Sunday, July 1, 2012



It's all for Jack!

The June Fundraiser for Jack has come to a close, and not only did we meet our goal, and not only did we exceed our goal, but also, on the very last day of the fundraiser, people stepped up to help us meet our last-day goal of an additional $25. Our fundraising total for the 30 days of June is $532!

Five-hundred thirty-two dollars out of an estimated by $35,000 to adopt Jack may not seem like much, but to put it in perspective, together, TWOB family raised not only 1 1/2 percent of the adoption fees but also our $532 will pay for Jack's visa fee and visa medical exam + fingerprint and child abuse clearances for one of the adoptive parents OR almost the entire homestudy review fee if the family who ultimately adopts Jack lives outside the state Jack's placement agency is in OR most of the fee for the Citizenship and Immigration application OR the visa cost for one of the adoptive parents.

So this $532 makes a difference for Jack and the family who ends up adopting him.

Additionally, Jack's adoption grant now stands at $7109.13, which is 20% of the fees to adopt him!

And you are the ones who made the difference with your support of this fundraiser. Knowledge and money. As I've said before, those are the things required to transform a child from an orphan to a family member. I know that Jack will find his family. The efforts of Reece's Rainbow will aid in the knowledge part. TWOB family is assisting in the money part. Together, we will help to bring this child home.

So thank you, from the bottom of my heart. Although my family is not in a position to adopt Jack, I love him and feel a responsibility to him.

And now ...

Take a deep breath and strap yourself in because there ain't no rest for the weary.

Let me introduce you to my next fundraising effort.

In July, I am hosting the Spare Some Change to Change Jack's Life event. It's really simple to participate. Here are the steps:

  • Take a container, any container, and mark it Jack.
  • Place it in a visible area or next to where you get undressed at night.
  • At the end of the day, throw your spare change in it.

That's it. That's all that's required. At the end of the month, visit Jack's Reece's Rainbow page and donate via PayPal whatever you've saved. If you don't use PayPal, you can write a check for the amount and mail it to Reece's Rainbow PO Box 4024 Gaithersburg, MD 20885. (If you send a check, don't forget to mark it Jack 23!)

And with that, I am off to work for the day. I will hold the drawing for the June Fundraiser for Jack after I get home this afternoon, and I will post the winners here on this blog.

Have a great day!

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