Date(s) & Time(s)::
July 20, 2013
On July 20, Adam & Christin Jones and friends will be working on the home of Karen Johnson who lives in Fort Wayne. Karen lost her husband 20 years ago and her home is in need of maintenance, and
improvements, including landscaping.
Businesses and individuals may join hands with this widow by donating supplies for this project. Contact Adam Jones at 260-610-1984 for information.
Volunteers on this project will not only be helping this widow, but they will also be raising funds to offset the costs for the Jones’ adoption of an orphan from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Volunteers will be
sponsored for a day of labor much in the same way that a 5k marathon runner or golfer earns funds for a charity.
Both Hands Foundation is 501(c)3 non-profit organization “serving widows, orphans and adoptive families.” Founded in 2008, the Nashville-based nonprofit’s purpose is to help people raise funds for orphans while serving widows through home improvement projects.
Both Hands partners with Lifesong for Orphans to provide an innovative method to help reduce the financial barrier for adoption.
Each project starts with an adoptive family. The family recruits a team of friends to work on a widow’s house. In advance of doing light repairs, painting, de-cluttering, cleaning, and landscaping, team members ask family members and friends to sponsor them for the day while they work on the house. Volunteers will be sponsored for a day of labor much in the same way that a 5k marathon runner or golfer earns funds for a local charity. All sponsorship funds raised goes to help offset the high cost of adoption.
Private donors cover administrative costs of Both Hands.
To date, Both Hands has raised over $2,600,000, helped 266 widows, affected 289 orphans, enabled over 7600 people to serve a widow in need in their community, and completed over 249 projects just like this one.
The Jones family has felt led to adopt an orphan from the D.R. Congo. They are excited about how this project will help Karen with the physical needs of her home and the financial needs of the adoption. The cost of adoption is high. With expenses over $30,000 the Jones family hopes this project will help raise the funds needed to bring an orphan into a forever family.
Donations can be made online through the Both Hands Foundation website.
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