From a wonderful, God loving, orphan loving, mother of many-- woman, Lori----
Vickie wanted some FUNdraising ideas and so Iasked her to
allow me to guest post to her blog. I
have an idea that I think we can all have some fun with....and we will get to
see just how creative we all can be.
Often times when it comes to giving or to helping others out, we think,
“Wow, I would love to help but I really just cannot afford it right now.”
In these hard economic times it is probably
true for many of us. I want to put a
challenge out there for us to really pay attention to where we are spending our
money and look for an area that we might be able to cut back in order to give
to something bigger than ourselves! Let's give the gift of family to a child
who otherwise would not have one.
Children without family go without so much of the privilege
that we have become so accustomed to.
Depending on where that child is from it could be anything from
necessary nutrition to a hug and kiss before bedtime.
In this land of abundance we truthfully do not go without
many of our needs met, even during difficult times. I want to put out a challenge to each one of
us to make a sacrifice over this next couple of days, weeks or month and choose
to give what you would have spent there to help bring Phoebe home. For some of us that might be a weekly trip to
Starbucks, which could be a donation of $20.00 over the next month.
I think that often we hesitate to give if we
only have $20.00 to spare thinking it is not worthwhile. The truth is if 200 people gave a donation of
that amount Vickie's flights would be paid for!
A small sacrifice on the part of one, multiplied to meet a huge need!
And this is where the fun comes in! Post in the comments section what it is that
you are choosing to give up in order to give to Phoebe's adoption fund. Let's try to be really creative. Just maybe there will be a little surprise in
it for the most creative idea!
I will start this ball rolling...although I am not expecting
to get the prize for most creative! Both
of my boys needed haircuts this month.
Instead of taking them to the barber, Mom gave them buzz cuts! Fresh new look and I can give that $30.00
saved to help bring Phoebe home!!
Let's hear your ideas and let's get Phoebe home!!
Vickie here- THANKS so much to Lori, this is a wonderful idea, and in a time when Lori herself is fundraising to bring home a treasure from China, I mean, HOW wonderful is that??
God's love, shown right here:)