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!
We love coffee…a lot! Luis is such a snob for coffee and Danielle loves it too, and we love this local coffee roaster and house called Beck’s Coffee in the heart of Las Cruces, NM. They sell a variety of beans and blends and use a special “pour over” technique that you don’t see in your neighborhood Starbucks, or even the majority of coffee houses we have visited.
Beck’s coffee is owned by a local married couple called Tyrell Thacker and Ariana Parsons who are simply awesome and have a passion for some of the same things we do: coffee, arts and the value of local and growing the community. They have owned this coffee shop and purchased the brand from the original Beck after she decided to move back home to Australia and have seen this business grow and continue to improve as time goes on.
As a part of what seems a long road into fund raising for our adoption we decided to reach out to them and see if they would be interested in hosting a fund raiser for us and they loved the idea! Unfortunately for our not local friends, this will take place in Las Cruces only and we will be having what is called a “Coffee Tasting” at their coffee shop where a group of attendees will not only get to also become Adoption Partners, but they will get to experience different blends and roasting levels, enjoy some live music and fun among friends and members of the community. Details of this even will be revealed soon as we are still planning some things out, but it will be tons of fun, specially for coffee lovers like us!
We are also looking for other Adoption Partners that would be willing to contribute to help us in this exciting adventure of fund raising. If you are interested please let us know and we would be happy to sit down with you!
Luis & Danielle
And if you are local or ever are in the Las Cruces area, go visit Beck’s Coffee:
130 N. Mesquite St, Las Cruces, NM 88001
Click here to go LOVE them on Facebook!