Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Adoption Fundraising Event

If you were at our pot-luck gathering last November, you'll remember Deanna & Rob Sader, a family from Willow Creek that shared their adoption story. Deanna began a journey learning about children with Down Syndrom when their first daughter was born. Through her research and advocacy she discovered an organization called Reece's Rainbow that helps children with D.S. and other special needs, find forever families. Last July, thanks to Reece's Rainbow, Deanna and Rob were able to adopt their daughter Lucy, who was born in Ukraine. As Deanna & Rob prayed about the possibility of another adoption, God lead them back to the Reece's Rainbow web site and to a little girl named "Charity". Now they are on their way to adopting her!

Here's how you can help. With $16,000 to raise, the Sader's are having a fundraising event to help defray their adoption expenses. For a $10 minimum donation, you will be entered into a drawing for 4 round-trip airline tickets anywhere in the continental US and 3 nights in a Hyatt hotel. You will be entered once for every $10 donation you make. All donations are tax deductible.

Here's how to donate:

1. Click on the Sader family blog:

2. Click on the Reece's Rainbow badge in the right column to make your donation.

3. After the donation is made, go back to the Sader family blog and post in the comment section the amount of your donation. This will let them know how many times to enter you into the drawing.

The fundraiser will run until the end of February, and the winner will be picked on March 1st.

If you are able, I hope you'll join me in supporting the Sader family!


Lauren Edith said...

Your desire to help these kids made me smile. You're clearly very committed to finding safe, secure and nurturing homes for them. It's just so sad to hear how these kids were abandoned. Thank goodness you are there for them. I know this fundraising event will be successful.

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