So one of the fundraisers we have been very excited and looking forward for a couple months was the Coffee Fundraiser hosted by our friends at Beck’s Coffee, a local coffee roasting company here in town.
It was great! Ty and Ariana are so knowledgeable as far as the different roasts of beans and different blends and made for a very successful lesson for our friends and family who were able to attend and we really learned a lot that we didn’t know (and we would consider ourselves coffee snob-ish people). Music was provided by Helene and Frank from a local duo called “The Two of Us”. Overall a great event.
This is the type of fundraising events that we love! Fundraising in general is fun, and it can feel a little awkward at times because no one likes asking people for money, but when you can put an event together and have people benefit out of it…that is even better and it makes fundraising totally worth it and fun!
We were also very proud to share with those that showed up that we have raised about 20% of our overall adoption goal since we began raising money for adoption, which we still don’t know how that is even possible. When we began researching agencies and finding out the cost of adoption, the total goal seemed like something that scared us, like something we thought we might never reach, but now that we are in full gear in fundraising that total number seems less scary every day. We have faith and know that we will get there and that even though it will take work, it will make it completely worth it in the end and even though the road is still long, we are starting to see the (far) light at the end of the tunnel and we know that some day we will reach it.
Thank you so much for all your love and support so far, it is thanks to all of our friends and family that the road to adoption is becoming easier and easier each day!
Our adoption T-shirts came in today! We are so proud to go out and about wearing them and sharing our message of adoption, and seeing all our friends and family that ordered one.
We used a company called Bonfire Funds and they were great working with us and making t-shirts is a great way to fund raise. If you or anyone you know would like to set a fund raiser for whatever it is that you are trying to raise money for (sports, schools, charity, adoption, missions, etc) you can do so clicking on this link. By doing so you will actually earn and extra $1 per t-shirt sold so it is worth checking out, and if you refer someone else then you will also get a little extra!
Wow, we just ended yet another fundraising campaign in this adoption fundraiser! At the end of this, we sold a grand total of 42 T-shirts and we can’t wait to see family and friends wear them!
If you did purchase one, could you do us a huge favor? We would love a picture of you wearing one! So please either text, e-mail or tag on Social Media using #BabyGfanclub
You are all awesome!
Also, if you ever need help with a fundraiser, Bonfire Funds is the way to go! We are looking forward seeing what the end result is when they come in.
Only one week less to purchase a T-shirt as part of our campaign. We have been very thankful and happy to know that there is much support from friends that have purchased, or are planning on it.
Don’t forget to click here to purchase a T-shirt!
(If you purchase a t-shirt, take a selfie with it and either post it on Social Media, text or e-mail it to us. We want to see how they look on y’all!)
The day is finally here! We are launching our T-shirt campaign as our 2nd fundraiser for our adoption. Every little bit of support will help us get one baby step closer to adopting Baby G!
The deadline for this campaign is August 31st and these T-shirts can be shipped right to your door, national and internationally!
If you would like to purchase a T-shirt, click here!
Officially as of 12:00am on August 1st we closed our Go Fund Me campaign and we are both in awe of how generous everyone has been. We’ve received additional donations outside of Go Fund Me as well (GFM keeps a percentage of your donation, so some prefer just personal checks, which we totally get), but we can gladly say that this one in particular is over.
So what comes next?
As we have said in other blog posts, we are still not at our goal and are a long ways away. Yard sales? Events? T-shirts? All of the above!
We will be announcing our next fundraiser next weekend and we are pretty stoked about this one. Unlike Go Fund Me where we felt as though we were just asking people for money, the following ones will benefit our friends and family, while we raise funds to adopt Baby G.
From all 3 of us (Luis, Danielle and Baby G):
P.S. Even though we closed our GFM campaign, online contributions are still available via PayPal. Just CLICK HERE to be re-directed to that site.
We love you all so much and are so encouraged by your support!