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.