This event hosted by Michele Renee the Studio and Sarah Sukhram was amazing! Sarah wanted to be in a fun class about makeup, Michele taught it and they raised $1000 for Mary Jo and Gil! It was awesome! We are so thankful and humbled by people like these 2 ladies who support what we do and spend their time giving back. Michele Renee the Studio for hosting and Nothing Bundt Cakes for the sweet treats! Photography by Carrie Wildes Photography
Happy 2017!!!! This thank you is a little over due but we wanted to share what our photos with Santa event looked like this year. We had some very cute Santa lovers and haters! It was so much fun and we can not thank everyone enough for their time and help in pulling this off. Jeanna Graham created the fabulous decorations for our set with Santa. Laura Walsh, from Olympia Catering, had a super fun cupcake decorating station with all different festive toppings. And of course Jordan Prosser (AKA Santa), the team at Ivy Astoria for the perfect space, and Kandice Helms from Carrie Wildes Photography. These people all made it amazing and everyone who attended, we so appreciate your love and support.
Venue | Ivy Astoria | Cupcake Station | Olympia Catering | Linens | Linens by the Sea | Face Painting | Sarah Sinteff | Photography | Carrie Wildes Photography
The very first Kendra Scott store just opened in Hyde Park this past weekend! They have gorgeous jewelry, and a color bar where you can pick the type of jewelry, stone, and metal right there on a big screen. In about 2 minutes your custom jewelry is ready to go home with you! Perfect for gifts, bridal and bridesmaids' jewelry.
Come out on Thursday 5.26 to shop with a purpose and enjoy sips and sweets. Kendra Scott will donate 20% of anything you purchase to Promise Love Foundation!
If you can't attend but want to order, you can call into the store - 813-644-8999 from 6:00-8:00pm to place your order. They will ship for free or you can pickup later!
Photos with Santa were a hit:-) There were some lovers and haters of santa, some of our favs are below. Thank you all for coming out and supporting adoption through Promise Love Foundation. Our biggest thank you goes to Bronwyn Fowler, and her amazing ladies from High Hopes in High Heels. We could not have pulled it off without their time and hard work, THANK YOU!! This event raised over $1300, and this along with other donations received, allowed us to actually exceed the goal amount for the Pucovsky family’s adoption. We also want to thank our event contributors and venue that made it all possible!
Come say hi to Saul & David at the No More Event at Grace Family Church this Friday 11/13, 6:30pm! It's an experience that allows you to see what it looks like to care for orphans around Tampa Bay and the entire world. You'll also get to meet, and hear from our newest Promise Love Family, the Pucovsky's! We are always honored to be partnering with this amazing organizations. Hope to see you there!
Who wants to wait in long lines at the mall for photos with Santa right? High Hopes in High Heels is partnering with us for some holiday fun! Come hang out with us and support adoption!! We'll have Christmas cookies, hot chocolate and your family can get your photos taken with Santa!!! I happen to own Carrie Wildes Photography as well so we'll be taking the photos:-)
Sunday 12/6 from 2:00 - 5:00pm at Creative Loafing in Ybor!
Click HERE to buy your tickets and once you do we'll send you over an email to pick your time slot!
Thank you all who came out last night to eat (or drive through:-) PDQ, get some face painting and hang out. It was awesome!! The best news is that our goal was to raise the remaining $1500 needed for the Boyer family and we did!!! We got see their sweet family and next Tuesday is their adoption day. A super special thank you to Sarah, for the fab face painting and to PDQ for hosting and supporting us!!
If you want to get connected with a great group of foster/adoptive families Vandyke Church's group is going to have a fun, fall afternoon at Sweetfields Farm. The info is below and look out for the Promise Love shirts to find us!
PDQ is partnering with us for an evening of fun!! Come out for a tasty dinner (even in the drive through:-) and mention Promise Love and a portion of your meal will be a donation! Our guests of honor will be the Boyer Family and their sweet babies. We'll also have raffle items and PLF t-shirts for sale!!!
This is a really cool opportunity to support the Boyer family adoption and try some delicious recipes from Debra Coty's new cook book! All the details are below!
