Adoption, Handmade, Inspiration

INSPIRATION :: How YOU Can Help an Air Force Family Adopt a Child

I want to introduce you to my sweet friend Tina and her beautiful children (her Air Force husband, Erick, is not pictured). I’ve known Tina since I was, oh, maybe 11 years old or so? She runs Green by USA out of their home in South Dakota, he’s nearing deployment again, and they are part-way through the process of adopting a child from Ethiopia.
Tina Jensen image by OCD Photography
Jensen children image by OCD Photography
Recently, she held an online auction stocked entirely from items donated by friends and family — and all the winning bids combined resulted in $700 toward their adoption fund! There’s another auction coming up in April, and I want to help her make this one even more successful than the last.

I know many of you who read this blog own small businesses or have a handmade shop. Can you help me by donating an item to the auction?

It’s very easy to participate. Just email me,, the following information:

  1. A photograph of the item you wish to donate to the auction.
  2. A brief description of the item.
  3. The starting bid amount in USD $.
  4. Links to your Facebook page, website, and/or shop.

We will send you a link to the online auction when it is live (sometime in April) so you can spread the word to your circle of friends. Once the auction has ended, we will let you know the name and mailing address of the winning bidder, so you can package and ship the item on to them. That’s it!

And if you don’t have any items to donate, would you be willing to share this post instead?


Image Credit: Justine Luetschwager of OCD Photography