Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Last Adoption Fundraiser - Encores and More North

Hard to believe we have almost raised enough money for our next adoption! We are so thankful to everyone who has given us money, prayed for us and supported us through this process. We can't wait to see the child that God has for our family and without your support, we wouldn't be able to do it again.

When I began thinking about what to do for our last official fundraiser, I had many different ideas pop into my head. At the end of the day, I wanted something that most people would be awed by. I think we have it here.

Our last official fundraiser for Freeman #5 is this:
Starting right now and ending Friday, Feb. 27 at 10pm, we will be selling raffle tickets for $5 each. If you buy 5 tickets, you get the 6th one free. What will you win you ask?

Well, everyone I know that works at the consignment sale always wants to be the first to shop. Many often ask me what I buy since I get the pick of the litter. Now, the winner gets to be me. Yes, the name we draw out will be able to shop with Brea at Encores and More North Spring 2009 sale. What does this mean? It means you can come by any old time you want and shop. You can come daily during drop off for all I care. I typically shop on Wednesday night, but if that doesn't work for the winner, by all means, you can come when you want. On top of that, you will get a $100 gift certificate to use during the shopping til you drop frenzie!

To put this in perspective, the only people that get to shop before worker night is me, Grandmother, Juju, Aunt Ali and Angie V. So you will truly be the first to shop. Imagine shopping with no one else...just you, roaming through the racks picking out whatever you want and not having to fight someone else for it. See a play kitchen you want? Guess what, it's yours! No more planning out which section you will go to first, no more worrying about if someone else will get to your size first.

To buy a ticket, just click on the paypal link to the right and send your $5 donation. We will let one of the workers at set up draw the name on Friday night and I will immediately post it to the blog. Since drop off starts Feb. 28, the winner could really start shopping the next day AND you'll have $100 to spend.

If you need to mail a check, email me at and I'll send you our address. I know this doesn't really work for my out of town readers, but it's the best I could come up with and HEY, you COULD come shop and just shack up with me for a few days (a vacay to Nashvegas does sound nice doesn't it!)

Again, THANK YOU for your support in our journey. Can't wait to draw out the winner!


alison bynum said...

i put it on my twitter and facebook too!

Anonymous said...

Oooh, I wish I lived in town and could be there for the sale! Hope you are doing well. Take care of yourself during these busy days ahead!
Rebecca Ross

Laura Kelley said...

So I still have chills and you better believe we will be purchasing some tickets. how fun and what a GREAT idea. i this raffle is just off the charts. yea!!!

kristina proffitt said...

I e-mailed you. :)
Such a cool idea for a fundraiser! :)
See you soon! Hugs! :)

Heather said...

yeah, not to great for your out of towners! I don't want to vacation to Nashville, I want to come back and live!! Somebody is going to rack up!!!

Linda Cumby said...

FABULOUS idea...need to balance the check book and then I am in!

Alison said...


This is a m a z i n g!

Great idea and what a great opportunity for others!

Love you.