Save Lives Save Money Charity

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The strength and courage of one little boy… inspired an event that has now helped save the lives of so many others!

This Friday was our Save Lives Save Money charity event after months of planning the day finally came.  We had a great turn out and had a wonderful day.  I am so very grateful for each and everyone of you who helped make this event happen.  I could have never done it alone.  To our sponsors, vendors, volunteers and attendees  from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!

When asked why I was holding our 2 annual charity event …  I just knew in my heart it was the right thing to do.    Believe me my life is crazy busy and I don’t have time for anything “extra”… but saving someone else’s life is always worth finding time for.  When I look back on all my son has been thru, his journey has never been easy. From the second he was born he was a fighter, he found the strength to live, made it thru surgery after surgery and never gave up!  When I look at him he gives me the courage to keep going and follow my heart!

We were able to meet our blood donation goal and filled all 85 slots for people donating blood and came away with 57 units of blood.  This blood is critically important, as Idaho is in a catastrophic low supply right now.

 This blood IS saving lives, and we were able to be a part of that!  As each one of our volunteers walked out of the blood donation room I could not help but feel love for  each of them and their willingness to selflessly give to a total stranger! 

We also got 27 people to complete their BeTheMatch.org kits, and swab their check to see if they match someone needing a bone marrow transplant.  A normal event will only get 2-3 new kits completed … the fact that we got 27 was a a testimony to the amazing people willing to give to save another in our community!

Thanks to Jessica at Other Mothers in Nampa for donation thousands of items for our quarter sale.  That alone raised just under $500 for our charity to help children  in medical crisis!

We were able to gather 5 huge bins filled with food for the Idaho Food bank.  Plus we have a shipment of corn coming from the wonderful folks at Green Giant.  So with that donation we will meet our goal of 6 bins of food that will be donated to feed people in our community.  Children should never have to go to bed hungry and this food will help fill their tummies!

It was a day filled with fun for the whole family!  Thanks again to Bouncin Bins  for donating the use of their bounce houses, they made a lot of kids smile!  My kids loved the firemen coming and letting them spray their fire hose!

Thanks to Advocates for the Disabled for being our main sponsor of this event.  They had a great interactive booth for the kids, and gave away some great prizes.  Costco donated over 700 bottles of water, which was greatly appreciated on a hot 98 degree day in the sun!   Also thanks to Belia with La Raza 1450 & Kool Oldies 99.5 FM for providing music, co-hosting the event with me.

We had 60 vendors at the event, we are grateful to each one of them they gave over $3000 in prizes for the raffle! Thanks to all our volunteers my friends, family, readers, and total strangers… thank you!  We had over 900 people attend the event, thanks to everyone who took the time to come.  Thanks to Fabulessly Frugal helping at the event and  for also donating a kindle fire.  Thanks to Tiffany with My Crowed Kitchen for donating at 6qt Kitchen Aid Mixer and running the quarter sale as well!

Also a huge thanks to Stevens Henager College for allowing us to hold this event at their school for 2 years in a row.  Without their support this event would be just a great idea!  So blessed to have a school like this in our community willing to give back.  Ken with Stevens Henager was my right hand man the last 3 months planning this event, he put hours of time in.  If any of you are thinking of attending college or getting your GED make sure you go talk to Ken and find out all the amazing programs this school has to offer.

Once again thank you from the bottom of my heart for everyone’s support!  I can not wait to share the stories with you all of those who we will be able to help with the funds raised.  Now we get to start planning our 2013 Save Lives Save Money event, we plan to make it bigger and better and hope you will be able to share our special day with us in 2013!

If you would like to be part of our 2012 Save Lives Save Money as a sponsor, volunteer or vendor feel free to contact us at athriftymom@gmail.com  with SLSM2013 in the subject line.

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This event is happening RIGHT now!!!! Come down and see us.

We want to thank our vendors who will be at our Save Lives Save Money event on 6/22

SAVE LIVES SAVE MONEY is on June 22 Noon – 4:30 pm at Stevens Henager College in Nampa across from the Nampa Cost-Co click for Map.

There will be over 45 vendors, each offering raffle items….
How do you get raffle tickets you ask?
4 ways to get raffle tickets:

Today’s Spotlight sponsor for our event today, 6/22 are….

