Friday, May 31, 2013

Honk If You Are An Oklahomie!

Cody was challenged by his youth pastor to collect 10 cases of bottled water and 10 cases of sports drinks for the Oklahoma tornado victims.  Our church is sending a team next week.  He took this challenge very seriously and got to work.  First, he used his own money to buy sodas.  

Cody, Lauren, and Abby made signs.  Lauren made cupcakes and cookies.  They sold their items for two days by the side of the road.  (the girl on the right is our neighbor)
The sign that Lauren is holding was my favorite!
 They spent 2 days on the side of the road waving and flagging down cars to donate toward their cause.
Isaiah and Laila and I walked down to be customers
 They were very overwhelmed by the generosity of so many people.  
 Many people donated without taking anything or gave more than what they were asking.
One woman who was from Oklahoma, gave $10, then came back later and gave $20 more saying, "I have a lot of friends suffering."
  That really impacted the kids.
 Very satisfied customers
 He raised almost $140.00!!!  We went shopping for bottled water and sports drinks.  He also asked his small group to donate.  
When it was all said and done, he went way above and beyond the challenge he was given.  He donated 31 cases of bottled water and 18 cases of sports drinks!!

Good work, Cody!!  I am so proud of you!!

1 comment:

  1. This is awesome! What a great bunch of kids you have :)