You. Amaze. Us.
I speak for all of us here at Fab Frugal when I say we are humbled by you. Witnessing the outpouring of support these last few weeks as we prepared for and especially today as we held the Pay It Forward Community Garage Sale, quite simply restores our faith in humanity. I know it sounds cheesy, but it is absolutely true.
To execute a sale of this magnitude an extraordinary amount of work is required. So much work in fact that as we prepared for last year’s sale we were questioning whether we would ever do it again. And then we held the sale and were blown away by the outpouring of support from you, our amazing readers. It was an incredible experience that we were blessed to have been a part of.
When we decided to do it again this year and the stress of planning the event began to take over, I again questioned whether it was worth it. Would we even get donations for a second year? Had we asked too much of our readers? Would anyone even show up? Would people feel as passionately about helping these families as we did?
I now feel silly for having had those thoughts.
You not only donated, you filled flat bed after flat bed trailer. You volunteered to work shoulder to shoulder for hours in the sweltering heat with people you had never met, to benefit people you probably never will meet. You baked. And you baked. And then you baked some more. You shared our desire to help these deserving families and you showed up in force to prove it.
We are not sure how to adequately thank you. We will attempt it in our official thank you post tomorrow, but we are not sure any choice of words could ever make you understand how grateful we are to you. Or how blessed we are to be a part of a couponing community that so freely gives, without ever expecting anything in return.
The sale was a HUGE success. We do not have a final total raised yet, as we are still selling raffle tickets until midnight, but we were once again blown away by the results.
And we could have never helped these families without YOU.
YOU. AMAZE. US.
The Fab Five