1000 (a very special giveaway)...
Yowza! 1000 posts! 500 seems like it was not that long ago, but then, I have been blogging more lately. And a confession: I have blogged more often, knowing that this was coming up, and I've been excited about it.
To celebrate this momentous occasion, I'm holding my biggest giveaway yet! But I don't want to get ahead of myself, so let me tell a little bit of what is on my heart.
If you have been a reader for a while, you may be aware that I have a passion for the work of World Vision. With the help of my readers and shop customers, last year we put together 45 Caregiver Kits. This year, I'll do more of that, but I've also felt led towards some other World Vision projects.
In so many parts of the world, women and girls do not have the same opportunities in life that we do. I am privileged and so are you. Even if times are really tough. If you're reading this, no matter how or where you're reading it, you've got it good compared to a lot of women. So I've set up a fundraising page. My goal is to raise $1200 in the next year. Which is a lot. But it can happen with small gifts from you. Just think about that.
Now, the giveaway.
What's the prize? A SEWING MACHINE!
This is a little different from other giveaways, because the winner here, isn't just the person whose name gets chosen. The real winner is the woman in a country far from here who will receive the sewing machine.
If you are chosen, you will receive a card from World Vision saying that a sewing machine was given in your name. And someone that you and I will never meet will get the chance to start her own small business. Wow!
Yes, this may seem like a strange giveaway, but to be honest my real goal here is to tell people about the amazing work of World Vision.
So...there are a lot of ways to enter:
1. Leave your name and location in a comment.
2. Visit World Vision's donation page, then tell me which item touched your heart in a comment.
3. Blog about this giveaway, then leave a link to the post in a comment.
4. Tweet about this giveaway, then tell me that in a comment.
5. Make a donation (any amount!) on my fundraising page, then tell me in a comment.
6. Do all of those things, then tell me that you did in a comment.
(Remember, if you win, you will not receive the sewing machine prize. Your prize is that a sewing machine is being donated in your name.)
This giveaway will go until next Wednesday. Help me spread the word about this gift that we can give, and let's be prepared for good things! Ready? Go!
UPDATE: Per Liz's request, there is a button you can grab for my fundraising page...it's down on the right with the other buttons. Thanks!
By Mollie Johanson at Wednesday, May 05, 2010