There are nearly 200,000 children in the United States alone who are in need of a loving home. In order to help raise adoption awareness, A&E’s Duck Dynasty star-couple Willie and Korie have partnered with Worldwide Foundation to give their fans an opportunity to donate funds for a chance to win a special VIP Duck Commander experience. The winner gets to explore Duck Commander Head Quarters with Willie Robertson and fly in a private plane to watch the October 4 NFL Saints vs. Cowboys game from VIP seats. Proceeds from these donations will benefit Drive Adoption, a new initiative of the Worldwide Foundation that has been created to provide education and awareness regarding both domestic and international adoption.
"I think it's important for people to know that we adopted Will before
we became rich and famous—I say that because I think sometimes people
think that only the rich and famous have what it takes, the money, the
staff, to give a home to a child,” says Duck Dynasty icon
Willie Robertson, “But the truth is anyone can do it, once you have
committed to make that kind of difference in a child's life. It's one of
the best things we've ever done.”
Fans will donate on Omaze for various “experiences” and will receive a
gift specific to the amount they donate. These items include limited
edition t-shirts, autographed hats, a Skype session with Willie, or even
an autographed 1840 Phowler Phrogger. The fundraiser is live for two
weeks and will end on September 29.
“I’ve always been inspired by the verse that says true religion is to
look after orphans and widows in their distress (James 1:27),” shares
mother-of-five Korie Robertson, “From the moment we found out about
Will, he was ours...I've done a lot of cool things in the past couple of
years, I've been to SuperBowls, I've met presidents – but the best
decision we have ever made – the decision that made the biggest impact
on our life, was the adoption of our son Will.”
For more information about the fundraiser and to donate for a chance to win, please visit http://bit.ly/VisitDuckCommanderHQ.
About Drive Adoption and the Worldwide Foundation
Worldwide Foundation works to support orphan homes in The Dominican
Republic and Africa through the promotion of foster care and adoption.
Drive Adoption is a new initiative of the Worldwide Foundation. Drive
Adoption has been created to provide education and awareness regarding
both domestic and international adoption. Our hope and goal is to
educate people about all of the facts and all aspects of adoption as
well as to connect people to other resources. The Foundation also
administers the Mia Moo Fund which assists families with children who
are born with a cleft lip and palate. Join us! http://worldwidefoundation.org/