On Friday afternoon I went to the mailbox like I do everyday and saw a long awaited return address- the IRS. This is not usually a welcome return address but in this case it was news of our 501 c(3) tax exempt status. I felt like a teen-ager opening the college acceptance letters. The envelope could have said they needed us to ammend the application which would hold us up even further.
When I saw the words, 'I am pleased to inform you...'I felt so happy and relieved. The legitimacy of this document and status will allow Parenthood for Me and its Directors to live out so many of the wonderful ideas swirling around this past year to make this charity a huge success. We cannot wait to help change people's lives.
This brings me to a favor.
We are now planning our Fundraising Gala for late spring. I need help coming up with a name for the event. If you have any ideas, I would love to hear them.
RESOLVE does the Night of Hope every year. The name should offer insight to our cause. Our mission statement is to provide financial and emotional support to those building families through adoption or medical intervention.
Our slogan is: Help make a difference. Help to build a family.
Parenthood for Me also had its first annual Bowling Fundraiser yesterday. I have found it to be quite nerve wracking to put together fundraisers especially in a tough economy. But we had 70 people come out and bowl to support National Adoption Month and the chance to help build families.
It was so much fun and a great success. Here are some pictures from the day.
My bloggy friend Alicia who happens to live in the same city.
I just have to add that a few minutes ago Min Man walked into the living room and whispered to Daddy that he wanted to give Lucy a treat. He called her, she came, she sat, he shook her paw, and my first baby and second baby are closer and closer to becoming real companions. I actually cried at this.