Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Best Christmas gifts!

Proudly went to the mailbox today with my 6 envelopes, stopped & prayed for the kiddos we were donating to & for the money to arrive safely and on time. One of my Brothers picked Timothy S. since he has a friend with that name currently "adopted" in living at our house so he thought it might bring him luck lol. My younger sister decided on Andrey S. since when i explained the reason a boy was wearing pink was that they don't care about gender neutral stuff since sometimes thats all they have for them to wear. I picked out Carmen for my sister (with DS) & I. She smiled when i showed her the picture & said she was cute. I picked out Celine on behalf of my brother since he went out with my dad & we wanted to make sure they got there before the new year. For my grandma, I chose Cora Lynne since I did not too well with my fundraising efforts for her as she is my christmas warrior.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Sad truth

The sad truth behind institutions. Nearly 80% of special needs orphans will die once transfered depending on the institution they get transfered too. Some will never be adopted & lay there for the rest of their life. Heres a video a Reeces Rainbow mom made. Please consider donating to Celine or Cora Lynnes grant so they can find their families! http://www.onetruemedia.com/shared?p=ce8196e02a3b811102e617&skin_id=1704&large&utm_source=otm&utm_medium=embed

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Fundraising

I know I have not had much luck with fundraising, but I appreciate all the prayers of everyone praying for these girls to find their families! If you can donate, every little bit helps!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

$105

Yep cora lynne has that much in her account from the angel tree! She has passed the $100 goal now hoping for $500

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Praise God! Angel tree update

1) YAY, EVERY child now has at least one donation.

2) We still have several children waiting for Christmas Warriors. skovie36@...

3) Only 33 days left!!!!

4) Several of the children have recvd BIG grant donations this weekend, so please take a look at those and consider whether now is a good time to adopt! We are doing everything possible to eliminate the barrier to adopting! A few to look at would be Myron, Vilis, Garrett, Leeza, Mark, Ilya P, Anya, and many others! We are working on getting their profiles moved to the right spot on the page, but the totals are current right now.

6) We have matched 15 children with families since November 1. Our GOAL is FIFTY! So keep up the good work with your fundraising, and then take those big grants and go find a family for your Christmas child!!

7) Please remind all of your friends who are Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, whatever.... or who may live in a different country... that they can still make a difference with their donations!!! Even if they don't want/need an ornament, the children are counting on every opportunity.

8) Please help us spread the word throughout CANADA that the majority of these children can be ADOPTED by Canadians as well.

These are some praises I thought you should know!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Christmas warrior & Caring for Cora Lynne


I am so pleased to share my christmas warrior child (actually 2nd as my original one was Quinton, long story short Celine already had one when I sent the email to get signed up then Quinton got a family & all the other kids had warriors) so now I am happy to share I will be fundraising for this precious child as well!
I think I will change the name of my blog so it will reflect both girls.
Heres some about her but for more info check out reeces rainbow & contact andrea if interested in adopting either one of these girls.
Cora Lynne is already 4 1/2 and facing the institution. She is available to single moms and Canadian families! More photos available.
Birthday May 2006

Saturday, November 20, 2010

I have raised $76 for celines grant!

Celines grant is about to keep growing! I raised $76 for her through the local just between friends consignment sale. Now if only she can get a full grant & a family I will be thrilled!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Making steady progress

How can you not resist Celines beautiful smile? I am praying that she was not transfered & if she has I will trust God that she is still adoptable. A miracle happened for Quinton who I have been praying for now hoping the same for Celine! A full grant might help a family who might not be able to otherwise afford adoption costs. Her grant is at $3033 with it very soon to be more!
Please pray she will be able to still be adopted if she was transfered & that she is being well taken care of. Pray for her future family! Pray that her grant will keep rising! The power of prayer works in mighty ways! also please consider donating to her grant fund! $35 or more donation to her grant & you get a lovely ornament with her picture on it.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

5 bucks, 5 friends=full grant for celine!

