Tuesday, December 11, 2012

No More Worries

Doing a fundraiser is seriously not for the fainthearted.

It's why I should not do fundraisers.

I spend much of the time after announcing a fundraising biting my nails and hiding under my desk.

It is scary to have people willingly offer expensive gifts to you in hopes that those gifts will bring in a large increase.  It is scary especially when so many in todays economy have lost jobs and many more are living paycheck to paycheck.  

It's scary too when I have last year to use as the litmus test.  Honestly - we raised a whole lot of money with less prizes.  We aren't close to last year's numbers.  

Yesterday was one of those nail-biting hard days.  Over the weekend the donations came in painstakingly slow.  After posting in the morning I watched and waited and watched and waiting. 

Nothing. 

Not one donation for any of my babes.

In the afternoon I was starting to slip into the pit of depression when I received a message from a dear friend whom I have never met in real life but who has been a quiet supporter for a year now.  She's been my partner in crime in several of my Giveaways and I have come to love her dearly.  She let me know she donated to ten of  the kids.  And by doing so she lifted me up.  After her several others donated.  Simple acts.  Reminders from God that I am so not in this alone.  

SO NOW....ALL THE ANGEL TREE BABES HAVE AT LEAST 140 IN THEIR ACCOUNT!! PRAISE GOD PRAISE GOD!!

I'm choosing to not worry.  From here on out.  I'm not going to worry.  

No more hiding under my desk.

Whatever happens with this Giveaway - It is GOOD.  I don't know how many Angel Tree Babes have been blessed but I know a LOT of them have climbed up the wall.  I know that TWO boys are over the wall and the other four are a lot closer than they were a week ago.  I'm going to quit thinking this is about me and just let God do this Giveaway.  

SIXTY-SIX PEOPLE HAVE DONATED AND THAT IS AMAZING!!

So no more worries.   God's got this.  


These are ALL the babes who were blessed yesterday!!!

YEGOR, BENJI, ANDREW, REBA, SERENITY, ALEXANDER, DILLON, JASPER, ALEXA, FRANK, BRETT
These are the Amazing Donors

Julie S.          Connie S.        Amy J.        Julie         Jane G.       Jennifer D.     Nicole N.   Kelly D.
Pam D.          Joni K.            Julie S.       Sasha F.   Kelly B.      Mandy          Jen         Lisa A.
Missy B.        Tanna S.    Rochelle C.      Amy B.     Tammy E.     Gretchen E.   Gina K.   Nicole V. Christina S.     Morgan M.     Deb W.    Karla A.    Alynn B.     Kim D.     Rick and Kim D.        Sheri M.     Beth B.     Amy J.    Leah H.      Liza M.     Lisa L.  Sheri M.   Elaine L.   Rachel M.     Kamala U.     Lisa W.     Stephanie L.     Sarah D.    Lisa B.     Michelle B.    Jason K.   Lydia R.   Amanda W.  Jennifer K.  Carolyn D.   Kelly  Christine N.  Christine S.    Susan G.   Luba B.
Katiana K.   Micheala T.   Rosemary M.     Molly C.   Jo M.    Lisa C.   Lisa S.   Deborah P.  Belle G.  Cindy C.


THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

IF YOUR NAME ISN'T ON THAT LIST... JOIN IN...

PLEASE KEEP RAINING DOWN BLESSINGS ON ALL OF THESE BABES!!!!


$4,525.00 has been raised so far in our Angel Tree Giveaway!!!

The bottom of the tree has raised to at least $140.00 in each account!!

ALL IT WOULD TAKE IS LESS THAN $100.00 TO GET THE BAR RAISED TO AT LEAST $145 IN EACH ACCOUNT!!!


I WANT TO GET ALL MY BOYS OVER THAT $1,000 WALL!!!!

I NEED $1,342.00 TO REACH THAT GOAL!!  

PLEASE HELP ME GET MY BOYS OVER AND HELP ME GET THE BOTTOM BABES MOVED UP THE WALL!!


      Frank                                 Sonny                                 Yegor
   $1028.00                               $1108.00                            $638.00
                   I JUMPED THE WALL!!   I JUMPED THE WALL!!
   

       Alexei                                Emmitt                                     Bobby
          $565.00                             $725.00                                 $730.00
 





Filled with 30 Giveaway gifts totaling well over $2,700.00, and also filled with a whole host of babes who need YOU to SEE them!!  

To enter, you have to do TWO THINGS:

FIRST.... You have to pick at least ONE of my boys (or two, or three, or four, or five, or six) and donate to his/their Angel Tree account(s) on Reece's Rainbow!


So.....PICK FRANK OR SONNY OR YEGOR OR ALEXEI OR EMMITT OR BOBBY OR ALL OF THEM!!! Donate to their AT account!!


SECOND....You have to find and donate to the Angel Tree child who is on the VERY BOTTOM, the one with the LEAST MONEY in his account!!  You have to help rescue the one who is being left behind!!

                                            CLICK HERE TO GET TO THE ANGEL TREE

THIRD... You have to leave a comment WITH YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME letting me know which of my boys you donated to and which AT child was in last place.   Make sure to give me the total amount donated  (I will NOT publish this if you ask me not to).  Every five dollars donated earns you one entry into our giveaway!!!

