Because March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day, Reece's Rainbow has decided to promote National Down Syndrome Awareness throughout the month of March and is asking everyone to join in. If you do not have a family member with Down Syndrome, you cannot begin to fathom how valuable communication about Down Syndrome in public forums really is. Raising awareness means Hope and Charlie will not be thought of as "freaks", but as individuals who happened to be born with an extra #21 chromosome making their lives a bit more challenging. Hopefully the positive press will serve to lead additional families, who might once have been intimidated to consider the adoption of a special needs child, to step up and save the life of an orphan with Down Syndrome.
If you would like to be involved and want more information, RR has provided the following link: http://www.reecesrainbow.org/21310.html
To make the project particularly meaningful, you could choose an orphan from the RR site for everyone in your family, your circle of friends, your Bible study group, or your office to honor on March 21st with a $21.00 gift. I believe there are around 300 orphans on the site to choose from, and any one of them would certainly benefit from your generous gifts. If you haven't viewed the site lately, there have been some recent "cutie pie" additions.
In addition, if you have committed to give to the "$100.00 for 200 in 2010 Project", please remember tomorrow is the last day to give to our February babies: Vivienne and Laura from orphanage #16. To make your donation, simple go to http://www.reecesrainbow.org/ , click the "Donate as a Gift" button, use paypal to make your gift and mention the girls' names in the note section. It is quick and easy.
Finally, during the month of March, I will not be choosing an orphan for our group to sponsor. Instead, I would like for all who have committed to this project to take the time to view each face and name on the RR site, and then choose who you would like to honor on World Down Syndrome Day, March 21st. Make a copy of the child's face, and pray for him/her each day. Then, on the 21st, give as much as you can.....God will be pleased as you cheerfully sacrifice your money in order to spread hope for "one of the least of these".