Some of you may have been around when I first started this blog, in the fall of 2011. Until then, the older children (aged 6+) shared a grant - the grant grew until one of the older children were chosen - and then their family got whatever was in the grant at the time. Then, the grant re-set to zero, and grew again until another child was chosen.
This all changed, though, in September 2011, when Reece's Rainbow decided (thankfully), that each older child would have their own grant. Unfortunately, this meant that all of the kids had ZERO in their grants to start with - just as if they were newly listed. And so this blog was born - to try and zero the zeros of all of the 171 older kids. Amazingly, we did manage to do it - and then, over time, we got the kids all up to $20 in their grants - and then up to $50 in their grants. Baby steps !! Since then, the goal has been to get them all up to and beyond $100 - while at the same time, trying to zap the zeros of the newly listed older kids AND then get them up to $100 !!! Sometimes I feel like I am banging my head against a wall - but then I look back and see how far we have come, and I am truly amazed !!
Below is a list of the older children who were listed and had donation buttons in September 2011 - every single child listed below had precisely ZERO in their grants 4 years ago.
Most of the children have a much more substantial grant now - many, thanks to New Hope grants, gifted to them from children no longer available for adoption, due to the Ru$$ian adoption ban.
MANY children have been adopted and are already home with their families !!!
Many have families actively working to bring them home !!!
Look at the list - scroll down - LOOK at all the RED !!!!!
LOOK at the numbers - the grants - just look !!
These kids had ZERO 4 years ago !!!!
David - $135
Jason - $3,473.07
Evan - HOME
Bobby - HOME
Glenn - NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
Dmitri - NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
Phillip - HOME
Andrew - NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
Parker - $102
Olsen - HOME
Everett - HOME
Arthur - NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
Vitaly - IN LOVING MEMORY
Galen - $600
Walter - HOME
Kristopher - $1,776.30
Erik - MFFM
Marley #60-1 - MFFM
Samantha & Kristina - $10,360
Janna - HOME
Elaine - HOME
Erin - HOME
Patti - HOME
Marina - HOME