Thursday, November 14, 2013

Gun raffle

Less than five days remaining!!!! Drawing this Friday

Make your man very happy this Christmas!!

Only 250 tickets will be sold. Tickets are $20 each

Sale begins Saturday, November 16 and sales will continue through December 20th.

The drawing will be held at Thunderbolt Guns located at 3021 East Victory Dr. thunderbolt GA 31404.

This is a VERY nice rifle. Law enforcement grade weapon! It retails for $1,600.

If you would like to purchase a ticket online please email Matthew at and donate on one of the following links or 

When we see your donation online we will send you a picture of your tickets. Please feel free to share this information with friends and family.  

Thank you!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Both Hands Project

  • We just found out we were approved for a Both Hands Project Fundraiser!!

    Please learn more about Both Hands below. We will have an information meeting and start building our team of volunteers in January, so STAY TUNNED! 

“The goal of Both Hands is to make the financial mountain (of adopting a child) into a penny mole hill.”
J.T. Olson

Friends Helping Friends

The idea for Both Hands came as the result of a simple letter to a friend asking if he’d sponsor me while I golfed. The funds would go to a wonderful ministry for women in crisis pregnancies. My friend sent my letter back with a handwritten message saying that he’d gladly support my efforts if I was working on a widow’s house instead of playing golf.

For five years that letter stuck with me, until another friend, who was adopting four children from Moldova, expressed his need to raise funds to pay for it. That’s when the idea for Both Hands grew legs. We recruited other friends, found a widow’s house in need of repairs, got local businesses to donate supplies and food, and hundreds of people sent in checks to sponsor the workers that day. It was a day I will never forget! We raised enough money to put a dent in my friend’s adoption expenses, and totally transformed Miss Lucille’s house: Success story numbers one and two!
JT Olson,
Founder of Both Hands
Both Hands Foundation is a 501c3 organization.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Huge Silent Auction Event!!!

Here is the invitation to our silent auction! 
Please be sure to zoom in on the HUGE list of items for auction!

Our Guest Speaker is Maya Wallace. 
She was adopted from China and now she is a beautiful 17 yr. old young lady! 
Please come hear her story!

Live music will be provided by Gary Strickland!

This is going to be a lot of fun!!!

Mark your calendars
 Dec 10th
B & D Burger's Congress Street
10% of the food proceeds will go to the adoption fund!
Sunday morning multimedium Painting by local folk artist Steven Ware!!!! 
Bidding will start at $6,000. Please tell your friends that buy art. 
We are accepting bids now!

Here are the face values of the items for auction:
Sunday Morning Multi-medium painting by Steven Ware $10,000
Cha Bella Gift Card $125
Cha Bella Gift Card $125
Weekend Condo Rental Holton Head Resort $300
3 day/4 night stay at The City Loft Hotel Beaufort, SC $600
Ruth's Chris Gift Cards $200
Ruth's Chris Gift Cards $200
Ruth's Chris Gift Cards $200
Ruth's Chris Gift Cards $100
Ruth's Chris Gift Cards $100
Ruth's Chris Gift Cards $100
Ruth's Chris Gift Cards $100
Ruth's Chris Gift Cards $50
Ruth's Chris Gift Cards $50
Savannah Sweets $50 basket
Savannah Sweets $50 basket
2 Old Savannah Tours Passes $52
Joe's Homemade Cafe-Catering-Bakery $100
Sunrise Healing Arts Massage $65
North Beach Grill $50
North Beach Grill $50
Car spa car wash $25
Car spa car wash $25
Car spa car wash $25
Car spa car wash $25
Therapeutic massage 1 hr $120
Therapeutic massage 1/2 hr. $60
Park Lane Necklace $111
Car spa full auto detailing under $185
Salacia natural body care scrub x 2
Park Lane necklace $111
The Shrimp Factory $50
The Shrimp Factory $50
Public Restuarant $50
Public Restuarant $50
Public Restuarant $50
Marlin Monroe's Gift Card $100
Mellow Mushroom Gift Card $25
Mellow Mushroom Gift Card $25
Mellow Mushroom Gift Card $25
Mellow Mushroom Gift Card $25
Mellow Mushroom Gift Card $25
Mellow Mushroom Gift Card $25
Ele/Fire Street Food/King & I, Tangerine Fusion/Chive Gift Card $100
Savannah Candy Kitchen Gift baskets
Brown Chiropractic Aqua Bed Gift Certificate $99
Rosenthal's Dental Teeth Whitening
Cry babies Semi Permenant Mascara $45
Wine Rack $25
GA Tech Cooler $15
Blender $
Jack LaLanne's Juicer $199
Savannah Slow Ride Gift Card $50
The Storeroom 6 mth storage rental $600
Medium Nourish Soap Gift Basket $59
Large Nourish Soap Gift Basket $89
4 Handcrafted one of a kind decorative wreathes $100 each
Coastal Cleaning Floor Restoration 500 Sq. Ft. $1,000
Kathryn Hope Holiday Photo Session $250
Coastal Cleaning House Wash 2000 sq. Feet $250
Marco's Pizza Pizza for a year (door Raffle) 
Handcrafted ceramic berrie bowl made by local artist Tiffany Drebek $35

