Sorry for the lack of posting but there hadn't seemed like a lot going on but then suddenly I felt like there was a lot going on and I hadn't realized. As stated before, my dossier was sent and is most likely in Brigita's country now. It will take approximately 4 weeks to translate and then I should get a travel date! Basically, right now its just a waiting game...
...but as we wait, we are still fundraising! Christina Scott hosted another auction that ended on Saturday. There were many donations and participants that placed bids! I'm so excited to report that awesome success!! Have you seen the number on the FSP changing?? Its not going to stop for a bit b/c we raised $668!! I'm so excited and so grateful for everyone that participated in any way, shape, or form!
Madeline Monroe has also put together an Event in Wisconsin with the help of her church to raise money. There will be games, a spaghetti dinner, a silent auction, and lots more! The event will held on July 22, 2012 @ 12:00pm @ St. James Episcopal Church, 434 North 8th Street, Manitowoc, Wisconsin 54220. If you or someone you know is/are near the area, please stop by! Madeline's mom and aunt have met sweet Brigita! In addition, her aunt adopted a beautiful little boy from the same institution. They will be there and other Reece's Rainbow families/advocates may also be able to attend. This is a good opportunity to get more information about international adoption, special needs adoption, Down syndrome, the orphan situation, Reece's Rainbow, etc.
I will be hosting a Flapjack Fundraiser (otherwise known as Pancakes) at the Applebee's in Smithfield, NC (1260 Brightleaf Blvd, Smithfield, NC 27577) on August 18, 2012 from 8am-10am. I'm very excited about this event b/c it sounds like a lot of fun! Myself, some family members, and friends will be working as servers, hosts, and table busters. Applebee's opens early and provides the kitchen staff (thankfully!). Tickets are $7 per person. There's a chance I could have travel dates by that time. I'll give you a hint before that time if I have them but will not share until the Flapjack Fundraiser...so if you want to be one of the first to know, you'll have to come out for Pancakes to find out!! (extortion?? bribery?? maybe...).