Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Pure Love Giveaway

Update: new prizes added below! GIVEAWAY EXTENDED ONE MORE DAY!

Dear Friends,

Have you ever looked into someone's eyes, and felt like you knew the kind of person they were?


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Have you ever looked into someone's eyes and felt like you were staring into their very soul?

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Have you ever looked into someone's eyes and felt so connected- that they almost didn't need to say anything...because their eyes, the windows into their souls, were speaking volumes?

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I have.

I've been haunted by these eyes for months now.

Late at night, while I'm praying for Olga and Kareen and Peter...their eyes are ever before me.


If you're new here, and these children's faces are the first you've seen of what happens to babies born with Down syndrome in many other nations of the world, I'm asking you...to look into their eyes.

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In Eastern Europe, babies born with Down syndrome are deemed unacceptable at birth. They are discarded in overcrowded and understaffed orphanages, where they will wait in a hellish existence until the age of five. At that age they will be transferred to a mental insitution..for life.

If those words sicken you, as they do me...

if the thought of these children...

who could be my children...my Lily...

who are destined to a life of abandonment and grief and ugliness so horrid most of us can't even watch a five minute video about it

turns your stomach

then DO something about it.


Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter. Proverbs 24:11

You see you don't have to have incredible wealth or ability or even a perfect heart to rescue one of these children. You don't have to have resources untold or even piles of compassion...you just need a heart to save


just


one.


I've heard it said- but where will it stop? Once you see the need, where will it end?

I can't tell you that. But I can tell you where it starts.

With just one.

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If I were to tell you the miracles that have taken place in the last 24 hours, as we geared up for this giveaway...it might take you several hours to read about them. I can't even begin to tell you the favor and grace of God that has been on our lives and on those who have been helping us put this all together. I'm looking at the time in the bottom right hand corner of my computer screen and although I'm staring at 2:09 AM, I'm running on adrenaline and caffeine right now.

Because although my heart is heavy for these little ones, and what they are facing without our help...I am so very excited to see what God is going to do here in the next ten days.

Because this a God thing.

I'm calling this fundraiser "Pure Love Giveaway" for a reason...


Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. James 1:27

Pure Love motivates us to go beyond sympathy into compassion and then moves us to action.

Many of you are aware that the two little girls who are pictured above, Olga and Kareen, are now going to be rescued very soon. This is in no small part do to the very large outpouring of love from readers in December's giveaway.

I was able to get some information about Peter today, from another family who has adopted from his orphanage. Peter has been on Reece's Rainbow his entire life. Not one inquiry has ever been made about him.

This mama's words about Peter broke my heart.


Peter was never outside. Only one time (in 4 weeks) when we were walking around the building did we see him. He was sitting in a small ambulance-car on a caregiver's lap, probably ready to leave for a medical appointment. The door was open. He was smaller than I thought he would be. I didn't want to stare and get in trouble, but that was the only time I saw him.


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Do his eyes speak to you...like they do to me?

Rescue me.

I blogged about this yesterday, and I'm going out on a limb again here today.

When I asked Andrea Roberts what suggestions she had for saving Peter, her words cut me to the heart...

I wish I had a suggestion about Peter....I have been advocating for him for YEARS. Nothing short of a full grant is going to do much for him, I'm afraid.

So you know what I determined in my heart?

We're going to get Peter a full grant.


And yes, I'm shaking a little in my shoes as I type those words. I know how crazy that sounds. A full grant is $20,000. That's a big pile of money.

But guess what? I serve a big God.

I truly believe God can do this for Peter. There are so many who have a heart to help and who truly see the desperate need of these orphans.

The sitemeter stats for Lily's blog this week were 3,236 hits. We're going to do our giveaway for ten days. If every person who visits this blog gives just $10...that would mean Peter's life.

I am praying God multiplies...finances, readers, blog hits, you name it.

And to motivate those who would give, we have a whole slew of prizes to giveaway.

And all you need to do is give ten dollars to enter. If you can give more, that is wonderful. But even ten dollars can make a huge difference in these children's lives.

Soooo here we go....

An anonymous donor has graciously donated $700 towards the following iPad gift pack (and Sam and I will take care of the rest.)









