When the parents and scouts of Cub Scout Pack 112 and Troop 5112 arrived at The Well at Sunnyside, the expressions on the staff’s faces were of total surprise and thrill.
The surprise and thrill was the result of a two-month long community donation drive and yard sale to benefit the Cub Scouts and people in need at The Well at Sunnyside.
In May, Cub Scout parents started asking around for donations for a yard sale. Brian Mickle donated a storage unit so they would have a place to put the items.
The yard sale proceeds would be used for the Cub Scouts’ activities, including the pinewood derby and raingutter regatta.
“We did amazingly well,” said Mikki Lehr.
Lehr is the cubmaster for Cub Scout Pack 112.
She said the community donated so generously that they were able to make a big impact in people’s lives. The yard sale was held the first weekend of July.
“We were able to raise $660 to donate directly to the pack,” said Lehr.
She said first the community gave and then locals and charities came to the yard sale to buy, hoping to help them meet their needs.
“We sold some items at incredibly low prices. Some prices quoted were so low, the customers would double it to help us with our need,” said Lehr.
After the yard sale was over, the remaining items were sent to The Well at Sunnyside to help with people who are in need, have been affected by disaster, or have low-income.
“We had a van, trailer and truck load to donate to The Well on July 5th,” said Lehr.
The staff at The Well at Sunnyside were surprised and the Cub Scouts were proud of their effort to help give back to the community.
“We were able to drop off an impressive donation to Chiquita Nash and the staff at The Well at Sunnyside. Watching the staff’s expressions as they saw the size of the donation was a huge thrill for the Cubs of Pack 112 and Scouts of Troop 5112 to witness. You should have seen them work with pride to take box after box inside. They know those items will go to help even more Fayette Countians. Again the circle of giving…humbling,” said Lehr.
The parents of the Cub Scouts are thrilled their community yard sale and donation drive was a huge success. They would like to thank Brian Mickle for the free storage space, the Record-Herald for getting their story out there, the community members who donated to the yard sale, and the boys who helped unload the donations to The Well at Sunnyside.
“We did good FayCo, we did good,” said Lehr. “I’m am so very proud to be a parent to the scouts, a leader of scouts and to be a Fayette Countian,” said Lehr.
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