Upon reading one of my favorite blogs, a lemon squeezy home, the other day there was a post mentioning a family who planned to adopt a set of siblings from Ethiopia. Here is a copy of the email that posted on the site:
“My name is Jennifer Chase and my husband, Trevor, and I are in the process of adopting a sibling set of two from Ethiopia. We just completed all the paperwork and received word that we are a "waiting family" today! So, basically, we are officially waiting for our referral. This waiting could be two days, or it could be two years! Anyway, as you may know, international adoption is a pretty expensive process (the whole process will end up being around $30,000). To offset some of these costs, we are working on some fundraisers. We have done a few that have been total flops and a couple that have been more successful, but the most successful fundraiser we have done so far is an adoption auction that someone did for several adoptive families on her blog. This got me thinking that maybe I should do my own adoption auction. This is where you come in! :)
So, here is what I'm asking of you...Please be a part of my on-line adoption auction to help us raise money to bring our babies home! It is as simple as this:
1. Identify one or more of your projects that you would be willing to donate.
2. E-mail me to let me know what you would like to send.
3. I will E-mail you my mailing address.
4. Send either the items or a picture of the items (a picture would be best if your item is something custom like an article of clothing).
5. Help me by promoting my auction on your blog.
…..Honestly, the items can just be things that you have made that you didn't find a use for or you can create something new, whichever you'd like!
I will run the auction January 29th to February 5th, so I would like to have the items/pictures by January 15th. Thank you so much for considering giving to help us raise the necessary funds for our adoption.
I was immediately inspired and went to their website Team Chase: 4 and Counting and knew that I had to donate something. I will be donating a bag of my "Chips ACount" counting cookies.
If you would like a set of your own make sure to check out their auction when it opens on January 29th. I will post another link as the date gets closer to help remind all those who are interested in purchasing any items from the auction.