Sunday, April 7, 2013

Be One of 500


I'm homeward bound.

Missing home.  Missing family.  Missing my bed.

I wouldn't blog except that we have less than a week left for this Mulligan Stew Giveaway.

We have had AMAZING PRIZES donated.

So many gift cards I can't keep them all straight.

Electronics.
Jewelry.
Handmade items.
Books.

There are over 100 prizes and so far 120 amazing people have donated.

Do you understand those numbers?

Your chances of winning something in this giveaway are HUGE!!

Every single five dollars earns you an entry.

Every share earns you an entry.

If you think that your gift is too small.. think again...

Last year over 500 people donated to our giveaway and the vast majority of those donations were in the $20.00 range.

Together we raised a boatload of money.

Together we made a difference for over 100 orphans.

THAT'S WHAT MATTERS!

Making a difference.
Large or small.

YOUR donation matters.

I'd like to see 500 people donate again this year.

I don't care the amount.  I don't care if we match what we made last year or are thousands under or thousands over.  I don't care.

I do care that people are SUPPORTING these families. SEEING these kids.

The number 500 represents a ton of sharing.  A ton of giving.  A ton of caring.
SO COME ON... BE ONE OF 500!!

Yesterday we had FIVE matching grants on the table.

Barton needed $500 - HE MET HIS MATCH!
The Unroes needed $500 - THEY MET THEIR MATCH!
The Taylors still need $221 to meet their match
The Johnsons still need $85.00 to meet their match
Darren still needs $1792 to receive his FULL $2,000 matching grant!!

Today we add a new match on the table...
Bobby has been offered a matching grant of $100.00!!
WE HAVE JUST 24 HOURS TO MATCH IT!!!

WOO HOO!! GO BOBBY GO!!!

So here's a question for all you long-time faithful followers of this crazy blog...

REMEMBER THIS LITTLE GUY???
Carter??
Remember how we were praying for a family for Carter??

Remember that a family committed to him??
Remember??

Well Carter's family.....
THAT IS WHO IS ADOPTING SUTTER!!!

Carter is going to be Sutter's little brother!!
Sutter
Okay - go get some tissues.... I just did!

PRECIOUS PRECIOUS PRECIOUS!

Now that the Collins have a sponsorship page - I'm able to link you so that you can help them bring Sutter home.  They are being added to our family list!!  I know many of you wanted to bless them after they committed but Sutter's old link was closed!!  So please go bless them!! 

SUTTER HAS A FAMILY!!
IT'S CARTER'S FAMILY!!

"Wipe Eyes Here"

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.'"

Last year we had over 500 PEOPLE donate and share.
This year ....

 120 people have donated so far...

Annie, Joni, Nicole, Erin, Katrina, Micheala, Kim, Andrew, Leah, Kathy, Daniel
Anne, Debbie, Amy, Lori, Christine, Katie, Pam
K.B.  Tina   Candee  Amber   Joni   C.H.    Rebecca  Kelly   Jenny   Christine   Katie   Pam
Joni, Jason, Jane, Nicole, Amanda, Rebecca, Kami, Lynettte,  Jennifer, Candice, Francine, Lisa, Liz, Layna, Osborn, Courtney, Ivy
Pam, Amanda, Candice, Erika, Gretchen, Elizabeth, Amanda, Tanna, Susan , Cathy, Kelli
Natalie, Chelsea, Tania, Jolene, Beth, S.D., Val, Kalia, Gina, Morgan, K.B.
Pam, Cassandra, F.M., Amy, Ryan, Vanessa, Christine
Kim, Erika, Lisa, Lisa, Sarah, Stori, Gwen, Karla, Carolina, Jo, Virginia
Kim, Sharon, Sandra, Debbie, Carolyn
Annette, Sara, Katie, Kristen, Amber, Connie, Erika, Luba, Kim, Lynn, Tamsin
Candice, Kim, Amy, Loree, Michele, Megan, Nicole. Connie, Cassie
Cheryl, Eric, Sierra, Lauren, Christine, Jamie, Katie, Carol


We have raised $17,424.00 so far in this Giveaway!!

THESE ARE OUR EIGHT FAMILIES
Our FIRST goal is to raise AT LEAST $2,000.00 in each grant account!!
My deepest desire is to double that!!

