Thursday, April 16, 2009

March for Maddie Giveaway

As I have already said, on March 9th, I (along with the most excellent Burgh Moms and Dads) will be participating in the March of Dimes Pittsburgh March for Babies in memory of Madeline Spohr, who passed away on April 7th, 2009.

Originally, I was planning on having some giveaways during this month to celebrate my 5th “blogiversary” (I already held one and the winner – Hedge – has requested that I substitute her prize with booze. A girl after my own heart. Plus –she’ll share.) However – in light of this tragic loss, I have decided to pool the prizes and do a raffle/giveaway to help raise money instead.

So for any donation of $5 to my walk page (click the button at the bottom), I will enter you into a drawing to win a Box ‘O Goodies. In that box will be:

* A $20 Victoria’s Secret gift card

* A $15 iTunes card

* A $15 Starbucks gift card

* A $25 Target gift card

Also, I will throw in:

* A dvd of the Sex and the City movie

* Assorted goodies to be determined after I pick the winner (so I can gear it towards the winner a little based on gender, location, etc) but will include at least one book, something yummy, something weird (because…duh), something kid-related if you have any, and who knows what else, but I’m good at gift baskets so fear not.

You will get one entry for every $5 you donate. So $10 gets you two entries, $15 gets you three, and so on.

Once you donate, please leave a comment here so I can figure out who is who (if you want to remain somewhat anonymous on the amount of your donation, you can comment here that you donated, and then email me to let me know who you are and the amount so I can give you the appropriate number of entries (sugarmag_at_live_dot_com). For those of you who have already donated (you know who you are and I love you – smooch!), I will enter you as well, but go ahead and comment here, so I have a reminder all in one place.

You don’t have to know me to enter. I don’t care if you’ve never commented before. I don’t care if you’ve never been here before. What I care about is doing the best we can to help a great cause. Because no one should ever go through what the Spohrs and so many other families have endured.

Although I love to give people stuff and usually die of anticipation before every birthday or holiday, I am going to drag this one out a little to give more folks a chance. I will keep it open until Saturday, April 25th.

Help out if you can and feel free to pass this along.


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PSU Mom said...

I'll donate to yours. Will you donate to mine? I still have a big wopping zero...

Karen said...

You go, girl! I hope you reach your goal. I've got my own fundraiser going or I'd gladly contribute.

meno said...

Gee, i guess i shoulda waited. :)

What a great idea to raise $. Good luck.

Michelle said...

That is a such a selfless and generous thing to do. Let me figure out what I can do, and I'll get back to you!

Amy said...

Great cause Gina! Good luck reaching your goal.

Tanyetta said...

This is a great cause! Count me in. check your email :)

I am a Tornado ~ proven fact! said...

You are awesome! But I already knew that.

Maura said...

This is a great thing you're doing, very creative. It's astonishing how much Maddie has touched us all and I'm glad that you'll be doing the walk. I've donated; the name should be easy to match up. :-)

Tessa said...

I think it's awesome that you are doing this! I would donate even without the prize basket but my own situation doesn't allow. I really hope you blow your goal away!! ((hugs))

the planet of janet said...

totally donated. i would even without the giveaway.

Anglophile Football Fanatic said...

Wonderful idea. I hope you go way above & beyond your goal.

Sha said...

As a NICU nurse, I'm a #1 M.O.D. supporter. My heartfelt sympathies to Maddie's family and friends. March, Gina, MARCH!

Jason said...

What a great idea! I just made my donation