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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Reece's Rainbow Christmas Angel Tree

Reece's Rainbow is an international Down Syndrome orphan ministry dedicated to helping kids with Down syndrome find their forever families - through adoption and also grant programs to help families adopt these children.

The plight of children in 'baby homes', especially children with disabilities, is heartbreaking. Usually after age 4 they 'age out' of the baby homes and are sent to mental institutions. Life in the mental institutions isn't much of a life at all and the life expectancy takes a dramatic downturn.

November began the 4th Annual Christmas Angel Tree Project. This is their most important fundraiser of the year and also corresponds to the highest number of children finding their 'forever families.' The goal is to raise $1000 for each of the almost 200 'waiting children' - to have this money in their adoption grant accounts.

When you sponsor a child for at least $35 you will also receive a beautiful porcelain photo ornament of that child.

While I'm praying for all of these orphans to find their forever families and not have to know life in an institution; Christine K is who I'm sponsoring this year:

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chelle said...

aww what an amazing charity!

amy flege said...

yeah michelle!! i need to do this too! thanks for the reminder!

Trace said...

what a great thing to do!!

Chrystal said...

Aww, she's adorable! I need to step up and earn myself an ornament.

Mom/MIL said...

This is something Dennis and I definitely need to do this year!!

Sunny said...

This is something I have looked into in the past but have never donated. I think this year I need to. Thanks for the reminder!

Sasha said...

What a cutie she is. Thanks for sharing this post.

Bethany said...

Oh, she is so cute! Where is she?!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this post. I can get so busy loving on my daughter and other kids that I forget the struggle of so many dear ones around the world. We had a friend try to adopt 2 years ago in the States but it fell through. She really has a heart to keep trying. I'm alerting her to this site and my wife and I are giving. Thank you!!

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