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.