Tuesday, June 26, 2012

T-shirts on sale at Giant Tiger

  1. 4 pack of boys t-shirts size 4- $2.00 and size 6 and up $3.00 for package of 4 at Giant Tiger.
    I was a bit surprised how small the t-shirts are when I opened them up at home. The size 4 looks more like a 2 year old. But they will still work.

Raising Funds for Operation Christmas Child- Dunk Tank

I can take no credit for this idea.  Our Sunday School superintendent, came up with the idea to have a dunk tank at our Church Picnic and raise funds for Operation Christmas Child.  And how could I say no to raising money for OCC?  He was able to rent it for a great deal.  We had 6 individuals, who all happen to be men, say yes to being dunk.  We then auctioned off the first ball for each individual, to the highest bidder. After the highest bidder dunk the dunkee, anyone else was able to try their hand.  The kids had lots of fun!  We ended up using a basketball, this made it a little more easier, and more fun for the kids. Our superintendent also got dunked as he put out a challenge for the Sunday School kids to raise enough money to ship 10 boxes.  And sure enough, they came through and he got wet. 
Here is our Associate Pastor in the tank.  The man in the blue shirt was our auctioneer.  He did a great job.  The gentleman in the hat, was helping keep track who was bidding, making sure no one was left out.  
We had no idea what to expect. Possibly $5-10 dollars a ball.  
But God had other plans!
We hit the $100 dollar mark with one person.
Then the next was over $200.
And by our last participant we had raised $800.
And then they raised the bar.
If they could hit the $1000 mark, (just $200 to go, but the crowd had greatly thinned out) would I get dunk. I immediately said yes.  How could I say no, as everyone had stepped up to the plate and bid, volunteered to be in the tank (in the cold water...brrr) And cheer people on.  "It's for the kids" You're making a difference in a childs life! etc.  

And with that the last round of bidding started.
And I ended up here...
It was quite nerve racking sitting up there, wondering when you are going to go down into the water.
But it was worth every second of it!

And in the end another lady, did it for the kids, and raised another $200.

A huge thank you to my church and everyone involved in making this a successful fund-raiser!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Friday Favorites - Balls

I know I have mentioned balls before.
But I just love them.  They provide hours of fun.
I love these bouncy balls from Old Navy.  
And you can't go wrong for .25 cents.
But at a recent trip to Toys R Us, we found these smaller bouncy balls in a vending machine, walking out of the store.  And they are very bouncy!!  My boys love them, so we've been stocking up on these.  They are also .25 cents each.  I wouldn't add them to 2-4 boxes.  But the older kids would have fun with them.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

More Fields deals

A few more finds I found at Fields yesterday. Everything was 63 cents each. Except for the Easter bunny and chocolate which was .30 cents. We won't send the chocolate, but the bunny is the perfect size to send along. I thought the play medals would be fun to play with. Anyone else finding some good deals this week.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Add beads to your box.
It allows the girls be creative and make something beautiful to wear.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Fields Liquidation

I heard a while ago that all Fields Stores were closing down.  This past weekend we went to a neighbouring community with a Fields, and saw that the liquidation has started.

It's a great time to stock up on shoe box items.  Some of the best buys I found were...
tape-.13 cents (be careful which ones you pick up the one brand is .75 cents each)
Easter stickers .13 cents
boys and girls underwear 3 pack for $1.50
6 pack of socks $3.00
hot wheels cars .88 cents
hair accessories .88 cents
greeting  cards 10 for $2.00
batteries .50 cents

Everything is marked down. It is a little confusing because it is different percentages from item to item.  But they were very helpful, and they did a lot of price checks for me;)

Has anyone else found some good buy?
I'm hoping their shoes go on a more of a clearance yet.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Friday Favorites- Underwear.

Why not add underwear to your boxes!
Lelja Allison, a shoebox recipient wrote -
Underwear was a luxury that I did not have well into my teenage years!  And even when I eventually got my first pair they were boys underwear.  Rather embarassing thing to write about, but I wanted you to know that so many blessings await in those packages.  Every "necessity" here I now take for granted once was a luxury I could only dream about.  I would be beyond blessed if someone had given me a pair of underwear.

I simple thing like underwear, is a blessing.