Monday, January 7, 2013

Almost 1/2 way there!

We are OVERJOYED to announce that our puzzle is (almost) half-way complete!  In less than 4 days we have received over $1,400 for 47 puzzle pieces! We are humbled and ever so grateful for each and every $ given.

It has been such a blessing to us to watch as you have shared our story with your family and friends- and they have responded!  Many of you that have purchased puzzle pieces are folks we've never met!  We have received donations from as far west as TX, as far north as NY!  And we have also received countless messages from many of you promising to pray for us- and for that we too are ever so grateful.
If you read our post over the weekend you know that we need to raise our funds even faster than we originally anticipated (to pay up front legal fees). 
SO let's get this puzzle built!

In case this is your first time to our blog, here is some brief information about our adoption fundraiser:

We are in the process of adopting a domestic baby girl that we plan to name Ruthie.  She will be born by the end of February.  Prior to placement we need to raise a minimum of $3,000 to pay up front legal fees. We are asking you to join with us and help us bring Ruthie home!! We are piecing together a puzzle as folks contribute towards our legal and documentation fees.

Each piece will be $30, and we will write the name of each person who buys a piece (or pieces) on the back of the piece, and eventually frame the puzzle in a double glass frame. It will be a constant reminder, to hang on our wall, of those who came together to help bring Ruthie home.
Below is the image of the puzzle we are putting together:

100 pieces @ $30 a piece= $3,000 raised (if fully completed)

There are only 53 pieces remaining!!

You can participate in this fundraiser in a few ways:

  • Use the secure PayPal link above to donate any amount online (scroll up and click on the DONATE button above our family picture :) ).
  • You can send us a check for any amount to our home address OR to our Post Office Box
    • Ferguson FamilyPO BOX 1771
      Fort Mill, SC 2971
  • Or if you are local to the Fort Mill area I am happy to collect the funds from you anywhere that is convenient!        
For every $30 donated, we will write your name on the back of a puzzle piece, and Ruthie will forever know the loved ones who helped bring her home.

We have  just a few weeks friends. We would be grateful if you would help spread the word by posting on your blogs or on facebook or twitter. (If you post, please leave a comment & let us know so that we can thank you!)

If you would like you can cut and paste this message on Facebook:

 "Help piece together the funds to bring Ruthie home! The Ferguson’s have less than a month to raise $3000- it's as simple as $30 for a puzzle piece! Be a part of bringing her home to her forever family!
Go to and donate today!"
Thank you again for your support!

With much love and great hope,
The Ferguson's

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