Sunday, March 29, 2015

Evan's Easter Fundraiser

A very cool thing has happened this month!
I saw another adoptive mom share about how her 10 year old son wanted to go with his family to China when they went to pick-up their new child/sibling.  He felt it was important to be there for that moment and be with his family for that trip. His parents had told him how they weren't sure they could take him with because of the added expenses.  So he decided he'd do some odd jobs and sell some things to raise money to be able to go.  He did just that.  Then, not only did he do that, but he decided he wanted to help other kids who wanted to go with their families to meet and bring home their new sibling.  He's been doing odd jobs and selling more things to raise money to help other kids. In doing so, he has come up with a $500 grant that he will be giving out on Easter Sunday to one lucky child.  Each child who applies had to write his/her own essay answering a few questions about themselves, their new sibling to be, why they want to go with their parents, and what they have been doing to help raise funds to be able to go.  Evan has wanted to go with us so badly and he is old enough to be able to write down his he applied!   He decided he would make some Easter related goods, with the help of his mom, to sell to raise some funds to be able to go to China.  With that said, Evan is selling some homemade playdough carrots for Easter basket gifts for local friends.  
There are two options available.  
*The first is a rather large chunk of orange play dough in the shape of a carrot.  It comes in a plastic bag with a fake leaf and some curly green ribbon.  It looks similar to this photo below, but slightly different. This option will cost $5.

**The second option is a much smaller chunk of orange play dough in a small carrot-shaped container with a lid.  This option will cost $3.

Evan is also selling Word Family Eggs for 25 cents each.  You can buy as many or as few as you'd like and you can also choose the word family/families of your choice.  EX:  -at -am -an -ap -op -ip -it -en -et -ut -un   These will make great educational Easter basket goodies for a child ages 4K-first grade.  You could even fill them with candy or stickers if you wanted!

The last item Evan is working on are Easter eggs to help kids practice blending and segmenting 3-letter CVC words.  Inside the egg will be a picture of an object and three pieces of paper, each with one letter on them. Your child will take them out and build the word.  This is also great for kids in 4K-first grade, depending on the level of the child.  
These will cost 50 cents each and you can choose the words you'd like or we can choose for you. 
You can buy as few or as many as you'd like.  

Orders need to be in by Friday at the latest in order to make sure you receive them before Easter!


  1. I would like 2 large carrots, please;)

    1. Hey Beth!
      Where do you live? Just trying to figure out if we'd need to mail them. You can pay by paypal to: I would have to add a shipping cost though if I have to mail them. Thanks!

    2. My husband just found out you live near us, Beth, and that we know a lot of the same people. :) So don't worry about shipping or Paypal and let me know how we can get them to you and you can pay by cash or check then. :) Thanks for following!

  2. This is Antigone and Virginia (Ginger) we read your blog. We do not need any of Evan's creations at this time but we would like to send Evan $5.00 to help with the expense of going. Please give me your address through my email so we can send you the donation. My email-

  3. I would like 2 of the small carrot containers with the orange dough in them and I would like 10 of the 3 letter CVC word eggs. You can email me at and tell me what I owe you for the items plus shipping and I will give you my address via email. Just let me know the total and how you would like payment. I think these are great fundraiser items! And please do not rush to make it to us by Easter. We are leaving town for Spring break and this will be a fun surprise waiting for us when we get back.