I think we are going to go ahead and send out a "test balloon" with the "$100 for 200 in 2010" project. "Why Not", asks Lydia. And she is right. Why not? The key, however, is for people to give whatever they can. While the goal is to have 200 donors who agree to give $100.00 a month during 2010, the beautiful part of the "Darya Project" has been how many people were a part of it through donations of $10.00, $25.00, etc......Last count, every single state was accounted for in donations, 4 countries, and over 300 people. That is astounding.
So, if you want to be a part of "$100 for 200 in 2010" , send me your home address and your monthly pledge via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), and I will put you on the list. If we have enough interest to move forward, each month, you can send a check to us through the mail, use the paypal button on the Reece's Rainbow site, or use the paypal button on our blog to make your donation (all will be tax-deductible donations). In turn, we will let you know which child we are sponsoring for the month, and you can post his/her picture in your home. By the end of the year, if it all works out, twelve orphans with special needs will have a home. Wow!
I REALLY think this will be a fun project for teens and even children to get involved in too! A resounding theme through this experience has been kids get involved when they know another child is in need....and seeing a face with a name makes an even greater impact.
Maybe two or three can form a group in order to make sure they earn whatever their target is for the month.....bake sales, babysitting, lemonade stands, raking leaves, etc. AND what a tremendous result everyone who participates will obtain from their donations....seeing a child's life literally saved. The work involved in the "$100 for 200 in 2010" project will be well worth the effort when each family sees the pictures of the sponsored children with their new "forever families"....at home, safe and sound because of them.
If we receive a good response within the next couple of weeks, we will know the Lord wants us to move ahead.....so, don't delay if you want to be involved. If not, we will still keep everyone updated on our progress with Darya. Again, thank you all so much!
Tomorrow will be another bake sale for our kiddos....they are raising money for another family now.