Hello friends and family, and friends and family of friends and family!
We are so excited about this new opportunity and the ability to launch this page. I do think maybe I should rewind in case you haven’t encountered our story before.
We are the Joneses- Cory, Sarah, and Cooper from Spring Hill, TN. We are currently in the process of adopting from Haiti. We are currently in the “waiting” portion of the process. We will probably be waiting 18+ months for our referral. When it comes it could be for a single child, boy or girl, or a sibling pair. We have done our best to keep our options as open as we can for the Lord to work. When the day comes that we receive our referral we need a -very- large sum of money sitting in the bank ready. (About 15,000 per child) We will have to pay this money to “say yes” and travel to Haiti to meet our child(ren).
That is where this page comes in. We have been given a $3,000 matching grant from Gregory’s Gift ( www.gregorysgift.org ). We are rejoicing loudly! We are placing a 6 month timeline on this matching grant. Every dollar donated to our adoption fund (through Lifesong for Orphans) will go towards this. There are 3 ways to donate- 1. Donate right here on this page. 2. Write a check. The check gets mailed to Lifesong with our family number (7029) in the memo line and they will add it to our account. This is the way to get tax credit for your donation. 3. Purchase coffee (ground, whole beans and cups) from Gobena under our account (http://mygobeana.org/stories/jones-adoption-fundraiser/?id=216 ). Gobena donates 50% of all sales back to the family and since we have a matching grant that means 100% of your coffee purchase goes towards our adoption fund. How great is that?
We are so thankful for the village around us and the way God is using it to support us during this journey. If you have any questions at all or just want to chat we would LOVE to talk with you about our adoption or adoption in general (or Predators hockey, or Disney or Marvel… lets just get together and talk okay?). We are so thankful for each and every one of you.
STRIPE charges an online processing fee (2.2% +.30 USD per transaction). Your donations will be decreased by this amount. You may also send a check payable to “Lifesong for Orphans”. In the memo line please write “Jones 7029”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 9, Gridley, IL 61744.
Lifesong has been blessed with partners who underwrite all U.S. administrative and fundraising costs (TMG Foundation and other partners). That means 100% of your donation will go directly to the adoption.
- In following IRS guidelines, your donation is to Lifesong for Orphans. This organization retains full discretion over its use, but intends to honor the donor’s suggested use.
- Lifesong is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. Individual donations of $50 or more and yearly donations totaling $250 or more will receive a tax-deductible receipt. Receipts for donations under $50 will gladly be sent upon request.