Thursday, March 22, 2012

Heading South

I'm off to South Carolina today.

 

Greenville, South Carolina to be exact.

I'm going to a homeschooling convention, where I will spend the next three days standing inside our little 10 x 10 booth and talking people's ears off about BiblioPlan, our History and Literature Curriculum.
Chances are that I will also have quite a few conversations about adoption and Reece's Rainbow.  Our little booth also sells used books on the side, and the money raised from those sales is dedicated to helping orphans.  Betcha can't guess where the money we raise from book sales at this Convention is going! Mulligan Stew!

This is the first homeschool convention at which we get to display our curriculum in bound book format.  We have two of our four books finished, and we get to show them off at this Convention!

Woo Hoo!!!  

We hope to finish our third book, which covers Medieval history, in time to display it at an April convention in North Carolina!  That would MAKE MY DAY!!


Even though I'll be away for a few days, NEVER FEAR: This Mulligan Stew Giveaway is still going to be going strong!!  

I won't be checking e-mail or getting Mulligan Stew updates until late tonight, when I finally arrive at my hotel after a long day's travel. It would MAKE MY DAY to get there and find that people had made tons of donations while I wasn't looking! 

Let's get more of our family accounts up to their $2,000.00 goal.  Let's get more of our children over their $1,000.00 wall.

TOGETHER WE CAN!!!


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"A Common Stew for an Uncommonly Good Cause!"

 


So far, our Mulligan Stew Giveaway has raised $16,141.28!
256 people have donated!


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

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Our 'unspoken' goal for all of the families below is to add at least $2,000.00 to their grant accounts.
You can help them by following these links and donating here (pictures below):

The Unroe family - $892.00 raised
The Archer family - $1255.00 raised
 The Carpenter family - $344.00 raised 
The Burman family - $610.00 raised
The Menges family  - $1425.00 raised
 The Duncan family - $505.00 raised
The Booth family - $315.00 raised 
The Brown family - $727.00 raised

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 We are trying to raise $1,000.00 for each of these loves (pictures below)!!

Harmony - $486
Laurel -  $485.80
 Igor -$658.07
Emmitt -  $788.50
Heath - $446.14
 Hanson - $535.50
 Jack - $655.50
Victoria - $1551.25 

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Read HERE  and HERE for more on the Heim family
$35,000.00 needed
$5147.46 raised 


THE EIGHT LOVES WHO DESPERATELY NEED FAMILIES 

                          Laurel                                     Harmony                                           Jack 
 $10,599.81-- SHE NEEDS A FAMILY!       $686-- SHE NEEDS A FAMILY           $4958.60 in his grant account
         LAUREL IS TURNING 16 THIS YEAR!!!  HARMONY IS TURNING 16 IN JULY!!
                  $485.80 raised                               $486 raised                                $655.50 raised
                     


                    Victoria                                                  Igor                                      Emmitt
$1670.00 in her grant account            $1040.27 in his grant account      $1272.50 in his grant account
$1551.25 raised                                      $658.07 raised                         $788.50 raised
     

Heath                                                            Hanson
                      $4829.44 in his grant account                             $722.50 in his grant account
                                  $446.14 raised                                                $535.50 raised
                            


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
                                $892.00 raised                                                               $315.00 raised
         They are adopting Keith as well as 4 other
            children from other institutions. 
                 

They are bringing home all three of these sweet boys!
$13,000 needed
$1255.00 raised
  

Find the instructions for donating to the Carpenter family on their sidebar.
$2,800.00 needed
     $344.00 raised                     

Kelton and Teagan are listed as Steven and Tommy on their Reece's Rainbow accounts.
$2,000.00 needed
$610.00 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.
                               $1425.00 raised                                                            $505.00 raised
                                

The Sousa family is also adopting one more little guy from another orphanage.
$3,000.00 needed
$727.00 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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 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.
$349.00 raised


MY FAMILY FOUND ME!!!

Raised $523.00
 



THESE ARE THE RULES:

Since the idea for this Mulligan Stew Giveaway began with 17-year-old Maria's desire to have a family above all else....

You can enter our giveaway just by making a tax-deductible donation to Maria (Masha) and her siblings (Heim family).  I'll leave the amount of your donation between you and the Lord.  They need $35,000 to adopt all four children.

That's it.  One donation to Maria 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 and families from the list below 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 two things: (1) that you donated to Maria (Heim family), and (2) 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!!





5 comments:

  1. Yeah for homeschool conventions!! I was 12 when I went to my first one and I've been hooked ever since! Praying for safe travels and that you get lots of eager buyers at your booth.

    Donated $21 to the Archer family in honor of World Down Syndrome Day. (Meant to do it yesterday but never found the time. : )

    Ristow7

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  2. I donated $10 to the Heim family and $50 to the Booth family (Makayla) for a total of $60. Should be 15 entries, I think? :-)

    Elizabeth Hill
    lizzie6580@yahoo.com

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  3. You are headed to my neck of the woods! Only an hour away. Shot me an email & maybe we can meet up on Saturday. Www.dixonadoption@yahoo.com

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  4. I donated to the Heim family, the Booth family, and the Carpenter family for a total of 20.00.

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  5. I donated to the Heim family and Victoria for a total of $20.00 Wish I could do more.
    Jessica Brown
    jlbrown@hwppuritan.com

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