16GB iPad w/ Wi-Fi
(All accessories are Apple products, made specifically for the iPad)
iPad Case ($39)
--iNot only protects your iPad, it also holds iPad in the perfect positions for typing, viewing slideshows, and watching movies.
iPad Keyboard Dock ($69)
--Combines a fully functional iPad dock with a slim, compact aluminum Apple keyboard featuring special iPad function keys.
iPad Camera Connection Kit ($29)
--Gives you two ways to import photos and videos from a digital camera: using your camera's USB cable or directly from an SD card.
AppleCare Protection Plan ($99)
--Service and support from the people who know your iPad best. For up to two years from your iPad original purchase date, the AppleCare Protection Plan gives you:
• One stop for technical support: Direct access to Apple experts
• Apple hardware coverage: iPad, battery, and included accessories
• Software support: iTunes, iWork for iPad, the operating system, and connection to wireless networks
When you purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan and your iPad at the same time, you'll be automatically registered in the plan.








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Our wonderful and amazing friends, Cara and Jon are donating this incredible prize......
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Nikon D90 Digital Camera Kit with a 18-105 VR LENS
original purchase price: $1079.95

**This camera has been used this year, however it is in mint condition, and will be shipped in the original box with dvd and instructions and all included accessories.

Cara...I just have to say- I love you. And knowing what you gave up, (which was so much more than this donation) because of your love for Olga...has me humbled to be called your friend. And the invitation for Christmas is still open.


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An anonymous reader is donating this beautiful, pair of diamond cluster earrings....

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14 carat gold bezel set princess cut cluster diamond earrings. total weight .36 carat, appraised at $500


And you're going to kill me, Nicki, for breaking my promise to allow you to remain anonymous. But that's okay, you live too far away to do anything ;)

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My dear friend from Yorktown Heights, New York, Cathy has graciously donated this gorgeous bracelet from Lia Sophia


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Paula Bracelet
What could be more dramatic than black and bronze?! Glass beads stretch around for dazzling glamour. This saucy stretch bracelet is a mix of glass and metallic beads. $48

As well as this from Lia Sophia....
















Natural Charm Necklace

Straight from Mother Nature. Nuggets of genuine tiger’s eye, mother-of-pearl and quartz fall from a toggle closure that makes this necklace convertible $58



Thank you, Cathy!



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One of my favorite blogging mamas, Melissa from Moos Crossing is donating this gorgeous necklace from Lia Sophia as well...


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Claret Necklace $66

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Once again, Sam from Happy Hooks Crochet is hooking us up with a darling hat from her Etsy shop....

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This hat is so pretty! The Pretty Rose Cap comes in bright pink with light pink accents and a white band. Adorning the cap is a beautiful white rose with light pink center, hand sewn to a pin for easy placement. Made of super soft yarn, the top of the hat is crocheted with a subtle texture that adds a unique touch to the overall look of the hat. This hat would make a great photo prop or accessory for that special Girly-Girl in your life!

**Sam will make this hat in the correct size for your little one and ship it to you for free!

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Another wonderful blogging mama, Adrienne from Our Unexpected Journey has a fabulous Etsy shop called...


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Lil Sis' Designs is donating a $35 gift credit towards any purchase. You have to go check out Adrienne's goodies...adorable outfits for boys and girls, and she is adding items to her spring line every day, so keep checking her site for more goodness!





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Etsy shop Itty Bitty Icing is joining in the fun here...

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Etsy owner Melissa put together a small collection from her new line of Vintage Vixen headbands. The line features romantic floral headbands embellished with a cluster of varigated colored pearl centers....

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My wonderful and talented friend, and fellow blogging mama Elissa from Sounds Like Life To Me is donating this darling tutu, onesie and matching headband set, modeled by the lovely Lily:)


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Elissa will make your little one's outfit to fit any size between 0-2. (Lily does not come with the outfit!)

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Sara is donating a $25 Scentsy gift card....her website is...
www.saramarlar.scentsy.com

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Here's what else she is doing...

If you will continue to do what you've been doing and raise funds for a specific angel, I will faithfully contribute 100% of my profit (from Scentsy) toward that child's adoption fund. And if you do not have a particular child that you're currently promoting I will still donate 100% of my profit to RR.
Sara is a nurse, and she works in an oncology clinic doing chemotherapy. She does Scentsy on the side, and when she emailed me her amazing offer, I had to include it here. I am continually amazed at the hearts of people...Sara, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.

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My dear friend Katy from Diary of a Zookeeper is donating three giftcards to Starbucks
ten dollars each...







(and no, Sam, you can't win your wife's giveaway!)

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One of my very sweetest friends in life Cassie, from The Crazy Eight (and also from our church, lol!) has the nicest mama in the world...she could not wait to sew this beautiful tote for our giveaway...

