Monday, June 4, 2012

A Dream Come True...MacBook Pro Giveaway

GIVEAWAY CLOSED- THE DEWBERRY'S ARE FULLY FUNDED!!

Once upon a time there was a little girl named Elizabeth.
 



I read about Elizabeth one month before Christmas in 2010.

Elizabeth was an orphan with Down syndrome in Eastern Europe facing transfer from an orphanage to an adult mental institution -
for life. 

 The thought of that beautiful, almond eyed little girl-who could be my Lily- facing that future -
ripped my heart out and changed my life forever.


I watched a video on life in an Eastern European mental institution and felt physically sick at the thought of little girls growing up there. Children, tied to cribs or left wandering the halls amidst grown men and women who had grown up the same way. The thought of what must go on there..the sounds...the smells...the sight of all that must take place in those halls, in those chambers of grief and heartache and despair... had me on my knees begging God to show me how to help.

In less than a week, God answered. He put a little girl on my heart named Olga, and my husband and I gave what we could to see her rescued. What happened next was miraculous. Literally hundreds of like minded people, wanting to change the destiny of a little girl, banded together and gave what they could to raise a grant fund for Olga. Today, Olga has already met her forever family, thanks to that grant fund, and this year she'll come home with them to a new life.

 And Elizabeth? The little girl whose plight opened my eyes and changed my heart forever?



She's living out a dream come true.

She'll never know the horror that is the institution, never lose her precious innocence to those forsaken halls, never witness the nightmare that would have been her destiny, because today, 

Elizabeth 


has 


been 


RESCUED.

Elizabeth and her "Auntie", Andrea Roberts


Elizabeth and Reece, the inspiration for Reece's Rainbow


Today another little girl is facing a future without a family.
This beautiful little girl's name is Taylor.



Taylor's description on Reece's Rainbow:

Taylor is a sweet girl who is HIV+.  She asks for a family so often, so many of our families have traveled to this orphanage, but never for her. Taylor is growing up so fast, and ever aware that she has no family of her own. 




Taylor turned 7 years old last month. She has been waiting all her life for a family to rescue her.

Enter the Dewberry's.


The Dewberry's adopted their son Kolya from Eastern Europe two years ago.
They traveled to adopt another son in February of this year. You can read more about that HERE, but the end result was that the Dewberry's returned home with broken hearts.

And then they found Taylor on Reece's Rainbow.

A little girl in desperate need of a family.

Waiting for her dreams to come true.

Because of having just traveled to adopt, their paperwork was already in country- their homestudy already complete.

All that stood in the way of a home for Taylor was a pile of money.

A BIG pile of money.

In a matter of weeks, the Dewberrys raised $11,000.

They need $22,000 more.

But guess what?



Dreams really do come true.




Yesterday, my dear friend and blogging buddy, Julia Nalle, asked me to help her yell for Taylor.


That's what Julia does when her heart is breaking for children.


She yells.


So she asked me to help her raise $22,000 for the Dewberrys.


I love Julia. And I love orphans.


Guess what I'm going to do?





HELP US RESCUE TAYLOR !!!!!!!!!!


(that's me, yelling!)


I know what you're thinking- $22,000 ?


Oh, it gets better.


They travel in eleven days.


Yes, you read that right.


But God appears to be moving MOUNTAINS for little Taylor, because get this...


An anonymous donor has stepped up and has offered a $5,000.00 matching grant PLUS their employer will MATCH that grant with another $5,000.00.  

DID YOU READ THAT???

THAT IS $10,000.00 IN MATCHING FUNDS.

All we need to raise is $10,000.00 and the Dewberry's will just about be FULLY FUNDED!

$10,000.00 to get $10,000.00 in 10 days!!

10 for 10 in 10 days!!

CAN WE DO IT??

Every 10 you donate becomes 20.

Every 50 you donate becomes 100.

Every 100 you donate becomes 200.

Every 500 you donate becomes 1000.

It is a LOT of money to raise in 10 days.  

Will you help?

  There is a Giveaway going on, hosted by the Dewberry's sister HERE. You can click on that link to find out how to enter some wonderful prizes.

Oh, and we're offering a sweet little prize (from an anonymous donor) as well...

