Brief change of topic

I’m going to go a little outside the bounds of my usual shenanigans here, but I ran across something on one of the non-historical blogs I read, and being a sucker for little kids, I had to share it with you.  I think it’ll be well worth your attention.

This is Harper.  She’s almost five, and she lives in Eastern Europe.

She has some extremely serious (as in potentially life-threatening) health issues, and she doesn’t have a family of her own, at least not yet.

I say “not yet,” because there’s an American family that’s been trying to adopt a child from her neck of the woods for quite some time, and they were thrilled to find out that she was available.  The thing is, international adoption isn’t cheap.

That’s where we come in.  A 501c3 organization called Reece’s Rainbow provides grants for families adopting special needs kids from overseas.  They’ve set up an account to help this family with the costs of bringing their little girl home.  It’s tax deductible, and you can donate via PayPal or by sending a check.

Oh, and once you donate, you can also enter to win some great books and other stuff thanks to a giveaway being organized by the Ironic Catholic blog (details here.)

So if you’ve got a little money to spare, even if it’s just ten or twenty bucks, click on the Reece’s Rainbow link to send a check or make a PayPal donation.  There are plenty of other kids listed on the site, too, and I encourage you to check them out and pitch in wherever you can.

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