Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Martin's Christmas Warrior

The goal of the Christmas Angel Tree is to raise awareness of children who need families and to raise funds to create adoption grants for those children.

As part of this, RR has recruited Christmas Warriors for each child they are advocating for, and asks that the Christmas Warrior commit to raising at least $1,000 for their child's adoption fund.
You know I signed up to be Martin's Christmas Warrior. ;-)

Now, I have set a higher fund raising goal for Martin, because $1,000 is just a drop in the bucket compared to his adoption costs, but if we all put our little drops in the bucket, we can fill it and help to bring Martin home.

I know that somewhere out there, there is a family who meets all of his country's adoption requirements, and who has a heart for children with Down Syndrome. In all likelihood, that family is not rich. In this economy especially, that family may be hesitant to incur $30,000 in debt to bring Martin home. (Which of us wouldn't be?) They may be unable to obtain or carry that kind of debt. But, if we can get that bucket full of our little drops, then that huge financial barrier to Martin finding a family will disappear.

Over the next few days I am going to try to blog about some of the drops falling into Martin's bucket. Stay tuned!

To donate to Martin's Angel Tree fund, and get a picture ornament, click on the Christmas Tree Angel button on the blog or send a check to Reece's Rainbow. In either case, be sure to indicate that the donation is for Martin.

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