Gold Rush Girls Party - Cornish family Adoption Fundraiser

Dear Neighbors, Friends & Family:

I am a Mom to 4 young children, all with special needs. I am planning this home gold party to donate anything I will earn as a hostess toward the remarkable Cornish family's adoption process. http://cornishadoptionjourney.blogspot.com/
I know we all have a lot going on, yet this would require very little effort from us individually, just selling your old/unused gold & being paid for it! I do not expect anyone to donate their earnings (who cannot use extra cash?!)-- I just want to donate mine as a hostess, to use this as a fundraising platform for a beautiful family in Florida.  A portion of all sales will go directly to their adoption mission, plus anything I earn as a hostess. My dear friend Nancy (our party facilitator) also has a child with DS & we both know the Cornish family well. By hosting this party as a fundraiser, I can donate my hostess proceeds towards the $17,000/child needed for this special family to bring home a very special little boy & girl with special needs, in orphanages in overseas. 

You can read more about why helping these children find adoptive families is so vital in these overseas orphanages at http://www.reecesrainbow.com/newsite/atriskwaiting.html . Children after ages of 2 are routinely placed in mental institutions with little to no health care. They face a staggering mortality rates. I do not have the source, but from administration of Reece’s Rainbow – “Within one year of institutionalization most children pass away. If they survive the first year, then the lifespan is about 10 years.”

I came to know this incredible Momma when her little Brianna (DS) was born (same age as my twins). We belong to the same Down syndrome support group. When they originally traveled to bring Aleksa home almost 3 yrs ago, I had thoughts off adopting a baby with DS from Europe, too. But, God had other plans for us & sent us SJo, then our children each began regression into Autism. This is part of why the Cornish family is so deeply embedded into my heart. This family's strength gives me strength; their faith gives me faith.
God is working miracles through this family, much more than I can outline in this small space. Please visit their blog to see their journey firsthand. http://cornishadoptionjourney.blogspot.com/

All you have to do is show up with any gold you are willing to sell & be paid for OR send it to me (labeled with your name & number). There are no products to buy or any outlay of cash of any kind. Instead, you get paid cash for the gold you sell. Or, you don't even have to show up, just drop off what you may want to sell & the facilitator will call you that evening to make you an offer. At minimum, it would be friends getting together for an 1-2 hours with good company & food! The more people that come or participate, the more we can raise to support the Cornish adoptions! Invite friends, family members, neighbors!

WHAT:       Gold Rush Girls Party - Cornish family Adoption Fundraiser

WHEN:      Thursday, October 21st 2010 @ 7:30PM (DATE CHANGED)

WHERE:     Detour Autism's home (will send address with your RSVP)

RSVP:        to Momma T. by 10/19 @ detour.autism@live.com

What to bring: * All unwanted gold & platinum jewelry *Broken chains *Old wedding rings *Single earrings * Pieces with missing stones (we will do our best to remove stones if needed) * Bracelets * Dental gold *If you have a question, just bring it!

The Cornish family’s Angels in WAITING!
They have approximately 3 weeks to make their goals for funding.

Top left/right & bottom right : Their angel, Aleksa, when they first met in 2008… they fell in love & had to say goodbye when the orphanage director changed his mind on letting her be adopted. Now she is available for adoption at 8 & will be placed in a mental institution if not. Mike & Meredith have never let go of the love they have for this amazing little girl, who started their adoption journey.
Caution: TISSUE ALERT for this video!

Bottom left: Their angel, Monroe, whom they will be traveling for soon & hope to bring both he & sister Aleksa home together. Such a handsome little man.

If for any reason you do not want to participate in the Gold Party, yet you still want to help this family... go to http://www.reecesrainbow.org/sponsorcornish.html and donate directly. Prayers are graciously accepted, too!!!

Help us make a difference in the lives of these beautiful children 
& others like them.
  In His faith,
                                                            Momma T.