“Spaghetti, spaghetti all over the place…

8 Mar

up to my elbows – up to my face…” – one of my favorite poems from Shel Siverstein’s “Where the Sidewalk Ends.”

Spaghetti is what we had.  At my school last Thursday we had a spaghetti dinner fundraiser to help raise money for my student’s Houston trip to NASA.  It was amazing.  A few district big-wigs came to support, teachers voluteered hours of their time and energy to help set up, tear down, organize students.  We had plenty of delicious food and a silent auction.

One teacher at my school donated Diamond Club Angel tickets four rows behind home plate.  Sold for $470 dollars!!  We also had a donor from Schools First Credit Union come and throw down $1,000. 

I was very humbled and blessed by the people who showed up to help.  I could not have pulled the night off on my own.

All together, we raised a little over $3,800 that night.  Once a few promised donations come through, we will have about $15,000 towards our goal of $18,000.  We have a little less than a month to get the rest and I know it will come.  We have one more fundraiser… selling raffle tickets to win a Carnival Cruise.

God has been incredibly faithful.  When we started this process I was so discouraged by the amount of people who told me “this sounds like something you should have started a year ago.”  I KNOW!!  But, my God owns a cattle on a thousand hills.  Its all His and I have simply asked that He give us a little =) 

He is once more proving Himself as a God who can do what seems impossible.

3 Responses to ““Spaghetti, spaghetti all over the place…”

  1. Carole Heinrichs March 9, 2011 at 6:13 p03 #

    Praise the Lord!! I have been praying for good “fundraising results,” peace for you during the process, and efficiency of your time and efforts. God is faithful!! He IS smiling on you!

  2. Tricia Boganwright March 9, 2011 at 6:13 p03 #

    Wow, that was an awesome total for the evening. I’ve been wondering. So blessed to have been able to be there and see you “in your element” and hear from several on staff what a blessing you are to them and the school. I’m not surprised at that!!! God is surely in this and will use your time as you invest in these kids to bring glory to His name!! Speaking of spagetti everywhere, Mike and Amanda and Neil and Summer’s two little ones were definitely a picture of that! Made me laugh!

  3. Jim (Dad) March 21, 2011 at 6:13 p03 #

    “… But, my God owns a cattle on a thousand hills. Its all His and I have simply asked that He give us a little =) …” If there was “like” button here, I’d crank it up to “constant push” mode.

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