Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Reese's Rainbow Celebrates 5 Years!

June 9, 2011 marks FIVE YEARS of life-saving impact through Reece's Rainbow. More than 500+ orphaned children with Down syndrome and other special needs, who were hidden away in orphanages and mental institutions around the world, have now found "forever families" in the United States and Canada.

Through the generous donations of private individuals, and of course God's abundant blessings, these children now have the opportunity to grow up in a loving family of their own. Each adoption is a powerful testimony to those orphanage directors, care staff, and officials abroad that these children are WANTED and families will come for them. In only 5 years, they have been able to disburse close to $1.5 MILLION in adoption grants to make these adoptions possible.

In 5 years, they have grown from five children in one orphanage, to more than 700 children in 25 countries around the world. More than HALF of those kids have already found families. The total commitment and belief in this vision by SO many donors, volunteers, facilitators, missionaries, and agency partners has turned Reece's Rainbow into nothing short of a "movement". Congressional Angel in Adoption, People Magazine Hero of the Year, historic giving during our 2010 Angel Tree…and new steps into serving birth families abroad, building a Youth Initiative to tap into schools, and promoting the dignity of life of babies with Down syndrome domestically as well.

Now they have been nominated for the 2011 CLASSY AWARD. The CLASSY Awards recognize the top philanthropic achievements by charities, businesses, fundraisers and volunteers from across the country. The winners receive national exposure and more than $150,000 in cash & prizes for their cause. You can help us win by just clicking "like" here: http://www.stayclassy.org/stories/reeces-rainbow-finds-families-for-orphans-with-special-needs

For more information at Reece's Rainbow ministry, visit www.reecesrainbow.org.

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