Tuesday, July 24, 2012

three for three giveaway

GIVEAWAY CLOSED  - fully funded !!!!


 My heart is in my throat right now, after reading the adoption blog of a friend of a friend.

I am feeling overwhelmed by the kind of love some people have and demonstrate, and I'm realizing there are some people in life who you cannot out-give.  Some people who pour out their lives for others, and when they've given it all? Give again. And again. And again. 

The kind of people who adopt children that the world say are broken, and love them like their own. Who choose to go rescue babies with Down syndrome overseas, at the age when most people decide their caregiving years are over. And when they come home, go back and rescue some more.


 The kind of people who send handwritten thank you notes to every person who has donated to their adoptions. Who give to other adoptions in the face of their own need, and rally support for them as well. The kind of people who sell their heirlooms to fundraise, because they love their babies that much.


The kind of people who look at three little angels who have been discarded, and although their home is filled to the brim with love, decide there's room for more....

Teddy, Val, and Steward on Reece's Rainbow


When my beautiful friend, Elizabeth texted me last week, and asked me to help her raise the final funds for the Archer family, I knew I couldn't say no. Because Elizabeth is one of those people who you can't out-give. Elizabeth - a mama to five,  and two of them with special needs - has been in a battle for her life the past three years, against invasive lobular carcinoma (read: cancer). Wouldn't you think that would be enough to keep a person occupied? And yet Elizabeth spends her days consumed- and I do mean consumed - with how she can help the Archers get their boys home.

Elizabeth has blogged, hosted fundraisers, helped run auctions, donated, prayed, and poured out her heart to help the Archers rescue their boys. Thanks to her efforts, the Archer family is now in the home stretch. 

They need a little less than $5,000 for their final trip next month to bring their three boys home. 

Lily's readers rallied last month to help the Dewberry family bring their little girl Taylor home. Just a few days ago Nicole Dewberry brought her daughter home from Eastern Europe and gave me permission to use these photos of her meeting her daddy at the airport.


That's what you helped do. You helped raise ten thousand dollars in two days to make a little girl's dreams come true.


Today you have the opportunity to do the same for THREE little boys.




We have THREE weeks to get them fully funded.



THREE weeks to raise $5,000



And as an incentive, an anonymous donor is giving away this brand new Ipad THREE ...

Apple iPad MD328LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, White) NEWEST MODEL

 

 Here's how to enter our Three for Three Giveaway: (there are 3 ways to enter)

 

*Donate ten dollars or more to the Archer family (paypal box is on the sidebar) and leave a comment saying you did so.

*blog about this giveaway, and leave the link in the comment section

*post this giveaway on facebook and leave a comment saying you did so

 

Currently the Archer's paypal box reads $11,565. We need that box to read $16,565 for them to be fully funded.

The giveaway ends when we hit that magic number.

One winner will be drawn by random.org from the comment section to receive a brand new Ipad.

Spread the word- THREE little boys need our help.


77 comments:

Rachel Bretbunner said...

Posted on facebook. I will be praying. I get paid tomorrow and will donate then.

eliz said...

Bless your hearts, you are so kind. Thank You so much. We are beyond humbled.
(((HUGS)))
Elizabeth & Tom Archer and family

Erica said...

I posted on Facebook!

Erica said...

I donated!

Leah said...

Posted on Facebook

Amy Hunter said...

Just donated. Best wishes Archer family!

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Tami said...

After several slow attempts, my donation went through :) Since we are unable to adopt at this point, we will help others bring these beautiful little ones home!
-Tami and Dave in MT

Samm Lewis said...

Donated $25.00 and am posting on Facebook. Such a simple way to make an enormous difference in the lives of these children and their families!!

cathy said...

DONATED, my dear friend


xoxox
cathy

Nina said...

Donated and consider it an honor to be able to support and encourage this family; thank you for spreading the word about this need; blessings on your family and theirs'.

Anne said...

Shared on Facebook.. I'll donate when I get paid :D

Nancy said...

Shared on Facebook. Elizabeth is amazing!

SleepyMom said...

Donated $15 to the Archer boys using the RR paypal button.

Amy Hunter said...

Shared on Facebook. Hope it helps!

Adri said...

Donated!

Difference2This1 said...

Donated, blogged, facebook'ed it. Elizabeth and her family are pretty special people!!! :)

Jennifer EMERSON said...

I posted on facebook and will donate when I get paid...

Molly said...

I will donate and then I will head on over to Facebook! God bless this family!

Molly said...

I will donate and then I will head on over to Facebook! God bless this family!

Race Bannon said...

You need to talk to a medical doctor or something, your heart should not be in your throat. I'm just saying'...

Elaine said...

I have donated. I am excited to see these precious boys closer to coming home! Thank you Patti for all you do! Elaine

Susanna said...

Thank you for doing this, Patti! The Archers' road to their boys has been so long, and it will be great to see them reach the finish line!

Rachel Bretbunner said...

Donated, So happy I was able to help. I had hopes to come here and find the giveaway ended because 5k was raised in one day.

twotwice2 said...

