It's that time of the month- ha!
My blog is an extension of the non-profit Parenthood for Me.org. Our mission is to provide financial and emotional support to those building families through adoption or medical intervention.
My super great friend Kym organized a fundraiser for our Family Building Dinner and Silent Auction in April. A huge thanks to her and everyone who donated and participated.
I will proudly display the ALI community table sponsorship in April. Is anyone interested in designing the sign? Also look for the ALI community sponsorship to be posted on our website.
It is not easy running and starting a non-profit. Not only did I have this brilliant idea right before the Great Recession, but it is hard to establish a reputation as a legitimate charity. We have gained so much support in such a short time. It is a testament to the necessity of support when going through the life crisis of infertility and loss.
How do I measure PFM's success? Well, we have already had so many successes. Two babies have been born to parents who struggle to conceive and were readers and supporters of PFM. Other babies are on the way and we eagerly await their arrival. We raised $11,000 in 2009. Not bad for a tiny, fledgling non profit. We have been mentioned in Adoptive Families Magazine and will be highlighted in Parents Magazine this spring. We created our Artwork for Building Families Project to raise awareness and the endowment. The list goes on.
Our first grants will be awarded in June, and although I cannot specify at this point the number of people who will receive grants, we will be able to offer a some support to people on their journey to building a family. Our goal is to have the ability to offer life changing money to as many recipients as possible.
Please read about our Third Blog Entry Contest on the right. Help us educate others on infertility, adoption, and loss.
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