"What lies behind us, and what lies before us are small matters
compared to what lies within us."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Give it Away now!

My girls asked today what they could do to help raise money for Nastya and Moira. Their first suggestion was selling pet rocks door to door. Hmmmmm. We decided instead to have a give-a-way! Here is what we came up with....

For only $5.00 per entry, you could win my fabulous diamond ring! The ring is 3/4 of a carat with four smaller diamonds on the side. It is 18 carot gold. It is worth about $2000. So, for example, if you donate $20, you get 5 entries!!!

To donate to win, just go to: http://reecesrainbow.org/sponsorferrone

If you would rather send a check, you can mail it to:

Reece's Rainbow
PO Box 4024
Gaithersburg, MD 20885

(just make sure you make a note that it is for Nastya and Moira)

Isabella wanted to give away the earrings she got for Christmas from Grandma (sorry Mom!) Only $1.00 per entry.

Anastasia chose to give away her necklace she got when her cousin went to Madagascar. Only $1.00 per entry!!!

If you spread the word and post this to your facebook, e-mails or blogs, you can receive a free entry!

This terrific offer will go from today until March 31. I will put the entries for the ring in one bowl and the entries for the necklace and earrings in another bowl.

The fact is, I am having a really hard time raising $25,000 quickly. Nastya doesn't have much time left. She needs skull surgery before her brain gets damaged. Look at her head!

I have applied for grants, but we aren't getting them. I have sold everything we can, except for a kidney.

So, flip over those sofa cushions and see if you have some spare change for Nastya and Moira!

Thank you all!!!


  1. Wow. This isn't a wedding ring is it?

  2. What an incredible give-away! I donated $25.
    $20 for the ring give-away and $5 for the earrings and necklace. Are they separate drawings?
    If so, $2 for the earrings and $3 for the necklace. Moira and Nastya are in our prayers!
    The Ristow 6

  3. I donated $25. Did you find out where she was? I can't believe how fast your dossier was submitted.

  4. I forgot to mention, the link in the post is not working.

  5. Based on the fact that you joked about a kidney, I felt the need to suggest I've heard of people making over $250 a month donating plasma, which also saves lives! So if you could find 20 wonderful family members or friends willing to donate 8 hours or so of their time (8 sessions, about an hour each, at a rate of twice a week) and plasma to both save lives and donate the profits to bring your girls home that could raise $5000. Not sure how much time you have left or how your family and friends feel about selling their plasma, but it would save so many lives!

  6. Look into A CHILD WAITS. They gave us a grant AND a loan for our Ukrainian adoption. :D

  7. I only donated $5, but I posted this link in a couple of places including my blog so hopefully more people will see it.

    Hugs and prayers,
    Mary in TX

  8. I love your heart. I just made a donation. I hope you pick me because as much as I love that beautiful ring- I would let it stay with you ;-) I blogged about it last week. Putting it up on my FB page and on the Millions of MIles FB page now. Also- we are coming to Roswell in May for a wedding. Perhaps we could meet!

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  10. I donated $100, and if I win, you keep that ring!!! I'm just happy to help your beautiful daughters get what they need.

  11. I donated. Not sure if it's too late, but if you haven't already, link up to Thursdays post at:


    Good luck!

  12. I posted your raffle links on my blog. Please do not give me an entry, or if you feel you must, put your own name on that ticket. Best of luck to you and your family!

  13. Pick me, pick me!! I wanna win the drawing!! That way I can send your ring right back to you! :-)

  14. I linked to you on my blog and hope my name is drawn for the same reasons as above...best of luck!

  15. I just donated 70 Dollars for you two precious girls. I hope you are able to take them home soon.
    Should I win, please keep the ring and your daughters keep their gifts, too!
    I´m really impressed that you would even give your wedding ring away. I really hope God will bless you with your daughters. I will pray for you.
    Kind regards from Germany

  16. I just donated and I'm putting you on my FB fan page and my regular FB page.

  17. I have blogged about your fundraiser on my blog, which I designed to show all current Reece's Rainbow fundraisers in the same place. I would appreciate any help anyone could give to help me make sure I'm not missing any, the link is www.reecesrainbowfundraisers.blogspot.com. I do not need an entry. I'm also keeping you guys in my prayers.

  18. I just donated two dollars, one dollar for each of the girls' giveaways.

  19. I bought a ticket for each giveaway and posted about it on my blog. I sincerely hope and pray you raise the money you need.


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