Thursday, February 21, 2013

A Matching Grant

We have some great news to share....

We were chosen as a recipient for a Brittany's Hope Foundation Seedling Gift matching grant!  If we can raise or get donations of up to $3,000, they will match it!   This is so wonderful, but it is going to take some work on our part. 

Luckily, we can put all money that has been donated for the orphanage via the M&M fundraiser towards the matching grant goal.  THANK YOU so much to everyone who has taken and returned a tube.  If you are wondering what I am talking about, read this post:
We have some left so if you'd like one, just let us know!

We can even put the money we raised selling Christmas play dough towards this grant as well!  THANK YOU to our dear friends who purchased some.

We also have a family friend who sells Premier Designs jewelry, a Christian company.  She has graciously offered to do a catalog show for us and give us her 45% commission.   This money can also be put towards the matching grant, so it would be like 90% of your order going towards helping bring our son home!  If you are into jewelry, need to buy a nice gift for someone, or know someone who would be interested, email me at or call me and I'll get you a catalog.  Unfortunately, they do not have an online site to order from, but they do have a FB page:
Orders are due by March 8th.  There is also a March special- spend $75, get one item up to a $50 value for $10.   

And we have an awesome fundraiser for our local friends and family coming up on St. Patrick's Day:  Sunday, March 17th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (you can come and go as you please) we will be having a bowling event at Delavan Lanes.   The cost is $10 per person and includes 2 games of bowling, shoe rental, and a hot dog and lemonade/water on us.  $6 of every $10 will go towards our adoption and can also go towards the matching grant- so it will be $12 per person that we get for every $10 you give....doesn't get any better than that!  We plan on having a raffle there as well and are currently looking for donations- they can be home-made, store bought, items you have no use for that others may, services offered, local business donations, etc.  If you or someone you know might be interested, please email me at, send me a message on FB, or call me!  Feel free to wear your green- we'd love to see you and look forward to a fun family day. 

And for people who are wondering- can we just make a donation.  Yep!  You can and it can be tax deductible.   Brittany's Hope said: The fast, safe and secure way for family members and friends to make a donation towards your Seedling Gift grant would be on your family’s fundraising webpage:
If they prefer not to make a donation online, there is a printable form on your family’s fundraising webpage as well.  As long as checks are made payable to “Brittany’s Hope Foundation” they will receive a thank you letter from us which they will be able to use for their tax purposes.  They can send the checks to your family and you can mail them in together or they can be mailed directly to us at:  1160 North Market Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022.  And if they can note your family’s last name on the memo line of the check, that will ensure their donation will be properly recorded with your family’s Seedling Gift grant.
We cannot thank you enough for your support of our adoption, our family, and for caring enough about he orphans of the world to help us bring our son home to his forever family....making one less orphan in this world!


  1. What a wonderful gift! I hope all of your fundraisers do well. :)