Monday, September 24, 2012

Ordinary Hero!

Dear friends and family,

The rainy season is almost over, which means courts open in Ethiopia soon.  We are very hopeful that we will receive a referral before the end of the year!~! But we need your help! From now until Saturday night I am going to light up email and facebook with plea's to help us fund our Adoption.  Ordinary Hero is having a GRANT GIVEAWAY through next Saturday night and 40% of what we sell goes directly towards our adoption costs! PLUS they are giving away $1800 this weekend to the top 3 sellers of items in their store! I so want to be one of the TOP 3! I really want to be #1!  #1 wins a $1000 grant!!! This is the easiest and FASTEST way I know to raise some much needed cash towards our adoption! They are selling jewelry,note, t-shirts, , sweatshirts, hats (kids & adult sizes), coffee tumblers and more!. They are also selling blankets, raincoats, backpacks, sheep,  & shoes for the kids who have so little In Africa- those purchases will go straight to the kids- those items are even tax deductible. Would you PLEASE consider helping me/us? Just check out their store and see how you might help!


Please be an Ordinary Hero and help us fund our adoption.. When you purchase would you mind helping me by posting the OH store link to your Facebook and ask your friends to shop for us? I don’t know how much its gonna take to be the #1 seller (the #1 spot gets $1000 in addition to our sales!) I am hoping to sell $1200 in merchandise in the next 6 days! Wow, isn’t that crazy?? I know now you think we are really crazy, BUT, if we have JUST 25 friends spend $50 in the OH store we will meet our goal! With those sales I will earn $500 in commissions that goes straight to our adoption/mission trip fees and a REALLY great shot at winning TOP seller and get the $1000 bonus! Come on, please help us out! Pretty please?? :)

There are Donation Combos in the store that are $55 and they include a warm fleece blanket, two raincoats, and a pair of aqua shoes for the kids in Africa! You can even buy a SHEEP that will feed 40 people in Africa! How cool is that??? Now, how many people have asked you to buy a sheep? Really! Will you buy one pretty please ? :)There are also cool hats, cool shirts, coffee tumblers, and African Jewelry for YOU! Check it out today- and remember you have until Saturday at midnight to purchase and PLEASE make sure that you select our name from the affiliate box when you order so we get credit! Now get shopping!

Oh yeah, and more emails to follow over the next few days reminding you! I'm not trying to be a bother, I just don’t want you to forget about the chance to be AN ORDINARY HERO! Thanks in advance to all of you! Tell your friends, tell your mom and tell anyone who will listen!
Thanks for your help, thanks for your purchases and your prayers as we embark on this journey!
Here is the link to the store:

Just select our name in the affiliate drop down box in the checkout! See below for example!

The eyes of all creatures look to you,
and you give them food at the proper time.
You open your hand,
and you satisfy the desire of every living thing.

Psalm 145: 15-16

Thanks for helping us Raise these funds! We are so excited about this opportunity!

Tara and Eric


  1. Hi Tara, I'd like to help you out with your fundraising efforts as well. Can you give send me an email at


    Matthew Lee

  2. Hi- I found your blog through Kara French Vassar on Facebook! My husband and I are adopting from Ethiopia as well. We are JUST about ready to send in our dossier and get on the waitlist! Are you in Wisconsin? We live in Waupaca.

    Our blog is:


    1. Jess, so great to meet you! What agency are you with? We live in Southern Indiana. Best of luck with your adoption and keep in touch. Feel free to friend me on facebook!