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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$475 in 5 Days?

5 days until a couple of deadlines…11/1 is when our Usborne Books & More Eshow ends.  We receive 25% of all sells through this site for kids and teens.  myubam.com/event/3427

And 5 days until we need to have raise $475 more in fees for hosting the kids(and yes, we have one more fee deadline of about $1100 due after that, 11/15).  These fees go towards flights for the kids and for chaperones and paperwork requirements.  We appreciate every gift you give.  Gifts are 100% tax deductible.  http://www.youcaring.com/fundraiser_details?fundraiser_id=7020&url=brandtfamilyhostingorphans

You can also give by check (write out to New Horizons for Children and put our names in the memo) and mail it to us at Heather Brandt, 3079 Twilight CT NE, Lanesville, IN 47136 and it will be 100% tax deductible without any taken out for paypal fees 🙂

Our etsy fundraiser is up and you can pick out unique gifts you can personalize for kids and teens on your holiday shopping list.  We wil be adding more items to it soon!  http://www.etsy.com/shop/AThreeStudio?section_id=12123229&page=1

We cannot move this MOUNTAIN between our family and these 2 precious little Latvians without your help & God’s help!  Please consider giving the cost of a meal out this weekend.

Thanks for those who have encouraged us and prayed for us!

Heather

 

Design Your Own Gift Etsy Fundraiser!

My friend Kari has helped us by setting up an etsy shop where you can design your own personalized products and help us raise our remaining fees to host 2 orphans from Latvia this Christmas & pursue their adoption. You can design your own water bottles, pillows, blankets, lunch boxes, clipboards, and more! More will be listed in the coming days so check it out weekly.  Please take a look & share with others you know! bit.ly/brandtfamily    or http://www.etsy.com/shop/AThreeStudio?section_id=12123229&page=1

(You can also continue to give 100% tax deductible donations at http://www.youcaring.com/fundraiser_details?fundraiser_id=7020&url=brandtfamilyhostingorphans)

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Buy Gift Cards & Help us Host 2 Orphans for Christmas

Do you shop at Walmart or Target or Amazon.com or Meijers?Do you eat at Arby’s or  Papa John’s Pizza or Cracker Barrel or Steak N’ Shake ?  (There are MANY more restaurants & stores from which to choose. Scroll down to end of this note to see some more…there are even more than I’ve listed there, too!)  You can buy gift cards to use towards purchases at stores & restaurants you already frequent!   This is an EASY (and ongoing) way for you to help us with our hosting fees. Without having to budget *extra* money.

You can either set up your own account, linked with New Horizons (using the same enrollment code) or I can order for you under my account. Let me know if you are interested & I will email more information to you on how to sign up. We  just need to know who is purchasing on our behalf, so your “rebates” could be put toward our hosting fees.

If you’re only doing the ecards, you don’t even need to worry about our”order deadline.” We  just need to know who is purchasing on our behalf, so your “rebates” could be put toward our hosting fees.

OR you can place your orders through us. You write me a check… We place your  order on OUR account.. then when the orders are processed, we will giye you your cards. Order deadlines are usually 1 x a month (except for ecards which can be done any time).

Just think– if 10 people to place an order of $500 each (which isn’t a lot, really once you figure gas, groceries, eating out, Starbucks, school clothes, etc). That’s $5000 worth of gift cards. If the average “rebate” on those gift cards was 5%… after the split with NHFC, we’d have about $150 to go towards our hosting fees. If the average “rebate” was 10%… we’d have $300 toward our hosting fees.

HEATHERLBRANDT (AT) FRONTIER (DOT) COM

Restaurants:

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(58 items)

Arby’s

$10.00 (8%) denomination available.

Bruegger’s Bagels

$10.00 (7%) denomination available.

Bruster’s Ice Cream

$10.00 (8%) denomination available.

Burger King

Reload and $10.00 (4%) denominations available.

Captain Crabs Take-Away

ScripNow!, $25.00 (9%) and $100.00 (9%) denominations available.

Caribou Coffee

$10.00 (6%) denomination available.

Carl’s Jr.

$10.00 (5%) denomination available.

Chipotle Mexican Grill

$10.00 (10%) denomination available.

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

$25.00 (9%) denomination available.

Cold Stone Creamery

$10.00 (8%) denomination available.

Cousins Subs

$10.00 (9%) denomination available.

D’Angelo Grilled Sandwiches

$10.00 (10%) denomination available.

Del Taco

$10.00 (4%) denomination available.

Domino’s Pizza

Reload, ScripNow! and $10.00 (8%) denominations available.

Donatos Pizza

$10.00 (10%) denomination available.

Dunkin’ Donuts

$10.00 (3%) denomination available.

Dunn Bros. Coffee

$10.00 (8%) denomination available.

Einstein Bros. Bagels

$10.00 (10%) denomination available.

El Pollo Loco

$10.00 (6%) denomination available.

Fazoli’s

$25.00 (7%) denomination available.

Foodease

$25.00 (12%) denomination available.

foodlife

$25.00 (12%) denomination available.

Great Harvest Bread

$10.00 (6%) denomination available.

Hardee’s

$10.00 (5%) denomination available.

Honey Baked Ham

$25.00 (12%) denomination available.

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A&P Food Stores

$25.00 (4%) and $100.00 (4%) denominations available.

Acme (DE, MD, NJ and PA only)

$25.00 (4%) and $100.00 (4%) denominations available.

Albertsons

$25.00 (4%) and $100.00 (4%) denominations available.

