Congratulations on your upcoming adoption! Adoption is costly. I believe that God gave me this artistic talent to be used for His glory in helping orphans get home to their forever families. I would love to help you with your fundraising! Please carefully read through this page if you are interested in doing an art fundraiser with me.
How it works
What will I do? 1. An initial phone interview to get to know you and your family. 2. After acceptance, we will have a FaceTime chat so you can choose your five pieces of art for your fundraiser 3. I will make a fundraising video for you to share on social media 4. As needed, I will make collage photos for you to share on social media. 5. Pack and ship the original art to the person whose name is drawn. 6. I don't receive any of your fundraising money. There is no fee taken out of what you raise.
What will you do? 1. After acceptance, text me a photo of your child and a photo of your family along with a 2-3 sentence bio. 2. Set your fundraiser timeframe (2-3 weeks works well) along with a possible monetary goal. 3. Enlist the help of your friends and family on social media to share and support 4. Email, Facebook, Instagram, Tweet, Pin, and share on all of your social media sites every 2-3 days with your video and collage photos. 5. Provide fundraising updates to help people know how it's going. 6. At the end of your fundraiser, make a "pick the name out of the hat" video to choose the winner 7. Provide me with the winner's name, contact info, and mailing address 8. Be encouraging and thankful to the people who are donating their hard earned money to your adoption (I would also encourage you to write thank you cards).
You will need: 1. A completed homestudy 2. A fundraising site such as GoFundMe, Adopt a Love Story, etc.
How it works: 1. For every $10 someone donates, their name is entered to win their choice of one piece of the five pieces of original art 2. $50 is 5 entries, $100 is 10 entries, etc.
What works well: 1. Let people know my website so they can see the quality of my work. People need to know that this art has value. My art has sold for thousands of dollars, all across the United States and internationally. 2. Original art from an award winning gallery artist is not affordable to most people. A $40 entry is 4 names in the hat! This is a chance to win something completely unique, hand made, and beautiful. 3. Being cheerful and upbeat even if it takes people a few days to start donating. On social media, people sometimes need several reminders before they get on board to donate. 4. Counting down the last few days to increase the excitement. 5. Making a big deal of the name drawing event. (get your kids involved and get creative!) 6. Asking people which piece of art is their favorite to possibly choose.
Your total cost & time commitment: I know how busy adopting families are! You will probably spend a total of 2-3 hours on this fundraiser. This includes chatting with me, posting to social media, garnering help from friends and family, and making your video. I try to make it as easy as possible on you! Cost $0.00 - Bringing your child home - PRICELESS!
*If a family cannot follow through with advertising or if there is a conflict, I reserve the right to end your fundraiser.* How much money your fundraiser makes depends entirely on the work you put into it. There are no guarantees. If you choose to not to follow any suggestions or guidelines, I cannot tie up my art waiting for your fundraiser to make money when there are many families waiting to start their fundraisers. Thank you for understanding!