Saturday, January 24, 2015

Turn them green !!



This is where we stand.

There are currently 210 children over the age of 6 years listed on Reece's Rainbow with less than $100 in their adoption grants.

165 out of the 210 have less than $50 in their grants.

121 of that 165 have less than $20 in their grants.

23 of that 121 have ZERO in their grants.

Can we fix that ?

Can we grow their grants and get them SEEN ??

HOW ??

What can we do ??

Can you help ?

Have you ever done a sponsored walk ?

As a child, did you ever have a sponsor form, where friends and family sponsored you for every mile you walked, or for how many books you read, or for how far you rode your bike ?

For a while now, I have been sponsoring goals - soccer goals !
My 11 year old son - "Newt" - plays soccer at several tournaments throughout the year, on an under-12 team.  For most tournaments, I pledge to donate a certain amount for each goal scored by his team.  I usually also pledge a little extra for each goal Newt scores.

Newt in white

Would you like to play along  ?

Newt will play in an indoor, futsal tournament next weekend, in Watertown, South Dakota (Jan 31st/Feb 1st)
 Futsal is a lot of fun - the boys play 5-a-side soccer on a basketball court.  It is fast paced, and very enjoyable for both players and spectators.
For the tournament next weekend, Newt's team will be playing "up", in an under-14 bracket, so the games will be hard - but, they're always up for the challenge, and tend to play harder against harder opposition.

I have a Facebook page where I keep those interested up to date with tournaments, and the scores of the games during the tournaments. You can find it HERE.

So - what do you think ?
Would you like to sponsor Team Galaxy's goals next weekend ?
It's easy - you can pledge any amount per goal - $1, $5, $100....
then, at the end of the tournament, just add up the total number of goals scored, and multiply that by your pledge. You can then donate that amount to any of the children with less than $100 - or split it between multiple children !
They will play in 3 games, with the possibility of a 4th if they get to the championship game.

Personally, I will pledge $1 per team goal, and $3 for any goals Newt scores.

So - who's next ?

What will YOU pledge ??

If you look at the list below, you will see that some of the children have now turned GREEN !!  I'm trying something new - every time any child gets any amount donated to their grant, or they move to the My Family Found Me category, they will turn GREEN.  That way - we can see who has been seen, who has been donated to - and who has been passed over. 
My goal ?  To see ALL of the children turn GREEN - I want them ALL to be seen by at least one person, all to be deemed worthy of a donation by at least one person. 

Can we do it ?

Can we turn them ALL green ?

Why don't you sponsor Team Galaxy's goals - then, after the tournament, YOU could be the one who turns them GREEN !!!

You can comment with your pledges in the comments below, or you can go to Newt's Goals for Orphans Facebook page.

THANK YOU !!!



My Family Found Me !!

Calista - $0 $4.50 $9 $40.50
Maey - $4.64
Wade - $0
Cody Dean - $85.50
Banning - $14.40 $45
Betsy - $22.50 $27
Brock - $22.50 $27
Felicity - $0 $22.50 
Katie - $22.50
Qing - $0
Yeardley - $0


We Made it Over $100 !!

Tripp - $93.50 $95.50 $100
Beau - $72 $162
Charlene - $0 $337.50
Lucas - $0 $117
Ysabelle - $90 $112.50
 
$90 - $100

 Gertie - $0 $9 $99
Lyla - $96
Lyla 1
Tobias - $91.89
Quilliam - $10 $32.50 $61.35 $71.20 $91

$80 - $90

Willow - $5 $14 $17.88 $89.88
Logan - $89
Tovi - $0 $86
Levi - $50 $72.50 $81.50
lewis-levi updated picture2 Feb2014
Katerina - $81
Sonny - $13.50 $36 $81
Jonathan - $75 $80

$70 - $80

Morris - $75
Fabio - $75
O2002 (2)
Hans - $72
Chase - $71
Griffith - $70.75

$60 - $70
 
Leila - $55 $64 $69.99
Luca - $68
George and Martha - $0 $4.50 $67.50
Flynn - $0 $67.20
Posey - $66.60
Cambria - $59 $65.30

