I know I have not been posting at a normal pace for awhile. So I thought I would let you know why.
I have gotten heavily involved with The Arlington Civitan here In Jacksonville, Florida and it’s turned into a passion for me. Through them I have become aware of so much need right here where I live. Our mission is to help with either time or donations wherever we can. So I have taken my Stampin’ Up! Business and incorporated it into events with the help of my Downline to raise money for those in need right in our area.
We had nine of my Demonstrators involved this time. Third Row starting with Rose Ann (in the mustard shirt), myself, Christina, Susan, Gina, Janet, Lisa T. and Lisa S.. We’re the ones holding hand in the air…but there were actually a few sprinkled in the crowd too. Barb in the left front and Jessica somewhere in there along with Mikki and Roberta. These girls work tirelessly to make these events happen. I had some Civitan volunteers there as well helping with Raffle Tickets, lunch room and keeping this running smoothly. Pretty awesome huh?
Our Charity this time was for Autism Research and 100% of the Raffle Money will go to the Charity. We incorporated The Second Harvest Food Bank as we always do as part of the admission is two cans of food to feed the hungry and this time we had a sneak peek of what’s to come for the next event in December for the Local Salvation Army. We had two representatives there who told us about the Angel Tree and the Stocking Programs for Christmas.
Can you see the Angel Tree in the background? A lot of those Angels have found a home and the bags will come back filled in time for the next event and be given back to Clanky (center) and Maria from the Salvation Army who will attend once again in December. So really we accomplished a lot this weekend. We raised $$ for Autism Research gathered about 400-500 pounds of food for the Second Harvest and got the Angel Tree Started for December. What a great feeling to know that by doing what I love and what my downline (girls) love we can accomplish so much.
Thanks to all of our customers for joining in and making it such a success.
Here are a few more pics…..
Our Angel Tree Leo (fellow Civitan and friend). helping with the Raffle Tickets.Guest mulling over where they would like to put they’re raffle tickets. Leo, Angie (Manager of the Bluewater Storage Center) and Debi fellow Civitans.
….and finally my girls surprised me!!!
Lisa T. called me up to the front of the crowd and presented me with a wonderful Restaurant Gift Certificate from my Girls thanking me for getting this all organized. Man look at the bags under my eyes!!! A little sleep and a few days off will help that!
….and a framed picture of me receiving my award at the Civitan Meeting. I was named Up and Coming Civitan of the Year in the Florida District. Quite an honor and I had no clue. This framed poster size picture was sitting outside or my classroom with a banner that read “Congratulations Lee”
I was overwhelmed…totally overwhelmed. What a beautiful day.
Thanks to everyone involved…You’re the BEST!!! ( I didn’t have pictures of everyone…..sorry about that)
Little by little we are making a difference!! How awesome is that?
Thanks for taking a peek into our day yesterday. It was remarkable!!