Too Blessed to be Stressed Dinner/Fundraiser
All proceeds to help defray adoption costs for a Brandon area family
Award-winning author and speaker Debora Coty invites you to enjoy a sneak preview of some of the terrific recipes included in her new book, the ...
Too Blessed to be Stressed Cookbook, featuring delicious recipes requiring 20 minutes or less prep time, scheduled to hit bookstore shelves this fall.
Enjoy a lovely dinner and help a local family's adoption dream come true at the same time!
Plus the names of everyone purchasing a meal go into a drawing; the grand prize winner will enjoy a private dinner with Debora's family. In addition, five happy winners of the Too Blessed to be Stressed Cookbook will be drawn. Six winners in all ... you could be one of them!
DATE: Friday, July 3, 2015
DINNER PICK-UP TIME: 4-7 pm; if you are unable to pick up on July 3, reserve your dinner for an alternative pick-up date at the pre-order e-dress below.
COST: $20 dinner for two (simply order additional meals for more people). All donations are greatly appreciated!
PRE-ORDER: Thebugsy15@hotmail.com (please specify how many meals you would like); pay with check or cash at pick-up.
LOCATION: Financial Alternatives office, 220 W. Brandon Blvd, Unit 105 (same shopping plaza as The Revolution Ice Cream Co.) 813-681-9600
MENU: Delicious fare straight from the Too Blessed to be Stressed Cookbook including:
• Everybody's Fave Baked Spaghetti (enough for two hungry adults)
• Parmesan Nuggets (mouthwatering cheesy rolls)
• Mudbar Ecstasy (delicious chocolaty way to cap your meal)
When ordering, please specify whether you'd like your food frozen for a future meal or ready to pop into your oven for a piping hot dinner with your fam at home.
A few weekends ago, we had the opportunity to participate, along with many other amazing non profits and ministries in the tampa bay area in the "Rock The Wall Crawl" race put on by the No More Foundation. The event included a 5k race, a fun mile run, a 40 yard dash and rock climbing walls! It was an event to bring awareness and raise funds for many different causes in tampa and around the globe. The dads, Saul and David, went out to represent the Promise Love Foundation and our current family, the Devries, to help raise funds needed to complete the cost of their adoption. It was such a great time and we want to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who came out and showed us love! As well as a BIG THANK YOU to the No More Foundation for inviting us and for working so hard and passionately for the least of these! They truly have the heart of the Father in the forefront of all they do!
Promise Love is proud sponsor of the upcoming Empowered To Connect LIVE Simulcast in partnership with ShowHope.
This is a "must attend" event for anyone that desires to help a child in foster or adoptive care.
Join us at Tampa Covenant Church on April 10 - 11th all the details are below!
Event registration at: www.mission1248.org
Watch Steven Curtis and Mary Beth Chapman talk about the upcoming event:
We are excited to share that we are partnering with the No More Foundation for the Rock the Wall Crawl Saturday 4.25!! It's going to be an amazing morning of events for the whole family, all the details are below. WE NEED YOU to get a team together and come out and support.
Participation is Simple:
1. Individuals/Teams/Families register for the event CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ON ACTIVE.COM or you can print the forms by clicking on each of them below and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Pick a Cause - the list of projects is below, Promise Love is one of them and all funds raised will go to help the Devries family adoption.
3. Spread the word that you are participating to raise pledges towards the project you choose. The goal is for each person to raise $100, but there's no amount to big or too small.
4. Come out on 4/25 to have fun and raise money for the causes that truly make a difference!
100% of the donations raised will go to the projects and all donations are tax deductible NO MORE is a non-profit 501(c)(3).
Today, November 9th 2014 is the first ever worldwide celebration of adoption! Thousands of people showed their support by putting a smiley face on their hand and #worldadoptionday! Here's some of our friends showing their support!
A friend shared this statistic today and it is literally mind blowing:
"If only 7% of the world's 2.7 billion Christians cared for one orphan there would be no more orphans"
Adoption is way more complicated than a smiley face and has an enormous range of emotions, trauma, and every single situation is totally unique. November being adoption month, and World Adoption Day gets the conversation about this serious crisis out in the forefront and helps people start becoming part of the solution.
