Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Simplest Fundraiser

No secret here... we are in the midst of some fundraising to raise the money we need to bring our child home from Korea. I have been asked several times about fundraising I want to share one of the easiest ones we have done (and it works, too)!

In the spring, once we had started the paperwork for this adoption, we came up with the idea of a Minus 1 Project money jar. Here it is on our kitchen counter:
"So, how does it eventually look like this?", you ask.
The Minus 1 Project money jar gets filled (or close to it) by several means:

* spare change found around the house and van,
* a sweet friend, who despite hard financial times, puts in a certain amount the beginning of each month,
* a running buddy who stops, abruptly I might add, to snag shining coins in the morning dark (she did find a 5 dollar bill once),
* a tenderhearted 10 year old who sold handmade bracelets,
* a teenage neighbor cleaning out her car,
*left over birthday money that had yet to be spent,
* household items and toys sold on craigslist,

We have been so blessed to see our money jar emptied, then filled! We are simply obeying God's word to "care for the orphan" in the way our family has been called and He is providing. We still have a ways to go, but if there is one lesson to take from this post, from our journey, it is that He is faithful!

If you haven't yet, be sure to read about the girl's sweetest fundraiser here. And please don't forget about our "got love?" items and my triathlon....all, 100%, every penny goes to our adoption fund!

A huge, heartfelt THANK YOU to all of you who have purchased and donated! We couldn't do it without you!!


  1. That is wonderful!!! I can't wait to hear about your race this weekend... you are going to rock it! :)

  2. Such a great idea! Let's hope you empty that jar and refill it multiple times!