"In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps."

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

All About Reece’s Rainbow

A few months ago, I posted about meeting some of our heroes!  I have another hero that I would love to meet one day – Andrea Roberts, the founder of Reece’s Rainbow.

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10 years ago, Andrea and her husband gave birth to their first born son and they received news that rocked them – their new baby boy had been born with Down Syndrome.  They were caught completely unaware and unprepared.

Andrea shares on the Reece’s Rainbow website:

“The life we had envisioned for ourselves and our first-born-son was turned completely upside down, and we felt very much alone.  We were so blessed to find help through the Down Syndrome Association of Atlanta and Parent-to-Parent of Georgia.  Our faith that God had given Reece to us, and us to Reece, for a purpose, carried us through our darkest hours.”

Overtime, that purpose would be revealed.  In 2004, Andrea started Reece’s Rainbow to provide counseling and information to new families whose babies were born with Down Syndrome at her local hospital.  In 2006, the program expanded to promote the international adoption of children with Down Syndrome, and has since expanded to include many other children special needs including cerebral palsy, spina bifida, HIV and many other issues.

Reece’s Rainbow’s sponsorship program allows anonymous donors to contribute a tax-deductible donation to the adoptions of each one of the “colors” of Reece’s Rainbow.

Please visit Reece’s Rainbow’s website to view the many waiting children and find out more about this life saving ministry HERE.

You may also find the FAQ page HERE to be very informative.

From Reece’s Rainbow’s website:

From these humble beginnings, Reece's Rainbow has been powered by the grace of God and thousands of passionate advocates.  In only 5 years, we have found adoptive families for more than 800+ orphaned children with Down syndrome and other special needs around the world.   More than $1.5 million in grant funds have been disbursed to make those adoptions possible.   I can say with great confidence that if we had a full grant for every child on our website, there would BE no children on our website.  There are hundreds of families in the US and Canada who would give their left arm to bring one or more of these children home.  The money is the ONLY thing standing in their way.

Please, let’s not make money stand in the way of Sonny, Suzanne, Daphne and their forever families!  Please continue reading below to find out how you can help them and be entered to win amazing prizes!

THESE ARE THE RULES

Because Sonny is my Angel Tree babe, you can enter the giveaway by making a tax-deductible donation to his Reece’s Rainbow account. One donation of $5 will put your name in our giveaway! Entries $35 and over, and you will receive an adorable ornament with Sonny’s picture on it.

After that, if you feel led to help, please consider donating to Suzanne OR Daphne. By donating to these girls, you gain additional entries for the prizes, starting at $5 for each girl.

As an incentive for making additional donations, you will receive additional entries for every additional $5 donated to any of our children.

          • $5 = 1 entry
          • $10 = 2 entries
          • $20 = 4 entries
          • $50 = 10 entries
          • $500 = 100 entries
          • And so on…

You can also gain additional entries by sharing about our Giveaway on Facebook, Twitter or your own Blog. Just leave a comment on my blog to let me know you’ve shared.

HERE’S WHAT YOU DO

  • Use the links below to go to the sites where these precious children are receiving donations. Follow the directions there to make your generous donations.
  • THEN, come back to this blog and leave a comment to let me know two things: (1) that you donated to Sonny, and (2) the total amount that you donated to ALL THREE of the children (if you chose to donate to more than one child).
  • If you prefer not to comment, you can email me at slwann@gmail.com.
  • ALL OF THESE DONATIONS ARE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE.
  • The giveaway will end on December 15th and the winner will be announced on the 16th.
  • If you have any questions, please feel free to leave one in the comment section or email me at slwann@gmail.com.

Please use these links to make your donations.

Donate to Sonny.

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Donate to Suzanne.

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Donate to Daphne.

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THESE ARE OUR PRIZES!

16 GB iPad with Retina display – a $500 value!

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Kitchen Aid 5-Quart Stand Mixer – a $430 value!

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You will be able to select the color of your choice – there are 25 options!

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A $150 gift to card to your choice between Best Buy, Pottery Barn or Home Depot!

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Please let me know if you have donated even if you don’t want the prizes! If you win and you don’t want the prize, you can choose to donate the equivalent cost of the prize to the child of your choice. BUT please feel free to keep the prizes if you win! Smile

4 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you are doing this! Sonny's pictures break my heart, and I am thankful that you included Daphne and my little love Suzanne. I donated a total of $30 ($10 to each kiddo). Thank you Stori!

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  2. You are awesome, Stori!! I donated $10 to sweet Sonny, & $5 each to Suzanne & Daphne. Wish it could be more! I am so glad you included Suzanne & Daphne as well...you are so generous! Thank you!

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  3. I shared it on Facebook for you! ;)

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