Coats for Kids/Truck Full of Love Coat Drive Update
I just wanted you all to know the outcome of the coat drive that we held at the Scottsbluff Winter Farmers Market on December 4th.
First and foremost, THANK YOU to all of you who generously gave donations! I am so excited to see such generosity being shared this Christmas season.
We collected a total of 114 coats!! We had a total of 78 adult coats, 26 children coats and 10 BRAND NEW coats.
We also raised a total of $76.30.
And the winner of the gift basket compiled of various goodies from participating vendors was Sam Castillo of Mitchell! Congratulations Sam, and thank you so much for your donation.
Here is a picture of all the coats that were collected.
If you missed out on the coat drive that we had at the Scottsbluff Winter Farmers Market on December 4th, don't fret...
You can still take your donations toFirst State Bank on December 11th. They are accepting NEW or Gently Used coats. If you are donating a NEW coat, you can take them in anytime this week, but if you are donating gently used coats, please take them to the bank on December 11th. Also if you are donating a gently used coat, please make sure they are clean, all the zippers work and don't forget to clean out the pockets! No one wants your old Kleenex! ;)
~ The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving. ~ Albert Einstein
~ To give without any reward, or any notice, has a special quality of its own. ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh
~ For it is in giving that we receive. ~ St. Francis of Assisi
I grew up in a small Western Nebraska town, Mitchell. My stepfather was a piano tuner and my mother was a legal secretary. I feel like I grew up under normal circumstances, what ever normal is!
I have lived several places and have held many different occupations from my first job, working at a doggie grooming salon, to fast food joints, waitressing at a country club to family diners, ski lift operator, administrative assistant, restaurant manager, piano tuner, bank teller, para for SPED kids in junior high school, construction worker, to my husband's hired hand.
My husband and I married in 1996 and have four boys. Nick who is currently stationed at Cannon Air Force Base in New Mexico, serving our country in the United States Airforce, Colton who is currently attending South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Chris who lives in Kearney and works for Charter Communications and finally Skyler who is a senior at Morrill High School. We own and operate our own family run business, Open A Bar 2 Ranch, LLC which is an all natural beef operation and a pastured poultry operation.