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Friday, December 12, 2008

Generous sponsors and advocates for children with Down syndrome,
As you all know, the Reece's Rainbow Christmas Angel Tree Project ( began on November 1. Since that time, (9) children have found their "forever families"! We have also raised $23,627 towards the adoption of the rest of our (98) waiting children with Down syndrome!
The tangible goal set for our Christmas Angel Tree Project is to raise $1000 per child towards the cost of their adoption.
$1000 goes a long way in helping potential adoptive families take a leap of faith and commit to adopt these beautiful babies.
For the final 3 weeks of our project, the children are now grouped by the sponsorship level they are hoping to reach. Donations can still be made until December 31st, and every penny given is LIFE SAVING in nature! Let's make sure ALL of these angels can be home before next Christmas!
I must admit, this year's Angel Tree is just overwhelming. We have SO many waiting children, it can almost make you dizzy looking through all of them to decide who to sponsor. There are easily twice as many waiting children this year than last. This is a good problem to have! It means we have been able to locate these children and advocate for their adoption! But it also means the sponsorship donations are spread over that many more children.
Please share this opportunity with everyone you know...all of your family and friends, your Yahoo groups and other forums, work colleagues, church groups, etc. Just forward this e-mail and we can reach thousands of potential new sponsors....including those in Canada and overseas. Paypal knows no boundaries! :) We need everyone's help to raise $1000 for each of our children whose grant funds are still below that mark. Donations recvd before COB on December 15th will recv a photo Christmas ornament of their sponsored child. Donations recvd after that are just as crucial, and all gifts are tax deductible. ANY AMOUNT is welcome.
God bless each of you this Christmas, and for your continued support and generosity for these children, despite the economy! And of course, if anyone is considering adopting one or more of these children, please do not hesitate to inquire!
Any questions can be directed to me at

Andrea Roberts, Executive Director
Reece's Rainbow Down Syndrome Adoption Ministry

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