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as well as these sweet Mother/daughter aprons...


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Thank you to Cassie's mama- you raised a wonderful daughter who has blessed me so much with her friendship and generosity :)





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World famous blogger RaceBannon left a little comment on my giveaway here, asking where the manly gifts are. (I guess an iPad wasn't masculine enough for him.) So blogging mama Kelly, from kaetlynskorner decided to do Race a favor and up the ante a bit for the guys. ...

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She is donating a $150 Sears gift card!! Thank you Kelly, and here's to getting the men on board!




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One of our favorite Etsy sellers Lilybuds, is donating a $25 gift credit to her store, where you can find these personalized silver fingerprint necklaces...
















...and don't forget Lilybuds offers a ten percent discount for Lily's readers just by entering the code Lilys1 at checkout!







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There's a beautiful new baby in the Ds blogging community, named Bailey. Her mama Christy's blog is called LovingOurLife and she is offering a $25 gift credit to 31 Gifts...






























...thank you, Christy, and welcome to one of the best clubs on the planet:)




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So there you have it...our Pure Love Giveaway begins today and ends on FRIDAY FEB.11th at midnight. Random.org will draw winners then, and they will be announced on Friday.
And here are the details:




Each of the above prizes (except for the Ipad gift pack which has several items included and stated) is a separate prize.

Feb 1st: UPDATED TO ADD: OLGA HAS A FAMILY!!!!!!!!! we will announce them as soon as we get the all-clear so that you can go follow their journey! We can't wait for you to see who this amazing family is:)


Feb 4th: UPDATED TO ADD: At this point we are so amazed at what has come in already for Kareen and Olga, that we feel our goals have been met for these beautiful little girls.

Kareen's family, the Cox's wanted to express their sincere love, gratitude and appreciation for those who have given to Kareen and prayed for her. They would love you to continue to follow the details of the journey with them here...
http://kareensjourneyhome.blogspot.com/
They have one more day left for their iPad giveaway, as well as future fundraising efforts, so please do become a follower on Kareen's Journey Home !

And I wanted to add..we're already planning a little reunion here in Oregon with the Cox family when they have their beautiful daughter home. I had the privilege of talking to Kris and Kecia today and words fail me to describe what a joy that was. I'm beyond blessed to have been a small part of their journey.

(If you donated already to Kareen or Olga, your comments of course still count as entries in the giveaway)


Leave one comment for each of the following: YOU MUST FIRST MAKE A DONATION TO ENTER BEFORE RECEIVING ADDITIONAL ENTRIES FOR FB'ING OR BLOGGING


*a donation to Peter

*a donation to Artem


*Blog about this giveaway (please re-post often!)
*post on Facebook about this giveaway(please re-post often!)


And just because we want this thing to go viral...if you get a media outlet, such as a news station or radio station, to cover this giveaway...you can have ten extra entries. CALL OPRAH! ;)


I'm going to explain something here briefly. Reece's Rainbow is a non-profit organization. To keep them functioning as such, they are completely dependent on donations to the Voice of Hope fund. As stated on Reece's Rainbow's website..
"Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each waiting child donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund as well!"*

*This applies to any amounts over $20.

My sweet little inside source, Michelle Z at RR has hooked me up with that nifty new gadget you see on the sidebar to your right. You just click on the donate button under the child who you are giving to, and it will take you directly to the Paypal page linked to their account.

Once you make a donation, their new total will be reflected right here on the blog!

We already had $1,200 donated to Peter's fund yesterday...and I believe that is just a taste of good things to come. Scratch that. GREAT THINGS TO COME.

So spread the word- Lily is giving away the motherload of prizes, and all you have to do to enter to win is give to at least $10 to Peter.

And if I spelled anything wrong, please forgive this little zombie-of-a-mama cuz it's now 3:18 AM.

I'm going to bed a happy woman:)

502 comments:

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one_plustwins said...

Donated for Peter (tzedakah for Sheva)

Brian & Rachel Davis said...

I donated today!

one_plustwins said...

Facebooking again

couchtots said...

Posted to fb! First time I've posted anything like this and I like it!

Jared said...

donated to peter! hoping and hoping he finds a family!

one_plustwins said...

http://taylorvillethree21.blogspot.com/2011/02/pattis-fundraiser.html
blogged about this fundraiser!

Brian & Rachel Davis said...

I shared on facebook too!

Katrina said...