Donated $30 -- $10 for each boy -- and am sharing on FB. Thank you.

twotwice2 said...

Oh, by the way, TwoTwice2 is Rosemary Marshall. :)

310 Hats said...

Hi. I posted on my Twitter. I posted on my blog. I donated. I'm praying. Very excited to help in any little way I can. I also have knitted items for eBay but haven't linked up to get them listed as for sale yet. Esther Paris in RI

310 Hats said...

Ooops, forgot to post the links where I blogged and Tweeted!
Blog: http://310-hats.blogspot.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/31GToastmasters

Esther Paris in RI

Nakia said...

Donated

Nakia said...

Shared on FB

dj said...

shared on fb - Chloe N'me
If you still need help when payday arrives, I'll be back!!

MommaofMany said...

I shared on Facebook and will be back on payday! Blessings to the Archers as they sacrificially follow the Lord's will for their lives and these little Lambies' lives.

Lisa said...

Donated $25 to the Archer family today on PayPal.

Ashlee said...

Donated! Praying for the Archer family!

Ashlee said...

I also posted it on my twitter https://twitter.com/AshleeLinSmith/status/228220838434963456

Melanie McNitt said...

Donated today. Can't wait to see the boys in their new home!

carishepard said...

I posted on Google & Facebook! Hope it helps!

bellaroni said...

Just donated and will post on FB (assuming I can figure it out:) Not great with FB but will have the Archer family in my prayers!

EnidV said...

Donated $20 for these sweet boys. Thanks for sharing their story! Will be praying for them.
Enid V from CO

Mandi Kerstetter said...

Posted to Facebook yesterday but am having trouble leaving a comment... hopefully this works this time. May God continue to bless your family!!

Laurie said...

posted on facebook! praying for the Archer family!

Jenny said...

Posted on Facebook. :)

Jenny said...

Just donated $10. Not much, but I hope it helps!

Susan said...

Posted to FB and made a paypal donation via my email momsunlimited@hotmail.com I wish them the best of luck. What an incredible gift for these boys.

Julie Nebel Dooley said...

Just donated. Wonderful to see them closer and closer to getting their boys home!

Leslie said...

Donated and praying they are soon able to bring them home!

MicheleQ said...

Donated. God bless you!

Shel said...

Posted on Facebook, hoping to be able to donate tomorrow! Prayers that they get enough to bring these precious boys home! I am blessed to have a daughter with that extra something special :)

randomhousewife said...

Donated today. Heard about this from Esther. Saw from Elizabeth's blog that there are 4 ways to help financially. :) I hadn't heard of Chip In before -- a great idea! Bless you all.

eliz said...

Bless your hearts! Nothing is too small in God's Hands! He will multiply it! We LOVE you ALL!!!(((HUGS))) the Archers :o)

310 Hats said...

It's now at 12565 at RR! A thousand dollars donated! 25% to goal in just a day or two. WOW!
http://reecesrainbow.org/22087/sponsorarcher-3

Melanie McNitt said...

Posted on Facebook too!

Allie said...

Donated and posted on FB! God Bless!

aussiepipe said...

Donated. Hope they are home soon.

Sandryte said...

Donated $10 - thank you for asking! It's always an honor to be a part of the miracle!

Sharon Caswell said...

Sharon Caswell

I went and donated $20.00. Thanks for putting this out there. We love helping families adopt from Reece's rainbow! Blessings!

Susan said...

Thanks for sharing the need. Donated $30- $10 for each precious boy! -Keith & Susan

Amy said...

Donated & shared on facebook!

Ce Ce said...

Donated $10. What an amazing family.

Sue

Charlotte's Mama said...

Donated, Patti! Wish it was more!

twotwice2 said...

Donated again ($10) and shared again on FB.

htanner said...

I donated through RR and bid on an Ebay item. I pray that God will quickly provide the rest of the funds for the Archers! They truly are the hands and feet of Jesus on this earth.

Pam said...

I just donated Patti...praying for the Archer family. I am also sharing this on my facebook page.

ebush1 said...

I donated. Thank you for being a voice for these children! I hope they an bring their boys home very soon!

eliz said...

Bless your hearts everybody! Thank You for loving our boys with us! We do not do this alone! (((HUGS)))
from the Archers

Suzanne Bouffard said...

I just donated $50 to the Archer family. Can't wait to see them bring the boys home!

Suzanne

Morgen said...

I donated. I love this family

Morgen said...

I forgot, I posted on my facebook too.

lindsay said...

Just donated!

eliz said...

Bless your heart we LOVE you! We LOVE you all :o)
(((HUGS)))

nicole said...

Donated to the Archer family ~ thank you for raising awareness for them! What a deserving family of our support!

Sky said...

I donated - get those boys home!

Allison said...

Donated, and will be praying for these precious children.

Deanna said...

Donated $500

pathsofwrighteousness said...

I just donated.

Necia said...

I donated and posted on FB. Praying for this family!

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