Saturday, December 24, 2011

We Did It!!!

I just had to update everyone on the progress of fundraising for Nana! The $1000 goal has been exceeded and $1295 has been donated for her since November 1!!! I do not know all of the donors, but I am so thankful and pray that they are blessed for giving. If you helped achieve this goal either through giving, sharing or praying...thank you so much!

I have been blown away by watching amazing things happen with Reece's Rainbow over the past two months. There has been a lot of money raised to help these children become part of a family and the greatest part is that as of today 15 of these children have families who are committed to bringing them home!

I have to say that I was nervous when I signed up to raise funds for Nana. Everyone knows that I keep my plate very full and this year it has been overflowing. However, I feel like I am blessed beyond measure and my eyes are truly open to the importance of giving back. Because the Lord has opened my eyes and my heart to these children, I am a changed woman. I honestly think about these children every single day and I believe (and hope) that will not change - ever. I will always think of and pray for and advocate for these children. They are all good and perfect gifts who are blessed with 47...just like Logan and they deserve a family and a chance to develop to their full potential...just like Logan. 

If you donated to Nana or any other child please know that I am so thankful and I am praying that you be abundantly blessed for caring for the orphan as we have all been commanded to do. The fundraising for these babies will likely never end since everyone cannot see the blessings of Down syndrome the way that many of us do. It does not end here as countless children still remain in orphanages. The Angel Tree fundraising continues through December 31st, but the need for funds will be ongoing.

I don't plan to stop fundraising now that we have exceeded the goal. If you meant to donate or feel a desire to do so now, please click here and select Nana or any other child that tugs at your heart.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making a difference!


Monday, December 19, 2011

And the winners are...

Thank you to everyone who participated in my giveaway! I was touched by those who donated and we ended up at $620 at the close of the giveaway. I even had a 13 year old girl donate $ sweet is that??

Remember that the first name drawn will get to choose their prize and so on. So here goes (I'm drawing names as I type)...

1st winner...Dana Jakubczak Ewer
2nd winner...Dawn Kaufman
3rd winner...Kari Blenderman
4th winner...Caryn Carroll
5th winner...Emma Haltom

Congratulations to all of the winners!!! Please take a look at the prizes and let me know what your first choices are. Dana gets to pick her prize first!! If I don't know you personally, please send me a message with your address as well so I can ship your prize out right away!!

If you would like...Dana please start by commenting on this post so everyone will know what prize you selected and so on.

Thank you all again for participating. It means the world to me and it means even more to Nana!!

God's Blessings to you all!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Video

Friends ~ In case you wonder why I am raising money for Nana or why it is important to me to care about these sweet orphans with Down syndrome across the world ~ I would be honored if you would watch this video. If you are touched or moved at all by the beautiful images you see here please consider donating to Nana's Angel Tree fund or to any of the children that you see here. This video shows the beautiful side of what can happen when adoption funds are available. Some of these children need a family and you can see some that have been rescued and now know the love of a family. Many do not end up with such smiles on their faces. Trust me, there are other videos...that you should see, but probably don't want to.

To donate to Nana or any other child please click here. Don't forget that I have a giveaway going on until Sunday. To read more about it, please click here.


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Fundraiser GIVEAWAY Announcement

I am extending the fundraiser through Sunday in hopes of 
reaching my goal of $1000 for Nana!! 

I am more than half way there with only $410 needed to reach $1000. 

Please consider donating and enter to win one of these prizes!

Your generosity and kindness will make a difference
in this little girl's life!!!

I am so excited to announce a giveaway for Nana's adoption fundraiser! It's the holiday season so we could all use a chance to win great prizes and help to save an orphan too! All of the orphans listed here deserve to have a forever family rather than a short life in a mental institution.

If you donate to Nana's Angel Tree here (make sure to click on "Angel Tree" and donate to Nana for it to go toward the Angel Tree Fundraiser) or share this post with your friends you will be entered into a drawing to win one of these great prizes:

Kodak ZX3 Playsport Waterproof 1080p HD Video Camera
With 4x Digital Zoom & HDMI Connectivity!
You choose the color (blue or black)
This is a factory refurbished camera

   Super Soft Fleece Hello Kitty Blanket 
56" x 42" 

Super Soft Fleece Cars Blanket
56" x 42"

Six Adorable Bows for any sweet little girly girl

 Fabulous Photo Board to Display Family Pictures
Saying on board can be customized with a name, scripture or another phrase if you like or left as it is in picture.


$10 donation = 1 entry
$25 donation = 3 entries
$35 donation = 5 entries + an ornament with a picture of Nana on it!
Copy this link to your Facebook page or blog to get a free or extra entry into the drawing.

Once you have donated or shared this link, please comment below telling me that you donated and how much and/or where you copied this post.  You must leave a comment to enter the drawing.

The goal of the Angel Tree is for me to raise $1000 by December 31st for Nana's adoption. However, the cost of her adoption will be over $30,000 and I would love to raise more than $1000 to help her forever family, whoever they may be. Her "Angel Tree" donations from Nov 1st are $408.92!!!! That is almost half of my goal and her adoption grant is currently at a total of $2,518.82...oh how I would love that number to go up to $5,000 or higher!!

This fundraiser will end on December 10th (two weeks from today). I know that we can raise over $1000 in two weeks. Please know that every~single~dollar counts. If you cannot give $35 or $25 or $10, can you give $5 or even $1? I will hold the drawing on December 11th and even better...I will allow you (in order of name drawn) to pick your prize! The first name drawn gets first pick...and so on!

If I get any additional prizes/donations during the next two weeks I will add those in as well.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. For reading this post. For sharing this post. For donating. For praying.