 Hannah - $65.25
Nathaniel - $9.90 $64.90
Joel - $0 $18 $40.50 $63.00
Harding - $0 $63
Rylan - $63
Yerick - $62.50
Veronica - $61.55
Nicholas - $60

$50 - $60

 Laura - $0 $9.90 $14.49 $59.49
Rupert - $0 $4.73 $58.73
Kirk - $0 $13.50 $58.50
Adelaide - $0 $26.10 $36.90 $56.70
Adelaide Photo 1 Oct-2014
Chasen - $55
Jeremiah - $54.50
Sarahfina - $0 $5 $54.50
Chantelle - $23 $36.50 $54.50
21221095254 Chantelle 2013 (3)
Julian - $54
Melanie - $49.50 $54
   Andersen - $0 $9 $54
Carlton - $9 $54
Caesar - $51.50
Charissa - $0 $13.50 $40.50 $51.30
Charissa (1)
Merlin - $51
Ellisyn - $0 $50

$40 - $50

Cailin - $0 $4.50 $49.50
Faye - $49.05
Jory - $45
Jory Feb 2014

Hayden - $0 $45
Wetherby - $45
Quincy - $0 $45
Quincy (1)
 Daisy - $13.30 $17.80 $35.80 $40.65
Jared - $40.50
Mackenzie - $40.50

$30 - $40
 
James - $37.50
Shirley - $0 $5 $36.50
Alder - $36
Cody - $0  $4.50 $34.20 
Quinn - $34
Sullivan - $23 $33.80
Sullivan2
Kendra - $23 $32
Ellie - $5 $23 $32
Lizzie - $0 $4.73 $22.73 $31.73
Flynn - $13.50 $31.50
Colleen - $0 $4.50 $9 $31.50
Alexandra - $0 $9 $31.50

$20 - $30

Zann - $10.80 $19.80 $24.30 $28.80
Kellsey - $28
Maiya - $27.90
Miko - $5 $27.50
Evelyn - $27.50
Evelyn (2)
Mariah - $0 $9 $27
Piper - $22.50 $27
Charlie - $22.50 $27
Isis - $22.50 $27
Kambry - $18 $27
Alice - $27
Jotham - $27
Peter - $23.50 $26.20
Zephan - $25.65
Paulo - $13.50 $25.65
Danny - $23.40
Nelton - $0 $23
Alex - $22.50
Huey - $22.50
Huey (1)
Shia - $0 $22.50
Nolan - $20

$10 - $20
 
Matthew - $19.80
Matthew photo 1
Walt - $0 $19.80
Krista - $14 $18.50
Alice - $18.41
Tracy - $18
Luigina - $18
Gene - $0 $18
Brad - $18
Telvin - $18
Thomas Quincy - $18
Lacy - $0 $18
 Eva and Ella - $5 $9.50 $15.80
Sammy - $10 $14.50
Feb 2005
Garrett - $10 $14.50
Gage - $0  $4.50 $14.40
Jensen - $0 $5.40 $14.40
Heath - $14
Brad - $0 $13.50  
June - $13.50
Athens - $9 $13.50
30816155509
Haines - $0  $9 $13.50
Rebecca - $13.50
Leigh - $13.50
Graham - $0 $5.40 $10.80
Dean - $10
Artie - $10
Waniya - $10

$9 - $10
Harrison - $0 $9.95
Amelia - $4.50 $9.90
Celeste - $0 $9.90
Joy - $5.40 $9.90
Carissa - $5 $9.50
Brenna - $5 $9.50
Justin - $9
Bonn - $9
Brayden - $9
31209224312 (3)

 Deacon - $0 $9
Colton - $0 $9
Ciel - $0 $9
Galan - $0 $9
Galan

Henry - $0 $9
Guido - $4.50 $9
Leona - $9
Jayden, Tyrel and Tresean - $9
Martha, Max and Mark - $9
Andreus - $0 $9
Henrik - $0 $9
Simon - $0 $9


$8 - $9
 
Oskar - $0  $8.10
Melody - $0 $8.10 
Jolina - $8

$7 - $8

Vijay - $7.50
Jamie - $7.20
Jessica - $7


$5 - $6
 
Eben - $5.40 
Chelsey - $0 $5.40 
   Aleah - $0 $5.40
Lucy - $0 $5.40
Shaughan - $5.40
Frannie - $5.40
Trudy and Tristan - $5.40
Matty - $5
30930134543
 
