Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Bake Sale!

On Sunday we had a bake sale at church to raise support for our adoption. (Just so happens that November is National Adoption Month. Although I didn't realize this when I picked this weekend, it was a cool little accident.) I really didn't feel like spending Saturday making stuff for a bake sale because I didn't have a lot of hope that we would make much money. But last month I signed up for a chance to win a "Bake Sale" package full of stuff from Reynolds Kitchens. I read about it on Mama Duck's blog. (Thanks Mama Duck!) I figured, Why not give it a try? So I emailed in my information which had to include the date of our upcoming bake and why we needed New Reynolds® FunShapes™ baking cups and cake pans to help make our bake sale more successful. And here's the clencher - if we held our bake sale and then sent pictures of it back to Reynolds Kitchens, we would be entered in a contest to win $500.00 for our organization, Christian World Adoption which they will apply toward our adoption fees.

Well imagine my surprise, when our kit arrived in the mail. Inside the box we found a table cloth, a cute "Fun Shapes" calculator, a camera for capturing our bake sale images, three sets fun shapes cupcake liners and a CD Rom of helpful information. So we were commited. Saturday afternoon we set to work mixing, baking and decorating. Eight hours later we had chocolate chip cookies, brownies and 85 cupcakes. It was a family effort. (As you can tell from the pictures.) On Sunday morning, we got to church early and set up our table, put up our sign, made our announcement and...




We had an incredible sale! Folks were so generous! (and hungry!) When we closed up after the second service we didn't have anything left to sell and our collection envelope was bursting with over $400.00!

Now we still have a way to go to get enough money to send off with our dossier, but we were so blessed by this fundraiser. We took plenty of pictures and will be sending them off for a chance at $500.00. We're also waiting to hear about whether Shaohannah’s Hope will be giving us a grant. If you're so inclined, could you say a pray for us? We're all impatient to progress in the journey to bring our Ethiopian babies home.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Prayer said.
-MP

Susanne said...

What a blessing! I hope you win that $500 too! And I will say a prayer for you!

Beck said...

Praying for you!
I can't find those Renoylds Shapes things anywhere, and they are SUPPOSEDLY carried by several local grocery stores - humpfh.

Shalee said...

I'm praying about this right now. What a selfless worthy cause.

s@bd said...

wonderful!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, that's wonderful!! I hope you win as well!

DeAnna said...

What a blessing! I'll definitely say a prayer for you!! I wish this was something we could do for our adoptions, people don't realize how expensive adoption is and think we must just be amazingly wealthy (HA!) (Sorry that sounded like complaining) I've been in one of those lacking faith, how are we going to pay off these loans, Lord, you know we want to adopt more children, kind of moods lately. :) Some dear friends of ours worked with CWA as well. Their little girl is from Guatemala (she's the other little girl in the slide show at the pumpkin farm) They just loved them! I hope you win that extra money and get the grant, I'm sure that would help a great deal!!

Michelle said...

so glad the bake sale was a success- I hope you're picked for the $500 too - when will you know? Also saying a prayer for the grant!

Raskell Party of 8 said...

You are in my prayers. We are probably going to start our fundraising again so I'll look to you for ideas. With that said, keep check in for why we are fundraising. We'll post in a few weeks. :)