So recently we have been awarded two separate matching grants. What is a matching grant you ask?
Matching Grants are a quick way to double your donations. For every dollar raised up to a certain amount, the grant agency will match the money. $1=$2, $100=$200, etc. You get the idea.
Now onto the exciting news. We have been approved for a total of $6,500.
The grant agency Hand in Hand has approved us for a grant of $2,500! The second agency is Lifesong for Orphans in partnership with Chosen and Dearly Loved, which has approved us for a grant of $4,000! Now comes the part you have been waiting for. We are not allowed to donate to ourselves. So we are at the mercy of gracious givers. This is a great opportunity to raise $13,000. We are desperately hoping you can be a part of this donation. Any amount you give up to the total grant amount will be doubled.
In order to be approved for the grants a lot of time has gone into even more paperwork on top of the already large stack of paperwork for the adoption itself. Once you apply to the various agency (and we have hit several of them) you are then reviewed by a board, committee, or just a kind hearted person who is giving away money to what they feel is a good cause. The dollar amounts vary from agency to agency. $500-$15,000. And believe me any amount is golden in our eyes. So now that great amounts of time, both ours and the agency folks, has been invested into these applications it would be a shame to waste them. So I am asking that you prayerfully consider giving to our matching grants.
If you look to the right you will see a donation button for Lifesong which will lead you to PayPal. Again any amount will be wonderful. The Lifesong grant has a due date of October 28th. After that date the money will only be a donation to our adoption and will not be matched by Lifesong. So it is important to not let this opportunity pass. Lifesong donations are tax deductible as a 501(c)3 organization.
The Hand in Hand donations have to be postmarked by September 10th.
Please send all donations made payable to “Hand in Hand Christian Adoption postmarked by September 10, 2015 to: (for tax purposes please include our name on the outside of the envelope only…do not put our name on the check itself) Below is how the envelope should read.
Hand in Hand Christian Adoption, Inc.
Aaron and Karen Pirkle
18318 Mimosa Court
Gardner, KS 66030
I know this is confusing, it was confusing for me to make this post. If you have any questions please call or email or just grab one of us in passing. Again THANK YOU! And please continue to keep our growing family in your prayers. This is an unbelievable stressful journey made easier by your concern and prayer. Thanks for every thing.