Adoption Fundraiser: Spa Evening

by Laura Christianson

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To help raise money for our adoption we put on a “Spa For Sissy” evening for ladies of all ages. This fundraiser works great right before Christmas or before Mother’s Day.

A scrapbooking friend made beautiful invites using pink card stock and terry cloth fabric to make a You Deserve a Spa Day invites. She packaged the invites in a clear container with a bottle of FUJI water, pink shower puff and some lotion donated by a Body Shop dealer.

There were spots for 25 women with a suggested donation of $25. The ladies came between 4 and 8 p.m.… mingled, snacked and signed up for the spa services.

I lined up professionals (each friend donated their services to the cause):

  • Hair cuts, styles
  • Waxing
  • Make-up
  • Pedicures/Manicures
  • Massage

Women in our church made finger foods, cakes, and desserts that were served by two of my youth girls and two adopted girls from China.

We are adopting a girl from S. Korea, so we set up a table and filled it with little girl dolls, some clothes, books, and a memory book of all our documents and adoption paperwork up to that date. The ladies wrote messages to Sissy in her book. We had a large picture of our family on the table and in the black and white picture was a pink sweater waiting for our little girl. The pic made a great centerpiece.

We had lots of opportunities to share God’s heart for the orphan and most importantly saw the love that our community had for our daughter so far away.

We raised more than we hoped for and had a great time waiting for Sissy. We are still waiting (25 months) and plan on doing another “Spa for Sissy” this summer!

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