|Leeann posing with Karen and her baby bottle.|
Rob and I both looked at each other with utter skepticism. That's a tall order! Her last coffee shop only profited $18 after supplies (she and I both learned a thing or two about having too much product on hand). So this time, she baked cookies using ingredients we already had on hand, plowed through a big tub of hot cocoa mix from our cupboard, and served the drinks in mugs instead of paper cups making her out-of-pocket expenses $0. All of the money she would raise would go straight into the bottle.
Leeann had 28 visitors (29 if you count the lady bug that stopped by), 2 cyber friend sponsors, and one $10 donation in trade for cookies at church tomorrow. She raised a total of $100.39 at the coffee shop, and has another $20 on it's way in the mail (and the baby bottle boomerang doesn't end for several more weeks)! This was all from a few shameless plugs on facebook... I love facebook! Even more than facebook however, I love the many absolutely wonderful people that stopped by in support of Options, and in support of Leeann. With your help she's learning the value of hard work and generosity.
Leeann doesn't yet know that most 14 year-olds that find themselves unexpectedly pregnant, like her birth mom did, choose abortion. Her birth mom chose life. And after 16 months of caring for Leeann she explored the idea of placing her in our care for adoption. Options Pregnancy Resource Center served as a place for her birth mom to explore her options, and really understand the road ahead, regardless of which choice she were to make.