These families still need $5,386.00 to meet our first goal!!! 
PLEASE HELP US!!

(Sorry,  but adding Sutter/ the Collins Family up here means that despite all of your generous donations yesterday, our families' need actually went up a bit!)

JON AND ANGELA-Adopting Jack and Jensen RAISED $2768.00 (MET OUR FIRST GOAL!)
THE JOHNSON FAMILY - Adopting FOUR brothers! RAISED $1,569.00


WHEN THE JOHNSONS' ACCOUNT REACHES $6,210, THEY WILL MEET THEIR MATCHING GRANT AND AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE ANOTHER $500!


THE MARR FAMILY - Adopting Alexei RAISED $1045.00
THE TAYLOR FAMILY - Adopting Samuel and Sara RAISED $1268.00


WHEN THE TAYLORS' ACCOUNT REACHES $1,654, THEY WILL MEET THEIR MATCHING GRANT AND AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE ANOTHER $500!



THE DEUTSCH FAMILY - Adopting Estelle and Gerard RAISED $1542.00
THE BAKER FAMILY - Adopting Emmitt RAISED $1454.00
THE UNROE FAMILY - Adopting Matthew, Jonathan, and Charity RAISED $1489.00
THE COLLINS FAMILY - Adopting Sutter Raised $247.00


THESE ARE OUR ELEVEN WAITING CHILDREN.... THEY ALL NEED FAMILIES!!

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

THESE CHILDREN STILL NEED $5,593.00 TO MEET OUR FIRST GOAL!!

HANSON - RAISED $315.00
PORTER - RAISED $296.00
JASON - RAISED $272.00
CASEY - RAISED $1225.00 (CASEY HAS REACHED OUR FIRST GOAL!)
SIMON - RAISED $437.00
BOBBY - RAISED $261.00
WHEN BOBBY'S ACCOUNT REACHES $3,842, HE WILL MEET HIS MATCHING GRANT AND AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE ANOTHER $100.00. WE HAVE 24 HOURS TO MATCH THIS GRANT!!!
BARTON - RAISED $875.00
IRIS - RAISED $523.00
AUBREE - RAISED $311.00
FRANK - RAISED $476.00
DARREN - RAISED $641.00


WHEN DARREN'S ACCOUNT REACHES $3,837, HE WILL MEET HIS MATCHING GRANT AND AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE ANOTHER $2,000!
LOST BOYS - RAISED $410.00

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!
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

SUTTER   


Sutter
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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THE BAKER FAMILY
Adopting Emmitt
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THE UNROE FAMILY
Adopting Matthew (Thad) Jonathan (Carson) and Charity (Presley)
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 Carson_Aug2012 Presley

JON AND ANGELA
Adopting Jack and Jensen
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THE JOHNSON FAMILY
Adopting FOUR brothers!
D. V. Little V and Baby K!!

THE MARR FAMILY
Adopting Alexei



THESE ARE OUR WAITING CHILDREN


WOULD YOU PRAY AND CONSIDER??
 JASON 
Jason (1) 
 Casey has until June 2013 to find a family

                Barton has until December 2013 to find a family
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FRANK                                        DARREN
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SIMON                                        BOBBY
Simon has until October 2013 to find a family!

                                                 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.
 THIS GIVEAWAY ENDS APRIL 13, 2013

7 comments:

  1. Julia, I normally follow by email. I haven't received the email updates since around 3/28. It is not in my spam. I tried to sign up again and it tells me I already subscribe. Each day I have been waiting for my email to forward to friends but it is not coming. I wonder if that is affecting the number of people donating. Could it be that others aren't receiving the email updates from the blog? I can't figure a way to fix it on my end so I'm hoping there is a reason on your end. Thanks again.

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  2. Donated $30 to Jason :) - Jenny Pohl

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  3. Bobby did it! WOW! I'm so happy for him!!

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  4. I donated $5 to the Taylors and $5 to Darren. Paula Chancellor

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  5. Hi. $50 for Bobby today. Love your blog. You do so much for the kids that need help most. Keep up the great work! Lori Therou

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  6. Donated $10 to the Taylors, $5 to Porter and $5 to Darren. Katie Evans

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  7. Donated $10 to Alexi and $10 To Aubree.

    Theresa Korneisel

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