Monday, August 10, 2009

Puzzle Fundraiser coming soon!

Our next fundraiser is coming soon! We are just waiting for it to arrive in the mail. I'm pretty excited about it, which is why I'm posting now instead of later...

We have ordered two puzzles - one that has 500 pieces and one that has 550. I really like both puzzles, so I'm not sure which one we will start with - maybe we will let the children vote. The purpose of this fundraiser is to raise money by "selling" the puzzle pieces. Each piece of the puzzle will be worth $5.00. When someone "purchases" a piece of the puzzle we will write their name on the back of the puzzle piece and connect the pieces together. As pieces of the puzzle are connected, we will update the blog with pictures so that everyone can see the puzzle being put together. When the puzzle is complete, we are going to glue it together and hang it in the girl's room for their new sister. When she is older, she will be able to take the puzzle down and look at the back. She will see how important she is to the many, many people who helped bring her home.

Rather not donate over the internet?

If anyone would like to donate towards the adoption, but would rather not do it over the internet, you can send your donation to:

Kevin or Karen Burgess
P.O. Box 456
Plainfield, IN 46168.

We will be sure to send you a thank you letter letting you know that we received it.

Would you like to donate towards the adoption and write it off on your taxes?

When our home study is complete we will be able to apply to a not-for-profit program where any money donated towards our adoption will be tax deductible for the person who donated. We will let everyone know about it as soon as it is set up.

Thank you to everyone for helping us bring a new daughter into our family and especially for helping a little girl find a family to call her own.


The Burgess Family


  1. Hi Burgess Fam. I was searching for fundraising ideas and think this is an excellent one! We are considering adopting a second time. But can't actually find an appropriate puzzle. Where did you guys buy/order yours? Any suggestions? We also want to adopt a girl. We plan to adopt from Colombia. We have a blog of the first adoption at

  2. She is adorable! Congrats to you and the family- T.B.