What a great morning we had at our friends’ walk-a-thon to benefit the adoption of their new son! It has been hot and sunny for weeks, but this morning we woke to rain, wind, and cool temperatures. We were not dismayed! We got dressed in warm clothes and off we went to walk four miles.
Russ and I had planned to provide our large coffee pot, but in the rush to replace a broken part, we dropped and broke one glass tube, and then due to a faulty part, we broke the other. So off we went to pick up large carafes of coffee from a friend’s coffee shop. Two trips were required and then one trip to the grocery store for cream, so I never actually joined the walk but Russ pushed the little guys the entire way and the rest of the kids walked.
Best of all, over $7,000.00 was raised and more donations are expected! We are excited to have played a part in blessing Rick and Signe. Russ and I strongly believe that no family should fully bear the financial burden of adopting orphaned children. We received a huge amount of help from friends, our church, grants, and a charitable foundation. I am very happy to report that in the process of adopting four children in three separate adoptions over sixteen months, we took on no debt. Only God can do something that great. Our faith was increased and we were humbled through the process.
We can help one another, giving of our time and finances to raise funds for each other. Every dollar raised today is a dollar that Rick and Signe won’t have to find in their own budget. I love it – I really do. I hope that the success of this simple fundraiser will encourage other families to take a leap of faith and trust God to provide what is needed.
For more information on how to host a walk-a-thon to benefit your adoption or for someone else, email: info@fromhivtohome This is what their site says about Bringing Them Home fundraisers:
We also have launched our Bringing them Home Walkathon kit. Again, this is available to all adopting families (not only families adopting HIV+ children).
The kit is free and provides everything you need to run a walkathon –it allows donors to make tax-deductible gifts to your adoption and makes a way for you to give back to HIV+ orphan care at the same time! If you are interested in learning more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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