Adoption fundraiser: Giving away a Ginger Lane clutch

I’m honored to give away one of my Ginger Lane metallic shimmer linen foldover clutches to help Lauren and her family raise money for their adoption. It is included with over $350 worth of other gifts.

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This giveaway is a great way that you can contribute to their adoption costs (with the added benefit of being entered in this great giveaway). How much does an adoption cost? Read Lauren’s breakdown of costs.

Want a chance to win over $350 worth of prizes, including my metallic clutch? All it takes is a $5 donation to their adoption (100% of donations go directly to the adoption) to be entered to win.

$5 donation = 1 Giveaway entry

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The giveaway will end Wednesday July 24th.

Reece’s Rainbow (Host a Lemonade Stand)

I’m excited to have Rachel, a fellow Influence Network-er, here sharing her story and giving project. This is a great way to get your kids involved in giving: host a lemonade stand and donate the proceeds to Reece’s Rainbow.

The mission of Reece’s Rainbow is to rescue orphans with Down syndrome through the gift of adoption, to raise awareness for all of the children who are waiting in 25 countries around the world, and to raise funds as adoption grants that help adoptive families afford the high cost of adopting these beautiful children.

About Reece’s Rainbow

Please visit Rachel’s blog for a list of great tips for hosting a Lemonade Stand for Reece’s Rainbow  and let her know that you will be joining her Lemonade Stand Campaign!

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I am thankful and honored to have this opportunity to guest post today.  So that you know a little bit of who you are hearing from here are the basics, I am 34 year old wife to a soon to be pastor, (he is finishing up seminary this summer.) I am a mother to five wonderful(most of time) children(one of which is due to be born any day now.) Our life is often messy but in the mess we get to see God make something beautiful in our lives.  I would love for you to come by my blog, www.make-something-beautiful.com and get to know my family and I better.

 My heart grew significantly for orphans with Down Syndrome and special needs after the birth and Down Syndrome diagnosis of my first Son Sam in 2009. 

After Sam was born while doing research on the Internet on his condition, Down Syndrome I discovered an amazing organization called Reece’s Rainbow. They are in the business of redeeming orphans with special needs. Special needs orphans are the bottom of the barrel as far as orphans go, they are often living is horrible conditions with out adequate housing, clothing, food, medical care and worst of all human interaction. Often children with mild and moderate disabilities are left in crib rooms for there whole life, never escaping the bars and white walls.

JOIN US and “MAKE A STAND FOR ORPHANS!!” Host a lemonade stand in the month of May or collect change to give toward the redemption of beautiful special needs children around the world.  You can give  directly to Reece’s Rainbow and receive a tax deduction. FOR MORE TIPS PLEASE VISIT MY BLOG AND LET LEMONADE BE USED TO REDEEM!!

Once Was Lost {Funding Adoptions}

Once Was Lost is a non-profit that is overflowing with love and compassion, not to mention a generous and brilliant fundraising model. Families looking to raise money for their adoption processes apply to become affiliate. Then when you and I make purchases through the Once Was Lost shop, 50% of the sale will go directly to the affiliate family of our choice! And on top of it, for every $25 you spend you will also being feeding a hungry child for a week.

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Once Was Lost was created as we were trying to raise money for our own adoption and we were noticing a lack of adoption fundraising opportunities for Canadians. We knew that we wanted to help others raise support for their adoptions and after some brainstorming Once Was Lost was born.

We are currently helping Canadian and American families fundraise for their adoptions but have dreams of expanding in the future.

{About Once Was Lost}

Start by putting a name and face with the cause. Read these beautiful adoption stories here.

Then shop! 50% of designated sales will go to an affiliate family. If you have the name of an affiliate, write it in the Notes to Seller box when you check out. Check out some products you can find in their online store

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