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Sunday, June 26, 2011

"Running back to Russia" Adoption Silent Auction

When someone is expecting a baby, there are some things that we can do to help. Usually it involves throwing a baby shower and giving diapers and clothing, etc. While these items are much appreciated, they are different from the support that you are giving us at this time. With your financial support, you are actually helping us be able to bring Calvin and Silas INTO our home. YOU are making this possible. We have only spent a few days with each of them, but they already feel like part of our family. We pray for them everyday. We look at their pictures and memorize their features. We look around the house and try to imagine them here with us. I want you all to know that we are overcome with all of the support that you have given us in this adoption of Calvin and Silas. Your encouragement, love, knowledge and friendship are deeply appreciated. You are all AMAZING! Thank you! And with that, I’d like to welcome you to our “Running back to Russia” Adoption Silent Auction!

To be honest, I hate asking for money and I struggle accepting it. But I have been overwhelmed by the generosity and support of family, friends and even strangers as we work to bring Calvin and Silas home from Russia. I am excited to offer such amazing items in return for your support!

Here is how it will work:

Each auction item will be listed in a separate post (so be sure to keep scrolling so you don't miss anything!). At the bottom of each post, the current auction price will be listed. If you wish to bid on an item, simply post a comment with the amount you wish to bid.

I will try to update the auction price as often as possible, but please be sure to check the comment section to ensure that you are bidding high enough to become the highest bidder.

The auction will run from 8am, EST, on Sunday, June 26th until 10pm, EST, on Sunday, July 10th. At the close of the auction I will post a list of the winning bidders and ask that you contact me so that I can get your contact information in order to ship your item(s) or pass your information along to those who have donated items to the auction.

You will have two payment options. The first is to pay via Pierce Family Adoption Chip-In which uses paypal. It is located on the left-hand side of this blog. The second option is to send your payment by personal/bank check or money order.

I would like to extend a BIG thank you to all of those who have donated their time and talents to making this auction possible: and, of course, my incredible family, for their support as I pulled all of this together! We appreciate each and every one of you SO much!

In addition to the auction, we will also be doing a GIVEAWAY and it is completely free (and easy) to enter!!! To enter the giveaway: simply post our auction information to your Facebook page, Twitter or Blog to help us get the word out! Leave a comment on THIS POST to let us know that you have shared the news and your name will be entered into the giveaway.

And just what are we giving away?? The winner of our giveaway will have the privilege (at least, I'd like to think it's a privilege) of choosing one type of cookie listed on my Warrior Kitchen blog. I will bake one dozen cookies of your choice, package them, and ship them to you. Or if you are local, I will deliver them to you. Click here to see your yummy options.

And without further ado, let the Pierce Family Adoption Silent Auction Begin!


Diana said...

I will be plugging your auction, but that's not my purpose for commenting. I actually wanted to suggest making an auction page with a tab at the top of your blog. You can do it several ways. You can put a single photo, description, and current price of each item and also the link to the original post...or just a photo, link to the original price, and current price. By putting it on one page, people will be able to scroll through the items more quickly and they won't get lost amidst your other blog posts.

To make a static (but editable) page in blogger, go to "new post" on your top menu bar. Then you'll see some big tabs with some smaller ones underneath it. Select "Edit Pages" and then you'll be taken to a place where you can make a new page and also learn about how to publish them. IOnce you now how to find them, they're easy to do.

By doing it as a static page, you can just link to the static page that has all of your items on there rather than having to link to 20 posts all the time. It also makes it MUCH easier for people like me to plug it and to share the news on places like facebook.

Ticklemedana said...

I tagged you on facebook. Good luck my love!

LauraD said...

I shared the news on FB. Hope that you all get lots of bidders.

Darting Family said...

I will check out the auction items tomorrow since it's Sunday but I wanted to let you know that I shared your link on my FB page. Let me know if I can help more. :-)

Anonymous said...

Just posted on FB. BTW, I wouldn't call this asking for money. It takes time and effort to put together this auction. AND people are getting something tangible in return. I think it is a great idea!

Sarah C said...

I posted this on my FB. Good luck Jill. This is a GREAT idea!

Bogaranty├║ said...


I'm in Europe but would love to bid on some small items. If I do happen to win, can we work something out with shipping? (Anyone you know coming to serve their mission in the Hungary Budapest Mission?)

Also, I just realized I'm late, but I can offer 2 hand crocheted dolls or a set of kipot (yarmulkas), also hand made, for a further fundraiser.

Good luck!

Christine said...

I'll share your blog with the Reece's Rainbow group. You do need help in your fund-raising, and they do help out a lot.
I do hope your adoptions go smoothly.

Dawn and Devon said...

I posted your info on my FB. I found you through Diana E (above). Please don't add us to the drawing as we have food allergies.

Praying for you as only another adoptive mama can. :)