We are home with Amos, Daisy, Lee and Violet! Meanwhile we have jumped in again for one last very special girl. If you would like to help with that, you can make a non-tax-deductible donation HERE that we can access immediately. You can also make a tax-deductible donation HERE that we can use once we receive travel dates. Or by donating HERE you can help provide her and other children at her orphanage the care and nutrition they desperately need. See all of our current fundraisers HERE. We are thankful for any support you can offer!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Final Fundraising!

Orion is so good at posing for pictures!

We have an amazing $300 matching grant that we have until Friday to meet! Our FSP needs to read $16033. This is our very last little bit that we need to raise and we travel in less than two weeks! Our FSP needs to read $16385 now to be funded, so this would put us inches away. Yay! You can donate to our page HERE to help us meet this grant. If anyone wants to be a part of a great group that helps put together matching grants for older kids, I can put you in touch with some people doing wonderful things.

Theo is sitting with another boy who has a family coming! I hope they will get to see each other again once they are here!

We had a spaghetti dinner at our local church that raised $625! It was so amazing to see support and hear kind words from so many people. We haven't lived in this town for very long, so it is extra special to us to see people offer to help us. Everyone is so excited to meet the boys they have heard so much about. People also recognize some of the challenges we will all have adjusting and are sensitive to those needs, especially in the attachment area. I am floored. Just awesome, incredible stuff. Miracle stuff.  We are so thankful to have found such a great community!

I've been imagining how much Barton will love to spend time listening to frogs and birds and rustling leaves in the field behind our house.

We have a few fundraisers left. We have orders open on our outline shirts for four more days. If we get 14 more orders, we will print even if we don't meet the 50 they require.  Kids and adults t-shirts, plus long sleeves and hooded sweatshirts. These are so comfortable. I love wearing my shirt!

We also have a handful of Superman shirts left. We sold some at our spaghetti dinner so I need to recount and post what we have! If you are looking for a particular size or color let me know and I can check. (NOW UPDATED! Check it out HERE!)

Evan is still on my mind. His grant is so close to making it over the $2500 hump. A family wanting to add him to an adoption from the same orphanage would need $5000 or $7500 within the same region. He has a tremendous amount of potential. More of it is wasted every day he spends in that crib. He has been listed for YEARS. For some of that time his profile was mixed up with Theo that we are adopting.  When we inquired about Theo, no one had ever asked about either boy. I hate that he has spent years waiting in a crib in a bedridden ward when he could be going to school, to the zoo, to the park.

1 comment:

  1. Love the post! Can't wait to hear about your trip there and back! Praying for you!