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Anna Bears Adoption Fundraising

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Welcome to Anna Bears Adoption Fundraising

This site is dedicated to all adoptive families. If you are in the process of adopting or are thinking about adoption but don't know how to fund your adoption, this site is for you.
Adoption is expensive and there is very little help available.
 
If you are not adopting but would like to help other families you may purchase a single bear or two. If you would like a donation made to a nonprofit agency who provides grants for adoption, please specify the agency in your order. Otherwise a portion of the proceeds from all bears sold will be donated to "His Kids Too"
 

If you are a nonprofit funding organization and would like your web site added to this page, please email a link to your site to annabears4u@aol.com.  

Successful Fundraising
 
You may either purchase a preset number of bears with your creidt card or presell the bears and then place an order.
 
What we did was presell 200 bears by asking family, friends, and coworkers to purchase a bear, we also asked them to ask others. Once we had 200 bears sold we ordered 600 bears. Then we contacted our local Chamber of Commerce for a list of their members and sent a letter to each member asking them to purchase a bear. We put up flyers around town with a picture of the bears and information about the adoption (be sure to include a phone number) and asked for people to help out by purchasing a bear. Next, our church helped us do a fundraiser (the church donated hot dogs and drinks), anyone who donated $20.00 got a bear. We were able to sell all 600 bears in about 8 weeks.
 
The fundraising process takes a little planning and work, but is well worth it. If you would like a sample of our letter to the Chamber of Commerce, a sample of the flyers, or a copy of the picture of the bears we used when preseslling, please e mail me at annabears4u@aol.com.
 
Other fundraising ideas and suggestions are welcome!!

AdoptShoppe - Unique Adoption Gifts

T- shirts are now available with the "I support adoption" logo on your choice of a flag of the country from which you are adopting or a picture of a little girl.
(special thanks to Denise Hubbard at Building Blocks Adoption Services for the idea about the flags)
 

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We embarked on our adoption journey over a year ago, after taking out an adoption loan and an equity line, we found that we were still did not have enough money to fund our adoption. We looked at different fund raising options but none seemed to fit our needs and we did not qualify for any available grants.
 
Deciding there must be a better way, we came up with the idea to sell teddy bears with a logo that says "I support adoption" and a picture of a child. We were able to raise almost $10,000.00 by selling bears to our family and friends and having them sell bears to their family and friends. It is our hope that other adoptive families will be able to benefit the same way we did.

Please get in touch to offer comments and join our mailing list for sales and specials!

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