Huge Garage Sale Fundraiser!

10 Mar

Save the date!!!  Friday March 11th, and Saturday March 12th, we are having a HUGE garage sale beginning at 7am each day at 5306 Rustle Leaf Drive in Arlington.

Some of the items we have include: baby gear, baby clothes, children’s clothes, children’s and baby shoes, dress-up clothes, furniture, cds, electronics, housewares, jewelry, maternity clothes, toys, books, and so much more!  If you have children and/or are pregnant, we are sure to have something for you!  If you are unable to make it, please tell your friends!

We are hosting this sale in an effort to raise money for a charity close to my heart.  My cousin, Brian, completed suicide in August of 2009.  His death has propelled me to doing anything I can to support education, awareness, and of course, prevention of suicide.  All of the money raised at this garage sale will be used for a fundraising event hosted by the Jack Eight Remembrance Fund.  You can read more about it here:

http://www.jackeightfund.com/

The Jack Eight Fund hosts a poker/bingo tournament event at the Ballpark in Arlington every year on National Survivor of Suicide Day (this year it will be on Saturday November 19th, beginning at 5pm). This year, all proceeds from this fund raising event will go to The Alliance of Hope, which is a wonderful online support group for survivors of suicide.

To read more about the Alliance of Hope, please see their website:  http://forsuicidesurvivors.org/.

Some sobering statistics:

  • Every 16 minutes, someone dies by suicide.  Every 17 minutes, a family is left to make sense of it.
  • Over 34,000 people in the US die by suicide every year.
  • Suicide is the 4th leading cause of death for adults between the ages of 18 and 65 years in the US.

Come shop the garage sale and support a good cause!

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2 Responses to “Huge Garage Sale Fundraiser!”

  1. Lori March 14, 2011 at 2:54 am #

    I just want to sincerely thank everyone who played a part in making this event a HUGE success. We raised a ton of money which will go towards the fundraiser poker/bingo tournament at the Ballpark in November. I’ll post a blog about that when we are closer to the event and have more of the details set!

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