Thursday, January 31, 2013

Forty Days to Forever!

Hello, friends! Thanks for stopping by! Today I will introduce you to a unique fundraiser that will benefit not just one or two but forty (that's right, FORTY) orphaned children!

You may have noticed this button that has been in the top right sidebar of my blog for a few weeks now. If you click on it, you will be taken to the Forty Days to Forever website.

The premise of that fundraiser is that one waiting child or adopting family will be featured every day for each of the forty days of Lent. Each day, you will have the opportunity to read about the child or family and enter to win the giveaway, which has not just one prize but forty ... + a mystery grand prize that will be revealed on February 13th!

The fundraiser will benefit a little girl named Lina who lives in an Eastern European orphanage. Lina has severe medical needs and is not faring well in the orphanage. A family that has a particular interest in Lina's welfare but which cannot adopt her now has organized the Forty Days to Forever fundraiser to help raise money for Lina's adoption grant and to spread the word about her in hopes of finding her a family.

The fundraiser will also benefit this boy, who, if you have visited my blog before, you will recognize as Jason! Despite my advocating for him, Jason's grant has remained small. But this fundraiser is an opportunity to raise $400 or more for Jason's grant! Sweet Jason, isolated in a "laying down room" in a remote corner of the world ... every penny helps bring him closer to a family!

The fundraiser will also benefit 39 other children and families whom you can read about by visiting the Forty Days to Forever website.

Every day for forty days, a waiting child or adoptive family will be featured along with a giveaway prize for that day. To enter the giveaway, you need to donate to two children: Lina, the guest of honor, and the child being featured that day. Twenty percent of your donation must go to Lina to be entered into the giveaway. For example, if you donate $20, $4 of that must go to Lina and the other $16 to the day's featured child. You will then need to email the Forty Days to Forever website with your donation receipt to be entered into the drawing. All donations will be made via Reece's Rainbow grant pages and are tax-deductible.

Sound confusing? You can check out the FAQ page to read more about it. The main thing to remember is that your donation will help not only Lina but also the day's featured child; you can come back every day and donate if you like, and every donation enters you into that day's giveaway AND the grand prize drawing.

Jason will be the featured child on Wednesday, March 6th. Please visit the Forty Days to Forever website that day to make a donation to Jason and be entered into the drawings! You can also donate to Jason at any time during the 40 days to be entered into the grand prize drawing. Just remember to earmark 20% of your donation for Lina.

If you celebrate Lent as a part of your religious tradition, you can go here to read about the Lenten Journey component of the fundraiser. You can read here about other ways to help the fundraiser.

Please join with me to help not just Lina and Jason but the many waiting children who will be featured during the Lenten season!

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