Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Why a Mulligan Stew?

 
So I've been asked...

Why is the Giveaway being called a Mulligan Stew Giveaway??

What exactly is a Mulligan Stew...

A little over a year ago we were in the process of trying to raise money for the Heim family and some others.  I had a bunch of waiting children who were burning holes in my heart and then there were the Lost Boys....

We decided to do a Giveaway.  I was thinking of calling it MARCH MADNESS since the NCAA tournament was starting and I thought that name would get some traction....

But soon after I put out a call for donations... and the giveaway donations started pouring in....

...On my way out the door one Tuesday morning to teach at our co-op...

The words "Mulligan Stew" popped into my head.

I dropped what I was doing and ran to the computer and looked up Mulligan Stew on google.

THIS PICTURE CAME UP.



A bunch of needy men from the Depression Era sharing a stew together.

How utterly appropriate.

From that point on our Giveaway became a Mulligan Stew Giveaway.

Back during the Depression shanty towns sprang up near the cities as people went looking for jobs.  People cooked over open fires and would often share what little they had to feed everyone.


Every donation into the pot meant that more would be fed. 

We have collected more than 100 ingredients for our stew pot.

We have invited well over 100 people to our table

(7 families adoption 17 children.... 12 waiting children... 110 Lost Boys)

Now we just need to pour on the blessings.

Every single 5.00 donation matters!!

It is a Mulligan Stew Giveaway to feed the neediest of all.

 
OUR 2013 MICAH SIX EIGHT MULLIGAN STEW GIVEAWAY!


"A Common Stew for an Uncommonly Good Cause!"

There are more than 100 items simmering away in our stew pot. The total value of all of these items is well over $5,000.00. 

Now we just need YOU to help us care for the orphan.

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'"

We have raised $2097.00 so far!!!


 THESE ARE OUR SEVEN FAMILIES
 
Our goal is to raise AT LEAST $2,000.00 in each grant account!! 
My deepest desire is to double that!!
 
JON AND ANGELA - Adopting Jack and Jensen RAISED $316.00
THE JOHNSON FAMILY - Adopting FOUR brothers! RAISED $674.00
THE MARR FAMILY - Adopting Alexei RAISED $203.00
THE TAYLOR FAMILY - Adopting Samuel and Sara RAISED $38.00 
THE DEUTSCH FAMILY - Adopting Estelle and Gerard RAISED $187.00
THE BAKER FAMILY - Adopting Emmitt RAISED $174.00
THE UNROE FAMILY - Adopting Matthew, Jonathan, and Charity RAISED $110.00
 THESE ARE OUR TWELVE WAITING CHILDREN.... THEY ALL NEED FAMILIES!!

Our goal is to raise $1,000.00 in each of their grant accounts. 
My deepest desire is to double that!!

POOR IRIS HAS BEEN LOOKED OVER FOR THE PAST TWO DAYS!!
 
HANSON - RAISED $31.00
PORTER - RAISED $4.00
JASON - RAISED $22.00
CASEY - RAISED $223.00
SIMON - RAISED $54.00
BOBBY - RAISED $18.00
SUTTER - RAISED $36.00
BARTON - RAISED $18.00
IRIS - RAISED $0.00
AUBREE - RAISED $37.00
FRANK - RAISED $40.00
DARREN - RAISED $99.00

THESE ARE THE RULES:
Simple Math - Every five dollars donated earns you one entry into our giveaway!!!

To enter, here's what you have to do:

FIRST.... You have to pick at least ONE of the families and make a donation into their grant account.

SECOND....You have to pick at least ONE of the waiting children below and make a donation into their grant account.

THIRD... You have to leave a comment WITH YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME letting me know which of the families you donated to and which of the waiting children. Make sure to give me the total amount donated.  Because I always moderate my comments, I will be able to keep this information private if you ask me to leave it private. if you prefer not to leave a comment, you can e-mail me at covenantb@yahoo.com


THAT'S IT.... YOU ARE OFFICALLY ENTERED WITH JUST THOSE TWO DONATIONS...

We will let it be between you and the Lord the size of your gift.

BUT DON'T STOP THERE....

