THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW OVER.
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED.
SEE WINNERS BELOW EACH PRIZE DESCRIPTION BELOW.
THEN CONTACT ME WITH YOUR NAME, EMAIL AND ADDRESS TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE. I WILL SHIP SOME PRIZES PERSONALLY. SOME OF THE VENDORS THAT DONATED WILL BE SHIPPING TO YOU AND YOU MAY BE CONTACTED BY THEM SO COMPLETE CONTACT INFO IS IMPORTANT IF YOU WANT YOUR PRIZE.
SEND YOUR INFO TO ME AT ONELILSTARFISH AT GMAIL DOT COM.
This is a giveaway to benefit Taylor, a 7 year old orphan from Eastern Europe that is HIV+.
If you want to find out why I am calling this a Ten for Ten for Ten Giveaway you will have to read all the way through to the ALL CAPS print to find the BREAKING NEWS!!!!!
Taylor's new family will be traveling to adopt her on June 16. They have 2 weeks to raise the remainder of the funds needed to adopt her. Right now they still need to raise about $24,500 to be able to adopt her. You can read more about their story here.
Over the years Taylor has asked other families, that have arrived at her orphanage to adopt children, when someone will be coming to adopt her. She is currently at a baby orphanage but because of her age, she is in danger of being transferred. If she is not adopted soon she will be transferred to an institution. She really is running out of time and needs to be adopted ASAP. The Dewberry's are very willing but need your help to do it.
So I have gathered some donations from some very generous people.
Take a look at the prizes.
Adorable Girls Skirts. We have two to give away. You get to pick the size up to 4T. One will be the blue/green combo and the other will be the giraffe/stripes combo. Please state your preference and size you would want.
Winner of Giraffe Skirt: The Ristow Family
Winner of Blue/Green Skirt: Sharon Walker Robbins
Antique Book #1: "When a Man's a Man," Vintage novel by Harold Bell Wright. First edition! 1916. (from Allison's Attic of Rare Books)
Winner of Book #1: Julie Leto
Antique Book #2: "My Story that I Like Best," Vintage short-story collection. First edition, 1924. (from Allison's Attic of Rare Books)
Winner of Book #2: Jeff & Karen Barnes
Gorgeous Throw Blanket with 2 Matching Pillows From Sew Elegant (Retails for $85)
Winner of blanket and pillow: Amy McCoy
Beautiful Lined Baby Sling (Retails for $75)
Winner of Sling: Kelly KTB
Close up of sling fabric
8x10 Print from Andie Eggimann. We have 8 of these to giveaway. See some sample prints below or visit Andie's shop and let us know which one you prefer. You can visit her Etsy shop here. (These retail for $18)
The 8 Winners are:
Half Dozen Mama
Donna Jakubczak Ewer
Winners please go to Andie's Esty shop and pick out the print you want. Include your selected print when you send me your info.
Knitted Aqua Beanie Cap for Baby
Aqua Cap winner: Half Dozen Mama
Knitted Red Sweater for Baby
Red Sweater Winner: Kimberly Dill
Small Red Felt Tote
Tote Winner: Melissa Macy
Little Girls Purple Felt Backpack
Backpack Winner: Amy McCoy
Purple Knitted Beanie Cap for Baby
Purple Cap Winner: The Ristow Family
Rainbow Knitted Sweater for Baby
Rainbow Sweater Winner: Carrie (frednphil)
Knitted Yellow and Purple Sweater and Matching Beanie Cap for Baby
Sweater & Cap winner: Amy McCoy
Knitted Pink Stripe Beanie Cap for Baby
Pink Cap WInner: Sharon Walker Robbins
White Knitted Beanie Cap for Baby
White Cap Winner: Sue Petersen
Light Blue Knitted Bonnet for Baby
Bonnet Winner: Holly Fedele
Blueberry Knitted Beanie Cap for Baby
Blueberry Cap Winner: Kelly KTB
Tomato Knitted Beanie Cap for Baby (2 available)
Tomato Cap Winners:
#1 Jessica Rudder
#2 Kelly & Co
Strawberry Knitted Beanie Cap for Baby
Strawberry Cap Winner: Crissilea
Pumpkin Knitted Beanie Cap for Baby (2 available)
Pumpkin Cap Winners:
#2 Alexis Wesley
Pink Knitted Breast Cancer Awareness Scarf
Scarf Winner: Christine Nichols
White Breast Cancer Awareness Knitted Wash Cloth
White Cloth Winner: Jenifer Hall
Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Knitted Wash Cloth (7 available)
Pink Cloth Winners:
#1 Julie Leto
#2 Bonnie McKinney
#3 Sara Brinton
#4 Karen Jo Moseley
#5 Rosemary Marshall
#6 Half Dozen Mama
#7 Kelly KTB
Pastel Stripe Knitted Wash Cloth
Pastel Cloth Winner: Julie Nielson
Pink ABC Knitted Wash Cloth
ABC Cloth Winner: Jessica Rudder
Have a Coke and a Smile Snack Gift Basket - Ultimate size. Retails at $127.99. You can see more details about this basket from Doodlebuckets here.
