Sunday, April 19, 2009

A Heart-Warming Experience

A little over a week ago I met a family that was facing the possibility of being homeless. They had experienced some difficult times and couldn't seem to get "a break". The father is currently out of work and the mother is disabled. The children are 18 months and 10 years old.

I knew that I could help them. So, first, I helped them find an affordable place to live. Then the next Sunday, I stood up in church and asked for help. The family had next to nothing. They had no furniture, no beds to sleep on, no table to eat at, no couch to sit on and no television to watch. So, I asked my congregation friends for "any household items that you are no longer using".

I received an overwhelming response! Some people went shopping for the family and bought them some basic household items. Some people chipped in money. Some people brought in household items that they were no longer using.

I had people calling me that weren't even from my church. They had heard about the family from members of my church. I had one person contact me and invite me to walk through an estate that they needed to empty and simply told me to "take whatever they need".

When my husband and I brought over the first truck load of items, the 10 year old girl was so excited! She went running into the apartment to get her mother.

When I walked into the empty apartment, it didn't even look like they had moved in yet (and yet they had). By the time we left, the apartment looked a little more like home. We were able to provide them with dressers and beds, a couch, a television, linens, dishes, kitchen appliances, books, pots and pans and much, much more.

It was truly one of the most heart-warming experiences I have had in a long time. It is amazing what a difference we can make in someone's life when everybody just chips in a little.

It truly is a good life!

Monday, April 6, 2009

We Won the Kreativ Blogger Award!

Acorn Alcove has been awarded the Kreativ Blogger award!

I would like to thank The Copper Cauldron for choosing Acorn Alcove for the Kreativ Blogger award! Thank you so much!!!

The rules for this award is to pass it on to 5 other great blogs and let them know.

Here are the five blogs I'd like to pass this award onto...

Be sure to check out each one of these great sites! And don't forget to check out The Copper Cauldron. She has some wonderful creations!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Michaels 50% Coupon

Let's Go Shopping for Easter!!!

This 50% Off Coupon for Michaels is good on Sunday, April 5th.

It is good on any regular priced item.

Don't forget to check my "Featured Coupon" section for ongoing 40% coupons too!