Remaining expenses are $10,000-$15,000 for our adoption. We now lack $541.45 to receive our full matching grant from Orphan Care Alliance & Lifesong for Orphans! We have only about 1 month to meet our challenge! ALL money raised will go towards our travel expenses for the 3 trips to Latvia required for our adoption. Any money raised over the $541.45 will still help with our expenses. There are 3 tax-deductible options! And now there’s another way to help us meet our matching grant challenge for our adoption before the deadline (our 3 trip date)! Our friend Mandi Elkins Hutchins has offered to give 50% of her Mary Kay sales for a short time towards our adoption expenses–so it would be doubled b/c of our matching grant! To buy Mary Kay items, click on Mandi’s link here: http://www.marykay.com/mandihutchins/en-US/TipsAndTrends/Pages/merchandising-pages/At-play-LP.aspx?cid=hero_hp_atplay
IF you would like to donate directly to us, please read the following:
There are 2tax-deductible options! Option #1: Go online towww.lifesongfororphans.org/give/donate. Select “Give to an Adoptive Family.” Complete the online form and “Fill in Family Account Number” with #3647 and “Family Name” with Brandt. Please select “Adoption Funding” for your Gift Preference and select “Family Specific” for your Adoption Gift Preference. (Note: Paypal charges a fee of 2.9% + $.30 USD per transaction. Your gift will be decreased by this amount.)
Option # 2 To give by mail:
Checks should be payable to ―Lifesong for Orphans. In the memo, note ―family account number” and “family name” (#3647 Brandt) to assure it goes to the correct account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 40, Gridley, IL 61744. Lifesong has been blessed with a partner that underwrites all U.S. administrative and fund-raising costs (TMG Foundation and other partners). That means 100% of your donation will go directly to the adoption. This money raised will matched up to $3000 so we have potential to raise $6000 (they will give 100% of gifts over $3000 to us though they won’t be matched).