Monday, August 23, 2010
Skip a Starbucks and Bring a little girl home!!
I am a HUGE supporter of adoption so this, to me, is an amazing thing that we bloggers can have a major impact with. I read on Bree Despain's site about her friend CJ Redwine and her family's desire to adopt a little girl named Johanna Faith. They have been trying to bring her home for the past 5 years and are now running into more troubles... $8,000 worth of them! Read CJ's blog HERE to read more about their journey through adoption.
So how can you help? Check it out...
C.J. is hosting SKIP A STARBUCKS DAY in which a bunch of us bloggers and authors are asking our readers to skip they're daily (or weekly) indulgence (such as a trip to Starbucks or nightly Diet Cokes in my case) and donate the money you would have spent to helping the Redwine's bring their little girl home.
And in return, you get entered into contests to win many fabulous donated prizes!
C.J. is hosting the GRAND PRIZE giveaway!! (Holy junk... amazing stuff there too) Enter her contest by making a donation, and then you can go around to all the other bloggers who are also hosting giveaways (including me) and enter.
Bree Despain is also giving away some amazing things... check them out HERE.
ANDDDDDDDDDDDDD... since I believe in this so wholeheartedly I am adding my own prize pack to it all. So that makes at least 3 contests you could win!! Here is what I have up for grabs...
Book cover from OwlSay on etsy (check out her stuff HERE)
Prophecy of the Sisters/Guardian of the Gate bookmark
Shadowed Summer bookmark
Tell Me A Secret bookmark, button, and magnet
City of Bones postcard
Carrie Ryan swag (bookmark and sticker)
Twenty Boy Summer bookmark
Coffeehouse Angel postcard
Claire de Lune signed bookplate
White Cat patch (Wallingford)
And here's how to enter:
Visit C.J.'s blog and donate money to help bring baby Johanna home.
For every $5 you donate, you are eligible for 1 entry in my contest.***
You can earn 1 additional entry by promoting Skip A Starbucks Day fundraiser. (Only 1 extra entry total though. NOT 1 per time you promote.)
Come back here and tell me how many entries you qualify for. (Example: If you donate $10 to the cause and then promote the fundraiser you get 3 entries.)
You can either leave your entry number in the comments here on this blog, or if you're more comfortable (since this involves money) you can EMAIL your number of entries to me at: email@example.com.
Please title your email: Skip a Starbuck's Day
The contest runs until 12:00 EST on Wednesday, August 25th.
I will randomly draw a winner and announce it on August 28th
***Entries will be verified with C.J. Redwine's donation receipts, so please be honest!