Monday, August 23, 2010

Skip a Starbucks day and save a life!

A bit lazy + sleepy to write.. but anyway, you can read the whole story here!

Ok fine, I'll try summarising.

CJ Redwine is adopting an orphan from China, they started all the works and everything five years ago, but the process somehow tragically stretched into years, until now. Furthermore, they've increased the orphanage fees by thousands and they need to get $8000 to bring the little girl back. All you have to do is skip getting your Starbucks (or your any other obsession/favourite/hobby) and donate (preferably at least) $5 to help CJ Redwine and this poor little girl that has missed all the love, from a family and a life she deserves. That's all you have to do!

CJ Redwine and a lot other bloggers are helping by hosting various giveaways on their own blog for the donors. When you donate, you'll be automatically entered in the grand prize giveaway on CJ Redwine's blog! And by donating, you are qualified to enter every single giveaways (there are a lot!) for the donors! You can go here to see the giveaway on her blog.

These are the bloggers doing different giveaways on their own blog to support this adoption fund, aren't they great?
K.B. WagersRebecca ClarkH.C. PalmquistN.L. GervasioBree DespainMyra McEntireM.G. BuehrlenRae Ann ParkerCarolina Valdez MillerAvery BeckJody WallaceBeth TrisselSara McClungShannon MessengerRachel Hawkins

The prizes are listed on CJ Redwine's blog as well.

Quoting from Sara McClung's blog post here:

I have HUGE exciting news! My ourfriend CJ Redwine is adopting an orphan from China!!

After five long years of waiting, she and her family were informed that they're very close!! As in, they'll be traveling to China in October or November, as soon as they get her picture and permission!! Weeeeeeeeeeee! I'm pretty much jumping up and down in my seat right now because CJ is going to make the BEST mother for this precious little girl!

But there's a problem :(

See, originally the process was supposed to take 6-8 months but it stretched into YEARS. And in that time? China's raised the orphanage fee by thousands. Between that, and having to redo their homestudy, their petition for orphan naturalization and their fingerprints FOUR TIMES, the Redwines are 8k short of being able to bring their baby home.

And this little girl deserves to be able to come home to her new loving parents and brothers. As a community, we have a chance to stand together and make it happen. It's so easy. All you have to do is skip Starbucks for a day and donate those few dollars to help bring CJ's baby home.

If you don't know CJ, you should. She's amazing and gives so much to the writing community! She offers query and synopsis and plotting workshop, in which a TON of her clients have walked away with agents. She hosts author interviews and giveaways on her blog, helping to spread the word about amazing books. She's hysterical, and sweet, and a really, really good person.

Or read this full blog post by CJ Redwine herself.

If you can't donate, like me, maybe you can help spreading the words and/or try to help in any other methods! It doesn't hurt to help!

Write a blog post, tweet, facebook, myspace, chain mails, etc!

Oh and post this button on your blog! I've added the code for this button to make it easier!

1 comment:

C.J. Redwine said...

Thank you so much for blogging about our fundraiser! I appreciate you!

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