Saturday, August 15, 2009

Giving stuff instead of money.


Little Bit and I took this basket of home-grown produce to Friday's TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meeting. We sold raffle tickets - 3/$1. We raised $17 for the TOPS group, and one member went home with all this yummy stuff! The basket was one we had on hand, and the fabric is from my stash. The lady who won is going to bring the basket back so we can do it again another time.

It was win-win. We have a lot of produce (in spite of the hailstorm) and it was a good way to bring in some cash for the organization. $17 isn't a ton of money, but it's not bad either!

I haven't talked about it much lately, but I've lost 19 pounds since I started. It has been coming off very slowly, but at least it's coming off! For those who aren't into math, that's 76 sticks of butter, hee hee.


stacey said...

9lbs! that's great! congratulations! i love this raffle idea, i would love a baske tof goodies like that1

Calico Prairie said...

Wow, congrats on your weight loss! And what an awesome idea to raffle off your garden veggies---I'm going to have to use that for our homeschool group!

stacey said...

ok, so i was really tired when i typed that last comment. i did see that you wrote 19lbs! i think that's awesome, keep it up!

GrammyGoo said...

Great job on your weight loss! And what a terrific idea for a raffle gift. Very thoughtful too! Who could'nt enjoy a little fresh produce !

ruthieredneck said...

I love your produce raffle idea! What a great thing for your group and the winner. (How would that travel to Missouri? LOL)

tenthingsfarm said...

Thanks, everyone! I'm going to try and put together another produce raffle or two before the season ends. Because it's a weight-loss support group, this is a positive, healthy prize. I'm wondering about doing one in the winter with whole wheat bread, low sugar (homemade) jam, apples and some eggs, but I have to ask the leader first. :)


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