Do you like to entertain at Christmas and New Years’? This year, invite your guests to sponsor a waiting child with Down syndrome! Just like Toys For Tots parties, you can just as easily have a “Reece’s Rainbow” party!
Send out your invitations many weeks ahead of time, so people have plenty of time to clear their calendar and attend your party. Include in your invitation that this is a party benefiting orphans with Down syndrome, and you invite them to help you change the course of a child’s life by contributing to Reece’s Rainbow.
Decorate your Christmas tree with handmade ornaments (simple or fancy) with pictures and basic info about the children in our Waiting Gallery. Guests can choose one or more children to sponsor, and get to keep the ornament(s) to hang on their own trees! OR, choose one child or one project to collect for and make one large contribution. There’s lots of neat ways to make the evening fun and meaningful for your guests!
Above all, remember that Jesus is the reason for the season. There is no “Christmas” without CHRIST. On that very first Christmas night, God gave us all the gift of His only child. Contributions from your guests can make a huge difference for an orphan who is waiting for a family to adopt them… cold, hungry, and alone at Christmas.
Baby Jesus was a miraculous blessing for Mary and Joseph as parents, just as every child with Down syndrome is a blessing from God Himself. Give your friends, family, colleagues, and church members the opportunity to give the gift of a family this Christmas….even if they can’t make it to your party!!
“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress.” (James 1:27)