Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Matching Grant!

As you probably know, we have been in the domestic infant adoption process for a little while, and as you're also probably aware, it's a very expensive process ($20,000 in our case). Since we began our adoption journey, we have held various fundraisers and raised several thousands of dollars that would have otherwise taken us years to save on our own. There is no end to our gratitude for the generosity that has been shown to us!

We are embarking on one final fundraising effort: an adoption matching grant through a non-profit organization called Lifesong for Orphans. This amazing organization has just approved us for a matching grant of $2,500!!! However, in order to receive this dollar-for-dollar grant, we must first raise this full amount and are not allowed to contribute to it ourselves.

To be able to have $5,000 (a quarter of our total adoption expenses) covered would be a tremendous lift as we continue on this amazing journey!

We humbly ask you to consider making a one-time (tax-deductible!) contribution toward our matching grant.

To make a secure online donation to our Lifesong for Orphans account:
-Simply click the “Donate” button on the right side of this blog.

To make a donation by check:
-Make check out to: Lifesong for Orphans
-Please write “preference Atchison #1565 adoption” in the memo line and mail to:

Lifesong for Orphans
PO Box 40 / 202 N. Ford St.
Gridley, IL 61744

We are prayerfully hopeful that with your help, we can reach our $2,500 goal, which can then be parlayed into $5,000 total toward our adoption expenses. Oh and did we mention that all contributions are tax deductible???

Much love,
Alan & Tara