Fundraising is a wonderful option that I know many adoptive families utilize to help defray the financial burden. There are many businesses willing to donate toward this very worthy cause. The nature of my business has made offering adoption fundraising a bit difficult because my clients are local and in a limited niche, but I’ve constantly had the wheels spinning trying to come up with something. Although I enjoy giving back in other ways, I’ve just felt that helping families fundraise for their adoptions was something I really wanted to do too.
So last November when I added an online version of my beginner photography workshop to reach moms all across the U.S., the fundraising idea came to me. I am so thrilled to be announcing a new fundraising opportunity for adoptive families through the SHOOT MY KIDS! Workshop! During the workshop, I teach moms how to use their digital SLR cameras to take better pictures of their children. By learning how to adjust the settings on their camera to get a proper exposure, moms also learn how to creatively capture every day ordinary life to show its true beauty. During the three-hour workshop, I also give lots of photography tips and we take some time to discuss equipment and lenses. I have gotten a lot of positive feedback about the workshop, and am eagerly anticipating how God will use the adoption fundraising program!
All the program details are on the website, but the idea is simple: fundraising families will receive $25 toward their adoption fees for every mom who they refer that attends a workshop. The fundraiser can last for the duration of a family’s adoption journey if they desire, and there is no limit on the number of referrals they can receive a fundraising credit for. The fundraising program is applicable to online workshops for moms across the U.S., and in-person workshops for local moms.
It’s my prayer that, in some small way, I can help make adoption a bit more feasible for families and ultimately be a small part in helping more orphans find their families. If you are in the adoption process and are looking for unique fundraising options, I’d be honored to partner with you through the fundraising program. If you know a family who might be blessed by the fundraising program, will you please pass the information along to them? I would be delighted to schedule more workshop dates if it means that more orphans are finding their way home!
And lastly, if you’d like to earn a chance to win a FREE seat at one of the upcoming workshops, all you need to do is write about the workshop on your blog in a separate blog post, include the html code for the workshop (provided below), and then add the link to your blog post below. I am keeping the giveaway open for a MONTH to give everyone time to get their blog posts written and submitted ... I’m hoping this will help share the program with many other readers! The winner will be drawn on February 20, 2013. Please let me know if you have questions!