Chrishauna Curry | staff writer
Conor Angell, associate professor of music, will be hosting a bake sale fundraiser this Saturday, May 4.
The funds will be going toward the Angell's international adoption process. Conor Angell and his wife, Kerri Angell have been in the international adoption process for the last two years hoping to adopt their new son.
"We hope to have him home by the end of this year," Conor Angell said. "The international adoption process is expensive; for us this means expenses between $45,000-$50,000."
Conor Angell said that the goal of the fundraiser is to raise $975 to assist in adoption cost for his family. The total payment of adoption is $3,000 which will be matched by a grant that will add up to $6,000. He hopes that the upcoming bake sale will raise the remaining amount that their family needs.
Conor Angell's children, Elias and Miriam, have been very involved in the adoption process. Angell said the five and four-year-old pray for their little brother every night. Both children have been involved in the fundraising process by designing flyers, inviting friends and assisting with the baking and selling of items on Saturday.
"We do pretend bake sales at home frequently, so when we ran the idea of a real bake sale by them, they jumped on board right away," Conor Angell said.
Conor Angell said that the Upland community has been very supportive in this adoption process. He said that the process started about two years ago, and it has been a greater journey than he ever anticipated. However, he feels blessed by the support he and his family have received in being brought closer to his future son.
The bake sale will take place from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Angells' residence at 364 West Spencer Avenue, a few minutes from campus. If it rains, the bake sale will be held at Upland Community Church.
Conor Angell said the sale will consist of coffee from Rooted Grounds Coffee company, homemade cinnamon rolls, caramel corn, slices of pies and cakes and much more.
"We would love to have Taylor students stop by the fundraiser and enjoy the home-baked treats!" Conor Angell said.