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Monday, June 6, 2011

full stop & ideas

While we wait for our FBI back ground checks we are at a full stop with actually moving the adoption process forward.  This is more than a little frustrating for me, so I remind myself that God is in control and I am not! As we wait we are going to work on the garage sale, which will be held on June 18th.  Remember all proceeds will go directly towards Danny's adoption, and if you would like to donate items we will happily come pick them up.  (Within a reasonable distance!)

Another thing we are working on/thinking about is future fundraisers.  Here are some ideas we have come up with, we would love input!

1."Duckies for Danny" not entirely sure what this entails, but it sounds cute!
2.Naming Rights: we are thinking about selling tickets and the winner gets to help pick his new name.  (Daniel will continue to be part of his name, but he needs a new middle name)
3. Dinner: bbq? mexican? including a silent auction?  really want to do this, but logistics/time/cost are big issues.
4. HELP!!!  This is where we ask you for your ideas.  What sort of events would you attend? How much would you be willing to pay for a dinner? Is there something here I am missing?

Thank you in advance for your help and ideas.  You know the saying "it takes a village to raise children" the same is true in adoption!


  1. I know how to do the Ducks one! The old school I taught at had duck for a buck. She bought all these super cute and different rubber ducks (Rick star, doctor, artist, holidays, glow in the dark...really the possibilities are endless) REALLY cheap on Oriental Trading. Then she resold them for $1 a piece. The media specialist made over 700 dollars for the library! I can tell you more if you want!

  2. Hi - I'm Crystal and I'm helping Jess with all this stuff. I'd love to talk to you more about this! Can you email me - crystal at gaitanfamily dot com? Thanks! :-D

  3. Hi there.. I'm Stephanie and I also live in Texas. I have a friend who is also adopting through RR and have helped her with a few fundraisers. I found your blog as I was pouring over the RR website as I do daily and thought I'd contact you to see if you'd like to do a fundraiser. I sell Scenty and would be happy to set up an online fundraiser where I would then donate 100% of my commission. My email is smclark3 at yahoo dot com if you are interested.