Update on Fundraising & Wish List for Kids We’re Hosting….

We still lack $5 to $272 for connecting flight fees for our 2 kids we are hosting from Latvia.  Again, if we end up not needing all the money raised for connecting flights, we will apply that money towards the cost of our homestudy (which we are eager to start as soon as possible). The homestudy’s cost is projected at $2000.  It will be possible to get tax deductions for donations towards our international adoption agency’s fees (please contact us for more info. HEATHERLBRANDT (AT) FRONTIER (DOT) COM  Give through http://www.youcaring.com/fundraiser_details?fundraiser_id=7020&url=brandtfamilyhostingorphans or mail to Heather & Alan Brandt, 3079 Twilight CT NE, Lanesville, IN 47136.
If we don’t end up needing all that we raise for connecting flight, it will go towards our homestudy’s cost, which is estimated at $2000.  If all goes smoothly with homestudy and dossier, we could bring home the kids before summer 2013…Now with international adoption and with adoption of older children, there are variables.  The children could decide they do not want to be in our family…, but as of now, these 2 children are clear for adoption and the process’ speed will depend on our homestudy and dossier’s completion.  Once our homestudy is complete, we can apply for grants so the homestudy’s completion is very important.    Our international agency will soon be able to accept donations on our behalf (that will be tax deductible).

Updated Wish List for Bikes & Clothes for Children We’re Hosting This Christmas:

Girl Clothing

(who is 3”9″ and 40 lbs)

3 or 4 pairs of size 5 pjs for the little girl

1 size 6 pj for the little girl.

bike helmet

will need snow boots & shoes (don’t know size yet so maybe a gift card?)

dress shoes, black (don’t know size yet so maybe a gift card?)

socks

Day bed (to use in her bedroom here)

Twin Mattress (new or gently used)

Twin Mattress cover (waterproof)

Boy Clothing

bike helmet for the little boy who  is  4’1″ and 54 lbs.

couple of size 8 shirts or sweatshirts

Dress shoes, brown or black (don’t know size yet).

Snow boots (don’t know size yet so maybe a gift card).

Sneakers (don’t know size yet so maybe a gift card).

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Coming Soon to America….

The host kids will be heading to America around December 15th!  Thanks to a $103 in gifts over the past 2 days, we now have about $30 to $297 (estimated) still needed for their connecting flight fees. http://www.youcaring.com/fundraiser_details?fundraiser_id=7020&url=brandtfamilyhostingorphans If we don’t end up needing all that we raise for connecting flight, it will go towards our homestudy’s cost, which is estimated at $2000.  If all goes smoothly with homestudy and dossier, we could bring home the kids before summer 2013…Now with international adoption and with adoption of older children, there are variables.  The children could decide they do not want to be in our family…, but as of now, these 2 children are clear for adoption and the process’ speed will depend on our homestudy and dossier’s completion.  Once our homestudy is complete, we can apply for grants so the homestudy’s completion is very important.  

Once our 2 upcoming fundraisers are over, we will take a break from fundraising until after the kids return to Latvia.  Obviously, we want to focus on family this Christmas while they are here and enjoy the Christmas season 🙂

Current Fundraisers (which have deadlines):

Make Your Christmas Greener While Helping Bring 2 Orphans to the U.S. for Christmas (& hopefully a forever home!) Wreath & Live Tree fundraiser orders must be placed by 12/11! 

Want to order fresh Christmas wreaths for friends, family or as corporate gifts? Or even buy a fresh Christmas tree—table-size or live container or traditional?

****** To purchase, you must use this link (for purchase to count towards Brandts’ fundraiser)http://www.dutchmantreefarms.com/organization/BHAFINDutchman Christmas Tree Farms is located in beautiful Northern Michigan and has been growing Christmas trees for over three decades. We have grown into a fully operational tree farm, specializing in individual, wholesale and customized orders. Production quality and customer service have been top priorities as the company has grown and transformed.When Must Orders Be Placed?· all orders must be submitted by December 11, 2012 to ensure delivery of trees.
all orders will be paid for online and orders will be delivered to each person’s home. All the products have FREE SHIPPING.How Much Does It Raise for The Brandts’ Hosting/Adoption Fees?

The Brandt family will receive $10 per tree sold and $5 per wreath sold.

When Will the Items be Delivered?

■The customer chooses from nine different shipping dates when they place their order. Customers will have the option of shipping their order Tuesdays or Thursdays starting November 13th 2012 and ending December 13th 2012. Orders are delivered two-five business days from the ship date depending on where they are shipped. All the products have FREE SHIPPING.

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