It was our annual village summer festival market day today, and Pearl joined a couple of her friends in setting up a stall.

Pearl at her stall

For the past couple of weeks we have been hard at work making felt badges for her to sell.  She has spent her evenings designing them, cutting out felt and applying glitter glue, and I have done lots of hot glueing.

This morning we went down to the park and helped set up, then she spent most of the next six hours attending the stall.  It was a long, hot, thirsty day.  She sold just under 20 badges.  A portion of her proceeds will go to the SPCA, and 50% to the Relay for Life as well.  (She didn’t sell enough to cover the costs of making them all, but since it’s for charity I will donate the materials).

I think she is quite disappointed she didn’t manage to sell more and raise more money – it was a lot of work and a very long day for relatively little return – but hopefully we will be able to sell more badges elsewhere (let me know if you want one!).  She has learnt that fundraising can be hard work, but also a bit about handling money and customers, keeping track of sales, and taking pride in your work.



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4 Responses to “Fundraising”

  1. Stimey Says:

    I’ll buy some. I’ll even pay for shipping. Email me with details. Anything to support your girl in her quest to do good.

  2. Jill H. Says:

    Yes please! If Badges by Pearl are available for international orders, I will take some, and pay the shipping. What does she have in stock in the way of books, butterflies, flowers, or dogs?
    p.s.- That shirt looks familiar 😉

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