Friday, March 30, 2012

Fun Friday: A Giveaway Inside a Giveaway!

10:05 AM UPDATE....THE BROWNS ARE OVER THE WALL!!!
2:06 PM UPDATE... THE MENGES ARE OVER THE WALL!!!
7:46 PM UPDATE... THE UNROES ARE OVER THE WALL!!


GOD WON.



As of Wednesday morning, our Mulligan Stew Giveaway still needed $7,600.00 to get all eight families from Katie's former orphanage over our $2,000.00 wall.


As of Thursday morning, when we announced the Laurel and Harmony Challenge, we needed $6,105.00.  

AS OF FRIDAY MORNING,

Here's Where We Stand:

We have $0 left to raise!

ALL THE FAMILIES ARE OVER THE WALL!!

The Unroe family - $2000 + raised - OVER THE WALL!!
 The Carpenter family - $2251+ raised - OVER THE WALL!!
The Burman family - $2010+ raised - OVER THE WALL!!
The Menges family  - $2000+ raised - OVER THE WALL!!
 The Duncan family - $2140+ raised - OVER THE WALL!!
The Booth family - $2000+ raised - OVER THE WALL!!
The Brown family - $2000+ raised - OVER THE WALL!!
The Archer family - $2030.+ raised - OVER THE WALL!!

In the last 24 hours, we have:

  • Raised $5000.00+ for our families from Katie's former orphanage
  • Raised ANOTHER $604.00 for the Heim family
  • Raised ANOTHER $250 for the Lost Boys
  • Boosted Laurel and Harmony's chances of finding families by sharing their stories over and over

 Yesterday's giving was so insane that it was hard to keep up with the numbers! What fun!

Watching all of these donations come in has been such a heart-touching experience.  It is such a blessing to watch people sacrifice themselves for the sake of the others.  To see people put their faith into action.  To see believers' hearts broken for the things that break God's heart.  

The sweetest part has been to see everyone shouting out the stories of Laurel and Harmony.  Fighting and praying that there would be room at TWO TABLES in TWO HOMES for TWO PRECIOUS GIRLS.


  

We cannot stop shouting.  We have two more days to get Harmony's story told.  We have two more days to let people know that Laurel should not have to spend the rest of her life sitting in that chair.

SO PLEASE KEEP YELLING AND PLEASE KEEP SHOUTING FOR LAUREL AND HARMONY.



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TODAY IS ROB'S BIRTHDAY.  TOMORROW IS ELIJAH'S BIRTHDAY!!  This is a Celebration Weekend at our house!!

Since this is our Celebration Weekend, we've decided to change things up a bit.

We have decided to offer a GIVEAWAY INSIDE A GIVEAWAY!!

An unbelievable number of generous people offered prizes to sweeten this Mulligan Stew Giveaway - so many that even after the Giveaway formally began, prize donations just continued to roll in.  Since it was too complicated to add in new prizes after the Giveaway began, I put these extra prizes on hold - until today.  

Our Giveaway Inside a Giveaway runs from now until noon on Saturday. To enter this fun new Giveaway, just do one or more of the following:


  1. Make a donation of any size to any child, family or cause on our Mulligan Stew list (see below) anytime between Friday morning and noon on Saturday.
  2. Share Harmony's story or Laurel's story on your blog anytime between Friday morning and noon on Saturday and send me the link so I'll know.

For this Giveaway Inside a Giveaway, the rules are simple: one name equals one entry. Everyone who helps out in any of these two ways between now and noon on Saturday is in with a chance to win!

Win what, you ask? Any one of the TWENTY-SIX neat prizes listed at the bottom of this post!  Twenty-six prizes for twenty-six winners!  If you help out today or tomorrow, you stand a really good chance of winning something!! Some of these prizes have been donated by kids with BIG hearts!   There is something for everyone in my pile of goodies.  See below for the list!!!

Of course, donating today or tomorrow will ALSO enter you in our ongoing Mulligan Stew Giveaway, which ends at midnight on Saturday!  Sharing by Facebook or Tweet will still get you double entries.  Blogging will still get you triple entries.  Winning a prize in our Giveaway Inside a Giveaway does NOT remove your name from the Mulligan Stew Giveaway!!

On Sunday, we're going to be drawing winners for our iPad 3, two Kindle Fires and 80+ other fantastic prizes!

So if you haven't donated yet - JOIN IN THE FUN!! And if you have donated - Don't miss out on some great extra prizes!

