July 5, 2010

Embryo Adoption Cost Fundraising Ideas

Lilypie Waiting to Adopt tickers

Today marks 4 weeks since we have been waiting for the call from our agency to tell us "We have a match". (Do ya like the 3 babies in the pod? One can only dream???) So, what do we do in the meantime besides pray? Fundraise! You know our family is all about that. Even when we were not fundraising, we did things to bring extra $$ in to pay off debt, or to make purchases for the home.

Here is an article I read today. It is thorough and though I would change a few things, for the most part, it covers EVERYTHING you need to know for a successful garage/yard sale. We are getting close to having ours and our goal is $500 for the adoption fund. I will send out one more request for items in the next week or two to our church and friends and plan for the last week of July. It will be a scorcher (it is soooo very humid and hot miserable here), but I need to get in the sale before the back to school transition begins.

You all know how selling on eBay is one of our favorite fundraising activities. We get everyone in the family involved. This week you will see items for the 'Man-Cave' in the home. Rhea's clients give us their old A/V equipment when Rhea's company swaps it out. The clients pay us a profit from the sales price. This can be tedious as the equipment tends to need cleaning, testing, and detailed descriptions to type up, but little by little the money adds up and God is faithful to provide!

Finally, there is a great fundraiser that has a nice profit as well. Ashley, a fellow EA bloggin' pal (who BTW is days away from her FET!). The t-shirts are fun, upbeat, and have a great message. : ) This is on our fundraising list as we get further along in the process.

I look forward to catching up with everyone this week as time allows. Losing today as a 'holiday' will throw my scheduling for sure!! : )


  1. Thanks for the shout-out! Good luck on your garage sale! I have a whole corner of one of our bedrooms piled up with stuff to have one but I think I'll wait until fall when it cools off!

  2. Great post and thank you for these great tips. I’m not sure if you know but there’s a company out of Dallas that has a great idea for fundraising. Check out Phoneraiser.com. You can launch a fundraiser for your organization, non-profit, church, etc. with a unique fundraiser idea. Good luck.

  3. I hope you get "the call" very soon! Great fund raising ideas - I'll be praying that the Lord provides through all avenues. :)

  4. You are so inspiring Shannon! One of the things I wanted to do was learn to Ebay as I want to earn paint money. I thought I could sell my old decor and blankets and curtains etc.

    I love the green chiles photo below. We don't do those much as the kids don't care for them.

    Tim and I are 'all alone' for four days so I've not been blogging much.

    Thank you so much for the tip on the paint sale! I'll have to check that out!



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