Sunday, October 31, 2010

**Really Great Prize**

Ok, so the cat is now out of the bag! I advertised tonight by putting a sign up in our yard, lit up by a spotlight we use for Christmas yard decorations. I also passed out small fliers to trick-or-treaters. Though I know most people who check this blog out will not be from my neighborhood, I felt it was now time to reveal what the prize will be.

The "really great" prize that we will be raffling off is a brand new Apple iPad! The raffle for the iPad starts November 1, 2010!

The way to enter in the raffle will be to donate via "Chip In" on this blog. There are 3 different "Chip Ins" on my blog. This is because the raffle is raising money for all 3 of Reece's Rainbow's older child adoption grant funds. You will have to choose which one you want your money going to. There is one fund for the older boys with Downs Syndrome (DS), one for the older girls with DS, and then a combined grant fund for the older "Other Angels" (children with varying special needs other than DS).

After you choose which grant fund you want your donation to go to, all you need to do is click to donate on that specific "Chip In" and it will send the funds (you choose the amount) directly to Reece's Rainbow.

After you donate, you need to tell me (by leaving a comment on my blog or emailing me at to let me know you donated. You need to leave your name, which grant fund you donated to (DS boys, DS girls, or Other Angels) and how many times you get to be entered into the raffle drawing. You get 1 entry for every $5 you donate.

So for example, if Jim John wants to donate $20 to the older DS boys grant fund, he would click the donate button on the "chip in" for the older DS boys. He would fill out that he wants to donate $20 by clicking the Chip In for the older DS Boys. Then he would go back and leave a comment on this blog and say "Jim John, DS boys (4)". That way Jim John would be entered in the raffle 4 times. On December 1st he would go back and check this blog to see if he won. The way he would know he won would be that he would see his name on the blog saying he is the winner of the iPad.

Be sure you contact me to let me know how many entries you will get. This way every $5 donated gives you 1 entry in the raffle. I will be sure to check and make sure every entry is accompanied by a $5 donation through "chip in" and that the winner actually did donate the amount they told me they did. I want everyone to know that everything is fair in this raffle.

Wouldn't it be really sweet to be the winner of the iPad!? It will be shipped out ASAP to you so that it will have plenty of time to be delivered before Christmas. It would be one awesome Christmas present! The only thing that would top that is knowing you had a hand in saving a life of a little child with special needs!

God can use even our smallest offerings in big ways! Remember what He did with the fish and bread? He took that small offering and turned around and fed five thousand men (not to mention the women and children that were fed as well).

Matthew 14

17"We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish," they answered.

18"Bring them here to me," he said. 19And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. 20They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. 21The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.


Tomorrow is the day. The BIG fundraiser will start tomorrow and end December 1st. The winner of the **REALLY GREAT PRIZE** will be randomly selected and announced on December 1st. I will ship it out A.S.A.P. after receiving the address of the winner so it can be delivered in plenty of time for Christmas. It would be a really great Christmas present!

After speaking with Andrea from Reece's Rainbow about the fundraiser we are planning, and praying about it, we are now planning on the funds going to the older children grant funds. This way it will help out more then 1 child and we won't select the child. It will go to the next child adopted off of the older child wait list. We feel this is what we should do. We hope a lot of funds will be raised through this fundraiser and will help at least 3 older children to be adopted. The more funds we can raise, the better chance an older child will have to get out of an institution and into a loving family. Some of the older children have been surviving in an institution for years. Some of them are about to be transferred. Some will surely die if not adopted soon. Please help spread the word about these precious children and stand with us as we fight to give them a chance to go from struggling to survive to truly thriving in a loving family!

Friday, October 29, 2010

New Blog & New Fundraiser

Welcome to my new blog! I created this blog to help raise awareness of orphans & others in need. I will be holding a fundraiser on this blog for a really great prize starting November 1, 2010. The winner will be randomly selected and announced on December 1, 2010. Check back November 1st to see what this prize will be! This fundraiser will be to raise money for orphans that are at significant risk of being transferred to mental institutions (where their survival rate is very low), have already been transferred to mental institutions, or are older which makes it more challenging to find families willing and able to adopt them. It is my hope that enough money will be raised to be able to share the funds between all the children who are at significant risk and the older children as well. God calls us to help the "least of these". These children with special needs who are bedridden are perfect examples of the "least of these". They are helpless and need YOUR help. God works miracles through His children if we are willing to allow Him to work through us. God's army is called to be a voice for children such as these. For the helpless, the hopeless, the orphans, and the widows. To God be all the glory!

Please help spread the word about the upcoming fundraiser. I can't do this alone. I need God's army to step up and stand up for these children. If you become a follower of this blog between October 29, 2010 and December 1, 2010, you will be entered to win a $25 Amazon gift card. Just for following this blog. Please spread the word on facebook, myspace, twitter, and your personal blogs!