In 2012... I felt the calling to build a Giant Yard sale a few years after going to Uganda, Africa. So, in January of 2013... I began to collect donations of gently used items that I could sell in a yard sale. By July of 2013... I had filled up 11 storage units full of donations and had a Huge 4 day yard sale. We raised $25,000 and it all went to saving children in Uganda from water borne diseases. as well as back into our own community to the food banks and Winter Shelter.
In 2016... we did it again and filled up 16 storage units raising $40,000. This last summer, 2020, we had another one and raised $65,000! We have now built through Planet Changer over 125 Clean Water Cistern wells in Uganda that are now serving over 40,000 people with clean water. Children are not getting sick or dying and are able to go to school and have a thriving life. We have given thousands of dollars back into our own community as well as our community has such a big heart and is so very generous. Our goal is two-fold. Continue, as a Non-Profit, to give to Planet Changer to build more wells and continue to sustain the lives of children in Uganda and also to meet the needs of those less fortunate in our own community.
Feed the hungry, give water to the thirsty, give clothes to the naked, take care of the orphans and the elderly. To give in such a way as to transform lives through love, generosity, a caring heart and transparency.
My wife, Lena, and I are now on a mission to build a Thrift Store properly named Treasures in Heaven Thrift Store. But we need your help. There is so much that goes into opening a business and taking on a huge endeavor as this along with sacrificing your income to achieve a dream and make this world a better place. This is our dream and I am hoping you will join me and my wife in helping us to get this started. We are hoping to open the Thrift Store February 1st. Thank you and God bless.
- Lena Baunsgard
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