Friday, April 17, 2009
a very different kind of giveaway
Bloggers, I have been toying with the idea of doing this for a while now and am deciding to give it a try. A lot of us hear how in these hard economic times many non-profits are having a much harder time than normal raising funds and unfortunately, donations to worthy organizations are oftentimes one of the first things that people cut back on. I am offering all of you, my dear readers, the opportunity to help out your favorite cause. How, you may ask? Well it's simple. I have hosted several giveaways recently where there is always one winner who receives a cute purse or some nice perfume or a fun keyfob and at most, only 1 or 2 people ever benefit from it. This giveaway will be different. Instead of winning a material item, the winner of this giveaway will receive an $18 donation to the nonprofit organization of their choice. It can be an organization of any size, scope, etc. My only request is that it be a 501c3 non-profit. If you win, you will have the option of having the gift be made in honor of, memory of, or support of yourself or a loved one. $18 may not seem like a lot, but it is a step and to some people, it can make a world of difference. To enter this giveaway, leave a comment with the organization you would like to allocate your $18 to for one entry, follow me or become a follower for two entries, and blog about this giveaway for three entries. If you are passionate about supporting an organization, tell your friends to enter too. The more times an organization is entered, the better its chances of winning are. I will keep this giveaway up for two weeks to allow for more entries. It will close on Thursday, April 30th at midnight Eastern Standard Time.