Sunday, August 16, 2009

A Yard Sale For America Is The First Weekend In October!

“Ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.” Sound familiar? Well, JFK was not the first to utter it! He was in fact quoting from The New Frontier by Khalil Gibran...written thirty six years earlier. JFK never credited him. No matter who said it is applicable today. Unfortunately, with the prevailing economic situation in America our family, friends, neighbors, and businesses are hurting. Earlier, I wrote a blog asking Americans to offer "free suggestions" if they came up with any ideas that would help businesses that were flailing. I recently gave some free marketing tips out myself. Now, there is something else we can do. I am declaring the first weekend in October...YARD SALE FOR AMERICA weekend! The money collected will go to the charity of your choice. All you need to do is affix a picture of the American flag on your yard sale sign, deposit the funds in your checking account, and write out a check to your charity as a receipt. Charities like the American Red Cross are hurting right now and we can clean out our closets while helping out our fellow man. Maybe the YARD SALE will be the catalyst we need to get rid of the "too small" items we have hoarded (for several years) foolishly thinking they would be an incentive to lose weight. If things don't sell...take them to a collection site like GOODWILL. We can all be "chipping in" by "kicking off " the YARD SALE FOR AMERICA!

Note: People don't mind giving nearly as much when they can choose the recipient.

May God bless America...and may America deserve it!

Zanne Booker 8-17-09