Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Please See Past His Picture!


WOW!!

$1,115.00 raised so far...

AND LOOK...

These are ALL the babes blessed since starting the Giveaway yesterday...

BOBBY, SEAN, EMMITT, NASTYA, ALEXEI, ANNA, FRANK, SONNY, YEGOR, BENJI, WESTON, KOLYA, CALLI, NANNETTE, BRANT, ALEXANDER, DARBY, DONOVAN, KATERINA, ELIJAH, MORGAN, FRANCIS, BRANDON, CAMILLE, COLT, SERENITY, SHANNON, TOBIN, IVAN, ADELE, NOVELLA, ROSE, JASPER, KAEDEN, TRAVIS, LORLEI, NICOLE, XANDER, TYLER, REBA, TRINITY, SOPHIA

What a total joy to watch the bottom kids being moved!

These are the amazing donors so far!!

Julie S.          Connie S.        Amy J.        Julie         Jane G.       Jennifer D.     Nicole N.   Kelly D.
Pam D.          Joni K.            Julie S.       Sasha F.   Kelly B.      Mandy          Jen                 Lisa A.
Missy B.        Tanna S.

WOW!!

COME ON! 

LET'S GET EVEN MORE NAMES ON THAT LIST TOMORROW!!  

Little by little... donation by donation... we are moving the LEFT BEHINDS up the Tree and the six boys are ever closer to their $1,000 Angel Tree Goal!!!

THANK YOU THANK YOU!!

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Rob and I sat yesterday and we looked at poor Sonny's picture and we wondered to ourselves... WHO WILL CHOOSE HIM?



Who is going to pick Sonny based on that awful picture?

Who is going to see the little boy behind the battered face?

Who?

Our adoption process for Aaron was a bit on the wild side.  We traveled across the ocean expecting to bring him home only to be sent home because of a feud going on in the village over seating a jury.

When we came back a month later we were greeted by a little boy who would barely make eye contact with us.

On the second day we were there Aaron showed up looking like someone had beaten his face in.  The whole right side of his face was swollen and bruised.  He had bruises around his mouth and chin.  We did NOT take pictures of him on that day because our focus was on comforting and loving our little lost guy.  Even two days later he still looked a bit rough.  We had NO idea what happened.  The caretakers said nothing and our facilitator had already left.  Aaron still bears a scar along his chin from whatever happened to him.



Seriously... If THIS had been his RR picture.. Do you think we would have chosen him?

Would we have seen the precious treasure right there behind that awful picture??


This was taken the day after we passed court.  Two weeks later!!

Joy Unspeakable.

OUR SON!

SONNY'S PICTURE IS BAD BUT THE LITTLE BOY BEHIND IS JUST WAITING TO BURST OUT!!

Please see beyond the battered face.



See the treasure waiting inside!

Look for the smile that will light up the world when he realizes he has a Mama and a Papa.

Please!!

SEE SONNY!!!


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Filled with 30 Giveaway gifts totaling well over $2,700.00, and also filled with a whole host of babes who need YOU to SEE them!!  

To enter, you have to do TWO THINGS:

FIRST.... You have to pick at least ONE of my boys (or two, or three, or four, or five, or six) and donate to his/their Angel Tree account(s) on Reece's Rainbow!

CLICK HERE TO GET TO THE ANGEL TREE

So.....PICK FRANK OR SONNY OR YEGOR OR ALEXEI OR EMMITT OR BOBBY OR ALL OF THEM!!! Donate to their AT account!!

Our Giveaway goal is to get ALL of them over the $1,000 Angel Tree wall.

OUR REAL GOAL IS TO FIND FAMILIES FOR ALL SIX OF THEM!!!


      Frank                                 Sonny                                 Yegor
         $651.00                               $824.00                            $342.00
   

                                  Alexei                                Emmitt                                     Bobby
                                 $324.00                             $584.00                                 $530.00
 

SECOND....You have to find and donate to the Angel Tree child who is on the VERY BOTTOM, the one with the LEAST MONEY in his account!!  You have to help rescue the one who is being left behind!!

