just need to fill out the application and find a time where both Art and I can bring it in.
The Scrapbooking Crop is coming along! I have had a few more people sign up, and some people offer to help with food and snacks. I am so grateful for my friends who are helping me!
I am in the talks with the church to set up a garage sale. I picked a weekend in March, they just have to okay it.
Any more ideas for fundraisers?

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Update 1-13-10

The scrapbooking crop is coming along nicely! We have had a few people register already, and we're busy getting the flyers out. I'm really hoping it is successful!

Will had a PTP meeting over the weekend. It was fun. He's already made some friends so that's a plus. And they watched videos showing what they will do in Australia which made him even more excited!!

I really need to order his passport.

A woman came to the meeting offered to let us sell her homemade air fresheners as a funraiser. They are $6 each and Will gets $2. He's sold 3 already without doing anything, so it's an easy fundraiser!!