I posted in FB finally. Hopefully that helps get some more donations. Nothing from Oprah yet. My post that I put on last night didn't show up :( I still emailed them privately about doing a show but I was hoping that the post on the comment section would show up so that others would come here.

Sara said...

Can I still get in the drawing even though I donated early? It's so great to see those numbers go up and up.

Suzanne Black said...

This breaks my heart, but its so inspiring to see what people can do to make a difference together. Just donated to Peter, God Bless you for doing this!

Samantha Andrews said...

Patti, I don't know if I am allowed to enter your contest or not, but I just donated to Peter's fund. I really hope and pray that he is adopted soon. These children tug at my heart strings....I just want to give more than just a hat.(and if I were to win, I'll send that hat right over to your sweet Lily!) I hope it helps...we'll be watching and waiting for the good news!

God bless you Patti for all you are doing, for every seed you're planting, and for the bountiful harvest you will soon reap. Thank you for showing us all that there are still good people out there. You are amazing!

--Sam
Happy Hooks Crochet

NikkiB said...

I donated to Peter! And for Kareen too!!! :) :

Traci said...

THis was shared by a friend of mine and I love it! I will be keeping up with your blog moving forward. I am humbled by your big faith in God to accomplish the task set before you and the love you have for orphans! Thank you for being faithful to do all he has called you to do! I posted this on FB to help spread the word and will be thinking today of other ways to help you conitnue to share this over the next several days!

Michelle Z said...

Count me in :)

Patti, I'm so impressed by you!! I'm a little overworked by you, but totally impressed!

Christy said...

Just posted to FB!

Cathy said...

Just donated to Peter's fund! Now praying for his family to find him!!!!

Cathy said...

Posted on FB!

Cathy said...

I'm off to write a blog post!

Laura said...

Donated to Peter and sent out
some emails. These children
are never far from my mind.

Michelle Z said...

and I blogged about my crazy new friend, Patti ... except I didn't call you crazy. I would NEVER do that on my blog .... just yours! :)

hehehe -- thanks for keeping me busy & out of trouble!

kymomma said...

I donated to Peter

kymomma said...

I posted on facebook. I will be praying 2

RK said...

Donated to Peter! How exciting to watch his account grow! Praying hard for his family to come and scoop him up! How I wish it could be us... but all things in God's time.

RK said...

Blogged about Peter (and Olga and Masha) and I'm loving the fact that only one year ago not NEARLY as many people were advocating for these kids. And now SO MANY! It's a beautiful thing!

And hug Lily for us, too. Braska sends her hello!

Anonymous said...

Come on everyone- lets give everything we can to see Peter reach $20,000. A family will step up and adopt him. He does not know that oceans away, all these people are trying to rescue him. But his life depends on us. Lets keep spreading the word and giving with everything we have. Thank you Patti for your sacrifice daily.

I do not want to win anything- just comment.

Dani said...

donated to Peter will be adding your link again to my FB page and my blog :)
http://dani-ourlittleangele-v.blogspot.com/
"camera" love this "sigh" :)

Sheva said...

i donated to Peter today, $18, i know it is not much but the number 18 is equivalent to Chai in Hebrew and Chai means ...Life
I hope Peter will soon have a new loving and wonderful LIFE!!!!

Anonymous said...

I donated to Peter. Best wishes. I would love to see that little one (all of them, really) home in a family.
Kathleen Bski

Boy oh Boy oh Boy! said...

Just donated through Reece's Rainbow for Peter!

Blessings,
Amy P.

Devon said...

Hi Patti! I'm Chris & Lori's friend, Devon. I have heard so much about your cause and I just donated to Peter. Thank you for being such a strong voice for these children!

Yo Mamma Mamma! said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I was happy to give and can't wait to learn about Peter as he comes home!

Off to tweet it!

Anonymous said...

I donated to Peter.

Anonymous said...

Oops! That last comment was from me. Let's try this again: I donated to Peter.
Kim Shepherd (friend of Tara Lakes)
email: thebizymom@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I also posted on facebook.
Kim Shepherd
email: thebizymom@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I don't have a blog, but I emailed your link to 8 friends. Does that count?
Kim
email: thebizymom@aol.com

Tara said...

Okay, finally donated to Peter. :)

Tara said...

I blogged about the giveaway, too.

Tara said...

And I facebooked it (and will again! :)

Tiffany said...

I just donated to Peter. I wish I could adopt him myself but since I cannot I will go and tell everyone I know so they can also help this precious little guy. Thank You from the bottom of my heart for helping peter he is so worthy of being blessed with a wonderful family of his own.

tiff877@yahoo.com

Rohan said...

