Whether you asked or not, I wanted to let everyone know how they can help!
#1- PRAY, PRAY, PRAY
Right now we are praying that they accept our application and that the home study will go smoothly. I won't lie, I'm really nervous about the home study. We don't have a perfect house, it's not always (ie never) up to the white glove test. It's a little nerve wracking to have someone come evaluate how you run your house, budget your money and conduct your lives. So pray for us as we begin this process.
#2- Our 1st fundraiser is going to be a Facebook auction! If you're interested in donating an item for people to bid on, PLEASE let me know. It can be anything (hair bows, homegoods, clothes, etc. Really- anything!), I would prefer that it be something that can be mailed, but it doesn't even have to be. The reason I'm looking for that sort of thing is so that people that don't live locally can still participate in the bidding and their "win" can be mailed to them! I'll be contacting some of you who I think might be interested in donating, but if you have an idea for something to donate, please hit me up! I check my facebook several times a day, my cell phone number (text/call) is on facebook, or you can leave a comment here. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Hey, and if you know someone that I don't know who might want to donate, let me know! The facebook album will go up as soon as I have a few items to bid on.
#3- Our next fundraiser will be a yard sale. We need 2 things for this. We need a location. Our house isn't on a main road and no one really knows where our neighborhood is. We get a little bit of traffic for yard sales, but not much. We'd love to borrow your yard if you live in a good yard sale spot :) The 2nd thing we need is your old stuff! We need donations of things to sell. We have some stuff we can sell, but the more the better. If you have anything you'd like to donate to the sale, let me know and I'll come pick it up. If it's small you're welcome to drop it off at Walgreens on a day that Andrew works (it just has to be small enough to fit in his little Maxima). The yard sale will be in October, so clean out those closets and garages... basements... wherever!
#4- You may have noticed there's a "Donate" button on our blog now. That is linked directly to our paypal account and EVERY penny that gets donated via our paypal will go directly to our adoption fund. If you or someone you know might be interested in donating to the cause, that's an easy way to do so.