Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Orphans Ticket Home Event

Tom and I are organizing a fundraiser in partnership with our adoption agency, AWAA, to benefit An Orphans Ticket Home campaign. This campaign was started as a result of the recent decline in international adoption world wide due to the ever changing environment of international adoption and the U.S. recession. This and the fact that there are already over 143 million orphans in the world. The campaign's goal is to raise $1,000,000 and the funds will impact the lives of 5,229 children.

There are four initiatives of this campaign:

1. Working to give children the identity and paperwork needed to place them into the adoption system.
2. Creating an exchange program that will give older children the opportunity to come and spend time with a family in the states and thus increasing their chances of finding a home.
3. Opening transitional homes in Ethiopia that will give us the opportunity to better care for the orphans being adopted into American families.
4. Developing new adoption programs in Vietnam, India, Brazil and Bolivia.

To learn more about this campaign please visit

Our event will take place on Sat, Nov 8th at the Beaufort Yacht & Sailing Club at 7pm. The evening will include yummy food, drinks & live music by Eric Daubert. A silent auction will also be held. (There will be a TV for those die-hard football fans too!)

PLEASE mark your calendars!! We hope you will join us for a fun evening and help to make a difference in the lives of these children. Also, please spread the word to your friends, family, co-workers, etc.! We will be sending out invites in a few months and info on purchasing tickets.

Lastly, we are looking for donations for the silent auction as well as corporate sponsors. If you know of anyone who might be interested in supporting this cause please let me know. America World is a not-profit agency and all contributions are tax deductible. We would greatly appreciate any leads!