This is a idea i took from another organization that did this. If you donate $5 & get 5 friends to do the same & so forth we could have a full grant for Celine! Please spread the word about my fundraisers for Celine! Every little bit helps to find Celine a family!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Teens do inspire kids lifes!



So since seeing this video here as inspiration to me as a teen just out of high school it makes me realize what I can do to make the world a better place!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoclHuWFN_E
Its also making me "fight" to save Celine & Quinton, by trying to fundraise, get more followers on my blog to read my posts, more & more for a family for them both! Its especially important since Celine will be or already is 5 & facing the instituion! PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING OR SPREADING THE WORD ABOUT CELINE!!! EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS!!! Heres my inspiring pictures hard at work of raising funds for Celine & Quinton! I have done just between friends in the past making $1,000 for charity one sale a couple years ago & they now have added a new sale for my local area. Last fall I made a $112 for RR, well I decided that I wanted to share it between Celine & Quinton so when the angel tree starts I will be adding it to their grant funds and get a lovely ornament with their picture to put on our family tree.
I have probably half of the "inventory" this next consignment sale coming up soon with proceeds benefiting both their funds!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Time is of the essence!

Yes, time is of the essence for this little girl! She as AT RISK of facing the institution soon or she may already be there! Please consider donating to her grant, every little bit helps her find a family that may not be able to afford her adoption otherwise so please spread the word about celine & my fundraisers! I may be offering a special gift basket for the "who has the best smile contest?" as my friend & I have conspired ideas but we will see. I have an etsy & will be putting more items up hopefully soon so if interested in that go to http://www.etsy.com/shop/knitgirl15
Christmas will be here before you know it & I am helping celine during the holidays as well as being a christmas warrior for Quinton (little ones-2) so shop for gifts for friends, family,etc. If I raise over $1000 for each of their grants I will donate to one of the commited RR families (or who knows maybe more!). Post her button, blog about celine, email friends & family, spread the word on fb, whatever possible so that this girl has a family by next christmas or before then! If you can't help with her grant fund than pray she has a family soon!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Life is so precious

Today Reeces Rainbow lost a sweet little angel named Anne Marie. I have never met her as well as many of the families on RR but she sounded like such a sweet girl from all the people who did get to meet her when adopting their children. So many prayed & advocated for her, so much that it has made the advocating for other children in dire risk of facing the institution so high. Please consider donating to Celine (or any of the others on RR!) grant fund in Honor of this precious angel in heaven! Pass the word on your blogs,fb,friends,family,etc to raise awareness on all the Reeces Rainbow kids waiting for families!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

thinking

I so wish I was already older & married so I could adopt this precious little girl. I wish my older sister & brother-in-law would bring her home or another friend. Oh I know several friends that would bring her home in a heartbeat if they could but thus they can't for this reason or that reason. I would love to meet & snuggle with her showing how much I am doing for her right now to find a home! Just looked at her birth date on her profile & although it does not say a date it says the year 2005 of this month which means she has either turned 5 or will in the coming days so she is facing the institution or has already been transfered! Please pray that she can still be adopted from the institution & that a forever family will commit to her soon! Please spread the word about my blog, fundraiser contest, & her button at the right side by posting on your blog, fb, twitter, etc.! Its not only national down syndrome month but her birthday month as well so please help me find her a family!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Smiling for Celine

So I have decided to host a smile picture contest as a fun event! Their will be no prize but it all goes to a great cause right?? The "entry" into this contest is at least a $5 donation towards Celines grant fund & a picture of you or your kids (or family picture!) with your best smile! all my RR friends please send me your picture of you or your kids to see "who has the best smile?" contest in honor of Celine via yahoo group! Please donate your donation of $5 or more through chipin which will send it to her grant account or through her RR page!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

What do you think?

Hey everyone! Trying this out to see what you think. I thought smiles for celine was a great name for the blog, now thinking of some fundraisers to do on the blog so what do you think I should do?