FOURTH.... You will also earn one entry for each child you donate to. For example, a $50 donation spread among 5 children earns you 15 entries: 50/5 = 10 entries for the money, and 1 entry each for the 5 children!  So spread the love around!!!!


FIFTH.... You can also earn entries for SHARING!  So share away.  Share on Twitter.  Share on FB. Share on your blog!!

THIS GIVEAWAY ENDS ON DECEMBER 15TH!!

Because my Giveaway is NOT the only Giveaway out there.

After you follow the rules above...

Donate to NANETTE .... click THIS LINK and be entered into THIS GIVEAWAY to win an IPAD MINI plus a $50.00 giftcard to Target.  

Donate to Carter.... click THIS LINK and you can be entered into a giveaway that includes a Samsung Galaxy 2 tablet, a LeapPad 2 bundle, Family Time Fitness' Platinum package and about 5 other smaller prizes.

Donate to Kanani... click THIS LINK and you have a chance of winning a $20.00 Pick a Child when her Angel Tree account reaches $200.00.  

Donate to Oscar...  click THIS LINK and you have a chance of winning a Kindle Fire!!

Donate to Eketarina..click THIS LINK and you have a chance of winning a $100 gift card of your choice.

Donate to Trey.. click THIS LINK and you have a chance of winning RUS*IAN CHOCOLATE!!


Donate to Sergei .. click THIS LINK and you have a chance of winning an iPad Mini, a $50.00 gift card and several smaller items.
(This is Sergei's baby picture)

Donate to Yana... click THIS LINK and you have a chance of winning a whole host of cool gift certificates!!

Donate to Veronica..... click THIS LINK and you have a chance of winning a $200.00 hand-made, hand-painted Asian Doll!



12 comments:

  1. We donated $5 to yegor (he is almost over the wall!!!) and $5 to vance :)

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  2. I donated $25 to Yegor and $25 to Sunny, who was at the bottom of the list.

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  3. Donating to $5 each to Bobby and Aurora in 15H. STAY OUT from under that desk!! God works miracles through your faithfulness!

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  4. Praying, & please no worries my friend! They will get there!

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  5. I Donated $5 to David (Asia), bottom at time and $5 to Yeager

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  6. Hi Julia!

    Just wanted to encourage you to "keep up the good work"! I just donated $12 to each of the lowest 7 children. It appears that the numbers on the AT page do not "automatically update" when a donation is made. (I discovered this by visiting the pages of several of the individual children.)

    Because of the "24 hour challenge," I only donated to these 7 right now -- though I've donated quite a bit to Emmitt before you started this "give-a-way." (I've had a special interest in him ever since I was first introduced to RR a couple of years ago. Wish I could adopt him!!)

    As far as I'm concerned, someone else can have the "prizes." My "prize" is seeing the grant funds grow, and doing my part to help all the AT kids over the $250 wall, to meet that $7,000 challenge.

    Kathy K

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  7. I donated $100 to Clayton 2H (he was the bottom) and $5 to Hayden...she wasn't at the bottom, but I bumped her up to the 250-500 level. :) You are amazing for all you do...don't get discouraged!
    Missy Breen

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  8. Donated $10 to Bobby, and $10 to Sean, at the bottom :) ~ Jenny Pohl

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  9. Good evening- I donated $50 to Alexei. I also donated $20 to each of the 5 babes lowest on the angel tree tonight. James2H, Trinity23, Levi 26HA, Teagan and Benji26HA. Julie Foxford

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  10. Congrats Julie - All of you Lost Boys are jumping over the Wall as of 12/12/12 at 12/12pm.
    Since Bobby was the last jumper I gave him $5,
    and put in $5 for David(Asia), Elias 3G, and Sophia K (adorable pigtails).
    Gave Shannon $10 (more cute pigtails)
    Elliot got $50 (my daughter in law is his advocate so it is a Christmas gift to her) and Joannie and Kate both got $35 (ornaments for my daughters).
    As someone adopting 2 older kids with HIV - they have a special place in my heart. I know the Lord will provide for our adoption and I just want all of these kids to experience their last Christmas in an orphanage in 2012!!
    Blessings,
    Val Deutsch
    deutschfamilyadoption.com

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  11. Julia --- Are you going crazy praising the Lord with all HE has done for your boys (and so many others) this day???? I can see you jumping up and down and shouting for joy!! So many kids are now over the wall at the lovely $1000.00 mark! I have loved watching the numbers change today! God is faithful and provides - praying for families to step forth on a leap of faith and bring them home in 2013!
    Keep up the great job shouting for the orphans.
    Have a very Merry Christmas!
    Val Deutsch

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  12. Let's see, the stories of a lot of the kids touched my heart so I spread my donations around. David (asia) was at the bottom when I started so I donated to him. When I refreshed the page Riley was now there so I donated to him also. Emmitt and Alexei from your boys and nine more little ones for a total of 13 children. It only totaled $85, but it's a bit more towards families.
    I will share the angel tree page on facebook once I post this also.
    Thanks!
    Kathy Slease
    sfyelm at hotmail dot com

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