Well, the time has finally come! After weeks of hard work our big night will be held tomorrow June 19th at Sovereign Grace Church at 7:00PM. A huge thank you to Melanie Leung-Shea’s and Lauren McCray! You ladies have been my backbone throughout this entire planning. Seriously. . . if it was not for these two ladies this evening would not be 3% as wonderful as it will be!
So I’m sure you’re just wondering what type of fabulous items will I find when I walk through the doors? Well let me lay it out for you! As you come in you will be personally greeted and given a program of items up for bid. If you continue in you’ll notice we have live music from Duke Walker and you can help yourself to the snacks and drinks as you enter. Then be sure to continue on over to where we’ll be offering samples of Organic Fair Trade Coffee from Ethiopia. If you look to the right on our blog you’ll see the link for JustLoveCoffee. We have partnered with this coffee company that was started by a man who adopted his children from the very same orphanage our 2 new children have come from. We will offer samples of this superior coffee and have order forms for you to place an order. Our family receives $5 for each bag sold.
Right next to our coffee sale will be a display of friendship bracelets. Tigist has been hard at work making dozens of these bracelets in various sizes to help bring her new brother and sister home! These will not be up for bid, but you can purchase them directly for $5 each.
After you’ve settled in with a refreshment you can enjoy the music in our sit and relax area with friends, or take a moment to view the items organized around the room. We have grouped them into 4 categories for easy viewing. These categories are: Items, Services, Gift cards and Sets, and Entertainment. Here’s a sampling of what you will find up for bid: Baby items, personalized artwork, jewelry, home-brewed beer, a hand-bag, gym membership, babysitting, photography packages, tutoring services, home organization consulting, haircuts, dessert delivery, summer dance camp enrollment, sewing lessons, dinner at outback, a gift card to a florist, greeting cards, the pastors “favorites” book collection, Nationals Tickets, movie theater tickets, a day on a 34 ft Catalina sail boat, an authentic Chinese meal cooked and served in your home. Are you excited yet??? We are!
Your fabulous MC for the evening will be Luke Middleton. He will be making announcements and explaining how the evening will proceed and how the bidding works. Joshua has produced a beautiful video that shows the impact adoption has made in many families. This will be shown, and then we will open the items for bidding. You’ll want to arrive right on time because the people who are first to bid on an item will be eligible for 2 drawings we will have during the event. *And please remember to bring cash or checks because we will be unable to process credit cards. *
We are very grateful to each personal and business that has donated to make this event possible. We are trusting God to provide each and every penny we need to bring our sweet children home and this evening is a huge step in making this a possibility. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to each of you who donated items and services, and to each of you who are attending. Your generosity IS making a huge difference in the lives of two orphans who will soon have a forever family. Thank you and we hope to see you tomorrow evening! Everyone is invited!