Monday, August 15, 2011

Fundraising Update

Just a quick fundraising update for you.  We have been humbled and honored by your generosity and we are THRILLED to say that we have the money to begin our home study and then some!  YAHOOOOOO!

In fact, you may notice we have a new thermometer on our blog (although I thought it would be fun to see our other thermometer completed so I kept it on at the bottom of the side bar) that will be tracking our next goal due mid-October or whenever our home study is complete.

With our completed home study we will be paying $600 for the remainder of the home study fee, $900 to pre-pay for post-adoption visits, and $890 to send our home study on to Immigration totaling $2,390.  We will also have several fees in the meantime for fingerprinting ($110) and background checks ($20) and probably ordering copies of birth certificates and other official documents ($??) so I went ahead and rounded up to $2,500 for this next goal.  Again, because of your generosity and support we are so excited to begin this next phase with nearly $800 already on the thermometer!  That feels SO good! 

To help us reach our next goal, we will continue our current fundraisers and we have a garage sale planned for September 23rd and 24th (Friday and Saturday).  If you have any items you would be willing to donate, please email me (makewayfortheawesomekid[at]gmail[dot]com) and let me know and we will arrange to pick it up!  We are hoping that this garage sale will provide a good chunk of the remaining $1,700 we need by mid-October.  More details to come!

We also have two friends who are offering portions of their business profits toward our adoption!

Katy's Avon Store - 50% of the profits will be given to our adoption with at least 10 buyers.  Make sure you send her a message (katykinney[at]everestkc[dot]net) telling her you're purchasing toward our adoption fund. Here are a few of my favorite products:

Laurisa's Etsy Shop - 50% of the profits will be given to our adoption.  If you buy at least two items, she'll cover shipping costs, too! Cute headbands, hair clips, and other fun fashion items - all handmade by my sweet friend, Laurisa! She can also make them with elastic bands for babies - so cute! UPDATE: the other 50% of the profits from these purchases go to help Laurisa and her hubby cover medical bills they are incurring as a result of a genetic disease with which their sweet daughter has just been diagnosed. Read here for more info. And again, a few of my faves:

And just a reminder, we still have our other fundraisers happening:

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of your support!

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