signs

Some things are just too cool to keep to myself. So here you go!

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Getting organized

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Last week Wonder Woman Bethany (not the Bethany in my previous post, though she’s a wonder woman too) and a host of volunteers threw a garage sale on one of Phoenix’s worst weather days.

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Earlier she had e-mailed me for the logo and the font so she could have this great sign made.

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By the end of the day, the sky had cleared and the sale had cleared more than $1,200 for diapers and formula for the babies of Juarez, Mexico.

Meanwhile, down in the colonias outside Juarez someone had made a different kind of sign for a different purpose.

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Grateful mothers take home supplies donated or purchased with donated funds.

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And way up here in Oregon: When I got home from work last evening, I found two boxes on our front porch.

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A pregnancy clinic up in Washington had discovered the Babies of Juarez website and asked where they could drop off expired formula.

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So today I went to the local thrift shop to find a lightweight suitcase (2 bucks!) and loaded the formula up for our travels over Thanksgiving. Mauri weighed it for me—exactly 50 pounds, the per-bag limit on Southwest, who allows you to check two bags free!

I love when a plan comes together.

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Bonus sign picture:

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2 Responses to signs

  1. Marcile says:

    Don’t you love it when your kids are doing great things!

  2. Ridge says:

    Fabulous. Giving is a great way to say thanks for all we have!

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