The new MacBook Pro laptop. 13". With quad-core Intel Core i7 processors, AMD Radeon graphics, ultrafast Thunderbolt input/output, and FaceTime HD camera.  valued at $1200


How to enter:

Donate $10 or more to the Dewberry's adoption fund through one of the links below (or use the handy dandy paypal box at the top of my blog) and leave a comment saying you did so.


Blog about the giveaway and leave another comment linking to your post for another entry.


Link to this giveaway on Facebook or another social network and leave a comment for another entry.






You can donate in a number of ways (all are tax deductible).... 


or 

 or 

Ten For Orphans Project


AS WE HAVE SEEN BEFORE... EVERY SINGLE DONATION MATTERS...

BIG OR SMALL.


WILL YOU HELP RESCUE TAYLOR?

......will you help make her dreams come true?

78 comments:

htanner said...

Wow, what a story! I sent a donation and pray that God will greatly multiply it!

twotwice2 said...

Sent a donation to RR FSP; shared on facebook.

twotwice2 said...

(twotwice2 is Rosemary Marshall.) :)

Tommie said...

My donation and my prayers have been sent. Thank you so much for all that you do for these amazing children and their wonderful families.

Kara said...

Donated $10

SolaceMama said...

posted on fb

Jenny said...

Sent a donation on Reece's Rainbow

Jenny said...

Shared on FB. :)

WifeofWorldsBestHusbandDaddy said...

Ristows donated and are praying.
(wifeofworldsbesthusband at hotmail dot com)

WifeofWorldsBestHusbandDaddy said...

Also Tweeted@Jesus_is_Alive (Pippers Wristoe)

Michele said...

Keegan familly donated at the donate button on your blog. Praying for Taylor and her family!! :)

Vicky said...

Sent a donation on R.R.

Vicky said...

Shared on facebook. Praying for her.

junebug said...

Donated and FB post to spread the word!. Continued prayers for this sweet girl!

junebug said...

Thanks Patti!
Antonia

Megan said...

We sent a donation! I always consider it an honor that God allows us this small way to be a part of bringing a family together! TAYLOR GETS A MOM AND DAD!!! YAY!!!

Megan said...

And shared on facebook :-)

Chuck and Heather said...

Sent a donation and shared on facebook. I pray for this sweet, beautiful girl!

Caren said...

I donated!

Jennifer said...

Patti,
I donated to Taylor's fund thru Ten for Orphans. Praying prayers of praise that the word is spreading because of your generosity....and rejoicing that Taylor is soon to be rescued!

God's blessings,
Jennifer

Jennifer Hart said...

I donated through Project Hopeful and liked on FB! Can't wait to see Taylor come home!

because of gods grace said...

I donated at well. My heart is burdened for adoption as well as Eastern European children. Praying!!!

cara said...

Wow!!!! That is wonderful that there is already $10,000 to be matched!!!! What a blessing. And I know your readers will come through and donate for this precious girl. Cannot wait to see how God works. I am going to go spread on FB. And going to donate. Love seeing these precious kids rescued. LOVE!!!!

summer said...

Donated, Shared on FB and Blogged!!! I am so EXCITED for this FAMILY!!!! GOD IS GOOD!!!!!

Gina Peachey said...

I sent a donation with a prayer that God will supply all that is needed! Praying that He brings this dear child home! -Gina

Gina Peachey said...

Shared on facebook!

Laura said...

I sent a donation for Taylor to RR.
Thank you Patti for enabling us to help.

Kara said...

My PayPal still says Kara Mack Perez. My name now is Kara McIntee. I made the donation to RR

Kristy said...

Sent a donation... Thanks Patti - your tender heart allows us to see needs we otherwise wouldn't and help!

Twila said...

Sent a donation..May God bless the family and provide the needed funds!

Jo's Corner said...

I made a donation for sweet Taylor. She is darling! I can't wait to see her at HOME with her new family! What a wonderful place to be..the only girl, the "baby of the family", the little sister, but most important..A Daughter! Thank You, for working with Julia to bring this sweetie home! Love, Jo

Jo's Corner said...

I shared this Giveaway on FB: https://www.facebook.com/KJMoseley/posts/452939824717211
jomoseley57@gmail.com

Twila said...

