Saturday, March 29, 2008

Thank you this week to...(Updated)

The DeSantis Family(RI), The Moore Family(MS), The Hochstetler Family(IN), The Vernon Family(MO), The Serra Family(FL) and an apology to The Mcnab Family(MN), she should have been on the list 2 weeks ago! Thank you Everybody!! We also want to thank Michelle (KS) for setting up a donation drive for us at the Midwest Kazakh gathering. We are calling it Christmas in July and will be accepting donations for anything on our yearly donations list. What a blessing to have such great support.

We also wanted to let everybody know that we have sold 140 cookbooks already, and they aren't even printed yet!! Thank you for helping us make a difference!!

This just in - Cyndi Keilin of Ohio has informed us that her preschool is going to organize a donation drive for the month of May! I was blown away when I read the email! How incredibly blessed we are to have such caring people helping these beautiful children in Kazakhstan. Thank you Cyndi!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

First shipment DELIVERED!

We just wanted to let everybody know that your first shipment of donations has made it to Hadassah's Hope. Liz was so excited yesterday and could not believe the amount of stuff we had collected. She was very grateful and very excited about being able to deliver everything to Kazakhstan personally!! They will be delivering it all in June. She said that she would take a video and pictures of the children receiving their things. She also said that these things would not be community property, the children will actually have something to call their own. They have a coordinator in country that finds out the number if children and their ages/shoe sizes so they can bring the correct sizes to the baby and children's homes. She also said that they will give them extra shoes for the new children that will come to the homes. This is all because of you guys. We could not be what we are without all of your support! Can you imagine the smiles that we will get to see. She also encouraged us to come on a mission trip with them. She said that if you have never experienced the baby homes while not adopting, you need to. It is totally different on the other side of the coin. They actually let you love on the kids and sleep at the baby homes. (not sure about that)You are a welcomed guest when you are there to help. If anyone is interested in the mission trip that they are taking this year email us and we will get you the info. We are going on the next trip for sure!!!

We also wanted to say Thanks to everyone that has bought a cookbook and sent in their sleepers! It is a huge blessing to be able to help the children in Kazakhstan that are waiting for their forever families!! We have sold over 100 cookbooks and have received numerous sleepers and pj's along with many other things! If you haven't pre-ordered your cookbook please do so. It turned out beautifully. For those of you that think it is Kazakh food, it is not. They don't sell enough Horse meat in America to make Kazakh dishes. :-) just kidding. It is a cookbook that was made with love from families who have Kazakh children or that are in the process to adopt a child from Kazakhstan. There were over 70 families that participated. It has over 200 pages and 298 recipes. ALL of the money collected from the sale of the cookbooks will go directly to the orphans of Kazakhstan. We had a very generous person pay for the cost of the books. We will have a vote for everybody that buys one on where they want there money spent. (i.e-playground, new cribs/beds, toys, etc).
Please consider purchasing a cookbook or sending in some donations of the month. We have set up a different donation for every month, all important to the well-being of the children. Please be sure to look at the list on the left hand side of this page. Thank you again and remember together we can make a difference!! Email us at you have any questions!

List of March Donations:
1~Cold care kit

Thank you this week to Kim(California) and Ann(Indiana)!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


We finally have the Paypal link set up for pre-orders. We will accept pre-orders through April 19, 2008. Our cookbook is scheduled to print on April 24.

With the recent rumor/announcement that Kazakhstan has suspended adoptions for dossiers not submitted yet, children will now have to wait longer for their forever families. We hope you will consider purchasing a cookbook to help make their wait just a little bit more comfortable.

We are also accepting check, cash or money order made out to Two Hearts For Hope and sent to our address (located on the left).

Cookbooks are perfect for everything from Mother's Day to saying "Thank You" for helping with your adoption!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Proof Positive

We received the proof of our cookbook! Everything looks great (except that they spelled my (Kim) name wrong!). It was so exciting to see all of our hard work actually put together.

We are now waiting for our Paypal account to be set up, which should be done Wednesday, then we will start taking pre-orders.

"Over 200 pages complete with 298 recipes, pictures, poems, and information on Kazakhstan, this cookbook will be a great addition to any kitchen. This cookbook truly is a keepsake to be handed down to your children and grandchildren. Please consider visiting our website and placing orders for family members and friends. By celebrating the beautiful children of Kazakhstan we hope to make a difference in the lives of those children still waiting for their forever family."

Cookbooks will cost $15 and $2 for shipping. If you pre-order by April 15th, we will waive the shipping cost.

We would like to thank The Bell Family (TN), The Bilbro Family (TN), The Baker Family (MO), and The Jay Family (MO) for their donations this week.

The mid-month donation count:
1~Cold care kit

Keep them coming, Picture the smiles!!

Friday, March 7, 2008

A Sneak Peek

Yesterday I received a phone call from the publishing company asking to send a proof of our cookbook cover to us. I was so excited, she faxed it right away and there were no mistakes. Here is the cover (It will be in color):

We should have the actual cookbook proof in 2-3 weeks!

Thank you to the following people and their families for the donations this week: Kristan (Florida), Teresa (Alabama), Angie (Washington), Erin (Missouri) and Jessica (Georgia).

"You will find, as you look back on your life, that the moments that stand out
are the moments when you have done things for others." - Henry Drummond

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

February donation final count!

Ready to be shipped!!

We just wanted to update you on the February donation final count.
Clothes~ A 95 qt. and a 64 qt. plastic container full. It is to hard to break it down piece by piece on clothing.
We want everybody to know that you are making a difference even if you feel like you just have a few things to give. We got a letter this week that said "This is a great way for individuals to come together and as a whole make a difference!". That statement is so right, look at what a difference we have already made in just one month!

We will start taking cookbook pre-orders on March 15th. They can be purchased for $15 plus $2 for shipping. The shipping will be waived if you pre-order!! So count up how many you want and be ready to order.

We want to take this time to thank everybody that sent in donations this month! You are all angels in the eyes of these children!! Remember March is Sleeper/Pajama month!