It’s the first Friday of December. Time for a funding update! I feel like it’s been a very long time since I could accurately give you an update. There was that minor thing of changing agencies, and having to redo our numbers. And there were fundraisers that we were waiting on totals from. But today, I have numbers to share, and am excited to show you all of the progress we’ve made since our last FFFF in August.
These next few images will look a little different that what was posted in our first updates.
This is a high-level view of how our costs break down:
And this is how our fund is looking:
I need to total up the Interest and Cash back line. I think I forgot to do that last time, too! My bad. I’ll make staying on top of that one of my New Year’s resolutions!
So, as you can see, things are moving along. Our adoption is about 31% funded! We have been incredibly blessed with lots of friends and family who are donating not only their time to volunteer with us, but also items to sell at garage sales, and of course, cold-hard cash. Y’all are absolutely incredible. The outpouring of support for this dream of ours has truly been amazing. We can’t thank you enough, and hope that you’ll stick around as we move closer toward bringing our child home. We are starting to realize (and hope!) that we will probably be completing this adoption sometime next Summer. Seeing how time has been flying by lately, we know Summer will be here in the blink of an eye. That being said, we’re going to be kicking things up a notch. Maybe 5, 10, or 20 notches. Let’s say we need about $36,000 when all is said and done (that’s the middle-ish of our Total Estimated Expenditures), then we still have about $24,800 to raise and save. That’s a big number, but it’s much better than where we started. So, what’s on the menu in the coming months? We don’t know for sure what all of our plans are, but we hope to continue to work the concession stands at UNC Charlotte (This time for Women’s basketball), I’ll add some items to my Etsy shop, we plan on having yard sales, we’re going to push our Puzzle Project hard, and keep selling our friendship bracelets full-force! That, along with our cash back from credit cards, interest, and all the saving we’ll be doing by eating ramen 3 days out of the week (I still haven’t mentioned that little detail to Chris!), hopefully we can grow the momentum. Do you have any fundraising ideas for us? Please let us know!
I’ll post some other updates, soon. I don’t want this post to be any longer than it already is. Thanks for checking in, and as always, thanks so much for following along with us, and for your support.