There are an estimated 143 million orphans in the world. Many of these children, particularly those in third-world nations, are children with special needs. They may be HIV positive..or suffer from diseases such as Cerebral Palsy or Down Syndrome… or they may be blind…or they were born into extreme poverty that has taken its toll on their small bodies. Although these are treatable conditions in the United States, they are death sentences for these children in their home countries. For many, adoption is literally the difference between life and death.
It is a fact that the older a child becomes, adoption becomes less likely. It is a sad and sobering reality that most orphanages in third-world countries require the child to leave the facility once they reach early teen years. Now living on the street, it will be highly unlikely that they will be able to support themselves. It will be impossible for them to obtain the medicines and treatments required to keep them alive, so they will suffer until they die at too early an age.
It is another sad reality that prospective parents with the means to adopt usually do not want a special needs child. Prospective parents who do have it in their hearts to open their home to a special needs child often do not have the financial means required to finance such an adoption, and to meet the other necessary expenses for the child. International adoptions can often cost $25,000.00. The Rollstone Foundation helps supply the means by awarding monetary grants, thereby allowing the new parents to rescue the special needs child from almost certain death and move them into a loving home. The Rollstone Foundation and the new parents work together to save the child’s life…and change their destiny.
Every dollar taken in by the Rollstone Foundation is almost immediately turned around and dispersed in the form of a monetary grant so that the rescue of the child can be accomplished as soon as possible. Rollstone has no offices to maintain…no paid staff or paid members…no Foundation equipment to maintain…and therefore no reason to even maintain an operating account. The Rollstone Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization (IRS ID#26-2228883) and donations are tax-deductible. Rollstone was created in 2007 and was able to save one child the first year. Each year the demand has increased and the members and supporters of Rollstone have done their best to save as many children as possible. This year Rollstone saved its fiftieth child! But since new pleas for help arrive almost daily, we need help to try to meet the demand.
Contributions may be made on line or mailed to:
The Rollstone Foundation at 23 Candee Avenue – Suite E, Sayville, New York 11782. Correspondence related to the adoption grant application or process should be sent to Rollstone Board President Michael Dawidziak at this address. Mike may also be contacted by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Inquiries regarding general information, fundraising & support, and ways that you can help The Rollstone Foundation accomplish its mission may be addressed to Don Longo at email@example.com.
Please check our “Rollstone’s Special Needs” page on this site to see how you may be able to help Rollstone save more children. And please visit us on Facebook. Together, we can roll back the stone that keeps these innocent children in a tomb of despair.