Friday, November 5, 2010

Fundraiser Fun and GIVEAWAY!!!!!

We had our Fall Fundraiser this past Saturday and it was a great success! There was face painting, games, cake walk, bake sale, food and drinks, bounce houses, multiple raffles, t shirt sales and professional local photographer Sharon Brannick offered her skills and shot many photos for families and individuals, and all proceeds went towards our adoption. If you live local you should check out Sharon's work at..... She is very talented, takes beautiful photos, is great with kids, and is a sweetheart!
Everyone had a great time, especially the kiddos! A friend told me her son said, "mom, I could live like this everyday." so very cute! It was a perfect picture of how the body of Christ works together.... Friends and family pitching in to help and donate. I am very pleased to say that yesterday I went to the bank and deposited a little over $4,000.00 into our adoption savings account! Thank you Jesus, and thank you to everyone that helped and contributed. Whether you gave a little or a lot, baked yummy goodies for the bake sale, donated candy, donated your time or skills, or helped serve, you played a part in God's plan for bringing this little boy into our lives! You were His hands and feet! We were truly blessed by you! So where does this put us now money wise? We are half way there!!!!! So our next step is selling our awesome t-shirts!
And that brings us to our AWESOME T SHIRT GIVEAWAY!!!!!!! All you have to do to enter is post about our giveaway on your blog or facebook or twitter and leave me a comment letting me know what and where you did, and I will enter your name into the drawing for a t shirt of your choice. If you post on all three places, your name will be entered in 3 times! Our women's t shirt is a chocolate brown women's cut shirt (they are true to size, and do not fit tight) with a red Africa and cream writing. We have women's sizes available in small, medium, large and extra large(we only have 2 extra large left). The men's version is sage green with red Africa and brown writing. We have men's sizes available in medium, large, extra large and 2x. They both say the same thing...front says..."Sometimes I would like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine, and injustice in the world when He could do something about it, but I'm afraid He might ask me the same question. (Anonymous) The back says " I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse the something I can do." (Helen Keller) "What can you do?"
Once again, our hope with these shirts, is to not only raise money for our adoption, but it is to challenge people to think about the something that they can do to help a child in need. If you would like to purchase one of our shirts now, you may do so by donating $25.00 to our chip in account at the top right corner of our blog page. $20.00 is for the cost of the shirt, and $5.00 is for shipping and handling. Be sure to leave a comment through paypal when you donate on what size you will be needing. Otherwise try your hand at the giveaway first and help spread the word about our shirts! Contest ends Tuesday November 9th at 6:00 pm. Hope you win :)


Shay said...

I posted on my blog!

Freedom Hollow Farmgirl said...

Hi thre! Just gave you a shoutout on my blog

Check out our fundraising blog when you get a chance, we're having our first give away to benefit to families adopting from Ethiopia at

Blessings & happy Friday!

Team One Less Broken Heart
Bringing them home, one orphan at a time

Shay said...

Posted about it on Twitter as well!

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A Heart after His said...

Hey, I posted on all three

THANKS, good luck! I love adoption:) happy to help!

Gabby Ocanas:) said...

I posted it on my blog, twitter and facebook:)!/home.php?sk=lf

ally said...

I ordered two of your shirts but wasn't able to leave a comment about the sizes I need. I need a men's large and a women's large. I absolutely love your design and message!

Jillienne said...

Hi there I order a shirt but wasn't able to leave a comment on the size. My name is Jillienne and I need an women's extra large! Thanks love the shirt. We are also having a fundraiser, love for you to check it out!!

Jen said...

Love your T-shirts! And so happy you raised over $4000! God is providing!

Renea Lynch said...

I'll be going to post about your giveaway and how to support your family, but I fell so totally gaga in love with your shirt that I jumped on the Chip-In button before I even read the post! lol :) I didn't have the opportunity to put in what size so I'll just post here.... if they are fitted I need an XL, if they are normal shirts just a large will do. Thanks so much!!!

Off to check out other blog links from your comments and see how I can support their efforts too. Best of luck! God bless.

Kari said...

I LOVE your adoption tees... hoping for great success on your fundraiser!!!


bbqdaisy said...

I LOVE your t-shirts!

I posted on my blog about your fundraiser!

Blessings on bringing your son HOME!

Peanut said...

I love these shirts!!! We are actually meeting with an agency today about adopting from Ethopia and I happened upon your blog. God? Yes I think so! :) Anyway, I'd love to purchase 2 shirts to help with your fundraising efforts for my husband and I. You can email me at to let me know details on how to get them. Good for you!!