Last Fall my wife and I decided to create a fundraiser to raise money for our adoption of a little boy from China. We called the fundraiser “Give 5 Change a Life” and the goal was for us to raise $10,000 in 60 days by asking 2,000 people to give $5 each. Within 59 days we had raised $10,225 thanks to some great family and friends!
The “ask” of the fundraiser was simple, we asked people to:
- Get to know us by watching a short video.
- Give $5
- Share our page with their friends and family.
You can see our original campaign here.
So what is this site for?
This site is to help other families do what we did. We aren’t looking to make any money on this, and we don’t process or handle any funds whatsoever. We simply setup families with a fundraiser page just like the one we setup for ourselves. Eventually we hope to make this site into a much larger and more robust fundraising platform for families, but right now we are just in Beta and are getting started.
If you are a family that is in the process of adopting a child and you want to do a fundraiser like this we would love to talk to you. We just ask you to have two things:
- A link to a non-profit where people can give online. Families doing Give 5 have used either adoptogether.com and Project Hopeful in the past. We do this because people are much more likely to give if they know it is going to a non-profit.
- A short (3 minutes or less) video telling your story. It doesn’t need to be fancy, just honest and heartfelt, telling about who you are, why you are adopting and if possible who you are adopting.
Please fill out the form below and we will help you setup a fundraising page and will coach you through the best approach to take to reach your fundraising goal. We just want to help others in the ways that our friends, family, and the Lord have helped us along the way.