Her name is Gracelynn – it’s not her real name but it is the name we know her by. She is an orphan and she is waiting for her forever family. She is also one of the children who are on this year’s Reece’s Rainbow’s Angel Tree.
She just turned 11 years old and has such a sparkle in her eyes! Why is she an orphan? We are not sure but it is likely that her Down Syndrome has something to do with it. In her country, children with Down Syndrome are looked upon as unable to live up to anything. It is very sad but true.
However, this Christmas season Gracelynn has a Christmas Angel Tree Warrior loving her, rooting for her and getting the word out there that Gracelynn is in need of a family. Her warrior is also working hard to raise that US$1000 for her as part of the Angel Tree efforts.
Her Warrior is Stephanie and she blogs over at Daily Smiles. Please go over and read what she has been saying about sweet Gracelynn. You can also help by giving a little towards Gracelynn‘s adoption grant. For this Christmas season only, when you give US$35 and above, you will receive a lovely Christmas ornament with Gracelynn‘s photo on it. Click on her name or picture to get to her profile page and give.
PS: Stephanie has also written about our Jasper (Asia) – read that post here.
As some of you know, this Christmas season i am helping to raise awareness and funds for Jasper (in addition to the boys, Shane and Wesley, whom i regularly pray for and feature here). i have posted about Jasper here, here and here.
The aim of this special Christmas awareness building and fundraising is to give these precious ones addition exposure during the holiday season, in hopes of finding a forever family for them and it is called Angel Tree on Reece’s Rainbow. You can see all the Angel Tree kids here.
A second aim is to grow the child’s adoption grant by US$1000. This grant will help lessen the financial burden of an international adoption for the family who comes to adopt the child. We have another US$786.70 to raise for Jasper.
This will be my 3rd fundraising effort for Jasper (Asia).
It is a Jewelry Giveaway!
i have 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:
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 when we have raised US$1000 for Jasper or on the 20th December, Friday, 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.
Thank you very much.