Money Matters: Mom Creates Fundraiser for Adoptive Families

A North Carolina mom sews headbands with one purpose: to spread hope to adoptive families. Learn how she created a fundraiser for adoptive families.

Shelley Skuster March 26, 2015
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Megan Calhoon of Wake Forest is the mom behind Seven Days Shop, an online store featuring homemade headbands that benefit families in the adoption process.

According to Calhoon, 20 percent of monthly sales are donated to a sponsored and hopeful adoptive family.

She also designs a featured headband inspired by the family and donates 40 percent of sales from the featured item to the family as well.

Calhoon started her fundraiser for adoptive families after watching two families go through the process of adopting children from Africa.

“My husband Tom and I began to really understand the enormous emotional and financial journey that adoption involves,” she said.

“My product allows the customer to directly make a difference in a child’s life. Each and every headband is made with that goal in mind,” she added.

Calhoon works from home, but when she’s able to step away from her stay-at-home-mom duties, she’s putting in 30-40 hours a week sewing headbands, filling orders, marketing and designing new prints and products.

But she said it’s easy to do when she thinks about kids coming home to their forever families.

“I consider it such a blessing to be even a small part of these families’ journeys,” she said.

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Shelley Skuster

Shelley is a former award-winning television journalist who traded in suit coats and red lipstick for a messy bun and yoga pants. She's a freelance writer who stays at home with her three daughters who are all ((gasp)) under the age of three and came to her via adoption and birth. She's the woman behind the blog Shelley Writes, and she can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

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