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"A Common Stew for an Uncommonly Good Cause!"

 


We have raised $35,413.46 for our Mulligan Stew...
 363 people have donated!

THESE ARE THE CHILDREN and FAMILIES  THAT OUR MULLIGAN STEW GIVEAWAY BENEFITS.



THE "SWEET SIXTEEN" KIDS FROM KATIE'S ORPHANAGE

Please PRAY for these families and these children.  Many are in desperate condition!

 Keith (4)                                                                    Makayla (10)
 The Unroe family blog                                                        Booth family blog  
  $11,000 needed                                                            $17,000 needed
                                $1177.77 raised                                                               $2000+ raised
         They are adopting Keith as well as 4 other
            children from other institutions. 
                 

The Sousa family is also adopting one more little guy from another orphanage.
$3,000.00 needed
$1899.00 raised
 
They are bringing home all three of these sweet boys!
$13,000 needed
$2030.00 raised
  

Find the instructions for donating to the Carpenter family on their sidebar.
$2,800.00 needed
     $2251.00 raised                     

Kelton and Teagan are listed as Steven and Tommy on their Reece's Rainbow accounts.
$2,000.00 needed
$2010.00 raised
   

Ian (2-1/2)                                                                  Kolina (9)
     Menges family blog                                                   Duncan family blog
    $10,000 needed                                                       $8,000.00 needed
                                                                                                 They are also adopting another girl
$1660.00 raised                                                            $2140.00 raised
                                


                   BABY N (3)                              Samantha (7)                                     Annie (5)
  Fully Funded PLEASE PRAY!!        Fully Funded PLEASE PRAY!!       Fully Funded PLEASE PRAY!!
ALL THREE OF THESE LOVES desperately need our prayers!!  They are tiny and weak.
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Read HERE  and HERE for more on the Heim family
$35,000.00 needed
$8009.46 raised 


THE EIGHT LOVES WHO DESPERATELY NEED FAMILIES 

                          Laurel                                                                  Harmony
                               $11,756.81-- SHE NEEDS A FAMILY!                        $1237.64-- SHE NEEDS A FAMILY        
                             LAUREL IS TURNING 16 THIS YEAR!!!                      HARMONY IS TURNING 16 IN JULY!!

                  $1642.30 raised                                                             $1037.64 raised    
                                                                       Please do not remove this picture from this blog
 
                     
                    Victoria                                                  Igor                                      Emmitt
$1913.60 in her grant account            $1453.20 in his grant account      $1502.50 in his grant account
$1794.85 raised                                      $1071.00 raised                         $1018.50 raised
     

                     Heath                                                   Hanson                                   Jack 
    $5670.94 in his grant account               $1189.00 in his grant account      $5365.60 in his grant account
                $1287.64 raised                                   $1002.00 raised                      $1062.50 raised
            


 Our Lost Boys

You can donate to the Lost Boys through Harvest International.  Click on THIS LINK and designate your gift to Alyona and Slavik for the Lost Boys.  All donations to Harvest International are Tax Deductible.

Or
CLICK HERE to go to the Lost Boys Boutique and support the Lost Boys while you shop.
100% of the proceeds support the Lost Boys.

$1,801.00 raised

MY FAMILY FOUND ME!!!

Raised $523.00
 


HERE ARE OUR GIVEAWAY INSIDE A GIVEAWAY PRIZES...

