Disclaimer: I'm through selling shirts for the time being. I am not done fundraising, however. We still need multiple thousands of dollars. So here's the new news, which is GREAT! Read it, and re-tweet and repost and mail and email it around. This matching grant only runs until September 30th. I will be talking it up, not daily, but you know, a lot, until then.
As most of you know, we are in the process of adopting a baby. We’ve been working on the adoption process since February, and fundraising for several months now. We expect the total remaining cost of our adoption to be approximately $10,000. This is significantly lower than normal, since we’ve been blessed to work with Hannah’s Dream Adoptions.
We are so excited to say that we’ve been awarded a matching grant fund! (I hope the next exciting news I have is a baby!) The grant fund is a little complicated to explain, so let me sum up.
The Hand in Hand foundation will match your donations, up to our $2500 limit. So if you, our friends and family and curious onlookers, give donation of $25, they'll give us $50, etc. If your combined donations are $2500, they will match that and give $5000 to our adoption agency, to be used toward our costs.
I’ll give the more detailed info below, but basically you mail the donation to them, made out to them, with our name included on the envelope. They pool donations and give the total matched amount after 9/30.
More detailed information:
The grant foundation is Hand in Hand Christian Adoption, Inc., a non-profit private operating foundation. Hand in Hand will match any funds that are donated through our friends and family for the expenses of our adoption. All funds received through our friends and family will be matched dollar for dollar by Hand in Hand up to our awarded grant amount. All donations are tax-deductible.
You can find out more about Hand in Hand through their website at www.handinhandadopt.org. You may also contact Hand in Hand Christian Adoption, Inc. with any questions you may have. They can be reached at 913-248-5015 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
The way you can give to us, through them is by sending all donations made payable to “Hand in Hand Christian Adoption” before September 30, 2010 to: (for tax purposes please include our name on the outside of the envelope only…do not put our name on the check itself)
Hand in Hand Christian Adoption, Inc.
Richy and Jessica Clark
18524 Juniper Street Gardner, KS 66030-9147
Thanks so much for reading and praying with us. We hope you will consider being a part of helping us bring a child home.
Richy and Jess