Cards and Bookmarks…

… that’s what we are selling to help raise funds for Jasper (Asia) over this Christmas season. (See the left column.)

There are some lovely handmade (stamped/painted) cards which are made by a wonderful friend who donated them to this cause. They are Thank You Cards and are super for kids to send their ‘thank-you’s for those upcoming Christmas presents.

We also have some unique Wooden Bookmarks. These are bookmarks made from real wood with interesting die-cuts images and words craved into them; they are Bookworm, Favourite, Break and Thriller. These would make a great stocking-filler or a small gift for an avid reader.

Going along with the wood selection, there are beautiful Wooden Christmas Cards to be had. 2 of the designs feature wooden ornaments which can be popped out from the card itself. These are very unique and would make a Christmas greeting to remember.

So if you are interested to buy, simply make payment into Jasper‘s adoption grant (click on his name), email me at sandra_chia(at)hotmail(dot)com the proof of payment (i have no access to see who gives to the grant – privacy issues, only the person in charge of the grants), along with your address and i will send that item out to you as soon as i see that email.

If it is easier for you to access Facebook, i also have the album here.

I would also greatly appreciate it if you would share this post with all your family and friends so that more can help. More people seeing this and sharing this also means more exposure for Jasper which means higher chances of his forever family finding him.

Thank you so much.

syc

Join In…

i have joined up with a bunch of advocates and we have put up a huge online auction for our Christmas Angel Tree kiddos. My child is Jasper (Asia) – remember i introduced him about 10 days ago? Read here.

So what’s this auction about? It all about raising funds for these precious special needs orphans and about telling the world that they all need a loving family to care for them and help them through life.

Every advocate has posted items for the auction. Each item benefits a specific child. Participants simply have to bid on the items they would like to have and at the end (24th November) the highest bid gets the item and that amount goes to that specific kid’s adoption grant.

So i have posted 10 items on Adoption Auction’s Christmas Around the World album. i’m going to re-post those 10 items here so you will know at once which items will benefit my sweet Jasper. Of course, you can bid for any other items too. They all benefit a child in need so it’s all win-win.

Please hop over to this page and make a bid.

If you don’t have FB and would still like to make a bid, let me know (comment below) and i’ll ask the organisers if it is possible for me to place a bid on your behalf with your email address.

Or if you would like to simply contribute directly to Jasper‘s adoption grant, please click on his name and use the donate button on his profile page on Reece’s Rainbow. Remember if you give US$35, you get a lovely Christmas ornament with Jasper’s picture on it as a thank you.

So bid away! And do share this post with your friends. Thanks.

syc

It Has Started…

itshere2013… Christmas Angel Tree 2013!

This is my first year as an official Angel Tree (AT) Warrior!

What is Angel Tree? Well, it is a huge Christmas season awareness building and fundraising campaign which Reece’s Rainbow runs to show the world the precious children they (we) advocate for. These are special needs orphans who desperately need to know the love of a forever family.

Angel Tree runs from TODAY, 1st November till 31st December and the goal of each warrior is to shout out loud for the child they have picked or have been assigned and to raise US$1000 for that child! More details about the program itself here. Click here to see all the children on the list this year.

You can also purchase Angel Tree Dollars to give to family and friends as gifts and they can in turn do their part by picking a child from the above list to give to. This is a wonderful way to teach your kids about giving to those who have so much less than them. See details for Angel Tree Dollars here.

NOW here come the part i want FULL ATTENTION!!

Introducing my AT Child! JASPER!

Jasper, 12 years old, needs a loving family to care for him.
Jasper, 12 years old, needs a loving family to care for him.

He is such a sweetheart! This dear boy has such a sad sad past. He did know his family, he lived with them till they abandoned him at 8 years old!! Can you imagine the hurt he must have felt?! i can’t. My heart cries that he had to experience such pain. And why did his family leave him? Most likely because of his medical issues; maybe they could not afford to help him, maybe they thought he was a burden (we would never know) – he has Down Syndrome, un-descended testis and dental issues.

These medical issues would be no problem to a loving family who understood that he is not cursed, he is not sub-normal, he simply needs good medical care. But in his home country he would be ostracised! An outcast his entire life and likely never ever accepted into society.

So i am going to shout out loud for him! For a caring family to step up for him and love him just as he is! Because every child deserves to be loved and valued for who they are and not cast aside because they have treatable, manageable medical needs.

Please join me in helping more and more people learn about Jasper’s story. Please also give generously towards his adoption grant set up by Reece’s Rainbow here. Or click on his name / picture. Since his chances of being accepted in his home country is so low, a very expensive international adoption is his best chance at a forever family. So whatever head start we can give to encourage his future family would be a good thing.

You can also help by praying for Jasper, praying that he is well taken care of where he is now and that a forever family can be found for him during this Christmas Campaign.

i am preparing a special fundraiser to start in 2 weeks. So stay tuned!

Thank you very much.

syc