Just make a donation or share on your blog or facebook for an entry into this Crazy Fun Giveaway...We are giving away these Giveaway Inside a Giveaway prizes at noon on Saturday (Virginia time).
  1. $10.00 iTunes gift card
  2. $10.00 iTunes gift card
  3. $10.00 iTunes gift card
  4. $10.00 Jamba juice gift card
  5. $25.00 Jamba juice gift card
  6. Butterfly necklace from Sarah's Treasure Box
  7. $25.00 Family Christian Store gift card
  8. $10.00 Whole Foods gift card
  9. $$ Starbucks gift card (amount is unknown)
  10. $$ Starbucks gift card (amount is unknown)
  11. Set of FOUR decorate your own drinking cups - complete with straws!!
  12. 15 Glow in the Dark bracelets in a tube!
  13. 15 Glow in the Dark bracelets in a tube!
  14. 15 Glow in the Dark bracelets in a tube!
  15. 15 Glow in the Dark bracelets in a tube!
  16. 15 Glow in the Dark bracelets in a tube!
  17. Hip and Earthy Eco sack Bag - Flower Design
  18. Hip and Earthy Eco sack Bag - Butterfly Design
  19. Pretty Pink Bags with green handles (smaller bag is insulated)
  20. Matryoshka doll bracelet - VERY VERY CUTE! - comes in its own bag
  21. Flower pen - Handcrafted by 12 year old Rachel.  The flower part is made 100% out of durable duct tape and the stem is a working, ball-point pen.
  22. Flower pen - Handcrafted by 12 year old Rachel.  The flower part is made 100% out of durable duct tape and the stem is a working, ball-point pen. 
  23. Messenger bag.  Handcrafted by Rachel. The messenger bag is made 100% out of durable duct tape through a weaving process that makes this bag not only beautiful but almost indestructible.  The bag has a fold-over closure to keep items inside secure.
  24. Tri-fold wallet. Handcrafted by Rachel and is 100% made from durable duct tape.  The wallet has one large pocket for bills, 6 pockets for credit cards and one clear pocket for a drivers license.
  25. Jeep Shopping Cart & High Chair Cover kelps keep child secure, comfortable & germ free, Installs in seconds, completely covers car seat. Extra padding for seat and back area, 3 point safety harness, "roll & stroll" design for easy portablility, loops to attach small toys and teethers." 
  26. Handmade hairbows by Beth (Beth is adopting two very special treasures and is fundraising for HER adoption but has lovingly offered two hairbows to OUR Giveaway)   GO SEE BETH'S BABES HERE!!Hair bows for Girlies Bringing Home Nellie(Bella) and Katelyn (Gracie)


FOR OUR MULLIGAN STEW GIVEAWAY - THESE ARE THE RULES:

A donation to ANY FAMILY puts your name in our giveaway, with a chance to win one of 90 great prizes.  To see pictures of ALL these prizes (prepare to be overwhelmed), click THE MULLIGAN STEW LINK HERE.

After that, we'd like you to choose one, two or several more children from the list that you feel led to help.  The number of donations, and the amounts, are totally up to you.  On our sidebar we have a simple point system based on your donations.  Those who share on Facebook, Twitter and their blogs receive entries as well.

When our Mulligan Stew Giveaway ends, we'll choose a winner for each prize by drawing random numbers from random.org. The more entries there are beside your name, the more chances you'll have to win something great!


HERE'S WHAT YOU DO:

  • Use the links to go to the sites where these wonderful adoptive families and children are receiving donations. Follow the directions there to make your generous donations.
  • THEN, come back to this blog and leave a comment to let me know the total amount that you donated to ALL of the children and families that you chose to help.  Because I always moderate my comments, I will be able to keep this information private.
  • If you prefer not to leave a comment, you can e-mail me at covenantb@yahoo.com.
NOTES:

  • ALL OF THESE DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
  • None of the money that you donate will flow through our hands; it will all go directly to the people who need it.
  • This Giveaway will end on March 31.

TO SEE OUR 90 EXCITING PRIZES - GO TO THE MULLIGAN STEW LINK AT THE TOP OF THIS BLOG!!


"A Common Stew for an Uncommonly Good Cause!"




41 comments:

  1. We will cover the Brown family to get over the wall ($101). Blessings, Roxy :)

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    1. Thank you! Email me your address if you'd like a Thank You picture sent to you. abcunroe@yahoo.com :)

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  3. Updated my blog about the Fun Friday Giveaway! This fundraiser has been incredible - the Lord has provided! Thank you Julia for your heart and vision to help these children.
    http://lovelikehelovestoday.blogspot.com/

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  4. I just donated 35 dollars to the Unroes and shared on Facebook, thanks so much for doing this, so exciting!

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    1. Thank you so much. If you email me your address I will send you a "Thank You" picture. :) abcunroe@yahoo.com

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  5. $25 more for the Menges family. One of my Blog readers asked me to make the donation for her. LOVE it.

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  6. Donated $20 to the Unroe family - hopefully they'll get over the wall today and get good news on their paperwork issues.

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    1. Thank you so much! If you email me (abcunroe@yahoo.com)I will send you out a "Thank You" picture. :)

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  7. Tweeted Fun Friday! (Pippers Wristoe @ Jesus_is_Alive)
    I'll be back after my husband deposits his check today. : )
    Ristow7

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    1. Thank you! If you could email me your address, then I will send you a "Thank You" picture. :) (abcunroe@yahoo.com)

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  9. Donated $10 for the Unroes and $10 for Laurel. Linked on twitter and facebook!

