Friday, March 28, 2008

Shelly Scheyder Silent Auction - Huge Success, and Thanks

Here's a letter from the Shelly Scheyder Silent Auction Committee - this is a local benefit that this week pulled together the South Riding community to raise funds for medical expenses of one of its long-time Elementary school teachers...

"From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!

We are humbled and overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from neighbors, friends, co-workers and strangers, who came to the SilentAuction on Wed. March 26 for Shelly Scheyder. We are thankful that you joined us, bought the delicious treats donated by our wonderful friends and neighbors, waited patiently in line to pay for your winning bid, andhelped us clean up and put away tables and chairs.

Hundreds of people packed the cafeteria at Freedom High School. We were told that the parking lot was full. We raised over $36,000! While the dollar value is a tangible measure of a successful group effort, and for that we are truly grateful, what really gave us a lift was the emergence of a spirit of caring and unity. We are truly blessed to live in this community.

To our countless volunteers: YOU ROCK! Without your support, this fundraising event would have been difficult to pull together. You made it happen. We whole-heartedly enjoyed working with you.

To our donors: Your generous contribution has made this all possible. Your participation was critical to our success, and we'd like to thank you for being part of our community endeavor.

To our children volunteers and children donors: Thank you for your in-kind support. You inspire us all to make this place a better world.

To the Freedom High School Principal and Staff: Thanks a million for supporting us and allowing us to use the school cafeteria. You have encouraged and allowed us to show the young members of our community that gift-giving, volunteering, and donating is a joyful process.

Simply put: THANK YOU!

The Auction Committee

If you missed the event, and would like to donate, please send a check payable to Shelly Scheyder and mail to:

Shelly Scheyder
c/o Julie Ciardello
43520 Leyland Lane
South Riding, VA 20152

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