                                            CLICK HERE TO GET TO THE ANGEL TREE

THIRD... You have to leave a comment WITH YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME letting me know which of my boys you donated to and which AT child was in last place.   Make sure to give me the total amount donated  (I will NOT publish this if you ask me not to).  Every five dollars donated earns you one entry into our giveaway!!!

FOURTH.... You will also earn one entry for each child you donate to. For example, a $50 donation spread among 5 children earns you 15 entries: 50/5 = 10 entries for the money, and 1 entry each for the 5 children!  So spread the love around!!!!


FIFTH.... You can also earn entries for SHARING!  So share away.  Share on Twitter.  Share on FB. Share on your blog!!

SO STAND BACK PEOPLE....

BE READY TO BE BLOWN AWAY...

ALL OF THE ITEMS BELOW HAVE BEEN DONATED IN LOVE FOR THE LEAST OF THESE!!

Here's what's in this Angel Tree Giveaway....


BIG PRIZE GIVEAWAY ITEMS....



Ipod Touch 32GB Blue (headphones included) 
5th Generation!! BRAND NEW!!
($300+ Value)


16 GB iPad with Retina display
BRAND NEW!!
($500 value)
(This iPad is from Stori Wann's Giveaway... entering here will automatically enter you into her giveaway)
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WINNER'S CHOICE OF EITHER AN IPAD MINI OR A WII U
BOTH BRAND NEW!!
($300+ Value)
 PICK ONE!! :)  

Kitchen Aid 5-Quart Stand Mixer
($430 value)
BRAND NEW!!
You get to pick the color!!
(This Mixer is from Stori Wann's Giveaway... entering here will enter you into that one)
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A Mixed Media Boxed Canvas Original Artwork by Jane George
Value £160 (U.S. $256.00)
Jane is a professional artist working in the UK.  She exhibits across the country and does public and private commissions.  All her shows sell out so this piece will be a collector's item. 


The original artwork is being created JUST FOR THIS GIVEAWAY.  

It will have a transformation theme featuring butterflies and journeys to hope.
An example of a similar piece created by Jane is here:


Sterling Silver Diamond Snowflake Pendant Necklace
Purchased FOR THIS GIVEAWAY
($100.00 Value)



Full e-reader version
($100+ dollar value)
You pick the year - we send you everything you need for your family for that year!!

GIFT CARD BONANZA....

                                      $100 Visa card                        $75 Gift card (Winner choice)
                                                                                       (You may also Pick A Child)
          

$100 Amazon gift card                              $25.00 Walmart gift card
 

A $150 gift card of your choice between Best BuyPottery Barn or Home Depot
(This card is from Stori Wann's Giveaway... entering here will enter you into that one)
This can also be used for a Pick A Child on the Angel Tree!! 

best buy cardpottery barn gift card
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$100.00 GIFT CARD OF WINNER'S CHOICE...
 OR PICK A CHILD ON THE ANGEL TREE GIFT CARD

$25.00 PICK A CHILD ON THE ANGEL TREE GIFT CARD

$25.00 PICK A CHILD ON THE ANGEL TREE GIFT CARD




             $18.00 Gift Card to Hooked on Hope                 $10.00 Barnes and Nobles Card                       
                                 

OTHER AMAZING ITEMS....

Silver boa scarf                 Josh Groban Noel CD
 ($22.00 value)                              ($10.00 value)
  

                                                                                                           Christmas Music CD
          Hand made set of 3 Starfish-style Christmas ornaments                  ($10.00 value)  
                

                  Really cool Chain Mail Bracelet                                                                                             
(I won one of these in a previous Giveaway and LOVE it)            Rus*ian-English Parallel Bible
                                    $30.00 value                                                       (30.00+ value)
                                               

Three lizard and one star fish keychain!!
 

