Let me introduce you to this cute little man, Emerson and his mom, Melissa! Emerson was born with an extra chromosome, which he and his whole family have learned to ROCK. It has not always been easy, but it has created a couple of the strongest advocates I have ever known.
This month, Melissa and Emerson are advocating for others that are rockin’ an extra chromosome, too! They are raising money for Ruby’s Rainbow. How cool is that?
Ruby’s Rainbow is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization inspired by a little girl named Ruby who was also born with an unexpected, 21st chromosome. Finding out she had Down syndrome did not change her family’s expectations for her future, and they vowed to give her every opportunity they could to learn, grow, flourish and become an important contributor to society and the community. Through these expectations came the desire to help others “rockin’ that extra chromosome” on their journey toward higher education and independence.
The goal and mission at Ruby’s Rainbow is to grant scholarships to adults with Down syndrome who are seeking post-secondary education, enrichment or vocational classes, helping them achieve their dreams of higher education while spreading awareness of their capabilities and general awesomeness.
The money that Melissa and Emerson raise will be donated as a scholarship in Emerson’s name! The hope is to give that scholarship to a recipient that has a dual diagnosis, just like Emerson.
Ruby’s Rainbow Scholarship Award Program matches people who fundraise a minimum of one full scholarship amount ($3,000) with a Rockin’ Recipient who will receive a scholarship award in their honor! In other words, when a Ruby’s Rainbow scholarship recipient receives an award in someone’s honor, it means that the awarding person, family or organization managed to fundraise or donate at least $3,000 on Ruby’s Rainbow’s behalf. Which is amazing!!
With 25% of each purchase going towards Melissa and Emerson’s fundraising efforts, every order will get them closer to this goal to have a Scholarship awarded in Emerson’s name! Please Click Here for your purchase to support this fundraiser!
As you are shopping to support Ruby’s Rainbow – consider all of your upcoming gifting needs:
Baby Shower Gifts
Wedding/House Warming Gifts
Plus all your beach and summer bags!
If you have any questions or want a shopping assistant, do not hesitate to reach out to Melissa’s friend and Thirty-One Consultant, Erin Byrge. You can reach me by text at (586) 217-2511
You can find great ideas and stay up on other promotions by joining Erin’s Insider Group on Facebook, too.