Frank - $5
Hanson - $5
Patrick - $5
Jinger - $5
Robert - $5
Leonard - $5
Rhyder - $5
Saul - $5
Saul updated picture2 feb2014
Gwynne - $5
  Trent - $0 $5
 Yaeger - $0 $5
Tallie - $5

$4 - $5

Ezra - $4.95
Harry - $0 $4.73
Harry (1)
Edward - $0 $4.73
Jacques - $4.50
Tomo - $0  $4.50  
   Nelson - $0 $4.50
40205110503 (1)
  Jacque - $0 $4.50
Edison - $0  $4.50 
Drew - $0  $4.50   
  Piper - $0  $4.50
Gavin - $0 $4.50
Emilie - $0 $4.50 
 Nigel - $0 $4.50 
   Sophia - $0 $4.50    
Sheila - $4.50
Saam - $0 $4.50
Luken - $0 $4.50
Bazil and Bendek - $0 $4.50
Christopher - $4.50
Kurt - $4.50
Timmy - $4.50
Tobias James - $4.50
Jimmy - $4.50
Luciana - $4.50

ZERO

Clarabelle - $0
Clarabelle (2)

Kaelin - $0
Kaelin (1)

Warner - $0
Warren update.jpg

Shaine - $0
Shaine (1)

Halden - $0
Halden (2)

Aurora - $0
Aurora (1)

Alexis - $0
Alexis Photo 2 Apr-2013A

Yani - $0
Yani (1)

Madison - $0
41128135847 Madison (2)

Mason - $0
41128135445 Mason

Jacob - $0
Jacob

Haile - $0
Haile (1)

Trace - $0
Trace (2)

Elinor - $0
Elinor

Jamie - $0
boysillouettenophoto

Frye - $0
Frye

Lana - $0
Lana (1)


Mike - $0
Mike (2)

Peterson - $0
Peterson

Mark - $0
Mark

Kevin - $0
Kevin 2

Cavan - $0
Cavan 2

Reilly - $0
50102223008 Reilly (1)


Please help them.
Turn them GREEN - donate !!

Share.
Pray.
If you can't do anything else - please - care.


 
 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Time to Pick a Child


So this is how we stand in the early weeks of 2015.

219 older children with less than $100 in their grants -
including 29 with ZERO in their grants.

What can we do to change this ?

Well - we can ZAP those zeros, for starters.

We can help those children closest to $100 LEAP that $100 wall !!


We can help those children in the middle move up to the next level.

We can SEE the children.

Have you ever looked at every single child listed below ?

Clicked on each and every name, and read their Reece's Rainbow profiles and looked into their eyes ?

Why don't you do that right now - or, if you're in a hurry - find some time later, when you'll have no interruptions.

See them all.

All the children who have been passed over time and time again.

Abandoned at birth or soon after because their families were told that was the best thing to do, that they would be better off in an institution.

Left to spend their days in a crib, or in a room full of other unloved children.

Neglected. Abused. Starving.

Are there good orphanages and institutions ? Yes, some are better than others.  In some, the children do receive enough to eat, and basic care. 
In some they may even receive some therapies and education.
There's still one major thing missing, though.

The love of a family.

The children listed below are in need of a family to love them.
They need a family to love.
They need a family to thrive, to believe in them, to give them everything they need to be the best they can be.

They need YOU to see them, and to believe in them.

They need YOU to help their adoption grant grow.

They need YOU to share them, to get them seen.

Can you do it ?

Can you SEE them ?

Can you help them ?

Can you share them ?

If not you - then who ?

Go ahead - click on the names, and see them.

Then - pick a child !!

Pick a child you have never noticed before.

Pick a child you have never advocated for before.

Pick a child to SEE.

Pick a child to donate $5 to.

Pick a child to share - on Facebook, on Twitter, on your blog.

Talk to someone, tell them about the child.

Get that child SEEN.

The only way these children will find a family is by being SEEN by that family.
The only way they can be seen by that family is if they are shared.
Out there, somewhere, is a family for every child.
Just imagine - by sharing a child, someone you know may seen them, and say "that is my child !".

