i am always always always grateful for my family; for my husband and son, for my mummy, daddy and brother, for my godma, for my grandma, for my aunts and uncles, for my cousins, for my in-laws, for my nephews and nieces… we may not always agree or even be in the same country BUT we are family!
And to be without them is unimaginable!
So the gift of a family is what i hope and pray for all the orphans in the world and while i can not give every one of them a family, i do what i can to help the few whom i know how to and can help.
This video shows you children who are home, safe in the arms of love as the song says. i have been privileged in the last 2 years to be a tiny part of a few of those children’s journey to love and nothing, nothing beats the feeling of knowing i was a small part of their journey, even though we may never meet.
Right now, we are 2 days from the end of the Angel Tree Fundraiser (see here for first post about it). A very generous donor has offered to get 55 of the children over the US$500 mark for their Angel Tree fund IF we get the other 55 over! Details and double entries into a great giveaway are HERE!
You can CLICK HERE and give to any child who has less than US$500 in their Angel Tree fund (red numbers). You would then be a part of their journey to the loving arms of a forever family.
DATELINE: by Midnight Sunday, 29th December, US Time.
We have had only 2 participants with a total of 5 entries into our Jewelry Giveaway for Jasper.
And although we have not even crossed the halfway mark in our fundraising goal, we hope and pray that our efforts have brought Jasper more exposure and that more people are now aware of his story and somehow his forever family would see him and come for him.
And even though we only have 5 entries we still used Random.org to draw 3 numbers.
Recipient of the berry-coloured Swarovski Elements Crystal Necklace and Earrings set is Stori T. Wann. (Entry No. 4).
Recipient of the grey Swarovski Elements Crystal Necklace and Earrings set is Stori T. Wann. (Entry No. 5).
Recipient of the blue Swarovski Elements Crystal Necklace and Earrings set is Ninotchka Rivera Beavers. (Entry No. 3).
All recipients will be notified via FB message.
Even though our Jewelry Giveaway has ended, we still have not reached our fundraising goal of US$1000, so if you feel it in your heart to give a little (every bit helps), please do go to Jasper’s profile page and donate.
More importantly, please share Jasper’s story so that more will know about him and share about him and in this way, his forever family might be found. And also do continue to pray for Jasper, for his daily needs and for his forever family to come for him as quickly as possible.
Our fundraising efforts for Jasper (Asia) has not been going as well as expected. 😦
To date, we have helped to raise US$346.60. Thank you to everyone who has helped us get this far! 🙂
BUT we still have ANOTHER US$653.40 (plus another 10% for Voice of Hope Fund which helps run the Reece’s Rainbow ministry).
And we have had only 3 participants in our Jewelry Giveaway.
The original date on which we were going to draw names for the gifts was 20 December. BUT we are now EXTENDING it to 26th DECEMBER, in the hopes of raising more funds for Jasper’s adoption grant as well as getting more participants. So we will be drawing names on Boxing Day regardless of whether or not we reach our goal of US$1000 – i pray that we will reach our goal.
So here’s the details of the Jewelry Giveaway again:
3 sets of lovely necklace and earrings, all beautifully set with Swarovski Elements Crystal to thank you for taking part.
Here they are:
SET 01 – Snake Chain Necklace made of rhodium-plated brass with a Pendant set with 1 berry-coloured Swarovski Elements Crystal (crystal is 0.8cm/0.31in diameter). Length is approximately 45cm (17.72in), can be shortened to 42cm (16.54in). Earrings are set with 1 berry-coloured Swarovski Elements Crystal each, in rhodium-plated brass with titanium stud.
SET 02 – Snake Chain Necklace made of blackened brass with a Pendant set with 1 grey Swarovski Elements Crystal (crystal is 0.8cm/0.31in diameter). Length is approximately 45cm (17.72in), can be shortened to 42cm (16.54in). Earrings are set with 1 grey Swarovski Elements Crystal each, in blackened brass with titanium stud.
SET 03 – Snake Chain Necklace made of rhodium-plated brass with a Pendant set with 1 blue Swarovski Elements Crystal (crystal is 0.8cm/0.31in diameter). Length is approximately 45cm (17.72in), can be shortened to 42cm (16.54in). Earrings are set with 1 blue Swarovski Elements Crystal each, in rhodium-plated brass with titanium stud.
Here’s how to enter this giveaway:
Simply sharing this giveaway/this post or our FB album will get you a Free Entry.
Once you have made your contribution to Jasper‘s grant, please comment below with your initials and last name, and your email and how much you have given. You can also email me at sandra_chia(at)hotmail(dot)com if you wish to. Remember i don’t know you want to be entered into this giveaway unless you comment or email me.
3 recipients will be chosen via a random number generator on the 26th December, Thursday, 9pm Central Europe Time (3pm EST, 12noon Pacific Time).
Please note that you do NOT need a Paypal account to give to Jasper‘s grant, all you need is a credit card. When you click on Donate on Jasper‘s profile page, you will be taken to a Paypal page but you can use the Continue link on the left of the Paypal login box. You can also send a check to Reece’s Rainbow (Reece’s Rainbow, PO Box 4024, Gaithersburg, MD 20885) and write on the back that it is for Jasper (Asia).
Please do help us spread the word about Jasper‘s story and this giveaway. Remember you get a free entry when you share. But you have to comment here or on our FB page, with your name and email, to let me know to include you in the giveaway.
Do also pray along with us for this fundraising efforts and more importantly, pray for Jasper and for his forever family to come for him.