Both Hands Project
So on Tuesday night a really cool thing happened: we had 30 of our closest family and friends come to our house for the kick off meeting of the coolest adoption fundraiser we are going to do all year. It's called the Both Hands Project. Here's how it works:
Our family finds a widow in need of help around her home. We assemble a team of friends to complete a Both Hands Project. Then the team (including us) sends out letters to family and friends asking them to sponsor us for one day, as we work on the widow’s home. All funds received will go toward our adoption expenses. It’s just like when someone asks for sponsors for a 5K race to benefit a cause.
This idea has been done over 750 times around the country already, with astounding results. We just love that we get to be a part of something that will help our family and daughter, but will also do good in our community.
Ms. Joyce works as a ministerial assistant at our church. Earlier this year, her father died after being in failing health for some time. He left her a home that is in need of some TLC, and we are so excited to be able to help her in this way on Saturday, June 30th! Our project has a website where you can read more details and even donate! Click the button to visit that site.
We had the team meeting on Tuesday to get everyone together for the first time and give out information. I had my pep talk ready to encourage our team to collect those addresses and get the word out. What I didn't count on was how encouraged we would be by having all those precious people in our living room, speaking words of blessing into our lives and praying for our daughter. It took my breath away.
After an hour of dreaming and planning and hugging and coffee, everybody went home to finish out their Tuesday evening. I looked around at the huge circle of now-empty chairs and thought:
"I just can't wait for her to meet you all."
5/5/2018 01:20:01 pm
Our family will be so blessed by your daughter.
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