Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Two simple ways you could care for the orphan

Here are two simple ways you could contribute to the needs of the orphan and an adopting family. We talk to so many people that say “ I would love to help, but I’m not sure what I could do.” If that’s you, here are two very simple things. This past weekend, a few volunteers from Southgate Church held two small and easy to organize fundraisers and brought in $775!

The first was a soup fundraiser. The church was asked permission to hold a “by donation” soup and buns lunch after the second service. A handful of people volunteered to bring down a pot of soup and an announcement was made that all donations would go towards grants for adopting families. People stayed around after church, enjoyed a soup and buns lunch and enjoyed the fellowship. At the end of it, $445 was raised towards adoption grants.

The second was a clothing swap, which was organized by someone sending out an email and message through Facebook asking for donations of clothes that people were no longer wearing. Bags and bags of clothes came in. At the swap, $5 was charged at the door and $1 for each item of clothing taken home. Only 12 people attended the event and $330 was raised.

These are two examples of very simple fundraisers that don’t require much time and not a huge attendance, but make a huge difference for an adopting family. If you have been wondering what you can do to support adopting families and help find permanent homes for children, maybe this has given you an idea. We’d love to help you develop it!

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