Giving Thursdays // AdoptTogether + $500 Minted Giveaway

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Here in this space we celebrate a lot of things that make life a little sweeter– a recipe to be enjoyed among friends, an outfit that makes us walk with more confidence, or a new way to decorate our living space that makes it feel warm and inviting and uniquely ours.  As we enter into this season of Thanksgiving, though, we wanted to find a space where we could reflect on the deeper things that give our life it’s texture– the people who care for us, the places we call home, and all of the joys that have us looking forward to what tomorrow holds.  We’ve partnered with Minted and AdoptTogether today to give you all an opportunity to win a $500 Minted shopping spree, as well as give to a cause that’s especially near and dear to our hearts– a family for every child.

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Here’s what you need to know about AdoptTogether:

19 million children in the world are orphaned.  Millions of families want to adopt and are beautiful homes for these children, but they are stopped.  Money is a barrier to 70% of couples who consider adoption. (It can cost up to $35,000-$40,000 to bring a child home.)

AdoptTogether is the worlds first and largest crowdfunding platform for adoption expenses.  Families create profiles and invite their friends and families to make tax deductible donations to their adoption.

In the first 1,000 days of operation, AdoptTogether has helped 983 families raise $4,000,000 to bring their children home. Their vision: a world with no more orphans. A family for every child.

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This Sunday, join AdoptTogether and 90 ambassadors from around the world for the first ever World Adoption Day.  Draw a smile on your hand and post a photo on 11/9/14 and use the hashtag #WorldAdoptionDay.

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What do you need to know about Minted?  They’re THE best source for holiday cards.  They connect you to some of the best artists in the world to bring you a one-of-a-kind take on all things paper– cards, invitations, party decor and beyond.  To enter the giveaway for the $500 Minted shopping spree, click here and make a donation to AdoptTogether.  Whether big or small, every donation will help connect children to a family.  What gift could be greater this holiday season?  After making your donation, be sure to enter through the rafflecopter and discover other ways to get additional entries. (Note all winning entries will be verified.)

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a Rafflecopter giveaway

Photography by Emily Morgan

To purchase the tees and onesies in this post, check out the World Adoption Day store.  100% of profits go to AdoptTogether.

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  1. Renée Mytar

    11/06/2014

    This is amazing.

  2. Kristi

    11/06/2014

    We are so excited about the first World Adoption Day!!! We adopted our son in 2012 and we have begun the process to bring our daughter home. We started a profile on Adopt Together and have had a great response. I love what this organization does to help families like ours bring children into our home.
    http://www.adopttogether.org/babygeiger

  3. What a great cause! The children are adorable.

  4. We love to read the Nativity story together and act it out with our Little People Nativity set 🙂

  5. Elisa Gruss

    11/06/2014

    Christmas brunch with family : )

  6. Jessica

    11/06/2014

    That’s so sweet!

  7. Lauren E

    11/06/2014

    My fave tradition is having christmas dinner with my dad & sister. It is very important to us to get together for this night as my dad was ALWAYS the one with me on Christmas (my mom was a police officer, and had to miss many holidays). We try to keep up the tradition with my daughter & him now too.

  8. rachelle wood

    11/07/2014

    This is such a wonderful cause! Cant wait to teach my little one the meaning of giving during the holidays.