That evening, he went to bed brainstorming ways he could raise money. When I went to bed, I found a pile of shells on my nightstand with letters written on them. He had secretly come up with his very own fundraising idea and apparently couldn't sleep until he was done (he's usually the first kid asleep). He really wants to fundraise so another orphan, like Darya, can have the chance to have a family of their own. We decided to fundraise for Carlene, in honor of Darya, and especially because she is the orphan that Lydia Hollis has chosen to fundraise again this year. With everyone's help, we can make a difference in sweet little Carlene's life and give her a chance. A family who is there now (in Russia), said she is so close to being transferred. Please help save her precious life!! She NEEDS a family!! She did have a family who was coming, but because of some unusual life-circumstances have had to let her go. Her days are truly numbered!
So, Ben wants to make this a give-away. For every donation (no matter how small, even $1 helps!) you will have a chance to win "Ben's custom made ABC-Shells". Oh, there is so much you can do with them, just use your imagination! :-) As a bonus, you will also receive an original drawing by our 5-year old, Nate, of his brother holding the bag of seashells (his idea)! Oh, boy! If you donate $35 or more, you will get an ornament from Reece's Rainbow like the one in the picture in addition for a chance to win this one-of-a-kind collection ;-). Just use the chip-in on the side and it will link you to Reece's Rainbow's paypal account. Your donation will go directly into Carlene's grant. EVERY BIT HELPS!!
Here are the ABC-Shells that can be yours (ornament not included - but you can get one for a $35 donation to Reece's Rainbow!)
Here is the bonus drawing by our talented 5 year old Nate! Ben was camera shy, so Nate drew a picture of his big brother. Notice the bag of shells in his hand? Isn't the likeness of his brother uncanny? ;-)
By the way, Darya is still doing great!! Our hearts are overflowing with love for our precious little girl! I will try to update soon, with pictures :-)