Mass Mutual Financial Group will attend
they are raffling a digital photo album that has a Mp3 player

Kristina from Photos by Kristina will attend and her raffle will be

TWO  (2)  30 min photo shoot as well as a framed scenic picture

Her FaceBook page is HERE

For More Vendor’s or Sponsors for this event click below

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Both Ingard and I have our SUV’s STUFFED to the brim with Quarter Sale items for today’s sale! We feel a little bit like hoarders that need to have an intervention :).  Plus we have a huge trailer with everything from car seats, strollers, car seats and more (larger items are priced at a large discount).  Come on down and check out these thrifty deals.  Do not forget to print your coupon for 5 free items when you buy 5.  Sale starts at 12 don’t be late :)  Do not forget at 3:30 you can come and take ALL YOU WANT FOR FREE!

SAVE LIVES SAVE MONEY is on June 22 – Noon – 4:30 pm at Stevens Henager College in Nampa across from the Nampa Cost-Co click for Map.

I have been talking about the Save Lives Save Money event a lot the last month.  But what I have not told you about  is ALL the amazing things we have going on the day of the event.  We have packed as much fan as we possibly can into four and a half  hours.  This next week we will be telling you about some of the big events.

To open the event  at 12 noon we are starting off with a Quarter Sale from Other Mothers/ Trendy Trades.  They will bring thousands of items and clothing and toys will be $.25 each!   The “big items”  will be priced a huge discounts…. they go first so get there at 12 sharp so you do not miss out.

Plus if you Print this coupon you will get 5 FREE item when you buy 5 quarter sale items. SO that means you can get 10 items for $1.25!!!  Plus all proceeds from the Quarter Sale are going to go to the Save Lives Save Money Charity, which will help children in medical crisis.

12:00 ~ Quarter sale starts get there early! Do not forget your Buy 5 get 5 FREE Coupon.

3:00 pm ~ You can stuff as many Quarter Sale Items as you want into a garbage bag for $2, all large items are 1/2 off

3:30pm ~ Stuff ad much as you can in a bag for FREE!  Help us all it away :)

 Tell all of your friends …please share on facebook, twitter and email!

Print this coupon for 5 FREE item when you buy 5 quarter sale items.

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There will be over 60 vendors, each offering raffle items of $50 or more…. How do you get raffle tickets you ask? 4 ways to get raffle tickets:

  1. Blood drive donor/ presenter (if you tried but were turned down) = 10 raffle tickets
  2. Be the Match donor sign up = 10 raffle tickets
  3. Food Drive donation = raffle tickets 2 tickets per pound donated (make ‘em heavy)
  4. OR raffle tickets can be purchased for $1 each

Tell all of your friends …please share on Facebook, Twitter and email!

Where the money goes that we earn… to help children and their families in medical crisis

Other things going on the day of the event….

Bring your food donations in exchange for raffle tickets, that you can enter to win over $3000 in raffle prizes!  You will get 2 raffle tickets for every pound of food your bring!

Get 10 raffle tickets FREE when you swab your check and register for Be The Match. org, If you match someone on the donor list you could save their life!!!

HIGH value prizes that you can enter to win, Kindle Fire, Kitchen Aid Mixer, Professional Teeth whiting, 50 Gift card.

We are going to giveaway prizes every 10 minutes!! So plan to spend the day with us!!

 Bring your kids to play on these HUGE inflatable toys from Bouncin Bins... 4 1/2 hours of FREE fun for your kids.

Do not forget about the $.25 sale starting at 12:00 sharp and your printable coupon for 5 FREE Items.

Come get your Nails done and a Mini Manicure from the gals at Simply Stylin!

  We are going to have  live music from  Kool Oldies 99.5 FM and La Raza 1450. The gals from Zumba are going to get our toes tapping, and perform though out the day!  You can bring your kids to have FREE Martial Arts Instructions and mini classes. Then have them watch a live martial arts Demo.  The Dace Connection will be there as well!


