Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Potpourri of orphan info!! So much going on!

New this morning: Brett and Masha have families!! Whoooooot! God is good!

Okay, I'm just gonna start listing stuff!!

Here's Malcolm, my soon-to-be godson, with the parents he has always longed for!

(Pictures removed for privacy.)

Malcolm, precious Malcolm, is finally in the first of the legal steps to coming home! His mama and daddy are pulling out all the stops to get the last $8,000 of the $45,000 they needed. Yep, that is all they have left, and it's very doable!

One way to help is to go to their blog and enter their most excellent giveaway! Here ya go:

If you don't care about giveaways and just want to donate directly, you can go here.


Sylvia's journey to reunite her two angels (and give them a big sister as well!) is finally coming to fruition! She leaves in less than two weeks to get Yulia and Elaine, who will finally be orphans no more! 

To help her in her quest, a group called "Anonymous Angels" has offered her a matching grant of $550, that needs to be met by Friday, November 15. So far, she has raised about $100 of the amount needed, so let's push her over the line! Every dollar you donate is doubled, and your blessing will come back to you a hundredfold!

Please go here to help Sylvia meet this crucial matching grant:


You remember that Andrew and Oliver are going to be brothers now, and Lynn is so close, also to being fully funded. Brenda Lamey has put together a very wonderful and very QUICK auction to get them rolling again:

One of the offerings is this lace Madonna and Child bookmark from the Abbey Lace collection. Designed by hand and made from the finest cotton on Jacquard looms, using technology first invented by the Victorians. Brand new in package, starting bid only $4! The perfect stocking stuffer!

Also, back by popular demand! A hand-knotted custom blanket that will cover a queen-sized bed or wrap up a few of your favorite people this winter! We were lucky to have two of these in the last auction, and the artist has graciously agreed to make another! Winner may chose boy/girl/neutral theme and have input on colors but will need to consult on final fabrics with the artist. Blanket retails for over $60, and starting bid is just $10! Shipping (approx. $15) will be added to the final winning bid.


There is also an amazing auction going on for Kara's Nico, with saints dolls that are going like hotcakes:

Blessed Mother Teresa!

And, how's this for a diaper bag??

For more great items in Nico's auction, go here:


Now, this auction is very special to me:

It's special because I have donated three of my late grandmother's vintage aprons, in pristine condition, all 1950s era. Check them out:

I know that my loving Grandma would be very happy to know that her aprons were being sold to help children in dire need.


This last announcement might be the most exciting! A wonderful friend, Sheila Riely, who runs the Life Choice's Women's Clinics here in Phoenix, has graciously offered an entire weekend of thrift shop sales, with every penny raised going to benefit RR orphans and families! The most amazing part is that there is a CAR for sale! It is offered for $3600! 

Year: 2003. 134,883 miles. Brake pads, rotors, fuel pump, serpentine belt & tires in 2011. Battery this year.
See more photos of the car, here!

Arizona friends, feel free to share this information on your blogs or facebook:

St. Gerard’s Treasures is located at 9120 N. 7th Street in North Central Phoenix, just across the Street from Life Choices Women’s Clinics (North Clinic office). Open 9:00am to 4:00pm.

I hope you all are as excited as I am! 

Please spread the word about all these great opportunities, and together we can save children's lives!



  1. Wow, so much exciting news, where do I start?? You must be so honored to be chosen to be Malcom's Godmother--how fitting! I'm so excited that he's almost home! For some reason, I thought he already was.

    So excited for Sylvia as well; I'll donate today. $500 doesn't seem so hard, considering how far she's come. So excited for her!

    Those saint dolls are so cute! I love the diaper bag and I love your grandma's aprons! What a great cause to donate!

    Okay, I need to go calm down now. I'll be checking in with all these auctions.

  2. Becky, thank you!!!

    Unfortunately, the country Malcolm is in requires THREE trips, and they have only gone once. They hope he will be home by February. Pray! He is in an institution now, and they pray that he remembers them.

  3. I just signed up for southwest's frequent flier program... Wonder if I can get enough miles to get Henry and I out to AZ for Malcolm's baptism....????


    1. Oh, my gosh! That would be amazing, Carla! You got the ball rolling to save him!!!

  4. Whew! So much going on!!!!! Exciting!

  5. Hold on a second! Auction for THREE angels??? Is Sylvia adopting a 3rd child???

    1. Becky, nope, that is for another three orphans (two being adopted by Lydia, and one other, Giselle, who needs to find a home fast)! :)

  6. Malcolm's smile is the highlight of this post!!!!!

    So excited to make another blanket! I hope it sells for $504584!! Wishful thinking?