Give a Child a Chance
God-willing, my wife and I are in the process of adopting a child through the PA foster care system. In this process we discovered that we would need about $5,000 to make repairs to our house in order to pass the required state inspection.
Family and friends suggested we do a dinner and silent auction fundraiser to raise the money we needed. Though I was reluctant, I created the Give a Child a Chance website to promote the fundraiser that our loved ones were now planning. The website was a place to promote the event and an organizational tool, allowing communications to pass through the site and reach both my wife and I simultaneously.
We held the event on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon, and it was a phenomenal success. In 24 hours we netted more than twice the amount of money we needed!
But we accomplished something even more significant. We inspired another couple to pursue adoption, and for that we give God all the praise.
We hope to continue using the site to record thoughts about our journey and to share them with family and friends. We are currently using the money raised to make the required improvements to our home.
If you’ve read this far, please take a moment to go to the site and read the information there – it is only one page. It may change your life and it might just give a child a chance.