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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Asking for a favor from all my local families :)

We just found out that the orphanage director was pleased with our interest in Manasa (the one year old girl in India that has spina bifida and needs a home), but wants to see our homestudy ASAP, so we are trying our best to get it done quickly.  Anyhow, I was trying to think of some fundraiser ideas for all the fees (aprox. $25,000 total, but not all at once) and thought of having a big garage sale. If anyone has things around their house they were going to donate anyway, I'd love to take them off your hands for a big garage sale to earn money towards the adoption. I can come pick everything up. We will be having it April 15th and 16th. I won't have tax right-off forms, but I will have lots of thankful smiles :). Also, if anyone has an ideas for fundraising for me, please let me know :).


Madi and Grammy at one of Conner's preschool parties

7 comments:

Andy and Kiara said...

That's exciting, Jamie! Do you have an agency that works with that particular orphanage, or how did you hear directly from the orphanage director?

Fundraising ideas: puzzle fundraiser, anything you love to make and could sell, pledge babysitting or handyman work (or anything, really), a raffle using donated items from friends and family. You can google more ideas, but those come to mind right now. :)

Jamie said...

We are working with Jo from Wacap and she e-mailed me today with the information :). Thanks for all the great ideas!

Jessica said...

So exciting!! I can't wait to follow your journey!

Anonymous said...

thank you for sharing your story, i am from the uk and also have a little girl with spina bifida, i started up a charity to help those in my area. i have posted your blog on my facebook page, it is nice to know you are not alone, my name is elizabeth greathead hornsby and i am 27 my daughter is called lexi she is 19 months old now and has a lypomyelomeningocele but not the hydrocephalus, she also has a haemangeoma covering the base of her spine, my email is e.lizzie@hotmail.co.uk and the website of my charity "hantsability" is www.hampshireball.co.uk, i will be following your blog and wish you all the best,

Jamie said...

What a cool thing to do!! Your charity looks awesome!

The World of Vineet said...

Hi! This is Jacqueline from India.I just happened to pass by your blog via some links.Its beautiful and I would love to follow your blog as I myself have a 13 yo SB kid.But I found no such link.Can you help me out? Thanks.:)

Jamie said...

I realized I didn't have a place to enter your email address to follow, but I do now :). It's on the right hand side. Nice to "meet" you!!!