Monday, December 16, 2013

Merry Christmas To All….

Merry Christmas from all of us at GiveOneSaveOne! We hope you have a blessed Christmas season and enjoy time spent with family and friends, gifts, yummy holiday food and whatever else makes your Christmas merry!

Thank you so much for supporting our families on the blog.  Join us at the beginning of January to start 2014 with a bang! Be sure and apply if you're a family interested in being on our blog. We love our families!

Enjoy the holidays and see ya next year!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Welcome the Kaminskis!

Are you ready for Christmas?? It's almost here! What are a few of your favorite things? Mine are my tree lights at night, Christmas movies and special church services.  And riding around looking at lights, Christmas stockings and food.  And the cold weather and Christmas music.  And…..


I'm so glad to welcome the Kaminski Family to our blog this week! They are adopting a 12 year old little girl from China.  Jeremy and Jeanine brought home their 5th child last year and are on the fast track to bring home their 6th child very soon.  Like, this month!!!  Learn more about this sweet family on their blog, A Future And A Hope.

Get ready to give your dollars to the Kaminskis after you watch this video……

What a sweet family.  Sweet Selah….isn't she beautiful??  Her family is ready to have her come home! Can you help? Donate using PayPal.  Their address is  Just type it in and send your gift! Or Donate here thru PayPal.

You can also donate at You Caring:

Thanks so much for your generosity.  I hope you have a wonderful week!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Asking for help

I know we have touched on this subject before but I’ve been told and I agree that this subject needs its own blog post.  Give1Save1 needs your help. Those of us that run Give1Save1 are essentially a small handful of moms who have recently adopted or are in the process of adopting. We volunteer our time because we feel strongly about orphan care. God has burdened our hearts to do more and to continue to help others bring their children home.

I have a hard time asking for help.  All of those feelings that I had while fundraising for our own adoption seem to creep right back into my heart. I dread asking for help, dread. I thought I had left that pride behind, but apparently not.  Asking for help is never, ever easy. God clearly still has lessons here for me.

We don’t have sponsors to go to because we are not a non-profit. We don’t have fundraisers to help us. When we pay for something it’s from our own pockets. Give1Save1 is growing and that is an incredible blessing to be a part of and to see. As it grows so does our responsibility to our families that we feature. We are doing our very best to get the word out, to research social marketing, to blog well. To continue to help our families we feel it is very important to have booths at adoptive conferences and make ourselves visible. They are THE place to find others with a passion for adoption, and who want a way to help others adopt. We need to grow our members in order for our families to continue to receive support. Our membership fluctuates greatly. Some come just for a specific family, some give weekly, it just depends on their reasons. It is a huge goal of ours to make those numbers larger and more steady for our families.

We are headed to Created for Care as Vendors in February. It is a HUGE opportunity for others to see what we do and jump on board, but we need your help getting there. There are registration fees, hotel fees, airplane tickets to be purchased and more! Would you be willing to partner with us and donate one dollar to help us continue what we do?

On our store site there are two donation buttons, one for $1 and one for $5.  If you want to give more than that, SWEET! You just add multiples into your cart!! We are also continuing to take orders on our tshirts that you can find on our store site as well.
If you have been a family in the past and were blessed by Give1Save1 would you consider paying it forward so that more families can be blessed? Have you followed us and love what we are doing, but wondered how to do more?  

I cannot tell you what blessings you all have been to us, to see families each week being blessed by strangers is SO amazing. Thank you for everything you do!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Family of the Week, the Mayhew's!!

The Mayhew's are adopting Lena from the Ukraine!
She is twelve years old and they are very ready to bring her home to them.
She has a little brother and sister who cannot wait
for her to join them.

The Mayhew Adoption Story from Zach Brooks on Vimeo.

They have a YouCaring fundraiser to donate to:
Did you know you can use Paypal for YouCaring? I just realized that myself!
Super easy, super helpful. Do it.
Bring Lena home.