Blessings Abound (As Usual!)11/16/2015
Just wanted to give an update on how God is blessing us these days!
We met our matching grant through our Reece's Rainbow FSP! (In fact, the amount we needed for the match was met, and then some!) Thank you all SO much for donating! I have just heard from the donor, who confirmed that the matching $2500 is in the mail and on its way! Wonderful.
We have just been given a van with a wheelchair lift! Another example of God's provision! The van was given to us by a wonderful couple, Ron and Sherry, who are no longer using the van (They were able to purchase another van that Ron is able to drive! So great!). So, a few weeks ago, Sherry called me up out of the blue wondering if we'd like the van. Why yes we would, I said! Talk about a great phone call to get! Totally wasn't expecting that! :)
So, this past Saturday, we drove across town to their house to pick it up! Sherry was a dear and showed us all the ins and outs of the van, how to use the lift, etc., etc. Our kids are just thrilled with our new "gold" van (it's tan), haha. We thank the Koole Family for their generous gift and for taking time for us! Driving Mikah to and from appointments, school, etc., is going to be a whole lot easier!
We have been chosen to be one of the Reece's Rainbow 5/5/5 families for the month of November! The 5/5/5 For Familes is a grant program that benefits 5 adopting families a month. Donors are urged to set recurring monthly donations of $5/month, with the idea that $5 from many people can add up to a large amount for the 5 families! For the month of October, I believe approximately $3800 was collected and divided amongst the families! Nothing to sneeze at, for sure! We are so thankful to have this opportunity!
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I have been a 5/5/5 donor for a while now, and it is really nice to see that a seemingly small amount of money ($5 -- the cost of a Starbucks coffee!), actually makes a difference! Definitely worthwhile, especially to realize that 60 families every year are being helped by this grant program.
I updated our fundraising thermometer to show where we are now....and things are looking great! It's hard to be believe we have come so far. That beginning number of $29,000 looked so intimidating when we were starting out in February, and now it's amazing to see that we only have around $5,000 to go (What? I know, right?). Pretty great. We're in the home stretch!
We are so thankful for everyone's support!