@theadoptswap Adoption Fundraiser Exchange

Thank you so much for wanting to participate in the Letters & Numbers Exchange!  I am so excited to help another family bring their baby home.  If you would like to learn more about the reason we are doing this exchange, please read this post.

*PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE POST THOROUGHLY BEFORE SIGNING UP*

In this exchange you will be swapping a handmade letter or number with your partner.  Here are some examples of what I mean:

ANYONE can participate in this exchange, it requires no crafty abilities.  If you are not crafty, order a handmade gift for your swap partner rather than making one.

I have created this Pinterest board with lots of inspiration to help get your started.

*BEFORE YOU COMMIT TO JOINING THE EXCHANGE I NEED TO GO OVER A FEW RULES.*

1. PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THE EXCHANGE IF YOU ARE NOT 100% COMMITTED TO GETTING YOUR PACKAGE IN THE MAIL BY THE DEADLINE.
It breaks my heart that some sweet women work hard at sending out a fabulous package and never get one in return.  It's rude, and as my MIL would have said, rude is never appropriate.  NO EXCUSES.

2. PLEASE BE KIND.
The point of this exchange is to help a family grow.  The perk is that you get to receive a fun little gift while helping that family.  If your package comes late, or you don't love it, or you never receive it, or if you send a package and don't get a gushing thank you from the recipient... PLEASE JUST REMEMBER THE PURPOSE OF THIS EXCHANGE.

3. HAVE FUN!
The spirit of this exchange is giving.  It's an opportunity to do something amazing for a sweet family, make a new friend, be blessed and be a blessing!  I cannot even begin to tell you what a joy it has been for me to coordinate these exchanges and see friendships develop and people have happy mail days that turn their frowns upside down.  Please keep all that in mind and give without expectation.

4. INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS ARE WELCOME, BUT MUST BE WILLING TO SHIP INTERNATIONALLY.

5. THIS EXCHANGE IS OPEN TO ALL AGES.
Children are welcome to participate in this exchange... boys and girls.  Please fill out a SEPARATE registration form for EACH member of your household that would like to participate.  Do not group your children on one form.  You will also need to donate $5 for each person participating, but it is okay for you to just make one donation.  So, for example, if you and your two children would each like to have one swap partner then you need to fill our three forms {one for each of you} and make one $15 {or more} donation.  Make sense?

6. THE COST TO PARTICIPATE IS $5. 
All of this money goes directly to the Choose Joy Raffle Fund.  I do not make any profit off of this exchange.  If you would like to more than one swap partner, you need to pay $5 for each one. 

You still excited???
Good, me too.
Let's do this!

Please make note of the following important dates, especially the shipping date.  For reals.  Write it in your calendar now.


To register please follow these THREE STEPS:

STEP 1: Please fill out the registration form below.
Be sure to fill out ONE FORM PER PERSON.


STEP 2: Please make your donation to the Choose Joy Raffle Fund by clicking here.
The minimum donation is $5 per swap, but please feel free to donate more than $5.  Also remember, if you are signing up more than one person it is fine to make a single payment for all the people that you are signing up.  Just be sure to fill out separate registration forms for each person.
 
STEP 3: Don't forget to check your email on February 28th to see who your partner is!  

13 comments:

  1. Hi and thanks for this fun give away!! My teen daughter and I both signed up and paid(: I made a little error in that I said I wanted to exchange two garlands. I only want to exchange one. Sorry! My daughter will exchange one too, but I filled out a separate form for her! So we will each exchange one(: Thanks and blessings! Susan

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  2. Just signed up and paid to do 4! So excited!

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  3. Just signed up! Yeah! I love valentines day!

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  4. I'm so excited for this! The Christmas exchange was awesome and I can't wait to meet my new swap partner! :)

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  5. Super excited! The Christmas exchange was awesome and I can't wait to meet my new 'swap' partner! :)

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  6. Thanks for organizing! Can't wait!

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  7. Just got home a few weeks ago adopting our own little one from China, and am so excited about my first garland exchange! :) ♡♡

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  8. Just signed up! I am so excited for my first swap :)

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  9. Quick question! Can we sign up now & pay at a later date if it is before we need to ship our garland?

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  10. Just signed up for 2, super excited! Does it matter if our paypal addy does not match with our email addy we listed on the registration form?

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  11. Can't wait!! Love that it is a true swap!!! Yay!!! :)

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  12. I signed up but never received any emails (yes, I did check my junk mail.) my email is sarah.armatys@gmail.com if I could get a partner that would be great! Thanks!

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    1. I just sent it again. Hopefully it works this time!

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