Today is also the perfect day to show you the film of our daughter Maddie's adoption finalization hearing. It's personal, and emotional, but amazing, and something most people won't get to experience so it's worth watching. This is when the judge grants final motion of adoption and legally the child becomes part of your forever family. A HUGE thank you to Bryan and Tracey from Lucky Lemon Films for capturing this for us so she'll be able to watch this someday.
Our very first event was a success!! Thank you to all who came out to have fun! We had 2 goals, the first to was to start getting the word out so we can raise funds to help more families with adoption. The 2nd was to celebrate the adoptions that we've had this year so far, which are Lisa & Fred's 3 children, David and I's 2 girls, and Holly and Saul's little girl. It was an afternoon of games, gelato, pizza, sweets, face painting, princess hair and lots of fun!! THANK YOU to all the amazing volunteers, and professionals who shared their services and donated their time and raffle items. This event would not have been possible without Michael and his staff at NOVA 535, and Linda and Danielle from Linda Marie Events. They all went above and beyond to make it a success and we are so thankful!
We are very excited to share with you our very first event! It's going to be a carnival style event for all ages, kids and adults! Games, food, prizes, face painting, princess hair & makeup, raffles and a very special surprise guest!!!! There's no admission and all are welcome!! Papa Murphy's will be there selling pizza slices and we'll be selling game/food tickets at the door or you can skip the line and we'll have them ready for you at the door by pre-ordering online:
All funds raised will go towards families in process of adoption and we are also celebrating the adoption of Holly & Saul's daughter and David and my 2 girls!!!!
You can share the event on Facebook HERE!
We can't quite share all the details yet, but we had to post a little update on Lisa and Fred's story:-) We we very honored and excited that the No More Foundation also partnered with us in a big way and allowed Lisa and Fred to share their story at the event on May 18th.
People gave in a big way, and their construction project is currently under way!!! Even more exciting for Lisa and Fred, the 3 children they are matched with are being placed with them permanently today! Perfect timing that Fred will get to celebrate his first Father's day on Sunday!! When you adopt from the foster system there is a transition period with visits and overnights over a certain period of time which ends in the children permanently being with their forever family. Here's just a little sneak of the construction under way. Lisa and Fred are so excited that it's finally happening and we can not wait to show you the finished project along with what their new family looks like!!! All that will be coming soon!! Plus, we have the next Promise Love family's story to share as well so stay tuned!!! Thank you for all your support and awesomeness!!!!
We have some exciting updates on Lisa & Fred's project coming soon!! In the meantime, we had over 60 people order Promise Love shirts and they are shipping this week!!!! We thought it would be fun to have all of you send us a photo of yourself wearing your Promise Love shirt so we can post a collage of all your pretty faces. Seflies and phone pics are totally fine! When you get your shirt snap a selfie and you can post it on our Facebook page that is at www.facebook.com/promiselovefoundation or text it to Carrie - 813-480-0324 or Holly - 813-0758-4964. We can't wait to see!!!!
Yesterday, my heart and home were very full! Heaven, my sweet 8 year old daughter, decided after hearing Mr. Fred and Mrs. Lisa's story that she wanted to help them! So we invited some of her bracelet making girlfriends over (with music and ice cream sundaes to keep them motivated) to make as many official Promise Love Foundation bracelets as possible to sell and raise money so these 3 beautiful kids can finally be home forever! So proud of these girls and all there hard work. It was a blast! And I know they will sell like hot cakes!
Saul and I, for obvious reasons, have always stressed the importance of helping orphans find there forever homes in whatever way God calls us to help. It's pretty amazing to watch how God works in their little hearts and minds to reach out to people on their own! Going through the process of launching this foundation with us, my kids have truly taken on the prayers, excitement, love and commitment to helping families and kids find each other! They have learned the ups and downs, ins and outs, hard times and amazing victories and miracles that come through adoption. I am truly thankful to God for the journey He has placed us all on and what impact it is having on my own children.
If you are interested in buying a bracelet they are going for $5, but well worth more with all the love that is put into them:-) Just message us and we can mail them to you or stop by our booth at the No More Event this weekend, Sunday, May 18th @ 5pm at Bay Life Church and there will be a very cute 8 year old selling them!
A BIG Thank you to all the girls who took time out of their day to come make this a huge success! And thank you to the moms for bringing your girls and allowing them to be part of this awesome mission!