Tuesday, June 1, 2010

"Pieced Together By Love" UPDATE

Over the years we have done many fundraisers to help raise money to grow our family through adoption. I have been humbled by each and every one of them as I have watched the outpouring of love and support from family, friends and even strangers, but none moreso than our current fundraiser. There is just something about writing your names down on the back of a puzzle of Christ and the children that literally brings tears to my eyes with every name that I write.

In just 2 weeks, we have over 100 names on our puzzle (many of people we have never even met!) and have raised $770! WOW! We have always known that many, many people were standing behind us in love and support, but there is something about seeing a visual representation of that support that really brings you to your knees in humility and gratitude. I hope that each and every one of you who has donated, shared our fundraiser with family and friends or offered prayers or words of encouragement know what a difference you are making in the lives of these three precious girls and in our family! We are SO grateful for ALL of you!

As many of you know, in addition to getting your name on a piece of the puzzle, every $5 donation enters your name into a giftcard giveaway which will be held at the end of our fundraiser. There are 5 giftcards that will be given away (Amazon, Toys R Us, iTunes, Target and Visa). In addition to those giftcards, we will also be giving away a brand new, 4GB 4th Generation iPod Shuffle (green)! Also, please remember that, even if you are unable to make a monetary donation, just helping us get the word out (by blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) also gets your name on the puzzle and entered into our giveaway (so be sure to let us know if you are helping us to get the word out)!

We appreciate every single donation, prayer and word of encouragement and support. We could not do this without YOU!


Difference2This1 said...

I wrote a bit about your process/fundraiser and added your button today. You might already have added a name on a piece from our paypal donation; but if you add another for the blog link, we'd be honored for it to be "Nathan and Peter" as your family has encouraged us on the path to bring them home. God bless, Jennifer

Jenn said...

Hi! Wondering if your fundraiser/drawing thing is still going on-or, I should say-when does it end?
I would love to help you out! Leaving tomorrow (june 13th) to a latvian orphanage for the 2nd year! www.roadtolatvia.blogspot.com

Thanks :)