Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Fundraising and the LEAP of Faith!

SO these last few weeks have been a whirlwind of paperwork and fundraising! I must admit I am not great at fundraising and WOW is it a TON of work! Who knew... I tried some fundraising for Luke and found it sort of hard and sort of easy but we didnt start fundraising for Luke until we were pretty close to bringing him home. This time around we are COMPLETELY trusting in the Lord as our funds are dismal and we know we are going to have to work hard, be diligent, be creative, sweat, work hard some more, and be even more creative......and truly rely on Gods provisions to bring Elias home.   Adoption is a leap of Faith... Our adoption of Luke was a leap of Faith and this adoption is even more so.  I wish it wasnt so expensive and so much bureaucracy involved in the process of adoption, BUT there is.. I cannot do anything to fix that at the moment. Right now we are working hard to earn as much money as we can, sell off things we dont need, trim our bills, think of fundraisers, planning a garage sale. We are doing whatever it is we need to do to bring our little Elias into the love of our family.

We are on the last few days of our Goat Milk Soap Fundraiser. We are closing out all sales on Sunday night. The sale has been ok successful, not as encouraging as I was hoping it would be. I am pretty sure the timing of right after Christmas doesnt help. But I am going to post the info again for anyone that wants to buy some soap. You have from now until Sunday to place your order. We are so Thankful for those of you that have already purchased soap. For those of you not in a position to buy soap please just offer up some prayers for our family and for Elias.  After our Goat Milk Soap Fundraiser we are going to wait a bit then we will be having a Thirty One Fundraiser..  I am excited as I have seen there inventory and it is Great stuff!!!
Here is the GMS Fundraiser info              

We will be selling Goat Milk Soap, by Goat Milk Stuff company. A friend of mine sold this last year as a fundraiser to bring her daughter home and we bought some of the soap and are totally in love with it!

These bars of goat milk soap are handmade. The goat milk soap bars are hand cut to weigh between 5 and 6 ounces and are cured for a minimum 6 weeks. Your soap will come in a 4" x 6" cotton bag that is hand-stamped with the scent. You will love these sweet smelling, long lasting, bubbly bars of soap

For our fundraiser we have 10 soaps we are selling. I have very sensitive skin and am allergic to perfume so I used Purity soap and loved it! Very creamy and made my skin very soft and clean!There is something here for everyone!!! I have sample bars with me, so if you live close by feel free to come by and take a whiff of these amazing smells!

These are the scents we have:

Black Raspberry- this soap is sweet with berry sent and then softened by a hint of vanilla, this soap is one that everyone will love! 

Nautical- A scent a tad on the masculine side, but that does not mean that the ladies cant use it! This soap is a favorite among the boys and men, and it seems the ladies get hooked on the scent and start using for themselves!

Lavender- the peaceful and relaxing scent of Lavender.

Ocean- the smell of this soap will remind you of the beach and leave you smelling clean and fresh

Oatmeal, Milk & Honey- this one is a favorite of all who try it. Smells warm and a little sweet! Amazing way to leave your skin soft and smooth!

Purity (unscented)-This is the purest of soaps for those with extremely sensitive skin or those who are sensitive to fragrances. There are no added fragrances or colors. This is the soap that I use as I am allergic to everything. This soap left my skin so clean and soft that I LOVED it!

Honeysuckle- bring back memories from yesteryear with this beautifully scented honeysuckle with a touch of Jasmine soap.

Clean Cotton- This soap will remind you of the fresh scent of newly laundered cotton and leave you feeling fresh and clean.

Luv Spell- This ones for the ladies, this is a take on the Victoria Secret Love spell scent and smells of citrus and florals.

Pink Sugary- A sweetness and hint of vanilla  turn this bar a deep shade of brown instead of pink. Pink sugary is a scent you are going to fall in love with!

You will place your order directly through me and I will call in the order once our fundraiser is done or when we have enough soaps ordered to do so. The order will be shipped to me in just a few days and then I will get it sorted and on its way to you. Remember Valentines day is coming and these soaps would make great little gifts a few of these bars are perfect for Valentines gifts! Especially Luv Spell and Pink Sugary to name a few for the ladies and ladies don't forget your gentlemen will smell amazing with Nautical! All the scents are wonderful and I have samples of all of these if you would like to take a whiff!!!! AHHHH

  • If you live near me just send me your order in an email from the link right below and I will take care of getting it to you!
  • For those of you that dont live around me and would like to order this is how this will work.


Email me with your order here  Please include with your order your name and address. In case the link doesn't work email me at Tawzgirl@yahoo.com

*How to Pay: Please don't pay until you receive confirmation that your emailed order has been received(see above). I except Paypal (through our "chip in" button on the right side of my blog page) and a personal check. Of course if you live near me cash is always good :)

All orders will be shipped USPS priority mail

Shipping charges: 

1 - 5 soaps (shipping is $4.50) *includes delivery confirmation

6 -11 soaps (shipping is $6.00) *includes delivery confirmation

12 - 20+ soaps -Free Shipping!!!! ...(Flat rate shippings USPS PriorityMail is $10.95 plus delivery confirmation of approximately $1 that you wont have to pay..). I'm offering free shipping with orders of 12 or more soaps. 

I know someone that did this for their fundraiser and it worked very well. So we are going to try it! 

If you are having the soap shipped to you please include the cost of shipping. If you send me your order I will send you a confirmation with the total cost and shipping cost will be included, unless of course you are ordering 12- 20+ bars!  Then again your shipping is free. Or if you live near me and I can personally get the soap to you then you dont pay shipping either.

Thank you for your support and your help in bringing Elias home. Your thoughts and prayers are always appreciated!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Tracy
    Fundraising is not for the faint ofhearat either
    I hope you raise the needed $$$ over the next few months
    itis always encouraging to see that chipin amount raising:)
    Blessings on your journey to Elias!!