Free to a Good Home
by Nancy Graham Ogne on February 24th, 2016

A vintage globe that prominently features the Soviet Union ... an award-winning book I now own on Kindle ... These are a couple items you'll find on the table this Sunday 2/28 at Hope's first, ever-so-small Free to a Good Home Sale.

So, you're thinking, "How does Nancy not know that 'Free' and 'Sale' don't belong in the same sentence?" 

Here's the key: Everything you'll find on the table is free .... Take it; it's yours .... Really .... Take everything on the table if you want .... No obligation.  And, if you'd like, you may make a gift to the church's Hope Scholars fund in the basket on the table. The fund underwrites modest, equal-value college scholarships for in-house applicants and one senior at Orlando's  at-risk Oak Ridge High School. Since we launched Hope Scholars in 2012, we've given 16 college scholarships totaling, $10,480.

Participants may bring items for the Free to a Good Home Sale any Sunday til Easter, 3/27. If you contribute pieces, please take or arrange to share your unclaimed items with a charity thrift store. See Marcy, Tammy, Suzanne or me if you have questions.

So: You can take items without giving any money at all; you can make a donation without claiming any items from the pile (though surely every home needs a globe featuring the USSR!); or you can do both -- give an old globe (or book or bracelet) a new home and make a donation. No one will follow you out the door or whine that you took things and didn't make a donation. It's free. That's how grace works!


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