Thursday, January 21, 2010

Beautiful Necklace Giveaway

All of us have things that move our hearts and spur us to act.  All of us have passions and things we feel like we need to do.  Since having Eliana and learning about the plight of orphans with Down syndrome, I've felt called to make a difference.  For our family, that has mostly involved lots of prayers and donating our money.  This month, we thought we would try something different. 

Rebecca has made a beautiful necklace to use in hopes of raising some money for Anya.  I know, the title says Giveaway.  You don't have to donate anything in order to be eligible to win.  We are hoping though that some of you will be encouraged to give just a little (or a more) in order to help this sweet girl find a family.

This is Anya.

We want to give her a chance to live in a loving home.  The cost of adoption holds back many families.  By helping to raise money for a grant for her, we hope this might encourage a family to step forward to make her their daughter.  Won't you help us? 

Here is the necklace from several views.  I also wanted to show it on different backgrounds as well as some close-ups.   The lights sometimes reflects and catches it in different ways.  It is silver though it can appear gold in the photos.  Isn't it lovely!

Here are the rules:

1.  You will be entered into the drawing 1 time for each $5 donation you make.  The minimum donation using chip-in is $10.  If you want to make a donation smaller than $10, please mail a check to the following address:

Reece's Rainbow

PO Box 4024

Gaithersburg, MD 20885

The reason for this is that the paypal fees for donations under $10 is 30 percent!  We want as much money as possible going to help Anya and not paid as fees!  If you do mail a check, would you let me know so that I can enter your name in the drawing?

2.  If you share this giveaway on your blog or facebook page, you will get an entry for that too.  Just post a comment here letting me know what you have done that so I can enter your name.

3.  The giveaway will be open until January 31 at midnight! 

That's it.  Please help spread the word and prayerfully consider making a donation.  There is a chip in on the right side of my blog in the sidebar.  Thank you!

If you have questions about this, please post them.  This is my first time doing this and I've probably missed something big. 

If I'm slow in answering, I"ll get back to you as soon as I can.  I will be taking some of the children this week-end to a Family Diabetes Retreat while Roger is home with the rest of them.  We are excited about this opportunity and I'll share more when we return.




  1. coffeeandconversationJanuary 22, 2010 at 3:51 AM


    Sorry I haven't been able to get to much blog reading (or writing) this week. I have had a cold. Yuck!

    Thank you for including me in the drawing though!

    There is another little girl on RR I have been trying to contribute too also. Her name is Ivy and it all has been really pulling at my heartstrings too. I will have to try to figure our how to do the ChipIn! too.



  2. Beautiful Necklace...I shared with all of my friends on Facebook today!

    Ann Gladhart

  3. Leslie, I think people may need to email you when they chip in because I'm not sure that chip in notifies you when a donation is made. I know I had a donation on my chip in for Anastasia and I wouldn't have known who did it except that they told me. Maybe someone else could chime in on this?

    Jill Spicer

  4. Leslie,

    It was a pleasure to "chip in" for such a beautiful little girl. Praying for Anya.


    Beautiful work on the necklace, exactly what I would expect from your talented sweet self.


  5. What a beautiful necklace!! Wonderful job Rebecca! I hope it helps raise not only money, but HOPE.


    Pam in SE MI

  6. Thank you friends for your encouragment and for sharing the word! We are excited to be raising money for Anya.

    Jill - there is a feature at the chip-in site where you can see a chip-in that you have created and who has donated to it. Hope that makes sense. Will talk with you more if you want.

    Thank you for joining us in praying for Anya and the many other children who need families!



  7. Cant donate right now,and I am beyond the drawing anyway, but just want to say what beautiful work she does.


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