I just donated to Peter.

Anonymous said...

I am thrilled seeing this number for Peter! Come on everyone- lets all come together to see Peter home. Lets give again and spread the word like wild fire. He does not know we are oceans away advocating for him, but his life is truly depending on all of us.

Thank you Patti for not giving up on these precious babes and sacrificing for them.
I do not want to win gifts, just give a shout out to encourage us all to stick in this with you and not give up and give until we are there.

christianrebecca said...

Wrote to Oprah about you and Reece's Rainbow. Praying.

FourMileFarm said...

donated for precious peter!

Chris said...

Donated to Peter

Chris said...

Posted a link on FB

psalm20v4 said...

Donated to Peter! Praying this little guy finds his family very soon.

Katrina said...

I mentioned your give away on my blog and featured Peter as one of the children on my Finding Forever Families Fridays blog. Praying he finds a family soon.

Scott said...

I reposted on Facebook again, and I'm going to keep doing it until one of my FB freinds comes here and donates!! Then, of course, I'll be encouraged by that and keep reposting... ;-)

Real Mom 4 Life said...

Donated because I felt a need to help get peter the love every child deserves.

Real Mom 4 Life said...

(realized I didn't include name/email)
rea.wilcox.ball@gmail.com

Rea

Not a Perfect Mom said...

donated for Peter!
crying as I type this...wonderful work...God Bless You...

Not a Perfect Mom said...

I just posted my blog about it
http://www.notaperfectmomsblog.com/2011/02/help-save-life.html

Not a Perfect Mom said...

I posted on FB!

one_plustwins said...

I just blogged again....I think I found his FAMILY!!!

http://taylorvillethree21.blogspot.com/2011/02/i-prayed-last-night.html

Bethany said...

I facebook'd it!

Bethany said...

Blogged it!

http://thebalsisfamily.blogspot.com/2011/02/rewards-are-grand.html

Anonymous said...

Patti, I blogged about it before I donated, but I did donate. Does my blog count as an entry? (I commented earlier that I blogged, then commented again that I donated).

Suzanne Black said...

Posted it to FB
suzanneblack1@hotmail.com

skiingthroughlife said...

donated to Peter! Miracles do Happen!

skiingthroughlife said...

donated to Peter again.

Leah said...

I am with the person above, i blogged about it before I donated to Peter so does it still count?

Erin B said...

Just donated to adorable Peter. I've also been posting his picture and your blog info everyday on FB! I will continue to pray for a loving family to come forward for Peter just as has happened for Olga and Kareen :)

Megan Miller said...

I just donated to peter! What a little cutie pie. I hope this works and he gets a forever home!
megan

lilfoofoo9@aol.com or
mshorty46290@aol.com

Megan Miller said...

Just shared on facebook. Trying to get the word out there!
megan

lilfoofoo9@aol.com or
mshorty46290@aol.com

Angela said...

Donated to Peter! What a precious boy. :)

Rachel Bretbunner said...

Just donated to Peter!

Rachel Bretbunner said...

Facebooked about it!

Jae Marie said...

What an amazing thing that is happening here! I was so surprised that I started crying when I read that little Olga has a family! Prayer works!!! I am so moved by these journeys! I came today to donate to little Olga (I donated for Kareen at her family's page) but I am even more thrilled to see that their needs are being met!!

So I did a double for little Peter! I will add to my donation with more prayer. Thank you so much for setting these events up for these babies!! I want to blog about these events, but my blog is so new there isn't any traffic for it to count just yet...

God bless everyone who has donated and given up items for the fundraiser! God bless you for the event and the families and these children!!

lbaylay said...

donated to Peter. Thanks for doing this.

Angela said...

Blogged about it!

lbaylay said...

Posted to FB!

Jo's Corner said...

I donated to sweet Peter.

Jo's Corner said...

I Blogged about this Wonderful Giveaway! I'm Praying that you surpass your goal, Patti! Here is the link to my post:
http://jomoseleysblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/02052011-pure-love-giveaway.html
Blessings ~Jo

Angela said...

Posted on Facebook again.
;)

The Graves Family said...

I posted about Peter on my fb...

jennifer said...

I donated to peter. I will also post to my fb page. I would like to know about adopted sweet peter. if you could help me out on this i would appreciate it. i have an 8 year old daughter that would love to have him as a brother!
email:
jenniferdanica@yahoo.com

Mrs4444 said...

