Thursday, August 18, 2011

Coins for Katie

What do a jar of coins and a sippy cup have in common?  Nothing, unless you're talking about Coins for Katie.  We're doing a sippy cup drive.  It's very easy - I send you or give you a sippy cup.  You fill it with your spare change.  When it's full you either give it back to me or empty your change into a big ziploc bag and start again.  When you're done, you send it back to me or, if you're local, I come and pick it up.  Every little bit helps - your spare change could help us bring Katie home!

In other exciting news, our homestudy is DONE!  Done everyone!!!  That means we are one huge step closer to submitting our dossier to our agency.  This is a big, big step.  We are waiting for some documents, and our UCIS fingerprinting date, and we can submit our dossier!  We need to raise some money before then to cover our dossier fee, so I'm hopeful that our yard sale will have a great turnout.

Let me know if you would like a sippy cup.  Or maybe one for home and one for work?  I'm happy to get one to you.  You are welcome to use your own cup if you'd prefer, but we have a little something special on the cups we've got.  If you're going to use your own cup, I'll send you our special Coins for Katie surprise!


  1. I would LOVE to do this!! Such a cute idea!! :) I'll send you my address right now.

  2. I just clicked over to your blog from another blog, and I am so glad that I did. What a precious girl! I went ahead and made a small donation through Reece's Rainbow.. I wish that we could do more, but we are in the middle of an adoption right now, also. But I know how quickly it can add up! I will keep your family in my prayers.

  3. Hi! My name is Callie. I just happened upon your blog and read all about what you are doing to bring your daughter home. I am 15, and I know that filling a cup with coins is something I can easily do to help. Are you still doing Coins for Katie? If so, please let me know how I can get involved! I would love to help!

  4. Callie,

    I hope you will see the comments, because I cannot respond to your email - we would love for you to fill a cup! Please email me at Ksimp6577 at bellsouth dot net and let me know how to get a cup to you!

  5. Hey, I saw on Kelly's Korner that you were a fundraising family. I wanted to let you know of a program we are offering to fundraising families through The Sparrow Fund (www.sparrow-fund.org) that allows them to sell items like the ones on our fundraising Etsy site (www.thesparrowfund.etsy.com). If you are interested in learning more about it, feel free to email me and I'll send the info along!


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