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Mother’s Day Spoiler Alert

In Louisville I always loved walking into The Paper Source. I always felt inspired to make things, buy pretty things, and spend tons of money! It didn’t hurt that the best ice cream and pie were next door, guaranteeing a perfect summer evening!



Here in the UK we have a store so similar I often wonder, but never so much to actually look it up, if they are in fact one and the same: Paperchase



The UK celebrates Mothers Day in mid-March which I thought would be perfect since it would give me time to get a card sent to the New World well in time for Mothers Day even if I forgot more than once to get it in the post. So, today I headed to my local Paperchase and realized with dread that all the cards are gone, sent back to the suppliers until next year! ugh! So, sorry Mom, or Mum as the cards would have said, your card this year won’t say “Happy Mums Day” but I promise next year to be more on top of things!

(Images taken from source store websites)


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1 month challenge | adoption fundraiser

As you’ve probably heard me say too many times, international adoption is expensive! Over the past two months we have been incredibly blessed by grants that have come in and helped pay for 1/3 of our total cost….that’s 20K! Over the next month we have the opportunity to raise another $9k.

Over the next month we are launching a new fundraiser in connection with a matching grant from Lifesong for Orphans. How a matching grant works, is that for every dollar that is given on our behalf, Lifesong will match it dollar for dollar. Not a bad deal! To make the fundraiser a bit more interesting (as though a 100% increase on your generosity isn’t enough) we are introducing you to the flag of Kyrgyzstan

There are 200 tabs covering up the actual Kyrgyzstan flag. Each dot represents a number: 1 for $1, 2 for $2 … 200 for $200. You may not feel like what you have can make a difference, but with this fundraiser, particularly with the added donation from Lifesong, every dollar can make an incredibly difference! Clearing out the lose change in your purse or car can help us remove tabs off of this Kyrgyz flag and with each tab removed, we are one step closer to bringing our kids home!

To make things even more interesting, there are prizes to be had!!!

1-49 entered in a drawing for a $10 iTunes Giftcard

50-159 entered in a drawing for a $20 iTunes or Target Giftcard

160-195 entered in a drawing for a $30 iTunes or Target Giftcard

196-200 entered in a drawing for a $40 iTunes or TargetGiftcard

HOW TO GIVE

1. Mailing a Check:

– please make all checks payable to “Lifesong for Orphans.” In the memo section of the check, please write the following “5076 McRae.” This is how they will know to credit the funds to our account.

– please mail checks to:

Lifesong for Orphans

PO BOX 40

Gridley, IL 61744

2. Paying Online**

– Click HERE

– Select Give to an Adoptive Family on the right side of the screen

– Complete online form and fill in Family Account # 5076 and Family Name McRae

 

other details and disclaimers

**please note that paypal will charge an administrative fee for each online donation of (2.2% + $0.30 per transaction. Your donation will be decreased by the amount of this fee)

Individual donations $50 or more will receive tax-deductible receipts. Receipts for donations under $50 will gladly be sent to you from Lifesong upon request. Lifesong is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. In following IRS guidelines, your donation is to the name non-profit organization. This organization retains full discretion over its use, but intends to honor the donor’s suggested use. 100% of your donation will go directly to the adoption! Nothing will be taken out for Lifesong for Orphans’ administrative costs.

 

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