We have some BIG NEWS to share this week!
First we are just over TWO THIRDS of the way to our fundraising goal (see this post about our donation fundraiser if you're just tuning in)! WOW! It has been so incredible to watch the account grow over the last month. So many of you have been excited about our commitment to giving back, which really makes us burst with pride. We are so lucky to have such amazing people in our lives!
In related news, Tatsuko is headed to China in just two and a half weeks! She'll be traveling with her sibling, Kiyomi, before Anthony joins about 10 days in. Our visas should arrive in the next few days!
So, we'll need to wrap up donations VERY SOON. The orphanages don't accept checks, so we have two choices: 1. Carry $6,000 in cash or 2. Wire the money. Most people wire the money (as we explained earlier, our agency facilitates these donations all the time - weekly, at least). So, we'll need to send a check to our agency, who will then wire the money around the time that we leave for China. They do recommend sending the check early in case things go wrong (which has happened for us quite frequently in this process).
This means we have until SATURDAY to collect any remaining donations. So if you've been wanting to donate but have been putting it off - NOW is the time to press that DONATE button to the left!
We cannot thank you enough for all of your support, love and encouragement!