A Note from Our Founder
This decision comes after a prompting from the Holy Spirit and much prayer. I will share the details of this decision in our upcoming publication, but I want you to know that we are confident in God’s leading. As hard as it is to see Raise the Dough finish its leg of the race, I am delighted to report that this work is not terminated. We are passing the baton to Lifesong for Orphans. We have been partnering with Lifesong over the last couple of years because of their similar mission and superb operational systems. They are ideally suited to meet the needs of adopting families, and we are so thankful to be able to point people to Lifesong for generous, compassionate and reliable support.
In light of our decision to close Raise the Dough, we will not be hosting our annual Doughnut Day fundraiser this year. However, we encourage you to continue to celebrate it with your family and friends. On June 3, pick up a treat and pray for those who are currently pursuing adoption.
We do have a few outstanding financial obligations to meet and a couple of families whose funding we want to complete, so we invite you to consider helping us finish strong. As we cross our finish line on June 15, 2022, we would be grateful for your support.
We will do our best to continue to communicate through social media and email the details of our final months and our invitation to direct future support to Lifesong for Orphans. If you are in the process of completing an application for support, please do not worry. We will gladly walk you through the transition and ensure that you are not without the support that you expected from Raise the Dough.
Lastly, we will be discounting our merchandise in our online store (www.shopraisethedough.org), and we’ll fill orders as long as supplies last. Order now, and grab some memorabilia to commemorate all the work God has done in and through Raise the Dough. In May 2022, look for our publication to hit your mailboxes. We’ll be celebrating the last eight years of God’s faithfulness and sharing the ways you can continue to support adopting families through Lifesong for Orphans.
Thank you for your partnership,
Executive Director, Raise the Dough
Answers to Your Questions:
Why is Raise the Dough closing?
Over the last year, Raise the Dough has not been able to staff our organization as we desired, and so we’ve struggled to offer the robust support to families that we would like. It became clear to the board, through prayer and discernment of our ongoing challenges to grow our organization, that closing Raise the Dough and directing donors and families to Lifesong for Orphans was the best path forward.
We started an application for support, now what?
We were promised a financial gift, now what?
I am a donor. What happens to my gift to Raise the Dough?
Will you have a National Doughnut Day event in June?
I still want to support adoptive families. Who do you recommend I donate to?
How long are you accepting donations?
Can we still buy Raise the Dough merchandise?
Raise the Dough’s Final Annual Report:
You may download Raise the Dough’s final year-in-review, featuring our support numbers, donation totals, and the families that we’ve impacted through the prior year.