Gift Basket Winner: Katie (evansadoption)
Bracelet from the Noonday Collection
Bracelet Winner: Caren
This piece is handmade in a region of India that is not farmable because of
the climate and topography of the area, so residents must depend on crafts
for their livelihood. Increased disputes over the land between Pakistan and
India have given rise to violence, threatening the safety of tourists and
residents alike. This has decreased tourism and the artisans access to a
market. Through fair trade, they now have a market for their products.
So how can you win one of these awesome prizes and help Taylor come home?
The first way is FREE!!!!!
A share on Facebook, Twitter or on your blog you will get ONE entry into the giveaway. You can share as many times as you want. But only your first share will count as an entry. Please comment below and include the URL of your "share", "tweet" or "blog post" for us to know you shared and count your entry.
The second way to get entries is to donate to Taylor's fund at Ten for Orphans, all donations are tax deductible.
If you want to donate but do not have or want a Paypal account, the third way to get entries is to mail your donation via check.
You can make your check out to Project Hopeful FIG and mail to:
Project Hopeful FIG
6920 W 173rd Place
Tinley Park, IL 60477
Include a note that states it is for Taylor's adoption fund.
But again you must comment below to receive your entry.
$5 = 1 entry
$10 = 2 entries
$25 = 5 entries
$50 = 10 entries
$100 = 20 entries
Please leave a comment letting me know you shared and/or donated with your name and the amount you donated (I am happy delete your comment if you want to remain anonymous) and your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice of prizes (I will be able to verify donations). Please do not post a comment as anonymous (in other words enter your email address). I can't send you a prize if I don't have any way to contact you. If you do not want to leave your email address on your comment you can send it to me a onelilstarfish at gmail dot com. If you do not indicate your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice of prizes you will receive whatever prizes are left after preferences are matched. So please let us know your preferences. We will do our best to honor them but there are no guarantees. We will award preferences in order of names drawn.
Entries must be left in the comments section of this blog to count. Comments left on other blogs that are helping to promote the giveaway will not count.
This giveaway starts Sunday, June 3 and ends on Thursday June 14, 2012. Entries will be drawn by a random number generator. Time is short so please get your entries in very quickly.
All prizes will be mailed to winners.
*Disclaimer -Many prizes were donated and some are one of a kind. Any item lost or destroyed in the mail sadly cannot be replaced*
Most recent photo of Taylor. She is getting so big and needs a family soon.
THERE IS A $10,000 MATCHING GRANT OFFERED. IF WE CAN RAISE $10,000 IN 10 DAYS THE DONATIONS WILL BE MATCHED DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR. THAT MEANS WE HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO RAISE $20,000 IN 10 DAYS. SO GET THOSE DONATIONS IN BEFORE JUNE 15TH.
There is also another Giveaway for Taylor going on right now over here. It is for a Macbook Pro Laptop. Please go there for details.
I WOULD LOVE TO INCLUDE MORE ITEMS IN THIS GIVEAWAY. IF YOU HAVE AN ITEM OR ITEMS YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE PLEASE CONTACT ME AT THE EMAIL ADDRESS ABOVE.
Don't forget our SPARE CHANGE CHALLENGE is still going on for Taylor. You can find details for that here.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this long post and for considering helping the Dewberry family bring Taylor home and give her the family she longs for.