Thank you, thank you friends for getting the 3-21 Pledge off and rolling, helping Ruby’s Rainbow send more kids with Down syndrome to college this year. If you didn’t read yesterday’s post, please go back and read it for the story on why this matters and what Ruby’s Rainbow is doing. Since I’m a visual girl (give me pictures! videos! music that makes me feel!), I’ve got more for you today. Our friend Kyle who works with the Kennedy Center at Vanderbilt University followed us along on our trip last week and donated his time to tell this story with his wonderful photography talents.
And a big thank you to Caroline C., Karen A., Emily–Liam’s Mom and the Block Family–they all donated, shared and got three other people to donate. A full circle pledge! Once you donate $21, you get this colorful little tracking circle that pops up and keeps track of all the pledges that came from your shares.
Again, here’s how the 3-21 Pledge works. World Down Syndrome Awareness Day is March 21–so we have two weeks here.
1. Click here to make a $21 pledge.
2. Pledge to be kind and considerate to people of all abilities (I know you got this one!).
3. Share your pledge with 3 people (or more!) and ask them to do the same.
And Tim, Ruby’s daddy from Ruby’s Rainbow, is the first donor to hit the BLUE LEVEL. That’s like karate black belt! Six degrees of Kevin Bacon but better. That means that someone who Tim shared the pledge with (red) donated and then got someone else to donate (orange)–and THAT person got someone to donate (yellow)–and, that person got someone to donate (green), and wait one more– THAT person got someone to donate (blue)! Isn’t technology grand?!
And thank you, not only from someone who loves Ruby’s Rainbow and all the students it helps…but from a mama with big dreams for her girl. Nella sends giant virtual hugs to all of you. It takes a village. xo