I just donated. My Paypal initials are B.F.

Antoinette said...

Just donated to Peter's fund. I so hope that he finds his forever family. What a sweetheart! Oh - and I am seriously missing Miss Lily on this blog. Looking forward to some pictures of her!

green said...

Hi Patti!
Wow you are doing such a fantastic job, I see that Peter almost has $10,000!
I am a stay at home mother of 2 girls and I seriously have a lack of cash, but I fill find some money to donate, even if it isn't $10.

I had a friend who raised money for his sons Cancer Charity and was able to raise $1,000,000 dollars. I held a fundraiser for him and was only able to collect a small amount on my blog. When I apologized for the small amount he said "you never know which dollar will be the one that cures cancer (or gives Peter a loving home). Even if you can't afford the $10, don't hesitate to give that extra dollar you might have, heck give up your coffee for the day and donate that $5 here. =)

Love what you are doing.
Thank you for giving Peter and Olga and Kareen a voice. I hear you loud and clear.

green said...

I donated $10 on my card, heck I can get that paid off in no time! =)

Ladies and Gentleman, If I can donate $10, so can you, I mean it.

I will even go so far as to say I make under $10000 a year.

I know he will make this.

Gonna send my friends over from FB.

green said...

I posted a link in my blogging sidebar and also in a blog post for my giveaway.

green said...

Just finished linking you in my Facebook page. I have 361 friends so hopefully a few of them will get off their butts and spend some money on someone who needs it.

Julie said...

I donated to Peter :) and Ive been FBing it!

Katy said...

Gah! I almost forgot to post--I donated to Peter...

Katy said...

And Olga...

Katy said...

And Kareen...

Erin B said...

Patti, this definitely goes to show how many caring and giving people are out there...reading your blog!
Just put up another post on my blog about the Pure Love Giveaway!

www.beaudettelove.blogspot.com

Katy carter said...

I just gave to help Peter find a forever home.

Leah said...

patti, I saw that you had another post but the link says it does not exsist.

Virginia (Jenny) said...

Was FINALLY able to donate to Peter again!! Whoot whoot! Donated on Kareen's family site and now here. Waiting till Friday payday to donate a 3rd time. Will do whatever I can, Patti. Love you guys and Peter. And Olga. And Kareen. :)

By the way, Jon Gosselin and Ellen Ross tweeted about this giveaway for Peter this last week. :D Yay!

Virginia (Jenny) said...

Facebooked it on both profiles. :) My regular facebook and my evil twin's. Mwahahaha!

Virginia (Jenny) said...

And of course I blogged about it. :D

Chris and Sarah said...

WOW! I just got on RR and found the link to this. This is incredible! I just donated to Peter.

Alyssa B said...

i donated again, i fell compelled to...i want to see Peter come home!

Chris and Sarah said...

I put it on FB :)

Chris and Sarah said...

I just blogged about it :)

Jo's Corner said...

I posted on Facebook!

Anonymous said...

Hope it helps! What a doll...Donated to Peter.

Kristi Nash said...

Donated to Peter. What a doll. Kristi

Sara said...

I'd like to join in on this giveaway. Is it too late to add an item to be given away?? A $25 gift card to Scentsy. Aaaaannnnndddd--100% of my commission for the month of February will be going towards Peter's fund too! My website it www.saramarlar.scentsy.com

Sorry--I wasn't sure how to contact you directly other than leave a comment....

God bless!
Sara

Anonymous said...

Donation for Peter! Thanks so much for what you are doing for this beautiful soul! My friend has been touched so by Peter that she has told me she is going to try and be his forever family. Hope it works out for them......I could not dream of a better place for this little boy!

Ruby's Mom said...

I donated for Peter.

Rachel said...

Donated for Peter!
I hope his family finds him soon.

Rachel said...

Posted to my blog too!
www.thislittlelightproject.blogspot.com

To Love Endlessly said...

Donated to Peter.

To Love Endlessly said...

posting on FB! :-)

Dani said...

donated again $10 for Peter..I have continued to share your blog on Facebook all weekend..several times a day :) ..sharing my blog with your link on it..Peter's link..(still love the camera : )) and Patti thanks again for saving him..I see awesome things coming his way :)

Ruby's Mom said...

I blogged it.

amy jupin said...

i have donated for olga, kareen and now peter.
it feels so GOOD.
patti, i hope, with all my heart, that you realize just how magical this all this.
you all amaze me with your generosity and spirit!
love and hugs!

