One of our prizes in the giveaway for Igor and Victoria was a prize called Pay It Forward. Three winners got the chance to pick one orphan in need. This orphan would receive $25 towards their grant funds and also be highlighted on this blog. Read about each of the three orphans our winners picked! (Click on their names to learn more about them or to donate to their accounts!)
1). Tammy Dziagwa chose a little boy named Josiah.
Now Josiah has an anonymous donor who is matching funds towards his adoption dollar for dollar! So that $25 became $50! Nice choice, Tammy! Funds will be matched until Sunday, May 6th, so any other donations to his account would be appreciated. His family hopes to travel to get him SOON and would really appreciate the help! Josiah, like Igor and Victoria, had already been transferred to an institution. Josiah will be eight years old next month, and he will experience a family as soon as they are fully funded! To read a great post about Josiah please go here.
2). Charles Wesley chose a little girl named Harper.
Harper's family was all set up and ready to adopt a little boy, but he unexpectedly became unavailable for adoption. Heartbroken, as you can imagine, the Coopers were a bit lost with what to do. Then one day they stumbled upon Harper and instantly felt a connection. Usually kids in Harper's country have to wait until they are five years old to be adopted, but Harper has some very unique medical needs. In fact she's one sick little girl. So the Coopers not only can adopt her, but must do it quickly! They had already done a lot of the adoption paperwork and are at the end of this process, but they need funds! That $25 was very appreciated! To see the family's blog go here.
3). Julia Nalle was our third winner and she chose a young man named Jack.
Jack is seven years old and has a rare skin condition, xeroderma pigmentosum, which means his exposure to sunlight must be extremely limited. Jack is described as very smart and has had some outside help and schooling. Jack had no money in his grant account until the $25 from Pay It Forward. He also has no family coming for him yet. Of course Julia's heart breaks for kids with no money and no family, and hopes that this exposure can lead to both!
And speaking of paying it forward,
Carla Dobrovits won the $100 Amazon gift card in our giveaway. We worked it out so that instead of purchasing the card, that $100 all went straight to Victoria's account! Her account is now up to $2,803.60!!! Thanks Carla for that wonderful gift!
Not only Carla, but others have emailed about using their gifts for orphans in some way. I love the generosity of all these supporters of orphans! Thanks for making this giveaway fun and beneficial to others! What an encouragement to families both adopting and hoping to adopt these kids!