Mornin' Blogland! Today I want to talk about something that struck home in my family last November. My 30 yr old son-in-law, Randy was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.
Here is Randy with his wife, my youngest child, Tracy.
This is their 5 yr old son Carson. He will now be an only child.
At my job, we have an ex-employee, Jim, who has MS. From him I found out about the Walk MS fundraiser here in PA. I decided to walk with Jim. Then another employee from Tobacco World decided to walk also. The plan was hatched to raise funds.
To start with, I put together a raffle to win a basket full of Avon products ( I sell Avon myself, so I had the supplies on hand)
Behind the basket you see a wall covered with paper. All of those look like these:
For anyone making a donation, no matter how small, their name was put on a quarter sheet sized paper with the shoes on it & it was posted up in the store.
This is just a small sample of what is hanging up in our store. Also, we do not have a color printer at work, so all of the shoes were hand colored by our staff!
Next we decided on adding a second raffle. June, who is walking with me busted her tail getting local businesses to donate. ( I have a slightly embarrassing video of June that I threatened to post to Facebook that got her motivated.....yes, I am devious like that. Surprised? Didn't think so!)
This second raffle has 11 different chances to win with 1 ticket!
So far we have raised over $1,500.00. I am so proud of my staff. Here are a few that have been pimping the raffle tickets.
June is seated in front of the small tray table they set up for selling the tickets. The drawing is to be held next Friday, April 26th. Our walk is on Sunday the 28th. My son-in-law & daughter walked in the Walk MS walk in their area just yesterday.
This photo shows their team. My grandson Carson & great niece Abigail are in front holding the sign.
Wish us luck as we finish up our last week of fundraising before our walk!
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