Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Here's the DEAL!

I'm gonna lay it all out here and then give you a chance to do something BIG and maybe win something BIG, too! Here's the deal. I see families all the time who are pressed for funds right up until the day they bring their kids home. I don't want that to be us! I know some of you are over the fundraising already. I promise you, we're over it, too!

So, I have a proposition...let's get this thing done! I'm going to set a $10,000 goal and one month from today my prayer is that we will have blown that goal out of the water! We're getting close to our first travel date and we'd love to be fully funded when we take that trip. After much prayer and consideration, here's what we have to offer...


That's right! We're serious! You can give for a chance to win an iPad2! I don't own an iPad2, but I hear they're amazing, a must have. So let's cover the rules and then we'll be off, with one month to get fully funded.

How to enter:
$10.00 = 2 entries
$20.00 = 5 entries
$50.00 = 15 entries
$100.00 = 50 entries

You can also get a free entry every time you share this giveaway! That's right! We need you to share on your facebook, blog, social media of any kind counts. Just come back here and leave a comment telling where and when you shared and you've earned a free entry! 

If you are the chosen winner and you don't want an iPad2, we'll be happy to substitute a $500 gift card to the Apple Store!

The iPad2 is being bought with the money donated, so if we don't pass the $500 mark then we'll split the proceeds with the winner 50/50. We fully expect to pass the $500 mark, just needed to put that disclaimer in there.

Now, that we've covered the rules, here's where you can donate. Through the chip-in on the right-hand side of the blog and yes, it is tax deductible or you can contact me for mailing instructions. Donations will be taken through August 5th and a winner will be drawn on August 6th.

Alright, let's get this done!

Thanks, everyone!

50 comments:

  1. You don't have to have a Paypal account to donate. You just need a credit/debit card to use the chip in :)

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  2. Our first facebook share...Brooke Adkins-Kirk! Thanks, Brooke and I hope you get Google Chrome, soon, so you can leave fun comments here!

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  3. I know a lot of people are having problems leaving comments. It's an issue with Internet Explorer. Anyways, I'll just be posting names from time to time, when I see people share. Please, if you're able, leave a comment, so I don't miss anyone.

    Carrie Zelaya

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  4. Hey Mandy, I shared your blog, and I will be donating as soon as a get Trevs wallet :) We love you guys, and hope you can bring these boys home soon!

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  5. Thanks, Jamie! Love you, guys!

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  6. Posted on Facebook and donated through Chip In. Mandy, you and your family are a blessing to Megan, Solomon, and I. It is a blessing for us just to know you. I pray got blesses your socks off.

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  7. Thanks, Brad! We love your family and are blessed to call you our friends!

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  8. Shared on FB. I am praying you guys meet your goal!

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  9. Thanks, Kristen and I'm adding names to the list of people who have shared on facebook.

    Kristen Wayland
    Katie Adams
    Rebecca Harris
    Kristen Cardwell
    Linda Smith

    Thanks, everybody :)

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  10. More names:
    Tina Arrington
    Taylor Frick
    Bonnie Bowman
    Cherona Fields
    Crystal Gaitan
    Amy Cunningham

    Thank you, ladies!

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  11. I donated and FBed about it!

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  12. I donated the other day - and today I posted again on facebook - I found out about your adoption via Kristin Cardwell.

    I'm Virginia Gail Werner

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  13. Hi Mandy, its Heather Tolbut....just posted this to Facebook - in fact I just learned how to do it with your blog :) Can I give you a donation at church or do I have to go through the chip in??

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  14. have shared on my blog yesterday and will do so every week till the giveaway is over. also sharing on fb now. just donated $10 as well. love and hugs xxx

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  15. ok am going to start hassling all my fb friends (non bloggers!) to repost this for you! if people cant leave a comment because they dont have a blogger account i will post for them leaving name and details . is that ok honey? xxx

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  16. just done a proper link with pictures for you today honey on my blog xxx

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  17. Thanks, Jane! I was sure I had responded to you, yesterday...sometimes, blogger makes me crazy. Thanks for sharing on fb and your blog and for updating on friends who are sharing. That's how I've been doing it,too :) You're such an encouragment to me and so many others! Keep shining!