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    1. Thank you! If you email me your address, then I will send you a "Thank You" picture! abcunroe@yahoo.com

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  10. Another $50 for the Unroe family. Let's get them over!

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  11. I'm not sure if the last comment went through or not. My internet dumped me off as I was posting! So if this is double..then just delete the second.

    Andrew and his co-workers donated $50 to Hansen. Andrew works in a sheltered workshop that employes adults with intellectual disabilities. They all donated spare change and gathered donation for Hansen. They strongly feel that he should NOT be a Lost Boy and that NO one should be lost.

    I also donated $20 to the Unroe family.

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    1. Andrew is so sweet! His concern for Hansen make my heart smile, but Hansen needs a FAMILY so that Andrew's effort will be worthwhile!

      Thank you for your donation! If you email me (abcunroe@yahoo.com) with your address, then I will send you a "Thank You" picture.

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  12. I donated $5 to the Unroe family and $5 to Harmony. I also shared on facebook, blogged about the giveaway here: http://blogging4theleastofthese.blogspot.com/2012/03/mulligan-stew-giveaway.html and about Harmony and Laurel here: http://blogging4theleastofthese.blogspot.com/2012/03/laurel-and-harmony.html

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    1. Thank you so much! If you email me your address then I will send you a "Thank You" picture. :) abcunroe@yahoo.com

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  13. Donated $10.00 to the Unroe Family
    jlbrown@hwppuritan.com

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    1. Thank you so much! If you email me your address to abcunroe@yahoo.com then I'll send you a "Thank You" picture. :)

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  14. http://virginiadawn.xanga.com/760727161/laurel--harmony/

    blogged

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  15. I donated five dollars to the Unroe family. I hope everyone makes it over the wall!

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    1. Thank you so much. If you email me (abcunroe@yahoo.com) I'll mail you a "Thank you" card. :)

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  16. I donated $25.00 to the Booth family today - Been reading for awhile - amazing what God is doing through everyone!

    ~Lindsey Burgess

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  17. I'm not sure if you got my comment before, but my husband and I donated $200 to the Unroe family. Praying that all these kids get home soon and safe.

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    1. Thank you so very much! If you email me (abcunroe@yahoo.com) then I will mail you a "Thank You" picture. <3

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  18. I donated $10 each to the Heims, the Unroes, and Harmony ($30 total). I also blogged about Laurel and Harmony and your giveaway on my blog. http://departtoserve.blogspot.com/2012/03/harmony-laurel-and-giveaways.html Thanking God for the blessing of this blog to spread the word about these precious kids. Praying for Laurel and Harmony and the others to find families. Thanks for all you do!

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    1. Thank you so much! If you email me your address then I will mail you a "Thank You" picture. :) (abcunroe@yahoo.com)

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  19. Julia-god bless you and all the people involved in this giveaway.

    I donated $35 for Laurel.

    Thank you so much.

    Jane

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  20. Guess I'm a last minuted kind of gal. :-) Donated $100 total to Heims and Duncans. Also posted about the giveaway and Laurel/Harmony at http://www.mygodislord.blogspot.com/2012/03/lots-of-ways-you-can-help.html

    Thanks for doing this!!!

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  21. I donated $50 to the Heim family and shared on facebook.

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  22. We're joining in here at the end...thanks to working internet. (finally!) We shared on facebook, and donated $15 to the Heim family, $10 each to Jack and Emmitt, and $15 for sweet Harmony. Add in a heap of prayer, and we can't wait to see what God does in all these precious lives!

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  23. We donated $5.00 to the Menges family for Ian this morning. We're praying that the Lord multiplies the gift!

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  24. blogged laurel's story and the giveaway. http://theresoneless.blogspot.com/2012/03/what-is-arthrogryposis.html amanda nachtmann

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  25. Donated $50 to the Heim's $25 Sweet Victoria and $25 to the Lost Boys. Thank you so much for doing this Stew. I am posting right now on Facebook a link to this giveaway. Thank you Thank you

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  26. The Bowdens donated to the Booth Family (Makayla).

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  27. I donated to the Heim family and to sweet Igor. $35 total.
    Plus I shared on facebook.
    Stephanie Y.

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  28. Waited until the very end, but I donated $50 to various families/kids, shared on my blog and on facebook! An amazing giveaway and I can't wait to see the final numbers!

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