i have always noticed children, especially children who are different, all throughout my growing up years and more so now. i have always been attracted to these children and that has not changed.
A number of years ago, I was introduced into the heart-breaking yet amazingly loving world of special needs orphans and it was through an organisation which was started by a lady who realised that her own son who has Down Syndrome is so lucky to be born where he was because there were countries where these beautiful children were abandoned, just for having that extra chromosome.
Yet for having that extra chromosome, whatever they may lack in mental and social skills, it is truly made up for by the super-loving and caring nature of these radiant souls who carry so much love inside of them, they simply overflow with it.
Watch this video! i was so moved by the love expressed by these mothers for their brilliant children.
The children in the video are so loved but there are many more in developing countries who are not loved, not cared for as they should be. Reece’s Rainbow is an organisation which does it’s best to highlight the needs of these special needs orphans, many with Down Syndrome as well as with other needs.
Today is the last day of 21 Days of Hope fundraiser by Reece’s Rainbow to raise funds for a child of the day and for their older child adoption grant pot which goes to help families give these orphans a loving home they so deserve. Do hop over and give a little. Thank you.
i had every intention of writing this post last week but got caught out with work and didn’t get round to it. And i am sorry.
Reece’s Rainbow is a wonderful non-profit organisation, run by volunteers, which provide a voice for special needs orphans who are unable to speak for themselves. They champion the needs of these precious children, especially their need for a caring family to love these kids just as they are, to see these children for the wonderful people they could become if given the best opportunities.
In the 10 years Reece’s Rainbow has been in operation, they have highlighted the plight of many special needs orphans in countries which don’t have the infrastructure to support them, they have built awareness of the fact that some of these children live in terrible conditions, most of all they have helped over 2000 orphans find a family to call their own. They have helped adopting families by giving out over US$11.5 million to make their journey to bringing these kids home easier.
Every year from March 1st to 21st, they have a special fundraising drive to raise the money they need to continue their daily operations. Please remember that they are all volunteers and this amount of US$21,000 they raise is just for administration costs.
This year, they have fallen short of their daily US$1000 over 21 days target. Can you help them make it up? The work they do is so good and important, please help them. You can make a difference!
Click here to give and read more about the work they do. There’s just 3 more days to go in this campaign!
Thank you very much.
On the World Down Syndrome Day website, it says it’s an hour twenty minutes till the start of WDSD 2015!
Just a few years ago, this day did not hold much significance to me. i knew it existed and what it was for but it wasn’t personal. Now it is. Because God opened my eyes to the world of special needs orphans, through the ministry of Reece’s Rainbow, which started because of a mother’s love for her boy with Down Syndrome and her love for orphans with the same condition but without the support of a loving family like her son.
Now at the beginning of March, Reece’s Rainbow started its special fundraiser, 21 Days of Hope, which raises money to help them have funds to continue to help these precious children who need to be given a voice. We were funding raising for Reece’s Rainbow Voice of Hope Fund as well as for the adoption grants of 21 specific children.
And we did it! You did it! You helped! You gave! And the target was met and each of those 21 children got an additional US$2100 into their adoption grants. This will so help their forever families when they come for them. THANK YOU!
Now please check out how you can continue to help build awareness for World Down Syndrome Day here!
Please continue to support Reece’s Rainbow‘s work as well as the orphans they try to help.
Please continue to pray for these orphans and share their stories and need for a family with everyone you know.