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  18. I just posted the link to your story again on facebook .......I'm Virginia Gail Werner
    I think you are very special to adopt special needs children - I see your donations are inching up .........

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  19. Hello Mandy I posted this to 6 friends

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  20. Hey girl, just wanted to let you know that my Mom and I both shared on FB again today....I'm sure my friends will either get sick of seeing my posts and either delete me as a friend or donate!! :0) xoxo

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  21. Thanks, everyone for continuing to share and for all your donations :) We can't wait to have our boys home and tell them the story of all the people who loved them and helped bring them home. We're so very blessed by each of you!

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  22. donated $100! Get those sweet boys home so they can start thriving!!!!

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  23. Thank you, Molly! It may take a few minutes to show up here on the blog, but I can see it on the chip-in website! Thanks so much :)

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  24. Just chiped in! Hope those boys are home soon!!

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  25. I just found your blog through a friend who reads and supports you. Just chipped in, also posted on my facebook and posted a link on our blog. I will be praying you will get sufficient funds before your travel date. God bless you!
    -Susie

    http://townsendgirl.blogspot.com/2011/07/adoption-blog.html

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  26. Thank you, Susie. Wondering who our mutual friend is...we appreciate the support!

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  27. mutual friend me -Virginia Gail Werner

    I'm an online friend of Kristin Cardwell, who is friends with Nydia - I got to meet Nydia and her family this summer

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  28. I just shared again on facebook :) And Mandy, if I win - please contact me PRIOR to purchasing anything - :)

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  29. Thank you, Virginia and will do! Isn't it amazing to see what God can do when we all pull together. A simple thing like sharing on facebook and we're hundreds of dollars closer to our boys!

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  30. Posted it again Mandy - I'm thinking my family and friends will donate or delete me LOL
    I challenged all 50 to give a $1 - so I know you are thinking that is just $1 but if all do it that is $50.00 - I see you are almost to the $1000 mark and that is awesome out of just 28 people.

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  31. I have shared this thru email as well as we have prayed for your family and our children pray for you and ur babies @ bedtime prayer. We have complete FAITH IN GOD that your boys will come home soon to complete your family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers every day..and also make a donation. "ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH CHRIST THE LORD"
    Rosa S.

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  32. Posted again, this time I used my cousins twitter account to send all his out of town friends information and the link to donate.
    Rosa S.

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  33. Thank you, Rosa and Virginia. I think the same thing, either my friends will jump on board and help or they will surely get tired of me and unfriend me. So, thankful for all the people who are choosing to be a part :)

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  34. Rosa, thank your children for me, too. We need all their prayers, as well.

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  35. Mandy,
    I just want to say - miracles can happen - at least you're are a little closer to your goal.
    One week left -

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  36. I believe in miracle, Virginia! God is way Bigger than the money we need :) Thanks for all your support!

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  37. Donated and FB! Praying for you!

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  38. Thanks, Erika! We love our Reece's Rainbow family! Can't wait to see you bring your babies home, too :)

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  39. Hi Mandy, I've posted your link again to facebook - hope it will bring you a few more donations !

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  40. Hi Mandy,
    I've posted your link again to my facebook - Challenged them to give cause it's 1st of month - hope it gets things moving again for you!

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  41. Thanks for hanging in there with us, Virginia! I had to take a short trip to DC to take care of some adoption paperwork and have been MIA around here. Gonna fix that and hope we can get things moving again :)

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  42. Going to post again to facebook - but had to ask are the donations tax deductible?

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  43. Yes! They are tax deductible. You'll receive a receipt in your email from Reece's Rainbow. All donations go into our family grant on Reece's Rainbow!

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  44. Okie Dokie - I've posted it again with new approach of tax deductible - <3

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