i don’t usually do a reminder but i thought since i am going to do the Christmas Delivery Dates reminder and it is a special 2 months of fundraising for Angel Tree, i would do a blog post and put these 2 things together.
So my Orphan of the Month is Zayne. He is also my Angel Tree Child, a special annual fundraiser at Reece’s Rainbow where i pick a child to raise US$1000 for his adoption grant over the months of November and December.
Now here is my first effort at helping Zayne to grow his adoption grant.
Why would he need an adoption grant? Because in his home country, he is considered cursed and would very unlikely be adopted within his home country. Because an international adoption would be his most likely hope at having a family of his own. Because an international adoption costs a ton of money on the account of the large amount of paperwork and the number of bureaucratic hoops to jump through.
So let’s not allow the question of funds to stand in the way of Zayne getting a family of his own.
i have a dear friend who is very supportive of my advocacy for these precious children. She gave me a bunch of things and told me to sell them and use the money for the orphans. That’s where is these books, DVDs and toys are from.
Please have a browse.
Send me an email (sandra_chia(a)hotmail(dot)com) or comment below with your email address as to which item/s you would like to purchase. i will email you with directions for payment. Please note that there will be no postage charged as this is for charity, i am sponsoring the postage. This is to assure everyone that every cent you give goes directly to Zayne‘s adoption grant (10% goes to Reece’s Rainbow‘s administrative costs).
Well, Reece’s Rainbow advocates for as many special needs orphans as they can throughout the year, with a small team of administrative staff and tons of volunteers. i am one of those volunteers who give of our time and social media platforms to create awareness for these precious children, to give them a voice and, prayerfully, help them find their loving families.
However, during Christmas time, Reece’s Rainbow returns to its roots; it started as an advocacy website for down syndrome orphans. And during the run-up to Christmas, a special event; Angel Tree happens. This is where we, advocates, pick a child and for 2 months, 8 weeks, from 1st November to 31st December, we feature this child in as much social media as possible to get as much exposure for this chosen child as possible and of course, to also raise the child’s adoption grant by US$1000.
So fundraisers will be held, various manner of things will be sold, giveaways will be run and local quirky fundraising events will take place, all to help a child have a family to call their own.
Without further ado, allow me to introduce the handsome Zayne!
i saw Zayne on Angel Tree when i first started advocating for special needs orphans some 3 years ago. And it saddens my heart to see that he is still on it this year. As an advocate, what i hope for, is that i never have to see the same children on Angel Tree year after year.
So this year, i really want and pray that Zayne‘s forever family will see him and come forward for him. i will do my best to create as much exposure for Zayne as possible and raise as much as i can for his adoption grant to ease his forever family’s path to bringing him home.
Well, we don’t know very much about him. And i believe that this lack of information may be what is preventing him from getting a family.
His profile has 3 sentences: “Zayne wishes to be adopted by a family abroad. He hopes to have a dad and mum to call his own. He enjoys playing outside with other children!”
We don’t know whether he’s going to school or not, whether he’s verbal or not, whether he has a heart condition (lots of Down Syndrome kids have a heart condition), or whether he likes singing or planes or music.
BUT what we do know is that Zayne wants a family, he wants to have a mum and dad of his own, he also likes playing with other children; so siblings would be great. And that he likes to play outside, so he is definitely not an indoors boy and we can assume not too quiet either.
And look at his adorable face, doesn’t that face just speak volumes to you? It does to me. i see kindness in his eyes, i see an understanding of his own heart’s desires for a family, i see what a great son he would make.
SO please SEE ZAYNE! Help Zayne this Christmas season to find his very own forever family. Share his need. Pray for him.
Do stay tuned as i gather things together to start some proper fundraisers and publicity events for Zayne. EDIT: Click here for the first fundraiser!
In the meantime, go to Zayne‘s profile page by clicking on his name or picture and click on the Donate button to give towards his adoption grant. If you give US$35 or more, you will get a lovely Christmas ornament (see picture on the left) mailed to you with Zayne‘s picture on it.