Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Hope For Six: Fundraiser

I've been wanting to plan this fundraiser for some time now.  These 6 children have such a special place in my life, their little faces are tucked away in the tender corners of my heart.  I long to see these 6 faces, Tiya, Paul, Zayne, Joseph, Saleena, Sabrina, in a family photograph hung with pride on the wall of their very own home, by their very own mama's.  Their futures are in God's hands, He knows the very moment that they'll be knitted into their families hearts, though I don't know when that will be I can pray with perseverance, and hope that it is soon.

If all 50 numbers are bought  we will have raise $1276 for these 6 children, which means each of them will get $212 added to their grants.  Building their grants is important because it helps offset the cost that the future families will have to raise.  The larger the grant that a child has, the more likely a family is to commit.   :)

How this works:

1. You'll pick an available number from the chart below.
2. You'll donate the amount of the number you chose. Example: You choose the number 5 so you donate $5. (You can comment below with the number your choose!)
3. You share it with your friends and tell them about Tiya, Paul, Zayne, Joseph, Saleena, and Sabrina encouraging them to take part in building their grants! :)

Easy-peasy right?

I will update the chart as we go, every time a number is bought I will put a colorful star over it.  When we're done we should have a "galaxy" of gorgeous stars. ;)

50 numbers, 6 kiddos, $1276 goal.  Can we do it?! :)

*This fundraiser will run from today 4/29/2015 - 5/14/2015 (April 29th - May 14th)
*You can donate the amount you've chosen to the YouCaring embedded in this post, located below. Unless you aren't comfortable donating online then you can email me AlyssaGoodhue@hotmail.com or message me on Facebook (if we're friends) and I'll happily give you a way to send cash. :)
*Money will be divided up and donated to the 6 kiddos at the end of the fundraiser

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Heart Attack Fund-raiser

A momma friend of mine used this fund-raiser when they adopted their sweet daughter.  The outcome was beautiful (you'll see why in a moment), and they were able to raise money to bring their little girl home.  They asked friends, and family to donate $1 towards their adoption and in turn wrote the name of the family, or person who donated, on a heart and stuck it to a wall in their house.  This may sound silly, but once you see the photos you'll be amazed. (Thank you, Mrs.Wimmer for letting me use your pictures.)

Absolutely stunning, right?  Every single name on those hearts is someone who cared about their little girl, and wanted to see her come home.  The total number of hearts on their walls at the end of this Heart Attack? 3,251 hearts.  Over three thousand people that loved their little girl right along side of them.

We want to have a Heart Attack For Charlie.  For $2 you can have your name written on a heart, and it will be placed on our living room wall, for all of our visitors to see.  We want to see how many people are willing to love Charlie right along side of us.  Will you donate a $2 (or more if you'd like.) in honor of Charlie?  We will post progress pictures as our wall fills with hearts.

You can make your donation to the donation button on the side of the blog, or you can follow this link here: http://www.youcaring.com/adoption-fundraiser/bring-charlie-home-/315865

(If you're local, you can always just drop the donation by the house. :) )

I'm excited to see our wall fill with love. :)
We're coming baby Roo!!

Monday, March 2, 2015

I'm Going To Be A Big Sister...Again

Yes, we are adopting!  Yes, I am going to be a big sister...again!  Yes, I am thrilled!! 

We are so anxious to bring Charlie home, and to have another little boy running around the house.  I have to say that it is absolutely amazing how God works, I advocated for Charlie for 5 or 6 months, praying endlessly for a family to choose him...little did I know that my family would be the one to choose him!  I'm in awe of God's plans, and grateful that they are so much better than my own.

To think that so many people are swooning over this darling, and rejoicing with us, but yet Charlie has no clue just how many people love him and will fight till he's home. He is chosen, loved, wanted, and now he has a place where he belongs, will you help us bring him HOME?

We're coming Roo!

If you would like to contribute to his adoption you can purchase a t-shirt here: Making Love Known T-shirts

If you're not interested in buying a t-shirt, but still would like to make a donation you can follow this link to our direct donation page: Bring Charlie Home - Direction Donation Page