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Saturday, October 08, 2011


290 is how many people visited my this blog in the last 24  hours, and yet not even a single penny was contributed to Plan A.

I'm *almost* speechless. It takes a lot to bring me to speechless! I'm sure you already know that. If 290 people had each donated $5...or a cup of starbucks...we would have been half way to our goal. If they had each gotten ONE person to also contribute, we would have REACHED our goal in just one day! So easy. So very easy. I know there are a lot of people asking for adoption money all over the internet. I know...I really do. You also know that I rarely ask, and usually it's for the kids in Serbia. The TRULY forgotten kids who nobody else is advocating for. I don't see ANYONE ELSE advocating for these children. It seems if there is no money to be made, it is not worth advocating for them. Where is their hope? YOU are their hope!

So I'm going to up the ante for Little P. Here's how it's gonna work:

The goal is to raise $3,000.

As I stated before, the person 10th person to contribute $20 or more will get this cute little bear. He stands approximately 2 1/2 inches tall. The heart on his chest I made in the autism awareness colors, since Little P. is diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) which is on the Autism spectrum.
But I'm also going to throw in this DVD!
Signing Time Vol 2 "Playtime Signs"

For the #50 contributor, not only will you get this cute little guy in the DS colors, handmade by me,
But you'll ALSO get Signing Times Vol 3 "Everyday Signs"! 

For the #75 contributor, you will receive my favorite naughty little kitten, sporting a DS ribbon...
AND Signing Times Vol 13 "Welcome To School" DVD!

At the end of the day, you'll know you helped bring one little boy home home. In just a few short weeks you'll get to watch him leave these walls

and experience a family for the first time in his life. Just think how you've watched Axel change over the past 10 months. Now you'll get to watch P.! And to make everything nice and easy, here's the chip-in button. Right here for you to push "chip-in"! It's that easy. 


Hevel said...

Sorry, Leah, that reasoning doesn't work... as just today I visited 13 blogs fundraising. So I can't and won't donate to every great cause, because simply I can't. I can offer prayers and did link to your post in hopes that it will help, though.

Also, tomorrow I'll grab something for a potential giveaway to raise funds for P's family.

Kristen Martin said...

i would love the first little figure but all i have is $20.00 dollars to give.
kristen martin

Leah S. said...

Kristen, if you are the 10th person to contribute $20, you could win that little guy! Brianne said a couple people have contributed today so I don't know where we're at.