That child may find a family because of YOU.

How cool would that be ?

You can click on every name, and you will then see the child's Reece's Rainbow profile and photo - once there, you can click on the donate button and make a tax deductible donation to that child's adoption grant.  This grant will help the child's future family pay for their adoption. Every single dollar helps. NO amount is too small.

Go ahead - pick that child and do what you can to get that child SEEN !!


My Family Found Me !!

Calista - $0 $4.50 $9 $40.50
Maey - $4.64
Wade - $0


We Made it Over $100 !!

Tripp - $93.50 $95.50 $100
Beau - $72 $162
Charlene - $0 $337.50
Lucas - $0 $117

 
$90 - $100
 
Gertie - $0 $9 $99
Lyla - $96
Lyla 1
Tobias - $91.89
Quilliam - $10 $32.50 $61.30 $71.20 $91
Ysabelle - $90
 
$80 - $90
 
Willow - $5 $14 $17.88 $89.88
Logan - $89
Tovi - $0 $86
Cody Dean - $85.50
Levi - $50 $72.50 $81.50
lewis-levi updated picture2 Feb2014
Katerina - $81
Jonathan - $75 $80

$70 - $80
 
Morris - $75
Fabio - $75
O2002 (2)
Hans - $72
Chase - $71
Griffith - $70.75
 
$60 - $70
 
Leila - $55 $64 $69.99
Luca - $68
George and Martha - $0 $4.50 $67.50
Flynn - $0 $67.20
Posey - $66.60
Cambria - $59 $65.30

 Hannah - $65.25
Nathaniel - $9.90 $64.90
Joel - $0 $18 $40.50 $63.00
Harding - $0 $63
Rylan - $63
Yerick - $62.50
Veronica - $61.55
Nicholas - $60

$50 - $60

 Laura - $0 $9.90 $14.49 $59.49
Rupert - $0 $4.73 $58.73
Adelaide - $0 $26.10 $36.90 $56.70
Adelaide Photo 1 Oct-2014
Chasen - $55
Jeremiah - $54.50
Sarahfina - $0 $5 $54.50
Julian - $54
Melanie - $49.50 $54
Caesar - $51.50
Charissa - $0 $13.50 $40.50 $51.30
Charissa (1)
Merlin - $51
Ellisyn - $0 $50


$40 - $50
 
Faye - $49.05
Jory - $45
Jory Feb 2014
Banning - $14.40 $45
Hayden - $0 $45
Wetherby - $45
Quincy - $0 $45
Quincy (1)
 Daisy - $13.30 $17.80 $35.80 $40.65
Jared - $40.50
Mackenzie - $40.50

$30 - $40
 
James - $37.50
Chantelle - $23 $36.50
21221095254 Chantelle 2013 (3)
Shirley - $0 $5 $36.50
Sonny - $13.50 $36
Alder - $36
Cody - $0  $4.50 $34.20 
Quinn - $34
Sullivan - $23 $33.80
Sullivan2
Kendra - $23 $32
Ellie - $5 $23 $32
Lizzie - $0 $4.73 $22.73 $31.73
Flynn - $13.50 $31.50

$20 - $30

Zann - $10.80 $19.80 $24.30 $28.80
Kellsey - $28
Maiya - $27.90
Evelyn - $27.50
Evelyn (2)
Mariah - $0 $9 $27
Piper - $22.50 $27
Charlie - $22.50 $27
Isis - $22.50 $27
Betsy - $22.50 $27
40614170606 Betsy (1)
Brock - $22.50 $27
Kambry - $18 $27
Alice - $27
Jotham - $27
Peter - $23.50 $26.20
Zephan - $25.65
Paulo - $13.50 $25.65
Danny - $23.40
Nelton - $0 $23
  Felicity - $0 $22.50  
Alex - $22.50
Huey - $22.50
Huey (1)
Katie - $22.50
Nolan - $20

