Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Beanie Baby Fundraiser Update!

I am still waiting on travel dates. I had originally hoped I would travel on my first trip in May, then June. NOW, I am hoping that I travel in July, early August at the latest. July will be the 5 month mark since dossier submission. While I am waiting, I want to finish up my Beanie Baby fundraiser, which I started almost a year ago (here is the link to the original post). 

This fundraiser is all about giving to the orphans in Peaches' country. I have 27 Beanie Babies that I no longer need. I would love to bring these beanies along with me when I travel on my first trip (I would rather bring them along on trip one since I will have more room in my luggage). These beanies will be given to the children in Peaches' orphanage and if I am able, I will give them to children at another nearby orphanage. There are only eight that still need sponsors!

The details
- For every $5 donation, you can "sponsor" a Beanie Baby and choose which one will travel with me to Eastern Europe.
- Once a beanie is sponsored, I will add your name under the selected beanie (if you wish to remain anonymous, please let me know). 
- When I travel to Eastern Europe, I will bring all of the beanies with me that have been sponsored. 
- To sponsor a beanie, please donate to my Reece's Rainbow FSP and e-mail a copy of your receipt to my e-mail or comment here with which beanie you'd like to sponsor. 

My Beanie Baby collection!

(l-r): Congo the gorilla, Hoppity the bunny sponsored by Shelby J. (in honor of Callie)Rosalie the bear, Pouch the kangaroo sponsored by Donna J., and Stretch the ostrich  sponsored by Jen K. (In honor of Renee)

(l-r): Bongo the monkey #1 (a teeny beanie), Bongo the monkey #2 (a teeny beanie) sponsored by Jen K.Doby the doberman sponsored by Shelby J. (in honor of Logan)Derby the horse sponsored by JennyVelvet the panther sponsored by Rebecca M., and Stripes the tiger sponsored by Ivy A.

(l-r): (not a Beanie Baby) polar bear sponsored by Shelby J. (in honor of Francine)Almond the bear,Mystic the unicorn sponsored by sunflowerloveMel the koala and Mel the koala #2 (a teeny beanie) sponsored by Jenny

(l-r): Spinner the spider, Batty the bat sponsored by sunflowerloveClaude the crab, Iggy the iguana sponsored by Ivy A., and Rainbow the chameleon sponsored by Amy K.

(l-r): Wise the owl (class of '98) sponsored by Cat H. (in honor of husband and daughter)Stretch the rooster sponsored by the Trenda familyGracie the swan sponsored by Jaime B.Jabber the parrot sponsored by the Orta family, and Quackers the duck sponsored by Shelby J. (in honor of Faith)

Chilly the polar bear sponsored by Ilze L. (in honor of Andris). He's the $10 one, you can see the difference in size compared to regular sized Rainbow.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Caring Christian

This is Christian.

Christian weighs heavily on my heart today and every day. I would love to bring him home with me (he's in the same country as Peaches) but unfortunately, I am not in a position to bring home two at once. He turned 6 a few months ago and lives in an orphanage in Eastern Europe because he was born with Down syndrome. He is very smart and kind. Christian is loved by his caregivers and the director of his orphanage is surprised that he is still waiting. The family who adopts him will be very blessed to call him their son.

Christian has a sizeable grant of over $2,600 on Reece's Rainbow. He is available to single moms. Please see Christian. Please see his potential. I would love nothing more than to see him come home. If you're his family, I will be more than willing to help you raise funds, if it's needed.