Friday, September 26, 2008

Stone Soup Fundraiser

We are having a fundraiser in few weeks, and I am really hoping it is successful. My hope is not only that it raises funds for us to bring Sunny home, but also that it gets some other families thinking about adoption too.

A friend is planning this with me, and we are calling it "Stone Soup Adoption Fundraiser". At first we were going to have a spaghetti dinner, but my church just had one and we did not want to repeat that. I was thinking about the fable of stone soup, and we decided to have a soup buffet, charging by the bowl. I read the fable described as "a tale of cooperation amid scarcity", and that is what we need right now. People who cannot give a lot but everyone giving a little will add up for Sunny's adoption. Several friends are loaning me a crockpot to use, and a few friends are also loaning me a crockpot full of soup they have offered to make. We hope to have 10 different kinds, along with bread and crackers.

We are also having a Silent Auction. This whole idea really began when a friend told me she would like to make a baby quilt for us to use as a way to raise funds by selling it. Of course, now we have to find a few more items for the silent auction. We will have same Avon gift baskets donated by my friend, and I plan to stop at a few gift stores to ask about donations. I really am not looking forward to doing that, honestly, but I will do it for my daughter.

AND, Lifesong for Orphans has offered us an interest free loan and a financial gift!! Praise God!! That will be a wonderful help in this adoption journey.


Lou said...

What a neat idea! Good luck with your fundraiser and glad to hear that you are also receiving help from Lifesong! We are getting ready for our pancake breakfast, so I hear you about seeking donations. Necessary but not fun. Just think about how we are spreading the word on special needs adoptions.

Collin and Amanda said...

This is a really great idea! I pray it goes really well!

Amanda (RR)

Cindi said...

Great idea, hope you don't mind if I steal it for my church fundraiser. God bless and good luck!

The Hollis Family said...

What a wonderful fundraiser! I wish you the best of luck.

Your family is beautiful... and your journey is inspirational. Thanks for sharing...

MamaPoRuski said...

Congratulations on the grant and loan. If you want, we still have handcrafted jewlry that was donated to sell for our adoption I can send you for the silent auction. Let me know!

Sandy said...

This is Sandy again, I would love to help in any way I can. I know that being way in California is hard, but I have not problem going out and asking for financial help. If you know of any stores or restaurants or anything that we have that you may also have I can go and ask for some gift certificates and then mail them to you. Please let me now. My e-mail is I know is sounds like a strange address name, but I have had it for a long time. Again, I would love to help

KellyL said...

Thanks for all of your kind comments!

Cindi, I think it would be great if you could use this idea as a fundraiser for you church- not stealing at all!

Mamaporuski that would be fabulous if you wanted to donate to the sale, my email is if you want to contact me with details.

And Sandy I am so happy to hear from you! I am going to make a blog entry of Micah pictures so you can see how he has grown! I really don't know what stores in California are the same here and there, but maybe there is something unique to there you could get and I could pay shipping to have it sent to our sale?

KellyL said...

Sorry, I misspelled my email: