Lewis said she hoped that other people, too, would begin planning
ahead and come to rely on this great event to purchase children's
There were still plenty of quality items to choose from late
Saturday morning, shortly before closing. The next opportunity will
be in six months.
The sale will continue to be offered twice a year. This gives
parents and others who care for children plenty of opportunity to
keep up with seasonal, maturity and size changes.
The four-day consignment sale had moved for its previous sale,
but returned this time to its original location in downtown Lincoln.
The former Spurgeon's, later Integrity Data and now empty at 110 N.
Kickapoo St., affords large, open areas of indoor shopping for
children's clothes, toys and other items that were well organized by
The sale offers families an opportunity to buy items in great
shape at good prices, and at the same time helps orphans and
Butterflies Kids' Sale is not only a great opportunity to buy but
also to sell. It provides parents the chance to get rid of
no-longer-needed items and make a little money without the hassle of
a garage sale.
After paying donors a consignment percentage, all the remaining
profits from the sale go to Woven Together, an adoption ministry.
Consignees get 60 percent of the sale price, and 40 percent goes to
the adoption fund.
With 163 million orphans in the world, Woven Together encourages
families to adopt. One way is by support: providing adoption
This time around, Ryan and Deanne Mott of Mount Pulaski will
receive funds as they are currently working on their third
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The group is also helping out at local agencies. Lewis said that
through "Project Sunshine," some funds go to support the two local
Last year, Project Sunshine volunteers worked to renovate the
family waiting room and children's play area at the Lincoln office
of the Department of Children and Family Services. It began with
gifts of photo albums for children and led to a donation of toys,
furniture and painting.
This year, the group will provide the same effort and materials
for the other agency, The Center for Youth and Family Solutions,
formerly Catholic Charities. Project Sunshine donates the funds and
materials, and volunteers will again do the work of refurbishing and
redecorating a heavily used family waiting room.
[By JAN YOUNGQUIST]
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