Friday, December 10, 2010

The Most Important Post I Didn't Write

This is Olga.
Sweet, 4-year-old Olga was born in Eastern Europe where babies with Down syndrome are deemed unacceptable at birth. Next month, when she turns 5, she will be transferred to a mental institution. Forever.

If it turns your stomach to hear about children like Olga, I understand. If you're thinking: I want to rescue Olga from that life! then Praise God for you!
If you're thinking: I'd love to help, but I can't adopt her! then praise God for you too!

Are you familiar with Reece's Rainbow? RR is an international Down Syndrome orphan ministry that provides adoption grants for children most in need of families.

Patti, the mother of 10, her youngest with Down Syndrome, is hosting a MASSIVE giveaway for Olga's sake. She's going to be giving away a $35 scrapbook kit, two $15 iTunes cards, a $100 Macy's gift card, an iPod touch, and a whole lot more (honestly I lost count of all that's been donated).

AND GUESS WHAT?!

She has already raised $12,549 just for Olga!!

Here's what you do:
  1. Go to Reece's Rainbow and give to Olga
  2. Go to Patti's blog and let her know that you did.
  3. You can enter her giveaway up to 5 times! (See how at the bottom of her post)

*I didn't write the most important post ever written; I just restated it. For Olga's sake.
** Note: Olga's page on Reece's Rainbow is static. Her grant total has to be updated manually. The amount above is the most current.

UPDATE: A family has now stepped up to adopt Olga!! Praise the Lord!

4 comments:

Midlife Army Wife said...

This went straight to my heart! WOW! We are still praying about where God wants us to go next in regards to adoption/foster care, but we are still hoping to grow our family in a big way. My heart just breaks for these children!!

Sherrie Duval said...

RR is my new passion also. God just gave us a baby with DS domestically and we know, God willing, that we will adopt him a brother from RR. How exciting to see others helping to support RR. Thanks for the great post Ginger.

Patti said...

You are awesome!! Just to let you know- everything donated WILL be given away in the giveaway- the only thing that is contingent upon the $10,000 reached is the Macy's card (and that is because the person who is donating posed that "challenge") Thanks again!!

Jenni said...

Ginger,

How are you doing? It has been a long time since we communicated.

My hubby and I are raising money to adopt via Reece's Rainbow right now.

We are currently raising funds to aid with home-study and related fees and promise trust amounts.

We currently have a ChipIn event on my adoption blog where we are trying to raise enough $$ by Christmas to formally commit to two children in Eastern Europe by the new year. It is our goal to have them home by next Christmas.

If I sent you the info, would you consider sharing it with your readers?

Good to re-connect with you!
~Jenni Earleywine :)