Thursday, September 15, 2011

Birthday Giveaway for Alex!

It is September, Alex's birth month and he is still waiting in the orphanage for a family :( . He lives in Eastern Europe and has cerebral palsy. Because Alex turns 5 this month, he is at risk for being transferred to an institution where he will be bedridden for the rest of his life. He needs to be starting Kindergarten soon, playing outside, learning and loving. Not lying in a bed! But fellow Alex fan Joanna and I want to make this birthday the best showering him with prayers and funds for his adoption, and HOPEFULLY a family! 

Alex is a little boy who has been waiting for a mom and a dad...and maybe some brothers and sisters...someone to love him just as he is.

He has cerebral palsy and is currently unable to walk on his own. He has spent his days in this baby walker, seen here at age three.

And still in the walker here at age four. 

While he may lack the ability to walk, it is clear that one thing this little boy does NOT lack is JOY! His smile lights up the camera!

With your help he will hopefully soon be using that smile to light up the room of his home with his forever family!

As we celebrate his birthday, we need to raise funds for his adoption. Adoption is EXPENSIVE! Any family who is interested in him may be deterred from adopting this precious boy because of finances. But we know that nothing is impossible with God! He can provide what is needed to bring Alex home. Can you give up anything in the next ten days and give that money to Alex? How about making your coffee at home instead of stopping by for a fancy drink? Can you skip that manicure? Can you give money to Alex instead of buying that t-shirt you've been eyeing at Target? These seem like small things, small amounts of money, but to Alex they mean the world. Join me by donating money to his grant at Reece's Rainbow and by sharing about him to your friends and family. Hopefully September will bring him the best gift ever- a FAMILY!

We have collected some amazing prizes for this giveaway....

A $25 gift card to Best Buy

A $50 gift card to Wal-Mart

A $25 gift certificate to Wild Olive Tees

Two Mary Kay Time Wise Miracle Sets.

Adorable hand knit hats

Sweet hand knit headbands

Child sized ribbon headbands: Set 1

Child sized ribbon headbands: Set 2

Beautiful Indian Pillowcases

A handmade African doll from Uganda with a paper bead necklace

A recycled glass earring and necklace set from Uganda made from old soda bottles and glass windows

A free blog makeover worth $40. This includes a custom header, custom template, matching background, up to 6 decorated sidebar pictures and/or titles, coordinating font colors, personal signature (provided by

A photography tutorial session by Courtney of Click it up a Notch. Courtney is a very talented photographer and teacher. She will do an hour long Skype session (or local if applicable) on any photography related questions. This could involve taking photos, manual mode, editing, etc. 

A crystal heart necklace (photo coming soon)

How to enter:
You can get an entry for each of the following:
- DONATE to Alex's adoption fund on Reece's Rainbow. Leave a comment letting me know you did.
- Share about this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, or your blog. Leave a comment letting me know you did.
- Like Alex's facebook page (Adoption and Awareness for Alex) AND Reece's Rainbow and leave a comment letting me know you liked both of these pages. 
- Check out Joanna's blog AND start a change jar for Alex. Leave a comment letting me know you did both things and are intending to donate said change on the 25th. 

That's it! You can get up to four entries! The giveaway will close on September 25th at 9pm Central time. 

Keep praying and thank you SO SO SO much!



Hannah @HannahHandmade said...

I donated to this sweet little boY!

virginiamae said...

Ha! I did mess up the comment numbers - so sorry! Now it says it's been deleted. Hope I didn't mess up your giveaway! Please delete these 2 so I don't =) I'd love to blog link/tweet about the giveaway if you'd let me. If you need anymore items donated in the future, let me know. =)

Hannah @HannahHandmade said...

I posted about this giveaway on my FB account for Hannah Handmade and I also tagged Alex’s page :)

Hannah @HannahHandmade said...

I liked Alex’s page! Yay!

shannon said...

praying this little cutie gets adopted soon.

Sharon said...

Great giveaway!

1) I donated to Alex's fund
2) I posted the link on Facebook
3) I Liked Alex's Facebook page and Reece's Rainbow

Hope this precious boy finds a family really soon!

Carla Dobs said...

Posted the link on FB! Will donate soon!

Carla - Henry's mom

Jane@flightplatformliving said...

how wonderful to have you join us for the forget-me-not friday linkup. i will do a post hopefully this weekend to promote this giveaway for this beautiful boy who has a special place in my heart and as soonasfundsallow i will donate as well. uch love anddo please linkup again. janexxxxx

Tricia said...

I donated and I liked Reece's Rainbow on FB. I already had liked Alex's page, so I couldn't like it again. :)

ktmae said...

Spreading the word! Left a FB post :)

Jaime said...

I donated and "liked" Alex's Facebook page.

Slow Me Down said...

Posted about the giveaway and liked both of the facebook pages!

Sending prayers for the little guy!

oma-opa said...

Liked Alex's facebook page and reposted the giveaway on my facebook. I wish Alex could see his own facebook page. Love all his smiles. Sending prayers for the dear child.

ktmae said...

I just donated to Alex's fund. I wish I could adopt him myself! Seeing his smile makes me happy :)

Sarah said...

Hi Amber!

1.I donated.

2. I shared on facebook and linked to your page.

3. I liked Alex's facebook page as well as RR.

Praying for Alex!

Jane@flightplatformliving said...

oh amber my heart aches at his transfer!! he has such a special place in my heart! i am about to blog now for you, also posted on facebook and twitter. about to email you about donating. xxxx

Jane@flightplatformliving said...

amber i cant see an email address to contact you...i just want you to know i have talked to hubby and we want to donate $100 to your giveaway! we have a slight delaying problem though ...we just had to stop credit cards due to a lost card and we are currently waiting for new ones to be issued so cant do it right now!!honey do know that as soon as we have a new card in place, which should be soon, we will donate $100. much love janexxxxx

Erin Anderson said...

Donated and posted his link last week! What a sweet boy! Will be praying for him.

Carla Dobs said...

Per my earlier comment, I posted his link on FB last week...

And I sent checks into RR just yesterday, they came in for our adoption of Henrybwhile we were gone, but now that we are home, I sent them to Andrea at RR with instructions to add to Alex's fund ( she said it would ge fine by email)


Natalie said...

I donated to his account and have liked both pages and am facebook posting this!

Amber said...

Comments are now CLOSED! Some of you commented on the fbook page instead of the blog and I will add your names to the drawing!

Jane@flightplatformliving said...

yay at last our paypal is up and running again so able to give beautiful alex a boost of $100. love and hugs to you lovely lady xxxx

About Me

I am a sinner who has been chosen by God and redeemed by the death and resurrection of his son Jesus. I am a full-time wife and mom, though I hope to someday return to my job as an SLP. I love photography, coffee, reading, and adoption. I hate to clean, but sometimes do it anyway!
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