Donna said...

What a wonderful thing you are doing for the children of RR! I donated in honor of Sheva for Peter.

Ali Prescott said...

Donated to Peter and also posted on FB. =)

b said...

I donated $25 to Peter for my friend Julie. What a fantastic organization. I posted to FB as well. No kidding at what a little social media publicity can do!

Holly said...

Thank you for being his voice! The Lord IS moving!!! He is NOT FORGOTTEN!!!
I made a donation to precious Peter.

hollymac828@yahoo.com

Holly said...

I wrote a blog post linking to this one about Peter at
www.purposedrivenfamily.blogspot.com

hollymac828@yahoo.com

Holly said...

I posted about this on my facebook page and will repost it again to get more traffic.
FOR PETER!!!!!!!!!!

hollymac828@yahoo.com

Tracy said...

Just donated to Peter. We have two of Reece's other angels on our hearts too, Gage and Walter. We do serve a mighty God. Praying for these sweet three.

Tracy said...

I posted this on my Facebook page:)

Tony and Rett said...

I donated for Peter!!!

tonyandrett[at]aol[dot]com

Tony and Rett said...

I posted it on FB!

tonyandrett[at]aol[dot]com

Elissa said...

$10.00 more to Peter!!!

Felicia said...

I just donated to Peter, I wish I could do more.

cathy said...

another $10 to Peter
xoxo
cathy

Leslie said...

I donated to Peter. Looking forward to hearing the incredible news! P.S. I love your blog and visit often!

Katrina said...

donated for Peter! praying for him and his future family.

krlr said...

Donated to Peter. Sorry it couldn't have been more. Here's hoping!

Tammy said...

Very Exciting! God bless!

Megan said...

Donated to precious Peter!

Megan said...

Posted on FB.

Lisa said...

Just made a donation! Good luck!

Mark and Melanie said...

I donated for Peter - reading about him just broke my heart. I will link your post on my blog. We've been home from EE for a little over a month with our daughter and I hope to go back again because I left part of my heart there with a sweet little boy.

Rachel Bretbunner said...

I just made another donation of $10. I really would love that camera!

Michelle said...

I donated for Peter! =)

Chan said...

Donated to Peter.

Heather said...

I donated to Peter and I am praying that he finds a family.

Heather said...

I also posted this on Facebook.

Amy and Aaron said...

We just mailed a check for Peter. It might take a few days to show up on his total, but we're trying to save the pay-pal fees. :-)

Amy and Aaron said...

... and one for Olga!

Amy and Aaron said...

... and for Kareen

Amy and Aaron said...

... and posted to Facebook

Chan said...

donated again to Peter. Can't wait to hear the exciting news!

Jean said...

Donated to Peter

guitarSevilla said...

Just donated for Peter!
God bless you for all you do!
Cherie

flyinjuju said...

I donated for Peter and am praying for him.

flyinjuju said...

I also posted on facebook and will post an update on the funds raised so far tonight. :)

The Bronson Boy's said...

Sending love to Olga

The Bronson Boy's said...

Sending love to Peter

The Bronson Boy's said...

Sending love to Kareen

The Bronson Boy's said...

Posted on Facebook

Leah said...

Donated another $10 for peter & posted on fb again

Anna Theurer said...

Hi Patti,
I donated another $10 to dear Peter, blogged, and FB.
Happiness and joy that he has been rescued!

NikkiB said...

$10 challenge for Peter!!

Anonymous said...

Donated (will give another $10 tomorrow... money is really tight), posted to FB (again), and blogged it (again)!

God Bless, Julie

Rhyan said...

I posed this to my FB!

Anonymous said...

What an amazing thing you are doing for these children.
May God richly bless you and your Lily!
Good luck to all the winners.

Kris said...

Donated to Peter. Awesome what you are doing.

Mari Bryant- Marks said...

I am honored to contribute to Peter. With or without a giveaway, I am so happy that I came across your blog and your heart for these children who need to be rescued.

Mari Bryant- Marks said...

It is also my honor to blog about it. I hope I can help spread the word for Peter.

Mari Bryant- Marks said...

.... and facebook about it!

Rachel Bretbunner said...

I just donated what is left on my debit card to make it to 11,000!

Debby said...

I just posted again on my FB page!
I'm so happy he has a family!

Mom to 8 said...

