I believe 110% in fundraising.
Several years ago, I had a friend approach me and ask if she could assist us with expenses for our second adoption. What I took from this was that some people genuinely love adoption just as I do but cannot, for whatever reason, pursue an adoption themselves. People give to charities all the time, giving to an adoption is investing in a life, a child’s life....and, even more, when you donate or participate in an adoption fundraiser, you are not only giving dollars to benefit a child, you are immediately a part of that child’s story forever. YOU are making an impact on a life.
Fundraising does SO much more than just raise money. The biggest component in fundraising is AWARENESS. A friend does a fundraiser, you help spread the word....not only did you ask someone to attend an event to help your friend raise funds, you just introduced your friend to adoption and the importance of supporting those who are choosing to adopt. Not everyone is called to adopt. Not everyone can adopt. But EVERYONE can support those who are. A financial donation is fabulous. Prayer is even more wonderful. The support means the world!
Fundraising is hard. Fundraising is asking for help, which is not easy for most people to do. Fundraising is exciting....seeing others get excited about helping you do something dear to your heart is amazing. Children are precious and there is nothing more important than investing in the life of a child.