Saturday May 23rd, 2015 was the perfect day at the 26th annual Gilmour Street garage sale. The weather was ideal, front lawns and driveways displayed a variety of wares, and the streets were packed with bargain hunters.
We have a special “thank you”video to share with you from this event.
Watch it on YouTube: http://youtu.be/mZv26D9Z6O4
Two locations proudly displayed the blue and yellow banners of Friends of Honduran Children, raising money for our efforts in Honduras: 531 Hunter Street and 496 Homewood Avenue.
We would like to extend our gratitude to Alex and Lorraine for hosting the Education Committee and to Rob and Jennifer for hosting the Adult Awareness Brigade.
The Book Sale Bonanza boasted over 4,500 books at just 50 cents each. There was also fresh coffee for sale, because we all know that coffee and a good book go hand-in-hand! This location raised $617.60! Thank you to those who purchased books and coffee. A special thank you to Derryk Renton who collected and organized the majority of books for us, to Doris Nickson for donating plants, and to all those who donated books for this event. The funds raised go towards education initiatives in Honduras such as providing scholarships to students who cannot afford to attend school. This year, we are able to provide scholarships for 19 full-time students, and 18 part-time students. This was made possible through donors and fundraising initiatives such as this one. For more information about scholarships and how you can help, visit: http://honduranchildren.com/what-we-do/#scholarships
The Homewood Avenue location was a wonderful mixture of fresh coffee and baked goods, books and household items, and perennials for your garden. They raised $1,158.00! Thank you to all who supported us. This money will help to support the projects that the Adult Awareness Brigade will be working on in Honduras this August.
There are about 10 different brigades that travel to Honduras each year to provide medical and health care, education, and to build homes and schools for communities where it is needed most. Money raised helps to make all of this possible. If you would like to learn more about going on a brigade with Friends of Honduran Children, visit our website at www.honduranchildren.com or call the office at 705-749-1900.