If you’ve been following our family for a while, you know that Jen from myadoptionwebsite and I go way back. At least in bloggy terminology. By way back I mean like early 2005. Joe and Jen hosted our journey to Isabelle… we were one of their very first clients. Now they are such a staple in the adoption community, it’s hard to imagine them just starting out, isn’t it? Along the way, through three more adoption journeys, Jen and I have formed a sweet friendship. She is an adoptive mom to precious Adrienne, with a mei mei on the way. And she has an incredibly generous heart. And she has become an amazing advocate for adoption.
Jen is hosting a fundraiser at her site to benefit Love Without Boundaries. Specifically the Coats and Cribs for Kids effort to bring orphans new, warm coats and new, safe cribs this winter. She will be hosting an auction AND a sale that begin at NOON tomorrow! The sale will be held on her site and there will be many items for sale: dresses, coats, shoes (and more), all in either excellent or brand new condition… all being sold to benefit LWB. She and Joe have even committed to donating on TOP of the funds she raises, up to $200!
It is my greatest wish that this not be a “shopping” experience, but rather, an opportunity for all of us to Give. When we consider the needs of children around the world, it is so easy to become overwhelmed. But we can make a difference! The simple goal of this fundraiser is to provide coats and cribs, through Love Without Boundaries, to orphaned and impoverished children in China. Warmth in the midst of cold, and a safe night’s sleep . . . two basic necessities that every child needs and deserves.
So I ask you – please visit us here, starting Wednesday at noon, and make a purchase or bid. Not for what you will receive . . . but for what you can give.
Isn’t she awesome?? I just love this idea, and I am so glad we can be a small part of it! We’ve donated a few items for the sale… some beautiful brocade coats we purchased for the girls in China last time we were there. They are so pristine, so unblemished, I just haven’t had the heart to actually put them on my girls. And inevitably watch them spill ketchup, or something equally horrifying on them. CANNOT. DO. IT. So what better use for them than to sell them and give a new coat or a new crib to a little one in China!
So set your alarm clock or cell phone, or kitchen timer (if you’re like me and totally un-tech-y) and be there at noon tomorrow! It’s sure to be FUN 🙂