Friday, January 14, 2011

IPAD Giveaway 01/23/11

I just found out about an iPad giveaway. A wonderful family is adopting a tiny little boy with Down Syndrome and is in need of funds to complete their adoption.

This cutie is a mere 15-16 lbs at 6 years old. He has a  colostomy and is not getting the nutrients he needs to grow and be healthy. He needs surgery and a lot of love and care and this family is up for the challenge! However, they need help to get him home. Please visit their blog at to enter their iPad giveaway and help this precious little one get home to his forever family!

The drawing will be on January 23rd so enter today to help! 1 chance to win is $5.00.  5 chances to win is $20.00.  15 chances to win is $50.00.  35 chances to win is $100.00.  75 chances to win is $200.00.

Friday, January 7, 2011


For some reason it seems there has been a problem with the Chip In. I have ended the Chip In and will not be doing the fundraiser just yet since it's been a whole week of the Chip In not working correctly. I would like to re-do this fundraiser at some point in the near future. I will need to figure everything out first. Sorry to anyone wanting to donate to this fundraiser. Check back in the near future for more updates and fundraisers.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Next Level

This fundraiser needs to go to the next level. With adoption/post adoption books, Russian language set, and a $25 Red Robin gift card already on the table for prizes for this fundraiser raffle, I've decided to add a grand prize of a brand new Amazon Kindle! The Amazon Kindle is a really cool little gadget, you can read just about any book you want, just about anywhere you want. It's now better than ever with great improvements to an already really neat product including:
  • All-New, High-Contrast E Ink Screen – 50% better contrast with latest E Ink Pearl technology
  • Read in Bright Sunlight – No glare
  • New and Improved Fonts – New crisper, darker fonts
  • New Sleek Design – 21% smaller body while keeping the same 6" size reading area
  • 17% Lighter – Only 8.5 ounces, weighs less than a paperback
  • Battery Life of Up to One Month – A single charge lasts up to one month with wireless off
  • Double the Storage – Up to 3,500 books
  • Built-In Wi-Fi – Shop and download books in less than 60 seconds
  • 20% Faster Page Turns – Seamless reading
  • Enhanced PDF Reader – With dictionary lookup, notes, and highlights
  • New WebKit-Based Browser – Browse the web over Wi-Fi (experimental) 
So now your $1 donation will get you 1 entry into our raffle. Each entry will be in the drawing for each prize. Each $1 donation brings this precious little boy one step closer to the family he so deserves and the medical care he desperately needs. God bless you for caring!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Fundraiser 01/11

Today starts the new fundraiser and the last day to donate will be January 31, 2011.  There will be 5 prizes for this one fundraiser. Each entry is only $1.00 and will enter you in the drawing for all 5 prizes. The prizes include: 1. Toddler Adoption - The Weaver's Craft by Mary Hopkins-Best; 2. Help for the Hopeless Child - A Guide for Families by Dr. Ronald S. Federici; 3.Born in Our Hearts - Stories of Adoption by Filis Casey and Marisa Catalina Casey; 4. "Adopting from Russia" 2 cd / booklet (language learning tool); and 5. $25 Red Robin gift card.

This month I am trying to raise funds (and awareness) for an little guy that happens to share my birthday. He is listed on Reece's Rainbow under the "HIV+" listing. He is just precious and in need of a loving family! Don't let the label "HIV+" scare you off. It is a chronic, yet treatable, condition. With early diagnosis and proper care/interventions, modern day medicine helps children like these live long and "normal" lives. I do not want to downplay HIV, it is a serious condition, but it does not have to be a death sentence. 

HIV is a virus that claims many innocent lives when children do not have access to antiretroviral medications. Fortunately, it is treatable and the children who adhere to their medication have good long-term prognosis.

Children born to women with the virus have a chance of becoming HIV positive due to mother-to-child-transmission. These children are innocent carriers of the virus due to no fault of their own. 

The children you see listed on Reece's Rainbow's HIV waiting child listing are currently living in institutions. Sadly, if they end up aging out of institutional life, there is a high likelihood they will be ill on the streets in a life of crime. 

New laws in the US and Canada allow for these children to be adopted. Being in a loving family helps them access medical care and gives them the opportunity to have a normal, healthy, productive life. They can go to college, get married, give birth to healthy babies and live long enough to meet their grandchildren.
These precious little ones deserve nothing less than to grow up in a loving family of their own and have access to proper medical care. 

With your donation of $1 or more, you can help bring this kiddo one step closer to his new adoptive family. You can help save a life!

Boy, Born January 14, 2009 Benji is diagnosed with HIV.  His medical records indicate encephalopathy and motor disorder.
From his caregivers:   nice outgoing boy, responds to the request of adult smile, pulls the handle, understands “Give,” for “playing a toy: holding, shaking, puts the hand in hand. Sitting alone, standing with support, does not take confident steps yet. Eats with spoon, drinking from the cup.
For more info and parent support on adopting and raising a child with HIV, please visit