Saturday, September 8, 2012
Packed and Paid
My head is full of thoughts of details--Need to get the press releases out and need to make contact with my media team member about that; got a new team application today and I need to call that prospect; need to see if we can get some volunteers to help my husband move the 8 pallets of boxes and cartons that are coming on September 17th (not to mention getting enough volunteers to assemble 20,000 boxes) and have to figure out the trucking.
BUT beyond those small details I'm praying about two major requests:
1) God, give us enough items to adequately fill these boxes so they will bless children in your name.
2) God, move people to donate for the shipping costs on these boxes.
At $7.00 each, the shipping donation for 20,000 boxes will total $140,000--now there's a God-sized goal. I'm praying God will bring it in, whether I actually see it or not.
Besides rainy-day yard sales I went to Dollar General today and used my coupon for $5 off on a $25 purchase to buy 224 plastic bowls and cups for less than 10 cents each.
These are great fillers because they're useful and colorful items that also will fill space in the boxes if needed.
Now if I could just get 10,000 more of them. Oh, and another 2400 stuffed animals. And $140,000
Posted by Kathy Schriefer at 6:38 PM