Monday, August 23, 2010

Skip a Starbucks Day: Are you ready to rescue?

Today is Skip a Starbucks Day! My friend C.J. Redwine and her family are seeking to adopt an orphan from China, and the process has been fraught with emotional highs and lows and procedural red tape. They finally - FINALLY, after years of going back and forth - received word that they could bring their little girl, Johanna, home.

For $8,000 more dollars than they had originally planned.

So lovely C.J. came up with the idea of Skip a Starbucks Day. She's asking that everyone skip a personal indulgence sometime this week, and donate the $5, $10, $15 or what-have-you to their family fund. As C.J. says:

"The thought behind Skip A Starbucks Day is that if every person who reads this and feels a tug on their heart to be part of Johanna's journey home would give up a personal indulgence (like a cup of coffee) and donate that money toward our adoption instead, we could raise the money needed to bring her home to her forever family."

If you'd like to donate or learn more, please hop over to C.J.'s blog. As you read her entry, I think you'll see that little Johanna will be joining a family of love and warmth. Won't you Skip a Starbucks with me today?

1 comment:

C.J. Redwine said...

Thank you so much, Kristin!