We are adopting two adorable girls who have a little something extra, Down Syndrome!
We are excited to add them to our family.
We will use this blog to update family and friends on our adoption progress and fundraising efforts.
Just joining us? Click on the 2011 posts in the archive to find out why we are adopting the girls.

Spare Change

Today I recieved a most wonderful gift.  A college student at Auburn University has been putting her spare change into a piggy bank for Alisa.  She sent the piggy bank and all the change she had been saving (along with some adorable gifts for the girls).  Can you believe that?!  I was never so poor and self-focused as when I was in college.  But this sweet student has been faithfully saving to help bring our little girl home.  I was truly moved!  And the total?  $96.41

We were so amazed as a family at her caring sacrifice and how quickly change can add up, that we decided to search our home for spare change as well.  We all gave everything we could find.  Our total?  $194.21

All together? $290.62

We now have the piggy bank (affectionately named Petal) in our entry way.  Our plan is to empty our change every day into Petal to help save for the remaining adoption expense. 

It has made me start to think how much spare change everyone has sitting around that they have not even counted, do not even consider when balancing their finances, would not even notice if it disappeared.  Do you have any?  If you do, please consider bringing it by to help fill up Petal.  Or if you live far away, could you count it up and then donated by clicking one of the donation buttons to the right?  A small pile of change may not seem like a lot, but when everyone's is added together, it could create a big change in the lives of two sweet girls.

Any change you could spare, would be greatly appreciated!!

1 comment:

  1. just catching up on reading your posts. I loved meeting your children. Beautiful!!!!

    Stephanie Lynch