Saturday, March 3, 2012

Raising Support

SO there are 2 friends that have stepped up and wanted to help us with the remaining costs of our adoption fees and travel.  In addition to our Both Hands Project, these below fundraisers are wonderful ideas and projects.  Check them out and see how you can help.  Thank you friends for the help!

1) Marquis Family Giveaway:  When we adopted Tedi, there was this cute cute little girl that came home at the same time... they were from the same village in Woolaiyta and lived in the same orphanage.  Her mother and I are still friends and they want to help us get the funds to bring our second son home (see above post).  Deena and I have continued to chate over the last 18 months and now she wants to help get #2 home!  Check out her giveaway below!  Head over to her blog to donate!
For the next week, I will be giving you a chance to win this awesome assortment of Africa related loot. I have three shirts, a paper bead necklace from Uganda, a key chain, and a great book to give away.

All you have to do is make a donation to The Henderson's Both Hands project.

I don't care how much you donate...every single dollar helps. We have all seen the amazing things that happen when people in "blog world" donate to help fellow adoptive families. I have seen amazing amounts of money collected for families in such a short time! EVERY SINGLE DONATION will help.

If you make a donation, please leave me a comment. That is all you have to do!

If you feel led to share this giveaway on your blog or facebook, that would be extra awesome!

Here are all of the items you could win...

I love Suubi necklaces. They are beautiful necklaces and are packaged beautifully for gift giving.

This book is such a good read! It is a historical fiction novel which is set in Ethiopia during the 1970's. I have learned so much about Ethiopia and it's history through books. I promise you will love this book and will learn so much about the heartache and difficult political struggles that Ethiopia has endured. I am giving away a new, hardcover edition of the book.

This hand-embellished t-shirt is super cute. It is black and has an applique Africa cut out on the left hip. It is a size L, but it seems like a junior fit, so it runs a bit smaller than a regular women's shirt.

This kids shirt is a size 6-8. I would say that it also runs small and is more of a 4/5. It is a pink tee with a brown polka dot Africa appliqued on the front.
I also have a very small tee from a wonderful adoptive family. The brown t-shirt pictured is a shirt says "147,000,000 minus one" and is about a size 24 mo (the tag says 4, but there is no way).
I ordered one of these shirts for Grace, and was unsure of size, and Cindy was so sweet that she sent me two shirts to be sure that one fit Grace! How sweet is that? So, here is the smaller shirt that did NOT fit my little Grace (or her not so little tummy).

Super cool Africa key chain
So there you have it! PLEASE donate a few dollars (or much more) to our friends Both Hands site
After you donate, just leave me a comment. Your odds of winning are really good, so get to it!
Thanks so much for your support!!!!
I will be picking (Grace will pick out of a hat) a winner next Friday (March 9th).

2) Scentsy:  Another adoptive mom started selling Scentsy to help raise money for their adoptions.  She has kindly opened up a party in our name.  Anyone who is interested in or already buys Scentsy products can click on the link below.  They have everything from wickless candles to stuffed animals that smell amazing and many other projects.  Check out the below link and join the "Henderson Adoption" party once you get to the link.