Fundraising Facts, Tips & Tricks: A Series Introduction
Fundraising can seem like a daunting task to many. Some have tried with minimal success, others donâ€™t even know where to start, and still others donâ€™t feel creative enough or sufficiently equipped to venture into raising money for their adoption process.
In a continuing effort to provide assistance to families who are seeking ways to help subsidize the cost of their adoption journey, I am excited to kick-off a blog series on ways to best utilize fundraising to aid you in your journey to bring your child(ren) home.
This series will feature posts at least once a month by guest bloggers Ed & Susan Wanderer. The Wanderers are an adoptive family that brought their three children home from Ethiopia in 2011 and maximized the effectiveness of a variety of fundraising methods to assist them during their journey. They have a passion to advocate on behalf of orphans and help adopting families utilize all of the tools available to them. Each month the Wanderers will share different ideas, efforts and grants available to adoptive families â€“ some of which they themselves used on their own personal journey.
I pray that this series will be an encouragement to both families considering adoption as well as to those whom have already begun their journey to bring their children home! Isnâ€™t God good to allow for means by which families can overcome financial hurdles and grow in reliance upon Him!
Therefore do not be anxious, saying, â€˜What shall we eat?â€™ or â€˜What shall we drink?â€™ or â€˜What shall we wear?â€™ Forâ€¦your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.
— Matthew 6:31-32
Jason West, Director of Development