Also shared on Facebook ..

Sky said...
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Charlotte's Mama said...

We made a donation. Come home soon, Taylor!

Sky said...

I donated!

theshowmustgoon (at) gmail (dot) com

Meriah said...

donated

Dylan'sMommy316 said...
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Dylan'sMommy316 said...

Donated, linked to Facebook, and blogged.. hope it helps even a little!

Carolyn said...

I made a donation for Taylor! God bless you all!

AnniePat said...

I just made a $10 donation. I can't wait to hear the rest of this story!

Deanna Jones said...

Just sent in a donation and really really want to be enrolled in the MacBook giveaway...my paypal may come up as DJOProds or Deanna Jones Orchestra..not sure..OR my married name Deanna (Jones) Falchook (BTW the Project Hopeful link on the original post is not working if you click on the logo ...only on the name...you can add a link by going back into the page set up..)...

Deanna Jones said...

posted to Facebook..so excited..

Deanna Jones said...

donated at Project Hopeful

LoPa Art said...

Posted to Facebook

Brandi said...

Reposted to facebook too!

Lindsey Andrews said...

Donated through Reece's Rainbow.

Countdown to Congo said...

Shared on Facebook! Praying that the Lord supplies abundantly!

Countdown to Congo said...

Donated via Project Hopeful! thank you for letting others be a part of this miracle!!

Christi Harrison said...

I donated 50 dollars. Good luck!

Amy Hunter said...

Thanks for sharing! We donated via Paypal and shared on Facebook

Tam said...

Donation sent. Praying that the funds increase and Taylor will be in the arms if her forever family before we know it.

Tracey Rominger said...

just donated to Reece Rainbow page and praying for sweet Taylor

lindsay said...

Just made a $10 donation, praying for this sweet girl!

Deanna Jones said...

Just posted a log post too..now we have donated, posted and created a blog post...should make us eligible for 3 entries...Sorry...besides being orphaned obsessed...we are MAC/APPLE lovers... http://www.mothertheworld.org/2012/06/if-you-want-to-see-jesus-adopt-lesson.html

heidi-pooh said...

Just donated via paypal and am posting to FB. What a blessing to this family the body of Christ is being! God is so Good!

Heather said...

$200 sent! Saving children is so addictive!

shantijoy said...

Posted on Twitter & Facebook

Kellan's momma said...

Donated via RR!
Christina Schye

Kimberly said...

Sent a donation to RR FSP! Praying this little one home!!

Melissa Macy said...

I posted a link to my facebook page where I shared about it yesterday. We had donated to them before the give-a-way began, so you can confirm with Nicole if you need to. Donor's name is Brian Macy

Sydney said...

I donated $10! Praying we can move mountains and raise all this money for Taylor!

Sydney said...

I shared it on Facebook, too!

Marty said...

Donated thru RR and posted on fb. Will blog today if I get the time, and will post link then.

Half Dozen Mama said...

Donated through project hopeful.

The Nunez Family said...

Donated through RR. Praying!!

jabreman said...

Donated through RR...so thankful to be able to help this girl and her forever family come together. Jane - jabreman@gmail.com

Cathy said...

Donated for three entries. Praying for the family!! Cathy Thompson

Cathy said...

Donated for three entries. Praying for the family!! Cathy Thompson

Cathy said...

Donated for three entries. Praying for the family!! Cathy Thompson

nicole said...

Donated ~ thanks for hosting this!

TJ said...

Donated. Thanks for all the help for this family. Can't wait to see how God works it all out! Chris & Tonja Bogart

Alexis said...

Just donated $30 and shared on Facebook. :)

Micah said...

Donated :) So glad to be able to help!

Becca Nichols said...

Donated - best of luck to you! Um, and to me, for the MacBook. :)

Tierra said...

I've not been in the right situation to donate before but felt this was as good a time as ever. Amazing the love to bring these sweet kids home to their forever families. Beautiful <3

Laurie said...

So excited to see what God can do through his people and be a small pet of the process. Donated $20 through RR.

Jo's Corner said...

I made a donation for Taylor. I also did a blog post here: http://jomoseleysblog.blogspot.com/2012/06/independence-day-for-taylor.html

And, I shared on FB.

Karen Jo Moseley