We are entering a journey where we are humbling having to ask people to come around us in order to bring Porter home. God made it very clear to me a few weeks ago that He could have given us everything we needed to do this on our own. But - He also shared that this is more than just about rescuing a little boy from a lonely place. This is about people....the more people that are involved, the more people that will be blessed.
Right now we have a couple of different ways people can help contribute to Porter's rescue fund. Reece's Rainbow, a 501(c)3 charitable organization, has set up a grant fund for our family. Donations made through Reece's Rainbow are tax deductible and those funds will be made available to us towards the end of our adoption. The funds will be used for our travel and our expenses while we are in country.
We have also set up a ChipIn account. Donations made through ChipIn are not tax deductible, but are available to be used immediately. We have many expenses that have and will need to be paid out before we travel. We were able to sell our truck and Curtis received a small "bonus" this month and those funds have enabled us to move forward with the necessary fees and paperwork needed to begin Porter's adoption.
Curtis and I are in awe in the response we have received so far. Complete strangers are having yard/moving sales and donating their profits to us. Donations to our Reece's Rainbow account have been made without even asking. Why? Because people believe in a little boy and know that his life deserves more than what he has experienced so far!
Now comes the part where I need your input. Curtis and I are thinking about having a yard sale and including a bake sale to help raise money. We do not have enough to make a great sale, but are wondering if people would be interested in donating items that we could sale. We were given a suggestion to add a bake sale along with our yard sale. Would anyone be willing to donate baked goods to sell? If we are off our rocker, let us know! If you think this could be a success and want to help, I would love to hear from you!!
Thank you in advance for all of your prayers and support. We are on a mission and we are believing that many lives will be changed as a result!