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Thread: We raised $400 with a quilt I donated for kids!

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    We raised $400 with a quilt I donated for kids!

    There's an organization growing around our area that helps feed school-aged children who don't have anything to eat in the afternoons and weekends, called Sacks of Love. I found out about this thru my chiropractor who was trying to raise donations of money, but nobody was noticing the little white bucket sitting there. So I asked him about trying to sell chances for a quilt that I would donate (I had just finished one). It's a cheater fabric, and I'm still learning to long-arm quilt, but everybody just had to touch it and comment on it. We raised $400 at $1 a ticket, right before Christmas for this cause, and I'm so happy I could help. Here's the winner, Tim, who bought about 80 tickets, and me. He was there waiting to claim "his" quilt, and we all laughed at him, but when I drew the winning name, I couldn't believe it was his. Anyway, he grabbed it off the wall, and you can see he's happy with it.

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    A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. ~Hugh Downs
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    That is pretty!!! Yeah on the dollars raised and yeah on a happy receiver of the beautiful quilt!!
    my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)

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    Thanks Becca, it's a king-size and he's very happy he won it. I'm just happy with the amount we raised.
    A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. ~Hugh Downs
    Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns.I am thankful that thorns have roses.~Allophones Karr
    “The happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others." — Gordon B Hinckley

    "It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." ~ Confucius

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    How great is that???? Wonderful idea you had!!!! Pretty quilt too!

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    He got a wonderful quilt for a great price and king sized to boot! Hooray you!

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    very nicely done... and it's so great to hear that a quilt raised so much money for a good cause.
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    What a great idea selling $1 chances! I'll have to remember that!

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    Yours is a wonderful story of generosity multiplying. Knowing you had donated the quilt probably motivated Tim to be so generous in his purchase of tickets. Now your chiropractor is encouraged from the community support, and the program will grow to benefit many children.

    Both you and Tim look great!

    Dayle

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    ​What a great story and kudos to you for your generosity!

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    Love the story! Tim looks so happy that he won. It's a great quilt and the cause is so worthwhile. Thanks for what you did.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Looks like a WIN-WIN situation.... Good for all involved.

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    outstanding, what a great way to PIF!!!

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    Thanks everyone. I'm so happy to have been able to help this great cause. I guess I didn't realize there are so many kids out there that go so hungry......I just cried when I heard about this charity. I just had to do something to help.
    A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. ~Hugh Downs
    Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns.I am thankful that thorns have roses.~Allophones Karr
    “The happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others." — Gordon B Hinckley

    "It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." ~ Confucius

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    That was very kind and generous of you. You made lots of people happy. Nice quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daylesewblessed View Post
    Yours is a wonderful story of generosity multiplying. Knowing you had donated the quilt probably motivated Tim to be so generous in his purchase of tickets. Now your chiropractor is encouraged from the community support, and the program will grow to benefit many children.

    Both you and Tim look great!

    Dayle
    Ditto - it is wonderful that you were able to help for such a worthwhile cause. I will probably get blasted for this but I love to see where we help our own. I know that many other countries have tremendous needs, but sometimes we forget that charity begins at home

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    Congratulation on a great cause and great quilt!
    Wayne & Gabriele, the married quilters.

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    That is so awesome!!!!

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    What a great "Pay it Forward" idea. Just think of all those kids you've helped--glad it went to someone who bought a bunch of tickets

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    Bless you for your generosity! I love that you got to meet the recipient. Great quilt, also.
    Fay

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    Congratulations. You did a real good thing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltstringz View Post
    Ditto - it is wonderful that you were able to help for such a worthwhile cause. I will probably get blasted for this but I love to see where we help our own. I know that many other countries have tremendous needs, but sometimes we forget that charity begins at home

    NO Blasting here! My Mother says the same thing. I truely wish we could helpother countries but we do tend to forget our own children and families around our own areas.
    The blanket looks sooo nice! Does not look like a cheater but either way there is a lot of hard work in it. I had chills when I read the story, it's wonderful there are men like Tim still around, I wish we had more like him! Ha! In my area anyway! Ha! (Can you tell I'm single!! Ha! )
    You done a great thing Debbie!!
    Thank You Lord for answering my prayers, in this I am truely blessed!

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    I'm the one who benefited from this. I feel so good about doing this, but the only reason I posted about it was to kind of bring attention to the fact that we do have kids that go hungry in this country unless someone else helps. I know the elderly need help too, but the kids are the ones this charity is about.
    A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. ~Hugh Downs
    Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns.I am thankful that thorns have roses.~Allophones Karr
    “The happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others." — Gordon B Hinckley

    "It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." ~ Confucius

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    Gorgeous smiles and great quilt!! What a good idea!
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    That's fantastic!
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    WOW!!! Good job!!!

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