We are so excited to be partnering with Eyes That See to help raise funds for them through the collection of coins. What a pleasure to collect money knowing that the funds will help out women and children in Ethiopia. I first met one of the Eyes That See founders (Nikki Ness) a few years ago. She was kind enough to drive two hours to meet me for coffee so that I could pick her brain about Ethiopia, adoption and how our family might get involved with the beautiful country that was weighing on my heart. Nikki was able to tell me all about KVI (the orphanage that she started with her husband Matt) and Arise for Children (our adoption agency).
MONTHS passed after our first meeting. We were still not completely sure that we would adopt. It took almost a year for us to contact Nikki again and sign up with Arise to start our adoption process. Well, here we are now, 8 months after bringing our daughter home and we are thrilled to have the chance to help out Eyes That See. And, by the way, it turned out that when we received our referral of Grace, she was living at KVI. Whenever Grace talks about Ethiopia, she refers to KVI as her "house in Ethiopia."
Eyes That See has some fabulous programs they are running in Ethiopia for women and children. I can't wait to write more about them soon....stay tuned for more amazing ways you can help...
PLEASE check out Eyes That See and consider adding a jar of some sort to your kitchen counter, office desk, business location or anywhere that you can to allow people to throw in their extra coins. The entire month of April will be considered our "collection month." The Eyes That See blog will keep you up to date with info about the coin collection and other great programs they are working on in Ethiopia. The coins will be counted throughout the month to see how much is being collected. It will be fun to watch our coin collection grow (watch out those of you who visit our house...we will be looking for your spare change).
Visit Eyes That See to learn more about their programs and to sign up to be a collection site.
I promise, Grace is putting IN coins, not taking them out.