"A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His holy habitation. God sets the solitary in families..."Psalm 68:5-6a

Friday, November 2, 2012

how can I help?

If that's a question you've been asking yourself, here are a few things you can do:

*Pray. Everyone can do it...& it's the most powerful thing we can do!

*Be informed. Find out why Reece's Rainbow started, & how they've helped over 800 children find their forever families. Educate yourself on the plight of special needs orphans, read adoption blogs, & share what you learn.

*Share. If you feel comfortable, or hey, even if you don't but you think you need to, share Simon's picture & story with the world! Or go to www.reecesrainbow.org & look at the faces of the children there. You may just find your own little one to shout about!

*Give. There is a ChipIn widget on the sidebar of my blog. Money donated goes directly to Simon's account on Reece's Rainbow, & it's tax deductible. Please be sure to mention "Simon 2S Angel Fund" in the special instructions. How easy is that! (Be aware that the ChipIn widget requires Flash, so if you want to donate on an Apple device, you'll have to donate directly at Simon's RR profile page. The photos of him on the sidebar link directly to his page.)

*Start your own fundraiser. Many thousands of dollars have been raised through bake sales, car washes, catalog parties, walk-a-thons, etc.

*Shop. At least 50% of every purchase made in my Etsy shop, TrueRuby, will be donated to Simon's grant fund through December 31, 2012. I do have gift certificates available, in any amount, if you want to purchase for a friend or loved one, but would like them to choose their own custom colors. 

*Adopt. Perhaps you will fall in love with one of the children, on Reece's Rainbow or elsewhere. What a blessing & a high calling to be able to adopt! Not everyone can, or even should, adopt, but we can all support those who are called to adopt or foster in many different ways. 

I don't believe that every person will feel the same call, the same urgency, or the same need to be involved...but for those who do, there is always some way we can heed that call. 

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