Monday, November 1, 2010

It's Adoption Awareness Month! Let us Help You Raise Some Funds For Those Adoptions!

What is the biggest question when it comes to adoption? 

How will I ever raise all that money? 

Next Sunday is Adoption Sunday. We want to take the whole month of November and dedicate it to adoptions. We want to help raise money for your adoption as well as bring more awareness of adoption. We have been trying to think of some clever and practical ways that we can do that. So here is one way.....

Throughout the whole month of November we are dedicating 100% of all of the profit of our t shirt sales to all of you who are in the process of adopting. So here is how it works.

Email us ~  at info@ordinaryhero.org

Send us your name, address, phone, and which adoption agency you are signed with, their website and phone number and contact person. We need to verify that you are signed with them so that we can send the donation at the end of the month from your shirt sales to your agency in order for it to be credited to your account.

Then sell those shirts! You will sell them for $24.95 a piece by linking people to our blog, where they can order. They will put your name in the "add special instructions to seller" box and you will get the credit. You will receive $10 for every shirt you sell. That leaves $10 for us to cover our cost in order to keep purchasing more orders of them, and the extra 4.95 for the shipping and handling.

So that is $10 a shirt!! You can sell them however you like. Have your friends sell them too, put it out on facebook, or blog, linking them to our blog, where they can purchase..... as long as everyone is putting your name in the memo line, you get the credit at the end of the month.

We will be putting out new items for sale, all throughout the month as well.  We have a new long sleeve kids shirt coming out soon!  You sell it, you get the $10 profit from it.

If you have a business that you would like to donate some profit from, for this month, toward our adoption grant fund, or toward a specific family, let us know, and we can put the word out. Get the sales in, then make that donation toward either the grant fund, or that special family you are trying to help.
If you would like to participate by giving a tax deductible gift toward this adoption grant fund, you may CLICK HERE.   We will be giving it away at the end of the month.

Here is the exciting news!! We are going to match the amount given to the top three families who have the  highest shirt sales. So let's say you sell 50 shirts...you get $500 toward your adoption. If you fall in the top three, that will be doubled to $1000!!

So let me be clear that we are giving away all of our grant money that we have in our own budget as well as whatever else comes in during the month of November. We have some exciting ideas of other ways to have you participate and share your story of how you came to start your adoption, with an adoption grant give away in the end :) !!  More details coming soon.

As far as today's announcement...it's shirts!!

Send us your info......and get to selling....shirts available for purchase on the right side bar of this blog. 

Have fun and be creative.

Email us any questions you might have to info@ordinaryhero.org

8 comments:

  1. I love this idea Kelly... and perfect timing. I just ordered the child's t-shirt for 5 of my little guys and they LOVE them. They have already worn them like 4 times and we've had them less than a week. Everyone keeps asking where I got them. We are also adopting a little girl from Ethiopia and fund raising like crazy. This is a great opportunity. I'll be sending my peeps right on over to order. Thank you!

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  2. This is awesome!! Thanks so much for doing this. I already posted it on FB!!

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  3. Yay!! Thanks so much!! I am so excited about this! About to email you our info right now!! Going to post about it today! :)

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  4. This is the coooooolest thing EVER!!! THANK YOU SO SO SO MUCH for the amazing IDEA!! I LOVE Adoption T-Shirts... Unfortunately, I flunked out of Fundraising 101! THANK YOU!!! I am going to post this on FB and my BLOG, email my friends... pass a flyer out on the streets! :) SOOOO SUPER EXCITED!!!!

    THANK YOU! ♥

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  5. I love it too...I am going to post on my blog today too and order a couple for my husband & I...THANK YOU!!

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  6. I have a business I would like to donate profits from for your adoption grant fund if you could help me get the word out. I would give 100% of my profits to help out. We're interested in eventually adopting a sibling group from Ethiopia ourselves, but raising enough money is our biggest obstacle and we are starting with very little help(it may be a while). In the meantime we just wrapped up our training classes for adoption through DHR which costs next to nothing to adopt and with nearly 500,000 kids in foster care we feel it is equally important. Anyway, if I can help someone else reach their goals quicker and bring that child home I would be so blessed to be a part of it. Please let me know what you think. www.pamperedchef.biz/joyfullyhis or www.dearlylovedchildren.blogspot.com

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