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Tomorrow 6/22 is the BIG day! Our Save Lives Save Money event will be in full swing, after a month of planning and hours of work.  I wanted to take a second to tell you why this event is so important to me and how it came together.  I was asked to teach a coupon class  and promote a blood drive last year which I agreed to do.  But once they heard the story of my son Matthew being born missing half a heart they wanted to do more.  We decided to hold the blood drive in honor of him, it then turned into more than just a blood drive we added a food drive, a family event as well, and we called it Save Lives Save Money.  After that event we decided to start a non profit charity in honor of my son Matthew, where we would raise awareness of  his heart defect Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome as well as raise money to help others.  ALL money (100%) raised for Save Lives Save Money will go to help children and their families in medical crisis.  We can make a difference in the world one person at a time.

The blood drive means so much to our family because you NEVER know when it will be your loved one requiring the gift of blood to save their life.  At this time of year the Red Cross is at a critically low level in their blood bank, read more here. We are grateful for those who selflessly gave the gift of blood, that when teamed with the talented hands of a heart surgeon and the power of prayer wtih grace of our Father in Heaven saved the life of my son!

SAVE LIVES SAVE MONEY is on June 22 – Noon – 4:30 pm at Stevens Henager College in Nampa across from the Nampa Cost-Co click for Map.

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There will be over 60 vendors, each offering raffle items of $50 or more…. How do you get raffle tickets you ask? 4 ways to get raffle tickets:

  1. Blood drive donor/ presenter (if you tried but were turned down) = 10 raffle tickets
  2. Be the Match donor sign up = 10 raffle tickets
  3. Food Drive donation = raffle tickets 2 tickets per pound donated (make ‘em heavy)
  4. OR raffle tickets can be purchased for $1 each

Tell all of your friends …please share on Facebook, Twitter and email!


Other things going on the day of the event….

Bring your food donations in exchange for raffle tickets, that you can enter to win over $3000 in raffle prizes!  You will get 2 raffle tickets for every pound of food your bring!

Get 10 raffle tickets FREE when you swab your check and register for Be The Match. org, If you match someone on the donor list you could save their life!!!

HIGH value prizes that you can enter to win, Kindle Fire, Kitchen Aid Mixer, Professional Teeth whiting, 50 Gift card.

We are going to giveaway prizes every 10 minutes!! So plan to spend the day with us!!

 Bring your kids to play on these HUGE inflatable toys from Bouncin Bins... 4 1/2 hours of FREE fun for your kids.

Do not forget about the $.25 sale starting at 12:00 sharp and your printable coupon for 5 FREE Items.

Come get your Nails done and a Mini Manicure from the gals at Simply Stylin!

  We are going to have  live music from  Kool Oldies 99.5 FM and La Raza 1450. The gals from Zumba are going to get our toes tapping, and perform though out the day!  You can bring your kids to have FREE Martial Arts Instructions and mini classes. Then have them watch a live martial arts Demo.  The Dace Connection will be there as well!

 

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I have been telling you about our Save Lives Save Money event for weeks now… It is going to be SO MUCH FUN!  I hope you plan to bring your kids and spend the day saving lives but having fun too.  We are going to have  live music from  Kool Oldies 99.5 FM and La Raza 1450, giving away prizes every 10 minutes, jump houses for the kids  AND have live entertainment as well!

The gals from Zumba are going to get our toes tapping, and perform though out the day!  You can bring your kids to have FREE Martial Arts Instructions and mini classes. Then have them watch a live martial arts Demo.  The Dace Connection will be there as well!

Entertainment Schedule

  • 12:15pm –12:45 pm Zumba
  • 1:00pm – 1:15 pm Martial Arts Demo
  • 1:30pm – 1:45 pm Zumba
  • 2:00pm – 2:30 pm The Dance Connection
  • 2:45pm – 3:00 pm Martial Arts Demo
  • 3:15pm – 3:45 pm Zumba
  • 4:00pm – 4:15 pm Martial Arts Demo

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Other things going on the day of the event….

HIGH value prizes that you can enter to win, Kindle Fire, Kitchen Aid Mixer, Professional Teeth whiting, 50 Gift card.

We are going to giveaway prizes every 10 minutes!! So plan to spend the day with us!!

 Bring your kids to play on these HUGE inflatable toys from Bouncin Bins... 4 1/2 hours of FREE fun for your kids.

Do not forget about the $.25 sale starting at 12:00 sharp and your printable coupon for 5 FREE Items.

