Saturday, March 31, 2012

Winners for Giveaway Inside a Giveaway

WINNERS WINNERS WINNERS!!!

WOO HOO!!  Using Random.org - WINNERS HAVE BEEN PICKED...


PLEASE E-MAIL me if you won!!  covenantb@yahoo.com - Put what you won in the subject line to make it easy for me. Please don't just leave a comment.  With 100+ prizes to figure out over the next 24 hours you will HELP ME OUT TONS if you send me a friendly e-mail so that I can easily forward your e-mail on to the person who donated the prize!!!!

ALSO - Any UNCLAIMED prize will be put back into the pot and we will have a redrawing on THURSDAY MORNING!!  
  1. $10.00 iTunes gift card - Leah Hardwick
  2. $10.00 iTunes gift card - Speechless
  3. $10.00 iTunes gift card - Kim Zimmerman
  4. $10.00 Jamba juice gift card - Mandy Rhodes
  5. $25.00 Jamba juice gift card - Belehcar
  6. Butterfly necklace from Sarah's Treasure Box - Ken Tyree
  7. $25.00 Family Christian Store gift card - Laura Kobza
  8. $10.00 Whole Foods gift card - Ike and Alicia Fanz
  9. $$ Starbucks gift card - Missy Breen
  10. $$ Starbucks gift card - Roxanne Boilere
  11. Set of FOUR decorate your own drinking cups - Chandler H.
  12. 15 Glow in the Dark bracelets in a tube! - Amanda A.
  13. 15 Glow in the Dark bracelets in a tube! - Jolene H.
  14. 15 Glow in the Dark bracelets in a tube! - Maggie P.
  15. 15 Glow in the Dark bracelets in a tube! - Elizabeth Sullivan
  16. 15 Glow in the Dark bracelets in a tube! - "Christian A.
  17. 15 Glow in the Dark bracelets in a tube! - "Anthony M.
  18. Hip and Earthy Eco sack Bag - Flower Design - Andrea Gariepy... Taking God's Love...
  19. Hip and Earthy Eco sack Bag - Butterfly Design - Christine - Love like He loves
  20. Pretty Pink Bags with green handles - "Tiny Feet - Depart to Serve
  21. Matryoshka doll bracelet - Candice Pauloski 
  22. Flower pen - Handcrafted by 12 year old Rachel. - Jericho G
  23. Flower pen - Handcrafted by 12 year old Rachel. - Kevin and Jennifer Savage
  24. Messenger bag. Handcrafted by Rachel. - Mark Olgin
  25. Tri-fold wallet. Handcrafted by Rachel -  Frankie Miller
  26. Jeep Shopping Cart & High Chair Cover - Birgit
  27. Handmade hairbows by Beth - Amber C
REMEMBER... THESE DRAWINGS ARE FOR OUR GIVEAWAY INSIDE A GIVEAWAY....

THE MULLIGAN STEW GIVEAWAY IS STILL GOING STRONG!!

WE HAVE NOW RAISED $44,751.16

WOW!!!


Don't Pack Your Bags...

UPDATE AT 1:00 PM - WINNERS HAVE BEEN PICKED FOR THE GIVEAWAY INSIDE A GIVEAWAY BUT PLEASE KEEP DONATING!!!  We have now raised $44,751.16.


Go HERE to see the winner's list!

What a wild ride this Mulligan Stew Giveaway has been! This was our original idea for the Mulligan Stew:

We knew that cooking alone can leave a lot of poor people lonely and hungry...





But we also knew that if everyone added a little something to the stewpot to create a big Mulligan Stew...



Then we could feed a whole lot of people with a little bit of food.



So we all brought our little offerings....




And we prayed God's blessing over them....



Asking God to multiply our simple gifts....



So that those in desperate need....



would have their fill.



AND GOD HAS.

God has fed so many orphans, families and Lost Boys through our Mulligan Stew that it is going to take weeks to clean up all of the dishes.

He has blessed this Giveaway beyond our wildest dreams.

AND IT ISN'T OVER YET. So please don't pack your bags to go home.



Although, amazingly, we have already reached all of our unspoken goals for the Mulligan Stew orphans and their families....

WE STILL HAVE ONE MORE DAY LEFT IN THIS GIVEAWAY.

It is NOT over.

The needy are STILL being served.



We still have food in the pot.


And two of our orphans are in desperate need of families.

SO WE PRESS ON!

We are not ending early!  We are not closing down shop.  We are not clearing the table.

LAUREL AND HARMONY NEED FAMILIES.

  



They need families NOW.  

The Heim family still needs to raise about $27,000.00.

They gave up their remaining portion of the stew over the last few days so that the rest of the families could get their fill.  We still have one more day to bless the Heims.  

We have Six other babes who NEED FAMILIES too:  Jack. Hanson. Heath. Emmitt.  Igor. Victoria.

And the eight families from Katie's orphanage still need our continued prayers, donations and support.

ONE MORE DAY.

If you haven't entered to win an iPad 3rd Generation, Kindle Fire or a whole host of other amazing prizes (90 total - see list below) then donate today. If you donate BEFORE 12:00 noon today, (Virginia time) then you will also be entered to win one of the 26 prizes in our Giveaway Inside a Giveaway (see list below).

SO COME ON...Roll up your sleeves....don an apron...

WE ARE NOT DONE SERVING STEW!!

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"A Common Stew for an Uncommonly Good Cause!"

 


Here's Where We Stand:


We have raised $44,751.16 for our Mulligan Stew...
 480 people have donated!


GO TO THIS LINK TO SEE WHAT WAS DONATED TO THE MULLIGAN STEW GIVEAWAY 2012 AND TO SEE WHOM IT BENEFITED!!  THIS GIVEAWAY ENDED MARCH 31, 2012

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!"




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