Thursday, November 24, 2011
A FUNdraiser: Bringing Tuck Home
Okay, so first of all, Abbey and I are not really big on fundraisers. With Reed, we didn't do any fundraisers, with Nash and Will we did a couple and with Tuck we barely have time to think about it.
The truth is, though, that adoption is really expensive. Especially when you are talking about adopting your FOURTH child! Abbey and I try to live as the best stewards of our money as possible.
We believe that God has called us to adopt and we believe that He will provide for our adoption. We also believe that because He has called us, we must do as much as we can to pay for it ourselves.
Since news of Tuck has come into our lives, God has continually provided ways for us to earn extra income. Abbey and I have both taken on quite a few freelance writing assignments, we have been blessed to have been asked to speak at conferences, and Abbey has even gotten extra work hours. And, she is selling Scentsy to raise funds (more on that in another post!).
Each of these financial blessings have gone into our adoption fund. I share all that to let you know that we don't take anyone's participation in a fundraiser that we initiate lightly. We want you to know that we are very appreciative for your help and consideration.
Each time we have adopted, we have not really known where the money would come from, but God has always provided.
One of my coworkers and her husband are experts in creating beautiful pottery and she made us 100 of these ornaments shaped like Taiwan to sell as a fundraiser. They are so awesome.
The ornaments come in red, blue, light green, hunter green, and white.
We are selling them for $10.00 each (which includes shipping) and they come wrapped in a box and ribbon. (We are discounting orders for multiples.)
100% of the proceeds will go towards Tuck's adoptions.
If you would like to purchase an ornament, comment on the blog with your email address (I won't publish it) or email us at jeffandab AT yahoo DOT com.
If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to our adoption, please email me and I will tell you how. I know it is getting close to the end of the year and sometimes people need to catch up on their giving to avoid penalties from Uncle Sam!
Again, please know that Abbey and I are aware of the great sacrifices that you make and we appreciate your prayers more than anything. Please know that we believe that integrity is first and foremost and we will use every bit of the proceeds from our fundraiser to go to Tuck's adoption.
Each ornament will come beautifully wrapped and ready to be given as a gift.