April 1st and no fooling around here at It’s Just Life. Time is moving right along and this month is filled with Palm Sunday and Easter, birthday celebrations and a beach trip so you know that I am one happy camper. Life is better in April when the weather starts turning warmer and spring like.
I am thrilled to share that our Comments for a Cause for this past month – Ukrainian Red Cross- has been quite popular with all of my readers. It is so difficult to see the the sadness of war going on in Ukraine and if we can do one little thing to help contribute to alleviate the pain and suffering there you know we are going to do it. You can read more about this by clicking here. Chris and I are happy to report that due to your comments and compassion we are going to be making a donation of $132 to the Ukrainian Red Cross Society. Thank you.
This would have been our sweet Carlton’s birthday month (he has been gone for 3 years already) and I always try to find a charity that focuses on Down syndrome to remember him and honor his life. I found Reece’s Rainbow and thought it was a perfect fit.
Mission Statement: Reece’s Rainbow advocates and finds families for orphans internationally with Down syndrome and other special needs by raising funds for adoption grants and promoting awareness through an online community, media communications, and other events.
Core Values and Beliefs: An all faith, caring, inclusive, and altruistic community dedicated to global social change by serving orphans, advocates, and adoptive families, and promotes the acceptance of children with Down syndrome and other special needs.
Vision Statement: Reece’s Rainbow serves as a catalyst for social change internationally by setting an example of love, inclusion, acceptance, value, and potential for birth families of children with Down syndrome and other special needs.
In 2004 a nurse at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Kim Wood, asked parents Andrea and Rich Roberts if the hospital could use their son Reece’s name for a new service project through the hospital. They agreed and the outreach project was begun
In 2006, through that program, Andrea started what is now Reece’s Rainbow Down Syndrome Adoption Grant Foundation expanding to promote the international adoption of children with Down syndrome; which quickly grew to include ALL special needs. By raising money to offer adoption grants on waiting children, we are able to give adoptive families the extra financial help they need to bring a child with Down syndrome or other special needs home from a miserable existence in overseas orphanages
Please join me this month in joining many others in supporting Reece’s Rainbow with your comments. For each comment made on any blog post during the month Chris and I will make a donation of 50 cents to Reece’s Rainbow. Thank you in advance for all of your continued support. Please feel free to click on any of the social media links below to connect with Reece’s Rainbow.