Come get your Nails done and a Mini Manicure from the gals at Simply Stylin!

There will be over 50 vendors, each offering raffle items of $50 or more…. How do you get raffle tickets you ask? 4 ways to get raffle tickets:

  1. Blood drive donor/ presenter(if you tried but were turned down) = 10 raffle tickets
  2. Be the Match donor sign up = 10 raffle tickets
  3. Food Drive donation = raffle tickets 2 tickets per pound donated (make ‘em heavy)
  4. OR raffle tickets can be purchased for $1 each

Tell all of your friends …please share on Facebook, Twitter and email!

SAVE LIVES SAVE MONEY is on June 22 – Noon – 4:30 pm at Stevens Henager College in Nampa across from the Nampa Cost-Co click for Map.

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So how many of you plan to come party with us this Friday 6/22?   To keep the “party going” we are going to be giving away small prizes ALL DAY !  We have 32 prizes to giveaway in 4 hours so every hour we will give away 8 prize packages you will need to be present to win these.

We also have over 50 vendors coming. Each will be giving away a $50+ raffle item. Winners will be picked live at the end of the day.  As well as other prizes that (you do not need to be present to win) such as a Kitchen Aid mixer, Kindle Fire, Professional Teeth Whitening and more…. more details on those prizes tomorrow.

Want to know how to WIN  these prizes(all day prize, vendor prizes)?  Win them by entering your raffle tickets to win.

Raffle tickets can be earned in 4 ways:

  1. Blood drive donor/presenter(if you tried but were turned down) = 10 free raffle tickets
  2. Be the Match donor sign up = 10 free raffle tickets
  3. Food Drive donation =  2 raffle tickets  for each pound of food you donate (make ‘em heavy)
  4. OR raffle tickets can be purchased for $1 each

Jamba Juice Swag  hats, jackets, shirts, wrist bands, chap stick, water bottles and coupons! Thanks to Jamba Juice for donating these!

$20 Walgreens Gift Card Thanks to Walgreens 10th and Ustick for donating this

Scentsy $50 Gift Package ~Heart felt full sized warmer and 3 scent packs. Thanks to Casie Stevenson for donating these!

De WafelbakkersPancakes gift packs, year worth of pancake coupons  t-shirts, bag holders, yo yo’s and insulated tote. Thanks to De Wafelbakkers for donating these!

Tempurpedic Sleep Mask

Glade Gift package

Brawny apron

Centrum Vitamin prize package

Taylor Swift Got Milk tote

Dave Ramsey prize pack

Jon Acuff Prize Package

Dr. Seuss The Lorax

GoGo Squeese packs

California Raisin  kitchen tools

Famous Footwear / Crocs gift package

 Pasta Prima Garden start, Chefs Hat and tote

Products of the Year tote FULL of Freebies worth over $150

Gerber Diaper Bag, Teddy Bear and Gerber Graduates

Cookbook Cooking with Crispbreads and Wasa Crackers

      V8 to go cup, Gaiam Yoga/Gym tote , Philosophy Raspberry bubble bath, Sephora  mirror, Essie nail polish,

 i-Rock Tool kit  and bag

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Other things going on the day of the event….

 Bring your kids to play on these HUGE inflatable toys from Bouncin Bins... 4 1/2 hours of FREE fun for your kids.

Do not forget about the $.25 sale starting at 12:00 sharp and your printable coupon for 5 FREE Items.

Come get your Nails done and a Mini Manicure from the gals at Simply Stylin!

There will be over 50 vendors, each offering raffle items of $50 or more…. How do you get raffle tickets you ask? 4 ways to get raffle tickets:

  1. Blood drive donor/ presenter(if you tried but were turned down) = 10 raffle tickets
  2. Be the Match donor sign up = 10 raffle tickets
  3. Food Drive donation = raffle tickets 2 tickets per pound donated (make ‘em heavy)
  4. OR raffle tickets can be purchased for $1 each

Tell all of your friends …please share on Facebook, Twitter and email!

SAVE LIVES SAVE MONEY is on June 22 – Noon – 4:30 pm at Stevens Henager College in Nampa across from the Nampa Cost-Co click for Map.

 

 

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