Adopting a child is surprisingly expensive. Many parents are surprised to learn that the average adoption costs approximately $25,000. When adopting a child overseas, the cost of flights, hotels, and other travel expenses can increase that cost by thousands.
Bonfire has helped couples around the world raise money for an upcoming adoption. Our adoption fundraising campaigns have been able to provide new parents with the money they need to grow their family. Using Bonfire you can design a brilliant shirt, set your price, and the t-shirts are sent out as soon as your fund ends (as long as you reach your minimum shirt sales goal).
Thanks to this system, we’ve been able to positively affect the lives of parents and children around the world. Here are a few more benefits that BonfireFunds.com is proud to provide when it comes to adoption fundraising:
Online adoption fundraising made easy
Modern technology has made it easier than ever to launch an online fundraiser. At BonfireFunds.com, every step of the fundraiser can be completed online. You don’t even have to get out of your comfy office chair. Simply click here and get started designing your perfect shirt.
Stylish and comfortable adoption t-shirts with a modern fit
T-shirt design isn’t rocket science. So why do so many charities still send out scratchy, ill-fitting, un-stylish t-shirts? We don’t know the answer to that question, but we do know this: Bonfire shirts have a reputation for being comfortable and stylish. We've developed a flexible, easy-to-use t-shirt design tool to help you choose the right colors, logos, designs, and slogans to make your adoption campaign a success. T-shirts are pre-shrunk and feature a modern fit. Unlike most charity t-shirts, they’re also soft to the touch. Your online fundraising contributors will want to buy a t-shirt to support you, but they’ll also want to buy a t-shirt because it looks good.
We give you 100% of t-shirt proceeds
As mentioned above, adopting a child isn’t cheap. We know that every penny of your fundraiser counts. For that reason, we give you 100% of all proceeds from your shirt sales. Once the costs of producing the t-shirts have been covered, we send you a check with the profits. That means you get more money to spend on your new family member.
Support adoptions all over the world
New parents can adopt a child from all over the world. Some parents choose to adopt a child in their own country, while others look overseas. No matter where your adoption is taking place, BonfireFunds.com is here to help. After your fundraising campaign is complete, we transfer the funds to you that can be spent on anything you need. You may need to stay in your adopted child’s country for weeks or cover thousands of dollars in adoption fees. Whatever the nature of your adoption costs may be, it’s your money to spend as you see fit.
Easily spread and share your message with friends and family online
Bonfire fundraising campaigns are successful because it’s easy to spread and share any message online. We give your adoption fundraiser a page on our website. You can send that URL to your friends and family via Facebook, Twitter, email, and whatever other methods you choose. It’s your URL to spread and share, and you can instantly find hundreds of supporters online using this system.
We make it easy to contribute
Homeowners sometimes feel ambushed with door-to-door fundraising campaigns, and asking for credit card details over the phone can be a bad idea. That’s why it’s easy to appreciate a secure online ordering form.
The t-shirt contribution can be completed in minutes online and all payment details are processed by our secure server. People are more likely to contribute to your adoption campaign if you make it easy to donate. We’ve done all the hard work for you - all that’s left is to find some contributors.
Risk-free and easy to set up
Obviously, you don’t want your adoption t-shirt fundraiser to lose money. That’s why we made it impossible for your BonfireFunds.com fundraiser to lose money. Our unique system involves no risk and no initial investment on your part. We don’t manufacture t-shirts until the minimum shirt sales goal is reached. If the goal is never reached, then we don’t charge you or your contributors a penny. This unique risk-free fundraising process is helping families across the world handle the high costs of adopting a child.
Your campaign can be setup in under 5 minutes - get started today!
More Adoption Fundraising Ideas
In addition to t-shirts, here are a few fundraising ideas today’s parents are using to cover the costs of adopting a child:
Garage sales, yard sales, and auctions: Garage sales are a good way to raise money and clean your house at the same time. They take quite a bit of time to setup, but with a little hard work between you and your partner, you’ll be able to raise money to cover adoption costs. Talk to your friends, family, and neighbors to see if they want to contribute anything to your auction.
Talk to friends and family on Facebook: Your friends and family members know how much you want to adopt a child and they will be your most important supporters. Connect with them directly on Facebook. Start a group or create an event and invite your friends. Ask for donations over PayPal or another online payment service.
Charity dinners or nights out: Contact a local restaurant or bar and ask if you can setup a charity dinner or charity night out for a larger group. Contact your friends and family and sell tickets to the event. You can sign karaoke, have a trivia challenge, or just enjoy a night out with friends. You can also organize these events around important occasions – like a Superbowl party or the Fourth of July.
Launch a raffle or contest: Buy a grand prize and a few secondary prizes and sell raffle tickets to people. Even if the prizes are small, your supporters will appreciate receiving something in exchange for their donation to your cause.
More ideas: Be sure to check out FundYourAdoption.tv for a wide variety of resources for adopting families. They have compiled some of the best tools and resources to empower families to adopt without debt.