Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Pull up a chair-I've got LOADS to share!

Fundraising is a necessary, but exhausting portion of adoption. But, let's face it: adoption is expensive. We've tried really hard to offer a bunch of stuff that I think everyone will like...hopefully! I happen to have a super creative husband & took full advantage of his design skills in designing our t-shirt. They are screen printed on the front and back, with the writing on the back translated to "family" in Amharic. The shirts are all American Apparel, men, women & kiddo sizes (starting at 2T). Women & kid sized shirts are printed on baby blue cotton while men shirts are printed on army green cotton (see below). Adult sizes are $25 & kiddo sized shirts are $20.

We're also thinking of offering the image screen printed on heavy weight, good quality card stock suitable for framing. Anyone interested?

My mom has also designed some beautiful Ethiopian dolls for purchase. She created her own pattern for the dolls & many of them wear dresses made from my late grandmother's sewing supplies. Each doll is 14" and completely unique. The dolls feature hand-stitched faces and cute little dreads! You will not believe the quality of these dolls & I know that any little lady in your life would love to have one! Cost $28

We also have Zorazon cards available for purchase. These cards feature old photographs from Peter's family. The text on the front is all original, Peter's brain came up with those too! The cards are blank on the inside (suitable for any occasion).

Last, but not least, Hy-Vee coupon books are available for anyone in the Quincy area. The cost is $5-but you'll quickly see the great value in the book & ask for another one!

One last thought, we're also having a garage sale in early May. If you have anything you'd like to donate to the sale, that would be awesome! We're accepting donations of (almost) any kind.

To order any of these wonderful (and original) items, email me at erinrcraig@hotmail.com and we'll take it from there. Be sure to include shirt size, quantities, etc.

1 comment:

  1. Hello Erin,Just saw your name on the CHI blogroll.....My name is Amber and I am down the list abit sitting in the 40's somewhere.....I went here....but it has been a long time since you updated....where are you? How long have you been waiting? Hope you don't mind the questions. Good luck and may God bless you & your family very soon.