Posts Tagged ‘fundraising’

BFZ is Rocking the House

July 7, 2008


That’s Bags For Zaza… the sewing fundraiser my sister-in-law, Jennie, started for our adoption.  She also nicknamed our little girl Zaza for the time being.  Somehow, after all this, I think the nickname will stick.  Stick like glue.

Last week the bidding for the five bags went like gangbusters all week… right up ’til the last minute.  It was like eBay, but free on blogspot.  New bags go up on Monday morning, so go have a looksie and tell a few friends, and link the site, and write a blog about it, and bid and help bring Zaza home.

We’ve sewn until our fingers are poked and raw.  We’ve made new friends.  We’ve enviously mailed our bags to strangers new friends.  We’ve horded fabric.  We make up bag designs in our sleep.  All for Zaza.  Come and join the fun.

P.S.  I’m off to kid’s camp tomorrow morning as a Dorm Staff  (read: referee for 5 eight year old girls.)  So keep me in your prayers and I’ll be back on Friday.  Not sure if there is wireless up in the mountains. BEWARE: Rick is threatening to blog in my absence.  I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE for what he writes.  :o)

The Ultimate Fund Raiser

May 19, 2008

Ingenious.  It’s the best word I can think of to describe the current summer camp fund raising project currently going on at our church.  It’s called “Flamingo-ed.”  We got flamingo-ed last night while we were at our daughter’s play… so it was someone who knew what time we would be at the play.  Here’s how it works: a church member hires hit men from the youth group with CASH to flamingo some other unsuspecting church member’s yard.  There is a clue note left at the scene of the crime.  Ours read:  “It’s gonna take a lot of loonie to get rid of this bird, aye!!!!”  So, we can surmise that it is someone with a chip on their shoulder about Canadians… who was obviously educated in an American school.  Aye should be spelled EH and the plural of loonie would be loonies. Brother.

With 50 flamingos spinning their wings in our front landscape, we have a choice to make.  #1 Contribute to the youth group to have them removed. #2 Add a little extra moola and label someone else’s yard.  #3 Buy insurance from the youth group to ensure that we don’t get flamingo-ed again.  Funny thing in the desert is, the ground is so hard, the only place the flamingos can plunge into the earth without a jack hammer is near sprinkler heads or where water pools.  I’m thinking we need to pick some unsuspecting fellow church member who truly has desert landscape WITHOUT sprinklers…. so the youth have to bring a sledge hammer and a spike to successfully complete the task. (That is a bit of my evil side coming out.)

Needless to say, if you have church family that have a collective good sense of humor, this is an awesome fundraiser.