Saturday, August 16, 2014

Three Ways You Can Help Now!

We have been overwhelmed by the loving response we have had as we share our adoption process with you.  Thank you so much for your encouragement and desire to be part of our journey!

 Many have asked us about the fundraising process.  This will be a huge part of our lives over the next many months.  There is one big hurdle remaining between us and fundraising, and that is our Home Study.  We have our paperwork turned in and our final interview will be complete by the end of this month.  After our social worker submits our study, we wait for the court to approve it.  This may take a couple of months.

Our home study must be court certified before we can offer a tax-deductible method for fundraising gifts.

We could turn to a number of crowd funding sites and begin at any time, but we view any gifts we receive as a treasure to be cherished and respected.  By waiting to offer a tax-deductible method we are respecting the giver, and may even be able to set up an account with a charity that will eliminate any processing fees, allowing EVERY PENNY to go toward bringing Titus home.

Here are 3 ways you can help us NOW while we wait:
1)  PRAY
     That our social worker will be timely in drafting and submitting our home study and the court processing time will be minimal.
     Megan is painting and selling thumbprint trees as a means of helping with our expenses.  These make great gifts for families, grandparents, anniversaries, family reunion keepsakes, teacher gifts, and guest book alternatives for baby showers and weddings!  Please check out our shop and SHARE it through Facebook and with friends and family.  (New post about our shop)
3) Garage Sale Goods & Baked Items
     We will be holding a (hopefully huge) garage sale on October 4th at Megan's parents' home (also the weekend of their neighborhood garage sale, so traffic should be great!)  If you are local, please consider donating items you no longer need to be sold in our garage sale.  We will pick them up from you!  We would also like to do a bake sale for all those hungry garage sale shoppers we expect. Talk to Megan if you would be interested in donating some home-baked goods to our cause.  Bonus idea: If you are not local but are holding a garage sale or selling items on Craigslist this fall, consider donating a portion of your proceeds to bringing Titus home!  

1 comment:

  1. I found your yardsale listing on the yardzing iOS app in the itunes app store. See you on October 4th!