Christmas.... I love the Christmas season! Just this week the children and I whipped out Josh Groban's "Noel" to start anticipating the upcoming season. One thing Kenny and I try to avoid is filling up our credit card by buying gifts.... great deals and killer sales are so easy to find its typically pretty easy to avoid this. (My relatives may be laughing at this point, for many years we have just not given any gifts :) But do you really want to put hard earned money, any amount, into something that just ends up in next month's yard sale stack? After spending so much time on adoption sites and launching our own adoption "fundraising campaign", it occurred to me that we could purchase gifts a bit differently this year. There are so many families out there who are desperately trying to bring home one of the 147 million orphans in the world. All that stands between a good home and loving family and these children is: money. So, this year, we are going to buy most all of our holiday and birthday purchases off of adoption and orphan care sites. It is amazing how creative people in their fundraising endeavors.... and the best part? Every penny of the hard earned money you spend on gifts helps to bring an orphan home! So, maybe the item will end up at Goodwill one day... that's ok, its purpose has made a lifelong difference in the life of a child. This is also a great way to share with your loved ones the stories of orphans worldwide... perhaps you could write a note on top of each gift and ask the recipient to pray for the child who this gift benefits each time thy use it! Each Friday on this site will be a "Fundraising Friday". If you have an adoption fundraising site, leave your link here. The rest us can take a peek and see what your story and what you have to offer. Maybe the gifts under the tree this year can serve a twofold purpose!
TO LEAVE YOUR LINK: enter the name or description of your adoption fundraiser and the site address. Only adoption fundraisers please!