Duct tape Wallet

BiblioPlan Craft Books 
(12.00 hardcopy version)
These are  BRAND NEW products!!  They are filled to overflowing with several years worth of crafts in each book!  Great for teachers and homeschooling families!  An Ancient, Medieval and Modern Craft book will each be given away!! 

2 Brand New Pendants purchased at the Vienna Christmas market in Austria
(10.00 Each)
                     Silver Pendant with Mustard Seed Inside              Red Jasper Pendant

THIS GIVEAWAY ENDS ON DECEMBER 15TH!!


GO WILD ON THE ANGEL TREE AND HAVE FUN!!!













10 comments:

  1. Hi Julia ~ Thanks for hosting such a great fundraiser! I hope they all find their families very soon! Donated $15 to Alexei and $15 to Dallas who was in last place with $105.90. Also shared on fb. Thanks again, Nicole Voisard

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  2. I donated 20 to Alexei, 20 to Serenety 15H(she had the lowest amount in her account) 10 to Nastya(11) today. Last week I donated 70 to Alicia. not sure if you will count that or not. but she needs a mom more than I need the 70 for sure. and thanks for all you do for those left behind.

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  3. I forgot to include my name! Tammy Enberg. but you knew that, anyways I donated 70 to Alicia, 20 to Alexei, 20 to Serenety(lowest fund account), and 10 to Nastya(11). Im not sure I understand the connection to the other giveaway. I didnt donate to sonny, I donated to Alexei does that mean I am not in the drawing for the ipad?

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  4. I posted on four of my blogs. enbergadventures, allforalicia, aplaceinthesun, and forthoseleftbehind are all at blogspot.com. I also posted on facebook

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  5. Amy Boroughs: I donated $10 each to Yegor, Alexei, Shannon 2H, Ivan B. 13G, and Alexander (2H).

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  6. Now, I'm not in a position to adopt right now, but I just thought there may be more people like me. When I look at RR, I fall for the sad children. The ones with eyes that beg for help. Those with rosy cheeks and sunny smiles don't touch me as much (although they are in as much danger). That's just me. If I could adopt, my heart would pick one of the crying kids with a dirty t-shirt. So don't give up! If people understand the need for help, surely they understand that the child may not (at least not immediately) be a sunny poster-child?

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  7. I may be posting twice--I always have "sign in" issues--but I donated a total of $45--$5.50 to Yegor and $5 to Donovan b/c I was thinking he was one of your listed boys--and $5 to Adele b/c she was the beautiful bottom baby. Then I donated the rest to other discouraged or struggling warriors' babies. I shared twice on fb and yesterday on twitter. Deb Wielhouwer

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  8. I donated $30 total: $5 each to Yegor and Alexi, bc they are at the bottom of the lost boys tree. There were several children at the "bottom" of the tree, so here's who I chose and why: Jasper, bc children without photos always seem to be passed over, Nash, bc he's obviously not cared for as he should be, and he's in R, which is so expensive. Russell, for the same reasons as Nash (although he looks like he is fed lol!!) and bc he's in the same region as the little one I adore, and Sophia E. bc, well, just look at her. she needs a momma. I love them all, but there's always ones I;m guided to! I am sharing on FB as well!Thank you Julia!
    Christina Schye

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  9. Vincent 8W (last place, sweet baby!)
    Burgandi (bought ornament)
    Ralph 15H (bought ornament as a gift for my sister)
    Carmen 3G bought ornament (my husband (Caleb Dill) gift to me)
    Donated to Lilly/Owen fund through their sponsor
    Emmitt (1998) donating to sweet Emmitt because he has Spina Bifida like our olds son, and it breaks my heart that he still waits :(
    Shared on FB
    Donations under Harris/Dill

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  10. Entered again, this time $5 each to Alexei and Emmitt ... and hoping to help a few families that are struggling this week with a small donation each.

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