No More Safety Pins 2018 is a wrap! 123 families participated. 8 vendors loved on our participants. 72 door prizes were given away.
During the event, food was provided from our amazing community friends Trader Joe’s-Birmingham-AL, Publix, Panera Bread, The Heavenly Donut Co., Little Donkey Homewood, Little Donkey 280, Papa John’s Pizza Pelham/Riverchase, Jimmy John’s 280, McDonald’s from donor Ms. Pat Powell, Vintage Comfort Food Co., and an anonymous produce company.
Over 100 volunteers made the event possible. Liberty Church Birmingham shared their building, provided childcare and supplied paper products, coffee and ice for the event. Kim Parmley and her daughters provided our encouragement artwork, Veal Convention Services, Inc. loaned us 48 racks and the wooden racks were originally loaned and then given to GKC during the event.
During the event, 8 loads of donations were delivered to The Foundry. After the event, 24 yard sale item boxes were given to Craig and Misty Bailey for their adoption fundraising, 173 pairs of shoes were shared with the Barthelemy family for their shoe adoption fundraiser, and 88 boxes of clothing will be used by our partners at Daniel Cason Ministries for their Nov 2018 community outreach, I Cared Enough. Together we are better!!!
Only $34.49 was spent on advertising and admin fees, wow God!
$3,057.51 was raised through participation and donations. All funds raised will be used to support the food ministry of Grace Klein Community.
ALL glory to Jesus. As you remember your No More Safety Pins experience, please remember Jesus!! He is enough! He gives more than we can hope for or imagine. He wants a relationship with us. He died for us to give us LIFE – abundant Life.
A few testimonials from No More Safety Pins…
“My granddaughter is wearing a shirt that says I am so loved John 3:16 that I found at NMSP. She joyfully had a fashion show tonight and loved everything that God provided for her through no more safety pins. Thank you, thank you for all your hard work and this blessing to our family.”
“WOW!!! Thank you guys so very much a 1000 times over. WOW!! Talking about a blessing!! Praying Blessings over all of the team member who have made thus possible. T H A N K Y O U”
“Hi!!! The No More Safety Pins event was such a blessing! Thank you so much for all y’all do!”
“I had a blast at the event this weekend! I was able to gather clothes for 3 children and myself, body wash and lotion, get some stocking stuffers to save for Christmas and more!”
“We love being part of what God is doing and we love working with all of you.”
“I enjoyed my first NMSP experience. It’s a great event that’s going to keep growing! Thanks for letting me be a part of it.”
“This my friends is a glimpse of the love of Jesus! Grace Klein is such a blessing to me and my family every year. They put together this huge event called “No More Safety Pins” which is basically a ginormous clothing trading event. It is such a great way to clean out the stuff that you and your kids no longer use and trade it for items that you can use. I highly recommend checking it out. No matter how much you leave with, you will no doubt be refreshed and blessed. I know I was!”
“Had the busiest but best day No More Safety Pins for Grace Klein Community. If anyone wants to pay it forward and volunteer this is definitely who you want to volunteer for. As the day was drawing to an end I heard one of the girls say ” We never go to the grocery store. We pray for what we need and God always makes it come thru!!!”
So blessed to spend the day with such an amazing group. To top it off I was able to get clothes for my son, all three of my nieces, my grandbaby and more. Such a blessing for so many. For $25.00 I was able to bless eight people. Clothes and tons of food for so many. Thank you God for sending blessings my way.”