Crowdfunding for Jerry

Filipino boy Jerry is only 8 and the bravest kid I know. His mother died tragically at Christmas time when he was only four years old and his father died in August this year. Jerry has been living with me for over a year now, but I am currently in Australia working and selling stuff to get back to him in the Philippines.

Help me adopt Jerry and bring him to Australia

You can help me adopt Jerry and bring him to Australia by doing one or all of these:-

  1. read our story at our crowdfunding campaign site and if it speaks to you, make a contribution
  2. tell your friends, your family and your co-workers about Jerry and our situation
  3. Share this blog post and the campaign on all your social media networks (facebook, twitter, linkedin etc)

Stay updated

To keep up with our story you can visit this dedicated page on my website or check out all my  posts about Jerry and our life together.

Thank you

Thank you so much for your interest in our story, I’m working so hard everyday to earn and raise enough money to get back to Jerry in the Philippines. It would be so wonderful to spend Christmas together. We are so grateful to everyone who has contributed to our campaign.

7 responses to “Crowdfunding for Jerry”

  1. […] I was quite excited when I read today’s daily prompt. Paper! I knew immediately I would bring them to the surface and restore some energy to their presence. Even more than before, I feel compelled to find a solid purpose for my mother’s lovely designs because she gave to me specifically for my fundraising and adoption of Jerry. […]

  2. us4p Avatar

    Melinda, I read your post and think: it’s possible! Lot of time I thought to do something like you did. The difference is that I didn’t. How can we help you to adopt Jerry and bring him to Australia? I’m in Argentina.

    1. Melinda J. Irvine Avatar

      Wow, Argentina. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and check out our story.

      I’m currently crowdfunding so I can stay with Jerry in the Philippines for a whole year (uninterrupted stay) and begin the adoption process. During this time I am also actively building again my online marketing and copywriting business so I can support Jerry and I into our future.

      Below is the campaign website with the not-for-profit crowdfunding platform

      To help you could do any or all of these things below:-

      1. Go to the campaign site and if it resonates, please make a donation
      2. Share the campaign across your social media channels
      3. Tell your family and friends about what I am doing
      4. Recommend the story to any business or sponsors

      You can also connect with me on Linkedin here:

      Thank you so much for your belief in us.

      Mel and Jerry xx

      1. us4p Avatar

        Mel, I will do it. You are making a very good job.

  3. […] to adopt Jerry has really binded my family as we all search for once sacred relics to sell. This little wooden […]

  4. […] is even more tricky in the Philippines, because Jerry (the boy I am adopting) and other friends there are curious to see pictures of where I live. And what do I tell them […]