i came across this blog called All Things Colbry and their family photo grabbed me… i said to myself, “i want to see my sweet Wesley in a photo like that!” And my thoughts flew to all the other orphans too.
The Colbrys came home with Eli, their newest family member, last summer and it has been a wonderful adventure for all of them. Go here to read about their journey.
Today i want to specifically highlight 6 boys who currently share 3 times; one, they are all orphans, two, they all have albinism, three, they are all in Asia. My hope and prayer is for them to share a fourth thing… four, that they all have a family…
You all know my Sweet Wesley. He has a sad story but he still maintains a sweet disposition. He loves playing outside and is polite and sensible. He ages out in less than 17 months. So he needs a family to step forward today! Read more about Wesley here.
Here is Shane. He is an active boy who loves to sing and easy-going and helpful. He too ages out in less than 17 months. His vision is getting worse and he needs treatment he isn’t getting. His forever family needs to come forward real soon! Read more about Shane here.
This is Jason. He is outgoing and helpful but nervous with strangers. His mental development could be slightly delayed. His vision seems to be very minimally affected by his albinism. Read more about Jason here.
Here is Andrew. He is a bright boy who is sometimes shy. He is very helpful with chores in his foster family and studies hard. His vision problem does not affect his daily life. Read more about Andrew here.
i have nominated all of them for a really cool fundraiser.
There is a guy, Jake, whose heart is for the orphans, who is on a one-year journey to quit drinking soda (soft-drinks or carbonated drinks) as he realises his dependence on them isn’t doing him any favours. He blogs here. But he is making this journey to a healthier him not just about him but about the orphans too. For every day that he goes soda-free he is asking for pledges for 3 specific orphans who are listed on Reece’s Rainbow. Read about his cause here.
i have challenged him to go 100 consecutive days without soda and in return my pledge is 1 cent (or penny in American speak) for every consecutive day. You can simply pledge a fixed amount like 5 cents a day and at the end of a year (March 2014) you will give the total amount (5 cents x the number of days he made it soda-free) to the 3 kids. Read more about making a pledge here.
He has given us the privilege of helping to pick out one of the kids through a Pledge-a-ton. Since i already pledged, i get to nominate and these 6 precious boys are my picks (i have also nominated a 7th boy – his name is Alban and he is just such a nugget… see here for more info on Alban. If you want to see a video of Alban, comment below and i will post the link.).
Now i need your help to help the boys grow their adoption grant.
- 1st, pledge a small amount and put your votes towards the boys i have nominated.
- 2nd, go and like the Soda-Free Facebook page and you get another vote. Again, please vote for one of these 7 boys. Plus, for every like on the Facebook page, Jake will give a $1 to the kids nominated (total number of likes shared between all nominees), so every kid who is nominated already has something going to their adoption grant.
- 3rd, spread the word about this great, fun fundraiser so more can take part and the kids can benefit from all the added support and pledges. Remember every share is another vote for you to use and every blog post is 3 votes.
i hope i have explained clearly. If not, ask away and i’ll try my best to answer your questions.
Thank you very much.
PS: you could also join Jake and go soda free yourself or try to give up whatever other thing which might be unhealthy. Check it out here.