Grace and a giveaway
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Some years ago there was a lovely little girl named Grace who lived in Romania. Grace was an orphan there, along with her two little sisters. The three girls had the good fortune to be adopted by two of the most amazing people ever, Teresa and Bill, who live in Maine. It’s important to know that they were three of the last orphans to leave Romania before the moratorium on outside adoptions began.
A year and a half ago, Grace died in a terrible accident. Out of the pain and sorrow of this tragedy grew a little thing called hope. The Foundation for Hope and Grace was created, with a mission is to advocate for orphans around the world. While Grace watches over them, Bill and Teresa are creating hope for orphans around the world.
(If you would like more information about the Foundation you should read Bill’s blog Life with Grace, or email him at billteresalegere at gmail dot com if you have any questions. The Foundation’s website is coming soon.)
So, you can probably tell that this organization is very near and dear to my heart. I’ve been friends with Teresa since we were preschoolers, and Bill since Teresa first met him in high school. I love these people like I love my own family. I’ve been trying to figure out what to do to help their cause for awhile and and since it’s Christmas I think it’s time.
So here’s the deal, I’m going to give one of you a little gift if you give a little something to the Foundation for Hope and Grace. I have a very pretty, very blue, soft, and cozy scarf that I just made to give away to one of you.
All you have to do to enter is give a dollar. Or two. Or twenty. However many dollars you donate (tax deductible!) is how many entries you get in the giveaway. (Okay, it’s more like a raffle, but anyway.)
Brrrr, it’s cold outside and you know you want this scarf.
Here’s how you can enter to win it. Go to their blog and look in the sidebar, you’ll have to scroll a bit, and you will find a paypal donation button. Click it, send whatever you want, and come back here and leave me a comment that you did. I will get confirmation from Teresa who paid what so I know how many entries you will get.
Important! Please make sure you use the same email address in your comment form (where no one can see it but me) as you use in paypal so I can match up addresses.
The contest is open until midnight on 12/31/2009 and the winner will be announced within a few days after. (U.S. residents only please.)
Go on, I’ll wait here for you to come back and comment. And if you’ve made it this far you should know I’m probably going to make a matching hat to send along with it. xoxo
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