Challenge # 2 in the ‘Send Me’ T-shirt Giveaway

We are over halfway to the goal for Challenge #1 of getting 500 confirmed guests to the Vote for Project HOPEFUL June 11th in the Toyota 100 Cars for Good Program Event Page!  Keep sharing that link and entering the giveaway HERE !

Today, we are introducing our second challenge for another ‘Send Me’ t-shirt.  Today’s challenge is to post the Project HOPEFUL Toyota 100 Cars for Good video on your blog or Facebook and then come back and tell us in the comments how many people  have ‘liked’ and/or commented on your post as of 8am EST Monday, June 6th.  Each post that you make a comment about will count as one entry.  The link to the video is:

Project HOPEFUL Fact of the Day: Today we get a report from the FIG Program Director and Ukraine contact, Traci Heim ~

Three of our FIG children have identified families. One family is currently in Eastern Europe for the first trip. Traci Heim, the director of the FIG program is currently in Ukraine seeking to create relatiopnships with orphanages in order to better identify and advocate for the waiting children. Mercy Projects/Eastern European Outreach has hosted their stay in Kiev and took her to visit a church-run orphanage outside of Kiev. It doesn’t house HIV+ orphans, but she met a sibling group of 4, ages 16-4 who desperately need a family. The oldest girl will be allowed to remain at the orphanage until she is 18 and can be adopted up until that time. We need to identify their family!  Traci has pictures and video of the children and can be contacted at

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    10 Days until the Toyota 100 Cars For Good Voting Day for Project HOPEFUL…And a GIVEAWAY!

10 Days until the Toyota 100 Cars For Good Voting Day for Project HOPEFUL…And a GIVEAWAY!

As most of you already know, Project HOPEFUL  has a chance to win a new Toyota to help us bring our educational workshops to EVERY state. These inspiring workshops enable people to advocate for and adopt orphans with HIV/AIDS.

We have just 10 more days to get the word out about this event and we have a great way for YOU to help!

Announcing the Project HOPEFUL EXCLUSIVE “Send Me” T-shirt Giveaway.  We will be issuing challenges over the next 10 days for your chance to win one of these amazing shirts.

We are also going to be offering a Daily Fun Fact so that you can learn more about Project HOPEFUL…they might even be clues for a future challenge! (hint, hint!)

Your first challenge is this:

Spread the word to everyone you know about our Vote for Project HOPEFUL June 11th in the Toyota 100 Cars for Good Program Event  page on Facebook.

You can receive entries in a couple of ways:

You can post a link to the event page on  Facebook, Twitter, or your blog.  For every mention of our Facebook Event page on one of those venues, you can receive one entry for our Send Me t-shirt giveaway.  All you need to do is link us to your post in your comments below.
You can leave a comment below telling us how many people have RSVP’d to the event due to you sharing the event with them. (this gives you one additional entry)

Then when the Facebook Event page has reached 500 attendees, we will choose one of the entries at random to win the t-shirt!

Most of all, don’t forget to go to: Toyota’s Facebook Page and ‘like’ Toyota USA.  Then go to the 100 Cars for Good June […]

The Truth is Contagious. Spread it!

If you’ve seen our Toyota 100 Cars for Good Campaign video, it may be that you’ve wondered “’Send Me?’… Send them where?”  Perhaps you’ve been wondering how all of the threads of Project HOPEFUL tie together.

Project HOPEFUL is dedicated to educating people about HIV/AIDS and helping prospective adoptive parents understand the practicalities of raising children with the virus. We have over five years experience successfully enabling individuals and families to adopt children with HIV. Our parent workshops held in partnership with the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital Adoption Center have been hugely successful. We are pleased to say that over 95% of families who attend our forums complete adoptions of children with HIV/AIDS.

Project HOPEFUL seeks to support adoption agencies as well. Project HOPEFUL can work with agency staff to coordinate webinars for families where Project HOPEFUL staff members can answer questions about adoption and HIV+ parenting. Using our Your Questions Answered booklet as a mini curriculum and following our open Q&A format we can equip prospective adoptive parents with basic facts about HIV/AIDS and help clear up any myths surrounding the virus or parenting these children.

Project HOPEFUL is also working to partner with Local Pediatric Infectious Disease (PID) specialists in every state available to replicate our educational workshops like the ones we hold with the University of Chicago in order provide access for prospective adoptive families to the medical professionals in their area.

We at Project HOPEFUL believe that we can make an enormous impact on the future of children around the world who are HIV+ through our efforts to eradicate social stigma in every state, but we lack funding.  One way that you can make a great difference is to visit our store. […]

CAFO Summit VII Highlights – Day 1

Project HOPEFUL is enjoying our time here at the Christian Alliance for Orphans Summit in Louisville, Kentucky. The Team has enjoyed the camaraderie which comes from being amongst like-minded advocates who share the same burden to see orphans receive the care they need.
The conference was kicked off with a time of worship Wednesday night with a wonderful concert from Meredith Andrews and the Desperation Band. Today we were treated to many informative general and breakout sessions by thoughtful presenters representing a wide range of topics, such as; McLane Layton of Equality for Adopted Children, Karyn Purvis of TCU Institute of Child Development, Brian Fikkert of Covenant College and Chalmers Center, Julie Gumm, author of Adopt Without Debt… just to name a VERY few.
The conference has already blessed the Project HOPEFUL team. We suspect that the information learned here will continue to inform and challenge us to as we take what we’ve learned home to digest further through prayer and meditation. There is not much that compares to gathering with like-minded organizations to compare notes on best practices and what is truly working in the world of orphan care.
On an exciting personal note, Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine of Family Life Today interviewed Executive Director, Carolyn Twietmeyer in front of the live general session audience this morning. Project HOPEFUL couldn’t be more grateful for the chance to be featured on such a prominent national radio show! Stay tuned for further details about what date the show will air.

We Proudly Announce…

The newest member of the Twietmeyer clan, Sofia Hope!
Sweet little Sofia is blessed with an extra chromosome and is made in the image of her Creator! She is a true gift and brings joy to all she meets. Sofia is ten weeks old and came home through a private adoption. No details about the adoption are being released.

So many have asked if gifts for Sofia are needed. Sofia says she’d like more children to find homes. Please consider giving to a waiting child’s FIG adoption fund.

Parent Forum February 12th

Are you interested in learning more about adoptive parenting of children with HIV/AIDS? Project HOPEFUL and University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital Adoption Clinic have created an informative Parent Forum you won’t want to miss! Come learn from medical professionals and Project HOPEFUL staff. Extended family members are invited too.

Visit our WEBSITE to learn more and to register.