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Car Wash!

Family Community Church in North Highlands is having a Car Wash! October 20th-21st.
On Saturday, from 8am - 5pm, and Sunday, 1pm-5pm.
There will also be a Bake Sale to fulfill all your pie desires!

COMMUNITY HELPS PAY OFF $100,000 IN DEBT IN LESS THAN 30 DAYS!

October 15, 2012 (SACRAMENTO, CA) In an economy most call grim, a decision is made to get out of debt fast! Leaders say anyone can do it.

You may have been there for an "Extreme Coupon Class" hosted by money saving website “Pantry Overflow”, or the Sacramento Bee. You may have had your car washed there on a Saturday morning. Perhaps you shopped at the bookstore or worship there on Sunday. You might have even purchased a Christmas Tree or attended the annual “Adopt-A-Family” event.

The property at the corner of Watt Avenue and I Street has been many things; to many people. The North Sacramento News has an administrative office next to the bustling Family Books & Gifts. There have been craft fairs, neighborhood yard sales, hayrides, concerts and book signings for years. It's the official starting line of the annual Memorial Day Parade sponsored by local VFW Post 4647.

Fed up with bank fees and interest, leaders from the newspaper, bookstore & church decided it was time to eliminate the debt and to be able to use the money for what it is meant for: giving back. Though regular payments are being made, the goal is to make a cumulative last payment of about 100 thousand dollars before October 31st.

Families, businesses and friends have together joined to pay off the building, that has been a resource for the whole community. It kicked off an optimistic fundraising effort. Tamales were sold after church. The bookstore asked its customers for extra change when making purchases. Volunteers coordinated car washes & scrap metal drives as well as bake sales to raise a total of $100,000 in one month or less.

If you live in Natomas, Antelope or North Highlands kids are going door to door but these are no trick or treaters. They are miniature philanthropists. Parents say just like kids who fundraise for school, it’s teaching an invaluable lesson. That you can‘t do anything on your own, that there is hope of generosity and kindness in the world and that even in rough times...ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!

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SHH with Pantryoverflow.com

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