FOURTH.... You will also earn one entry for each additional family and/or waiting child you donate to. For example, a $50 donation spread among 3 families and 2 waiting children earns you 15 entries: 50/5 = 10 entries for the money, and 1 entry each for the families/children! So spread the love around!!!!

FIFTH.... You also get entries if you donate to the Lost Boys through Harvest International. Directions are below - All the money donated to the Lost Boys will be used by the ministry team to cover expenses (gas and craft supplies) and to buy much needed supplies for the Boys. In the past we have helped buy diapers, food, drinks, medical supplies, air conditioners and much much more.
SIXTH.... You can also earn entries into the giveaway for SHARING! So share away. Share on Twitter. Share on FB. Share on your blog!!
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!

 
THESE ARE OUR FAMILIES


THE BAKER FAMILY
Adopting Emmitt
Emmitt 2013 (1)

THE UNROE FAMILY
Adopting Matthew (Thad) Jonathan (Carson) and Charity (Presley)
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JON AND ANGELA
Adopting Jack and Jensen
Jensen
THE JOHNSON FAMILY
Adopting FOUR brothers!
D. V. Little V and Baby K!!


THE MARR FAMILY
Adopting Alexei
THE TAYLOR FAMILY
Adopting Samuel and Sara (brother and sister)
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THE DEUTSCH FAMILY
Adopting Estelle and Gerard

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THESE ARE OUR WAITING CHILDREN

WOULD YOU PRAY AND CONSIDER??
(All the babes from the same area/institute CAN BE adopted together or separately)

Hanson and Porter are in the same village.
FRANK                                           DARREN
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HANSON                                PORTER

Jason, Casey, Simon and Bobby are all at the same institute!!

JASON                                                                      CASEY
Casey has until June 2013 to find a family
Jason (1)

SIMON                                        BOBBY
Simon has until October 2013 to find a family!

Sutter, Barton and Iris are at the same institute!

SUTTER                                      BARTON
Simon has until December 2013 to find a family
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                                               IRIS                                                             AUBREE                                                
  
      
OUR LOST BOYS!

BECAUSE I CANNOT LEAVE THEM OUT.... 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.
PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO DESIGNATE YOUR GIFT TO ALYONA AND SLAVIK FOR THE LOST BOYS.

 


WOW WOW WOW!!
THE LIST OF PRIZES!!!


$500.00 Gift Card
IPad Mini - $360.00
Wii U - $250.00 Value
KINDLE FIRE - $199.00 Value
Cross of Loops Necklace with Pearl - $280 Value
250.00 PICK A CHILD
BEAUTIFUL HANDMADE QUILT $175.00
BEAUTIFUL HANDMADE SURPRISE QUILT $175.00
Retired Lladro Shepherdess with basket, value approximately $130
$100.00 Value - BOG BOOTS
$100.00 Amazon Card
100 dollar gift card
$100.00 Target Gift Card
100 Chevron gas card
100 Chevron gas card
$100 BiblioPlan year for a family….
$100 Restaurant Gift Card 