$10 - $20
 
Matthew - $19.80
Matthew photo 1
Walt - $0 $19.80
Krista - $14 $18.50
Alice - $18.41
Tracy - $18
Luigina - $18
Gene - $0 $18
Brad - $18
Telvin - $18
Thomas Quincy - $18
Lacy - $0 $18
 Eva and Ella - $5 $9.50 $15.80
Sammy - $10 $14.50
Feb 2005
Garrett - $10 $14.50
Gage - $0  $4.50 $14.40
Jensen - $0 $5.40 $14.40
Heath - $14
 Kirk - $0 $13.50
Brad - $0 $13.50  
June - $13.50
Athens - $9 $13.50
30816155509
Haines - $0  $9 $13.50
Rebecca - $13.50
Leigh - $13.50
Graham - $0 $5.40 $10.80
Dean - $10
Artie - $10
Waniya - $10

$9 - $10
Harrison - $0 $9.95
Amelia - $4.50 $9.90
Celeste - $0 $9.90
Joy - $5.40 $9.90
Carissa - $5 $9.50
Brenna - $5 $9.50
Justin - $9
Bonn - $9
Brayden - $9
31209224312 (3)
   Andersen - $0 $9
 Deacon - $0 $9
Colton - $0 $9
Carlton - $9
Ciel - $0 $9
Galan - $0 $9
Galan

Henry - $0 $9
Guido - $4.50 $9
Colleen - $0 $4.50 $9
Colleenupdatedpicture1
Leona - $9
Jayden, Tyrel and Tresean - $9
Martha, Max and Mark - $9
Alexandra - $0 $9

$8 - $9
 
Oskar - $0  $8.10
Melody - $0 $8.10 
Jolina - $8

$7 - $8

Vijay - $7.50
Jamie - $7.20
Jessica - $7


$5 - $6
 
Eben - $5.40 
Chelsey - $0 $5.40 
   Aleah - $0 $5.40
Lucy - $0 $5.40
Shaughan - $5.40
Frannie - $5.40
Trudy and Tristan - $5.40
Matty - $5
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Miko - $5
Frank - $5
Hanson - $5
Patrick - $5
Jinger - $5
Robert - $5
Leonard - $5
Rhyder - $5
Saul - $5
Saul updated picture2 feb2014
Gwynne - $5
  Trent - $0 $5
 Yaeger - $0 $5
Tallie - $5

$4 - $5

Ezra - $4.95
Harry - $0 $4.73
Harry (1)
Edward - $0 $4.73
Jacques - $4.50
Tomo - $0  $4.50  
   Nelson - $0 $4.50
40205110503 (1)
  Jacque - $0 $4.50
Edison - $0  $4.50 
Drew - $0  $4.50   
  Piper - $0  $4.50
Gavin - $0 $4.50
Emilie - $0 $4.50 
 Nigel - $0 $4.50 
   Sophia - $0 $4.50    
Sheila - $4.50
Cailin - $0 $4.50
Cailin (1)
Saam - $0 $4.50
Luken - $0 $4.50
Bazil and Bendek - $0 $4.50
Christopher - $4.50
Kurt - $4.50
Timmy - $4.50
Tobias James - $4.50
Jimmy - $4.50
Luciana - $4.50

ZERO

Clarabelle - $0
Clarabelle (2)

Kaelin - $0
Kaelin (1)

Andreus - $0
Andreas (1)

Warner - $0
Warren update.jpg

Shaine - $0
Shaine (1)

Halden - $0
Halden (2)

Aurora - $0
Aurora (1)

Alexis - $0
Alexis Photo 2 Apr-2013A

Yani - $0
Yani (1)

Madison - $0
41128135847 Madison (2)

Mason - $0
41128135445 Mason

Jacob - $0
Jacob

Haile - $0
Haile (1)

Trace - $0
Trace (2)

Elinor - $0
Elinor

Jamie - $0
boysillouettenophoto

Frye - $0
Frye

Lana - $0
Lana (1)

Shia - $0
Shia (1)

Mike - $0
Mike (2)

Henrik - $0
Henrik

Peterson - $0
Peterson

Simon - $0
Simon

Mark - $0
Mark

Kevin - $0
Kevin 2

Cavan - $0
Cavan 2

Qing - $0
Qing (1)

Yeardley - $0
Yeardley (1)

Reilly - $0
50102223008 Reilly (1)


Please help them.
Donate.

Share.
Pray.
If you can't do anything else - please - care.