Thank You for my New Bathroom

Garage Sale July 2013

Garage Sale July 2013

It’s been months since the amazing Garage Sale for Joy, and we are about to move our bed downstairs, right across from the newly remodeled bathroom.

Before/After BathCompleted constructionNew sink

We couldn’t have done it without the help from our friends, family and co-workers! And complete strangers!

Although I cashed out my retirement money, it was not enough to cover the costs of the entire renovation (which also included moving the door to the garage over and building a small nook for coats). Thanks to both the MDA Rochester office and the ALSA Upstate NY Chapter, we were able to secure some grants.

Thank you to:

ALS Guardian Angels

Hearts for ALS Foundation

The Beamer Hughes Foundation

Between the amazing turnout at the garage sale, my own money and the above grants, we more than made our budget!

Any “leftover” monies were split between expenses incurred from the garage sale with enough left over so we can give back to the ALS community. As a Unitarian Universalist, giving back to the community that supports you is a basic rule. I have donated $500 to the Walk to Defeat ALS® (ALSA) and plan to donate another $500 to MDA Rochester’s Walk in March 2014.


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