Tuesday, June 30, 2009

America's Yard Sale

During the month of July, Focus on the Family is promoting a nationwide yard sale called America's Yard Sale to help families who are struggling financially. If you've got the Itch to Pitch, now would be a great time to clean out your closest and under your beds. What a way to multitask. Not only do you get rid of the clutter, you can help out your family by earning a little cash, plus help out other families by giving them the opportunity to purchase gently-used items at a fraction of the retail price.

Photo courtesy of Focus on the Family

Here's a little bit of information about America's Yard Sale. This information comes from a weekly newsletter that I received from Focus on the Family.

Dear Focus Friend,

Ever wonder how your old toys, tools and treasures could bless families in need?

This July, join us for America's Family Yard Sale™--a nationwide effort to support hurting families in our neighborhoods and around the world.

Just clean out your attic, closets and drawers. Your unused "clutter" will quickly become much-needed items that some families may not have otherwise been able to afford--especially in our difficult economy.

After your sale, we encourage you to contribute a portion of your funds to Focus on the Family®, your local church or a non-profit organization [another way to help out a needy family :) --DeAna]. And when you tell us your story, we'll send you an Adventures in Odyssey® animation cel...a one-of-a-kind collectable!

For more information about America's Yard Sale, and to receive a complimentary yard sale kit, click here. If you're in the Colorado area, you can register to join the yard sale on July 11 with Focus on the Family. Or you can have your own yard sale at your home and post your yard sale on the map with others around the nation who are participating.

1 comment:

  1. That is a really cool idea. Our subdivision has a community sale every 6 months and we always participate in that. It's nice to get rid of some of the clutter (things we don't need) and to get some extra money in the process.


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