Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Family Fun Walk
On August 24th Spirit of Adoption Alberta hosted our very first fundraiser. We had a 2.5 KM walk in the Edmonton River Valley and we had about 100 people show up to walk with us. We then joined in with Christian Adoption Services annual picnic, for a bbq, face painting, a bouncy castle and kids games. We had a beautiful day for our event and we have had a lot of very positive feedback from those who attended. We knew this year would be our trial year, a year to figure it all out! Next year, we will know exactly what needs to be done and will also plan a walk in Calgary as well.
We also hosted a raffle with some great prizes such as an i pad mini package, a child's trampoline, some baby baskets and a seven day vacation to Turks and Caicos. All this money went to support Christian Adoption Services, so that they can continue to do the amazing work that they do!
It was exciting to meet so many new people, many who were seeking advice on adoption. We even had some people walk into our event to ask questions on how to adopt.
Spirit of Adoption Alberta raises money to provide grants for Alberta families in the adoption process. In our first year, we have given out nine grants ranging from $2,000 - $3,500. We have not had to turn down a single application yet! As word gets out about our cause, we do expect a lot more applications to start coming in.
We are also excited that a Public Relations fellow has stepped forward and offered to do a complete overhaul on all of our promotional materials, as well as our website. He will also be guiding us on how best to promote SOAA. We plan to launch our new look in November at the Focus on the Family Together for Adoption conference in Calgary.