OK, so I'm a sucker for a cause! This one is most excellent. You can see by my new linky thingy on the right that there is a benefit drive for String of Pearls. It's easy - I just did it: you click on the linky thingy, which will take you to PayPal, so that you can make a $10 or more donation ($10 per ticket), which goes directly into the raffle fund. The prize package is most excellent: A Canon SLR digital, two lenses, strap, bag, AND a memory card. Go here: www.mycharmingkids.net & check it out. McMama does a much better job describing, with pictures! The money benefits three very worthy causes, which I am quoting here:
All proceeds of this Raffle-Way will be donated. Proceeds will go to String of Pearls, a beautiful ministry that offers a nurturing and safe place for families as they navigate the path following a fatal prenatal diagnosis that will result in the death of their baby prior to, or shortly after birth. String of Pearls provides guidance, compassion and practical suggestions as plans to honor the life of pre-born babies are crafted.Proceeds will also go to benefit No Hands But Ours. No Hands But Ours is a China adoption resource site, specific to special needs adoption. It was created to provide information, encouragement and support for families of the children who wait and for those who wait no more. It is their hope that God would use this organization to encourage and equip ordinary people to do an extraordinary thing in the life of a special needs orphan, to give the gift every child needs and deserves...a family.The Elison Project helps to provide grants to families adopting special needs children from China, and collaborates with No Hands But Ours. Proceeds of this Raffle-Way will allow families to make an incredible difference in the life of a child. Your donation will help to bring His children home.
SO, give $10.00. It's Christmas. Babies & their families need you.