Posted to facebook and will be donating to sweet Peter's funds, in honor of my sweet little second cousin, who also just happens to have an extra chromosome.
Blessings to all of these very special little ones, may they always have HOPE, Kim

Mom to 8 said...

Donated to Peter via RK and paypal! God Bless and watch over this precious child.
Blessings, Kim shared to FB page as well.

blessingsandglory said...

Our donation is in...it's amazing to see the Lord at work...

Libby

Monica said...

Prayers and a donation for little Peter . . .

Leslie said...

I donated an additional $20 to Peter. May he get home soon!

melanie said...

Donated for Peter! And praying for him (and all the kids).

Anonymous said...

donated to peter... joyful that all the children have families!!!

Dannielle Kennedy

nicole said...

Donated again to little Peter.

Sarah said...

Donated to Peter, blogged, and posted on FB.
I am positive that you are going to meet the full grant goal. Can't wait to "meet" his family!!

Catalina said...

Dear Patti, still praying for little Peter. Keep checking your blog to hear about him finding a family. Please Lord...please please!

Beth said...

I donated for Peter. So excited that he has a family now!!

Amy said...

Donated $10 more- shhhh don't tell my hubby! ;) I've been making a lot of donations lately to different RR cherubs, but I just had to come back to Peter again. I've been FB'ing daily, praying he gets that full grant SOON so he can get his heart fixed. <3

Our Photographic Memory said...

Just donated!! Will post on Facebook and Blog about it next!
Bobbi

Tami said...

Donated to Peter! I hope he gets to come home soon. I'll be sure to share this via facebook tonight.

Mary said...

Donated to Peter. Thanks for advocating for those beautiful children. Praying for him too.
We're bringing home a wonderful gift from EE too! :)

Tami said...

Donated to Peter! I hope he gets to come home soon. I'll be sure to share this via facebook tonight.

Tina said...

Hi. A friend posted this link on her FB and I am now crying over the update on Peter. These little ones are so gorgeous and I hope they get home. I donated for Peter.

cesmythe said...

I just made a little donation for big guy Pete. Thanks and Good Luck Amy!

Team Graves said...

We just donated for Peter. God bless these beautiful children and those who will save them.

Anna Theurer said...

Another donation to our dear Peter and still Facebooking (if that is a word). I just love seeing the numbers rise and all of the posts on FB and various blogs. Amazing things are happening.

Monica said...

. . . And I posted on Facebook.

Brenda B. said...

Just blogged about Peter!

www.thebartolonefamily.com

Laima said...

Donated to Peter again

Jess said...

Lily is a beauty!! I donated for Peter. I've wanted to donate for all the kids on here but we're in some financial difficulty. I don't care if we win anything, honestly. It would be nice, but it isn't why we donated. I just want all the kiddos on RR to get families that will love and care for them.

bandksnow said...

Saying prayers for all of these beauties. Donated to Peter, and posting on facebook. Thank you so much for doing this!

Katy carter said...

I just placed Peters status on my FB.

Denise said...

Finally got off my butt and donated for Peter....don't care about winning a thing, I just want Peter and Olga's families to work out!!!

Pallavi said...

Donated for Peter. Hope the full grant gets raised for his family.

Patti, you are doing a wonderful job, god bless you.

Cathy said...

Donated again to Peter's fund. It's so amazing watching God's people come together!!!!

Lori said...

I asked my daughter, Lori, to leave a comment for me. I donated to Peter, wanted to give my $10. Hopefully everyone who visits today will do the same, if not, I gave for 2! Love you, Pauline

Denise said...

Donated to Peter!! I am fortunate to have a daughter, Sydney with DS and have donated several years to Reeces in hopes that someday too I can adopt a lil girl with DS in the next few years.
Denise

Denise Pequignot said...

Posting on FB now..hope the end of auction puts $$$ in the BANK:)

Nuagent said...

Praying and donating to get Peter home!

Bethany said...

I finally got my donation to go through for Peter! (I already blogged and facebook'd it ... I think I already posted those, so let me know that they still count). Thanks!

Megan said...

With thanksgiving for my own 4 amazing kiddos, and with prayers for Peter and his forever family--I donated. Thanks for the opportunity :)

NikkiB said...

Well, of course, I had to go donate for Artem! <3 ya Patti!

Rohan said...

Donation to Peter.

Rohan said...

Donation for Artem.

Amy said...

Just blogged about it! This has been so amazing to watch. http://babymatthew.wordpress.com

nicole said...

Gave to sweet little Arten ~ don't worry little guy, you've been chosen and you will be saved.

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