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Giant Sale -  May 14
The People's Church, East Lansing
The sale for Charlie and cancer charities at the People's Church, East Lansing, on May 14, 2011, was an outstanding success. With a huge volume of donations, even the attendance several hundred active buyers left items at the end of the sale, all of which were collected by other charities. As a result the sale benefitted many
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Sale at People's Church
The volume of donations was overwhelming!
Book sale at People's Church
Books formed a separate sale, taking up an entire gymnasium

Mike Reeve at Church Sale
 Acting as a cheerleader for the event, Mike Reeve
 inspires both buyers and volunteers.
Shannon at Church Sale
Leader of the volunteers, Shannon Harkins-Padgit,
picture here talking to John, was largely responsible
 for the smooth organisation and success of the sale.

          
Sale Proceeds
Donations from Sale proceeds were made by the Waller family to the People's Church, Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation, and Brandon's Defense Foundation.
Brandon's Defense wrote a moving acknowledgment:

Dear John,I want to express my deepest appreciation for the nice letter and donation to Brandon's Defense. That was extremely generous of you to include the foundation in your fundraising efforts and very much appreciated! It brought tears to both my daughters eyes and mine as well. Doing what we do helps us not only keep up the fight for a cure, it also gives us the opportunity to honor Brandon. Bringing a smile to a child's face that has absolutely nothing to smile about while in the hospital warms our hearts. Hearing about kids like Charlie breaks our hearts even more then they are already broken. I wish there was some magical words I could say to make this journey not so hard... if I could I would in a heartbeat!
Julie Gordon

Unsold items were presented to local charities.
                  

 Click for State News report
on the People's Church sale


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