Amazon.com

ScripNow!, $25.00 (4%) and $100.00 (4%) denominations available.

Andersons

$25.00 (4%) and $100.00 (4%) denominations available.

Andersons Market

$25.00 (4%) and $100.00 (4%) denominations available.

Carrs

$25.00 (4%) and $100.00 (4%) denominations available.

Central Market

$25.00 (2%) and $100.00 (2%) denominations available.

Copps (WI only)

$25.00 (4%), $50.00 (4%) and $100.00 (4%) denominations available.

Cub Foods (Not OH)

$25.00 (4%) and $100.00 (4%) denominations available.

D&W Fresh Market

$25.00 (2%) and $100.00 (2%) denominations available.

Dominick’s

$25.00 (4%) and $100.00 (4%) denominations available.

Family Fare Supermarket

$25.00 (2%) and $100.00 (2%) denominations available.

Farm Fresh Food & Pharmacy (VA and NC only)

$25.00 (4%) and $100.00 (4%) denominations available.

Food Basics (NJ, NY and PA only)

$25.00 (4%) and $100.00 (4%) denominations available.

Food Emporium (NJ and NY only)

$25.00 (4%) and $100.00 (4%) denominations available.

Food Maxx

$25.00 (2%) and $100.00 (2%) denominations available.

GFS Marketplace

$25.00 (4%) and $100.00 (4%) denominations available.

Giant Eagle

$25.00 (4%) and $100.00 (4%) denominations available.

Giant Food Stores

$25.00 (4%), $50.00 (4%) and $100.00 (4%) denominations available.

Giant Foods

$25.00 (4%), $50.00 (4%) and $100.00 (4%) denominations available.

Glen’s Market

$25.00 (2%) and $100.00 (2%) denominations available.

Gordon Food Service Marketplace

$25.00 (4%) and $100.00 (4%) denominations available.

HEB

$25.00 (2%) and $100.00 (2%) denominations available.

Hornbacher’s (MN and ND only)

$25.00 (4%) and $100.00 (4%) denominations available.

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(17 items)

Amazon.com

ScripNow!, $25.00 (4%) and $100.00 (4%) denominations available.

Andersons Market

$25.00 (4%) and $100.00 (4%) denominations available.

Baby Depot at Burlington Coat Factory

$25.00 (9%) denomination available.

Burlington Coat Factory

$25.00 (9%) denomination available.

Gordmans

$25.00 (7%) denomination available.

HomeGoods

$25.00 (7%) and $100.00 (7%) denominations available.

Kmart

ScripNow!, $25.00 (7%) and $50.00 (7%) denominations available.

Marshalls

$25.00 (7%) and $100.00 (7%) denominations available.

Meijer (not AK and HI)

$25.00 (3%,4%), $50.00 (3%,4%) and $100.00 (3%,4%) denominations available.

Ross Dress for Less

$25.00 (8%) denomination available.

Sam’s Club

$25.00 (2.5%), $100.00 (2.5%) and $250.00 (2.5%) denominations available.

Shopko

$25.00 (3%) and $50.00 (3%) denominations available.

Shopko Hometown

$25.00 (3%) and $50.00 (3%) denominations available.

T.J. Maxx

$25.00 (7%) and $100.00 (7%) denominations available.

Tanger Outlets

$25.00 (8%) denomination available.

Target

Reload, $25.00 (2%) and $100.00 (2%) denominations available.

Walmart

$25.00 (2.5%), $100.00 (2.5%) and $250.00 (2.5%) denominations available.

Deck the Halls & Give 2 Orphans Christmas in U.S.A.

In an attempt to raise the $1758 we lack before 11/15, we are launching more fundraisers/campaigns.  Our newest is the opportunity to buy live Christmas wreaths( they are 22 inches) and Christmas trees (table size, live container grown or fraser fir).  These Christmas products come straight from Dutchman Christmas Tree Farms located in beautiful Northern Michigan (they have been growing Christmas trees for over three decades!) and will be shipped directly to your home (shipping included in the prices).  We receive $5 from sale of each wreath and $10 from sale of each tree (no matter the size or price of the tree). 

Want to learn more or support a great cause by decking your halls this Christmas?  All orders must be placed before December 11th.

http://www.dutchmantreefarms.com/organization/BHAFIN

OR you are always welcome to give directly towards our hosting fees & receive 100% tax deduction:

to give through paypal: http://www.youcaring.com/fundraiser_details?fundraiser_id=7020&url=brandtfamilyhostingorphans ****If you would rather give through mail rather than paypal, please write check to New Horizons to Children & mail to us at: Heather & Alan Brandt, 3079 Twilight CT NE, Lanesville, IN 47136.

Shop for Usborne Books To Help Raise Hosting & Adoption Fees!

One way to help us bring  the host kids to America and possibly adopt them is by shopping for books, puzzles and other gifts for children & teens.  We will receive 25% commission of all sales through our Usborne Books eshow.  Please feel free to share this shopping link with any you know who may be interested in these high quality, much-loved books!  My children still favor many of our Usborne Books over other books 🙂

myubam.com/event/3427

Shop Amazon & Raise $ for Hosting Orphans at Christmas

Would you use our Amazon affiliate link to help us raise money to host E & L from Lativa this Christmas (and help with possible adoption expenses) Bookmark this link & just use it for your amazon purchases for the next several months. http://tinyurl.com/cnelu7u
OR you can buy amazon ecards through scripsnow.com (if interested, let me know & I can email how to set that up).
Thanks!

Heather, Alan, Colin & Dara