Glass Wine Decanter with 6 glasses - $100.00 Value
$100.00 gift certificate to Caps for Causes:
$100.00 gift certificate to Caps for Causes 4 pack of ItWorks wraps. They are valued at $99
Original Photo on Canvas Print - $60.00 Value
16 GB Kingston Data Traveler Flash drive $60.00
Jessica Tote - $59.00
Baby/Lap Quilt (40" X 52") is valued at $50
$50.00 Target Gift Card
$50.00 Amazon Gift card
$50.00 Bloomingdales Gift Card
$50.00 Best Buy Gift card
50.00 Mobile Gas Card
50.00 Pencil Portrait
50.00 Pick a Child
$50.00 ANYWHERE GIFT CARD
$50.00 Custom book gift package
35 X 25 Rag quilt - $45.00 Value
Weighted Blanket - $40.00 Value
Thirty-One mini organizer in the minty chip pattern $30.00 value
Four Herbalife personal care products: Strengthening Shampoo (8.5 oz), Strengthening Conditioner (8.5 oz), Hand & Body Wash (8.5 oz), and Bath & Body Bar (4.4 oz). Approximate value $30.
Vera Bradley wristlet - 30.00
30.00 gift card to winner‘s choice
One dozen Cupcakes or cake balls from the "The Cupcake Patch" (winner’s choice) - $25.00 value
One dozen Cupcakes or cake balls from the "The Cupcake Patch" (winner’s choice) - $25.00 value
25.00 Amazon Gift Card
25.00 Visa gift card
25.00 credit to a scout shop
$25.00 ANYWHERE gift card <
$25.00 ANYWHERE gift card
25 itunes card
25.00 PICK A CHILD or FAMILY
Mama Bird Necklace - Value $25.00
Customized video $25.00 Value - Winner’s Choice
$25.00 in Amazon cards (five 5.00 cards)
$25 gift card to Maggiano’s/On the Border/Romano’s Macaroni Grill
EasyLunchboxes Set -- 4 containers and cooler (pink) - $21 value
EasyLunchboxes Set -- 4 containers and cooler (orange) - $21 value
Happier at Home book - $26.00 Value
Custom Made Crochet Hat $20.00 Value - Winner’s choice
Duct Tape set (2 hair bows and a wallet) Value 20.00
Duct Tape set (2 hair bows and a wallet) Value 20.00
20.00 PICK A CHILD or FAMILY
Montessori Wooden Rainbow Puzzle 20.00
Four Handmade Bars of Soap - 20.00 Value
Four Handmade Bars of Soap - 20.00 Value
Four Handmade Bars of Soap - 20.00 Value
Four Handmade Bars of Soap - 20.00 Value
Four Handmade Bars of Soap - 20.00 Value
$20.00 Multi-color print Owl purse
$20.00 Pink print Owl purse
$18 gift certificate for my crochet shop Hooked on Hope -
3 hair bows - 16.00 value
Personalized Pendant - $16.00 value
Rainbow Gnomes 15.00
"Heritage Lace" "Victorian House 13" x 20" Placement, Ecru" $15.00 value
$15 Jamba Juice Gift Card
Animal Lovie (bear) is valued at $12
Ancient craft book $12.00 Value
Medieval craft book $12.00 Value
Modern craft book $12.00 Value
$10.00 Bright turquoise Disciple cross
$10.00 Light pink Disciple cross
$10.00 Titanium Disciple cross
$10.00 4 wooden Disney puzzles
$10 Cold Stone gift card
$10 Target card
$10.00 Tortured for Christ book (gently used)
Autographed Blake Shelton CD $10.00
Devotional book - Jesus Calling 10.00 value
SIGNED COPY - $10.00 There's a Green Plastic Monkey in My Purse: And Other Ways Motherhood Changes Us by Jessie Clemence
Crayon People (5.00)
$5.00 Bible Card Games
THREE THEMED OUT OF PRINT WORKBOOKS
5.00 Crocheted headband
Crocheted hat
$25.00 Value Infinity scarf, Frosty Green Fleck with Amber Fun Fur & glass beads
$25.00 Value Infinity scarf/shoulder wrap, Homespun with Terra Cotta Fun Fur
Made with Love/Beloved necklace $15.00
Forevermore necklace 15.00
Worthy bracelet $15.00
Inspire/Believe bracelet $20.00
Chosen bracelet $15.00
Daughter bracelet $15.00
Wonderful bracelet $20.00
Pink ring $5.00
Set of matching red flower dresses with headbands $40.00
Set of matching powder blue dresses & headbands -$40.00
Set of matching blue/striped bottom dresses $35.00
Pink/Purple Dress with headband $25.00
Red/Black/White dress - $20.00
Two Pack Jam - Two equal sized bottles of your favourite jams (125mL). There are a few varieties to chose from!
Jam Sampler- 125ml bottles of brandied cranberry & orange sauce, bumbleberry jam, orange & lemon marmalade, raspberry jam, strawberry jam and wild blueberry jam.

5 comments:

  1. I sent 5 to sweet Iris. I wish it could be more. I shared your blog on my page. I hope this goes really well for everyone!

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  2. Iris is no longer forgotten :)

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  3. Julia,

    I donated to Iris and the Deutsch family. I emailed you the amount.

    Candee

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  4. Donated $10 to the Unroes, $10 to Casey, and $10 to Bobby - Jenny Pohl :)

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  5. Donated:
    $100 to the Deutsch FSP
    $50 to Jason
    $50 to Casey

    xoxo, Tania

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