Dec. 26, 2011 -- Here's more information on the charities mentioned in ABC News' story:
Reece's Rainbow: a Maryland-based non-profit organization headed by Andrea Roberts. Reece's Rainbow lists disabled children that are up for adoption. Most children are from eastern Europe, diagnosed with Down syndrome.
Visit Reece's Rainbow at http://reecesrainbow.org/
To date, they have helped facilitate the adoption of nearly 600 children worldwide and raised more tens of thousands of dollars.
Reece's Rainbow also has donation-based partnerships with Amazon.com, Cars 4 Causes and iGive. Learn more here: http://reecesrainbow.org/waystohelp
Bible Orphan Ministry: a Ukraine-based charitable ministry run by Misha Glazov. He and his team of volunteers minister to approximately 1,000 orphans in Ukraine, many of them disabled and housed in mental institutions.
Their visits often bring the only toys, books, clothes and fruit the children ever see.
WHAT THEY NEED:
- Donations of children's clothing and shoes.
- Winter coats and sweaters
- Donations of children's toys and books written in Russian and Ukrainian
- Cash donations they can use to purchase fruit and vegetables for the orphans and pay for gas for their trips to the institutions.
Learn more here: http://www.bibleorphanministry.com/ and click on the "Donate" tab.