Monday, January 7, 2013

Fundraising for a Friend...let's bring home their boy!

Well, it has been a LONG time since I have update this blog and I live in guilt daily about it so I promise to get an update over the past 6 mths on here VERY soon, but....for now I have an even better post because it is one that is to help close friends of ours, get to Ghana to meet their son and get closer to bringing him home.   I know when we were adopting, although I was excited about each fundraiser, it was also stressful and humbling because really who wants to constantly do fundraisers for your own benefit?  Deep down I knew it wasn't for us but for a child waiting to be in our family but still it didn't make it easier or less stressful.   Looking back on how our story unfolded I am thankful for each fundraiser and big or small, God used so many people to eventually add up to over $30,000 and allow our Fetinet to come home.  SO, I want to put this one on for our friends who are very close to needing to book their flights to Ghana and need about $2,500 more to go to get there

Read all about this sweet family and where they are in their journey at the Deason Family Blog.

We are doing an online raffle and have a few items so far and are looking for some more.  If you would like to donate something for this, please leave me a message on this post, every little bit helps and will be much appreciated!

So here's how it all works....

*You can buy raffle tickets for $10 each or discounted for multiple tickets:
3 tickets = $25
6 tickets = $50
9 tickets = $75
 12 tickets = $100
   ....and so on.....
*We will give each buyer a number for their ticket and at the end we will place all numbers into to pick the winners.  Yes their will be multiple winners because each prize will have its own recipient. 
*Tickets can be purchased through Januray 25th at midnight and the winner will be announced on January 26th

* If you have purchased at least ONE ticket, you can also get additional tickets by helping us get the word out.  You can do this by Facebook, Twitter or post about it on your own blog and then post a message here to let us know that you did and we'll get you your numbers.

*Tickets can be purchased via PayPal and you may use the donate button on their family's blog 

and now for the prizes.......

5th Generation iPod Touch 32 GB in lime green!!!!   Given to the fundraiser by a very sweet anonymous donor.  ($299 value)

Kindle Fire HD 16 GB ($199 value)

2 OKC Thunder vs Dallas Mavericks tickets for Feb. 4th (over $180 Value)

Cuisinart Pure Indulgence™ 2 Qt. Frozen Yogurt-Sorbet & Ice Cream Maker ($90 value).

Thirty-One Making Memories Thermal (14.25"H x 13.75"W x 15"D) Collapsible telescoping handle, wheels for easy transportation in Minty Chip and Jersey Blankey in Oatmeal (60"L x 55"W). ($189 value)

Handmade Rag Rug by Leanne to place in front of your kitchen sink and keep your feet very comfy.

2 kids size large adoption t-shirts ($30 value)

Uganda package (1 necklace, 1 scarf and 1 bracelet) ($40 value)

2, ITWorks Body Wraps ($60 value)

Jack Black, 6 grooming essentials/travel dopp kit ($65 value)

Baby Gift Set, book, burp cloth, bath and body skin care ($78 Value)

2 handmade scarves ($30 value)

3 handmade necklaces ($60 value)

1 comment:

  1. I totally got lost on your blog today. Love it! I'm going to ask my hubby about this. I'd LOVE to participate but we get payed only once a month. I'm planning to come back. :) See you on the Et Fb group.


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