Here's what's cookin'! 
B & D is offering a limited menu the night of the auction. So, look it over and you will know ahead of time what you will be having for dinner! For those of you that avoid Gluten like we do, they have GLUTEN FREE HAMBURGER BUNS! Food is NOT provided. All food is own your own at regular menu price. 10% of the food proceeds will go to the adoption fund!

Items for sale include:
snowmen made by Will (7 yrs. old) Jackson (4 years old) AKA Michal's older brothers and their Grandma Brenda Manning $5-10

Lexi's Phancy Photography Calendars for $15 each

Two different t-shirt designs for $20 each and all of the proceeds for the t-shirts goes to the adoption fund because the t-shirt printing was donated!

Finally, we are selling tickets for a chance to win a very nice $1,600 LAR-15 rifle for $20 each.

So there are many ways to give at every price point!

Please join us and plan to have a GREAT time!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Awesome t-shirt fundraiser

Our really cool t-shirts are ON SALE NOW!! If you would like one, let Matthew or I know and we will get it to you! They will be for sale Tuesday 12/10 at the Silent Auction at B&D Burgers if you want to get one then.


We get ALL the profits from these t-shirts! Great Stocking stuffers!

Thank you for looking!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Click to buy t-shirt

Click the link to buy one of these awesome t-shirts and help us raise money for te adoption. This offer is only available for a few weeks. BUY IT NOW for $20!!

Ok we successfully launched our t-shirt sale to raise money for the adoption! Click the link to buy your shirt! Available for a limited time only!  

Monday, November 4, 2013

How cool are these!!!

Our documents are back from the Chinese Consulate in Houston Texas!!!

Tomorrow we will put the sealed documents in the mail with the additional couple of items that are needed to complete our dossier!! With that, the paperwork portion of the journey will be complete! The documents will head off to CCAI Atlanta with two very large checks. We are praising God that we have almost exactly the amount of money we need to cover both fees in Michal's checking account.  

After those fees are taken out, we will be left with less than $200 in Michal's account. That re-energizes us to get back on the fundraising wagon.

So, as we sat and discussed possible fundraisers, I decided to check my email to see how we are coming on our 
T-shirt design. We have been working on it for the past several weeks and had not gotten a design back from them. . . until I checked my email that is!! Can I hear you say, "it's not odd it's God!" His timing is perfect!! 

God gave me the idea for the shirt. It is from the Bible passage Matthew 18:12 & 14
“If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them wanders away, what will he do? Won’t he leave the ninety-nine others on the hills and go out to search for the one that is lost? In the same way, it is not my heavenly Father’s will that even one of these little ones should perish. (Matthew 18:12, 14 NLT)

That is the HEART of our Lord Jesus Christ!! 

That is how much He loves You!!

That is how much He loves Michal!

That is how much He loves every unborn baby.

He loves that much & I am incredibly grateful for each day He teaches me to love a little bit more like he does!

Praise The Lord! 

We will send more information on how you can purchase one of our super cool T-shirts ASAP!