Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Wine Cheese and Chocolate!

Another busy week! My mother and I went on a mini-pilgrimage last weekend, and our bus back got cancelled because of the snow storm, so we got back Sunday evening. After we got home, my mother and I talked to my grandparents about our trip, so we slept in a little bit on Monday. After school, I made five more wallets for the Divine Mercy Care fundraiser I told you about.
The tape has hearts on it because Divine Mercy Care's motto is "Transforming hearts through health care", and also because St. Valentine's Day is coming up.

When we got to the fundraiser, I gave them the $36 you all helped me to donate! I put cards from inside the wallets (thanks to my mother for being on facebook and twitter). We decided to include the wallets in the raffle, and I hope the winners prayed about where to put the cards and the people who find them.

A lady from Church donated $20 so I can buy more tape. God is so good! My mother says that God does big things with the little things we give and do, like when Jesus multiplied the loaves and the fish.

Speaking of multiplying fish, Happy Ash Wednesday, everyone! We are giving up the internet (but I will blog if anything interesting happens), sweets, television, and movies (except religious movies). What are you giving up?

Thank you again for all your help with raising $36 for Divine Mercy Care!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Busy Week!

Sorry I haven't been able to write in a while! I don't make wallets, and play online all day, you know? My mother and I make daily Mass a priority, and we have school and chores to do, too. Because I've been so busy, I haven't been able to bring in all your donations to Divine Mercy Care. I think it will be easier if I present the money to them at their Top of the Town fundraiser on the 11th (they should have information on their website if you want to join us). I'll make sure to let you know what the final donation amount is!

I got an order last week for 10 wallets, which I was able to fill and mail by Friday (thank you, again +Ad Iesum per Mariam). My "customer" said she would mail me a check for $25 ($9 for 9 wallets, $2 for one gold wallet, $3.09 for shipping, and the rest to buy more tape).

I made three extra wallets, and brought them with me to the First Friday Vigil. All of them were gone before we finished our snack early Saturday morning! My total from the Vigil was $7 even though I only brought three wallets.

After getting some rest, we went to celebrate McDonald's "grand re-opening" near our Parish Church. It was fun getting to meet Ronald McDonald. He played some games with us and did some illusions. I even got to help him pick up bean bags he dropped when he was juggling.
After the fun and games at McDonald's, I served Mass. My mother had a work meeting after Mass, so we picked up my materials for making wallets so I wouldn't be bored. I was interested in the conversation, though, so I only made one wallet. The lady liked the wallet, so she and her husband bought it for $1 and added a $1 donation for more tape.

Thank you everyone for being so generous helping me help Divine Mercy Care help mothers CHOOSE LIFE!