Monday, October 1, 2012

Happy Birthday Jack! (+ a Birthday Fundraiser!)


Jack was born this month. He turns 12. We don't know the exact date, so we will be celebrating all month!

In honor of Jack's birthday, I am rolling out a new fundraiser for the month of October! Hold on to your party hats because this one is going to be fun!

If you read Jack's original profile on Reece's Rainbow, you may remember that Jack feels that he is all alone. On his profile it stated 

Before he was about to transfer to the older child orphanage, he asked a visitor, "Do you know anyone who would like to take a boy like me? I would really like for a visitor at least, because I am all alone and have no one."

What a terrible way for a young boy to feel. What Jack doesn't know is that for nearly a year now, many, many people have been shouting about him, praying for him, fundraising for him, longing for him, and loving him. It doesn't help him feel less alone now, but one day Jack's parents will tell him about all the people who worked to bring him home and how he was never really completely alone.

And that's where this fundraiser comes in. It doesn't really have a snazzy name. I guess I could call it Jack's Birthday Gift because that's ultimately what it will be for him: a gift to show him, concretely and without mistake, how much he was loved and how many people wanted him to come home.

So here's the premise: For a minimum donation of $5 (but you can certainly donate as much as you want!) you may submit a photo of your child, your pet, or yourself/your family holding a sign that says "I Helped Bring Jack Home!" or "We Helped Bring Jack Home!" Be creative with the signs and make them as colorful and unique as you want, but please use the wording "I Helped Bring Jack Home!" or "We Helped Bring Jack Home!" I will take all of the pictures and create a video collage of them set to the song Three Little Birds by Bob Marley. This video will then be given to Jack's family to share with him when they feel the time is appropriate. It will be our gift to Jack to show him how many people cared about him.

The goal of this fundraiser is $280, which will pay for Jack's visa and passport.

You can donate to Jack's adoption grant here (scroll down to Jack's Family Found Him!) or here. You can send me your picture via the Contact Me button on the right sidebar of my blog.

You can visit Jack's family's blog to read about their progress toward bringing Jack home.

Thank you so much for your support of Jack's adoption!

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