While there were thousands of dollars to be won in last week’s Blogging Giveaways carnival, one of the few giveaways I entered topped my list as The One I Hoped To Win.
Guess which giveaway I "won" :).
Give it Away offered to contribute three gifts of $100 each to the winner’s charity of choice. In addition to our church, we support several ministries and organizations; however, for this giveaway, I wanted my choice to be blog-centered.
The no-brainer? Compassion International. I’ve had my socks blessed off reading about Shannon’s (Rocks in My Dryer) and Sophie’s (BooMama) African adventure. Shaun Groves’ (Schlog) post answered questions I had about CI and solidified my respect for the organization. Compassion International is making a substantive difference in the lives of children–altering their future and giving them hope. Using financial gifts of individuals, working through the local churches in the areas they serve, CI emulates Jesus by sharing the hope He offers through the gospel, and meeting the very real physical needs (not wants) of the sponsored children.
It’s a beautiful picture of the Body operating in sweet harmony.
Thanks again to Give It Away, the most other-minded blog in the ‘sphere! I wasn’t the only reader who listed Compassion International as my preferred charity for her giveaway, I just happened to be the fortunate one blessed to be a blessing.
That is excellent! Good choice–you won’t be disappointed!
Robin, when people give to others for their giveaway, I think that is so cool! I won the same kind of way you did!! I was so excited! I was on one where they were asking people to comment if they were interested in being the possible winner who wanted to make sure that needy girls in Africa got sanitary napkins (Lunapads). The blog owner, at her own expense, would pay for the pads and make sure they got where they needed to go. Her mom liked the idea so much that even after the giveaway deadline was closed, the mom decided she would pay for another girl to get pads if the daughter (blog owner) would pick another name from the comment list, so there ended up being two winners. I was the blessed first, and someone else was second. It was so neat! I ended up being awarded a prize from this lady just because she said I entered, not expecting anything except that a stranger in Africa got what they needed. So, she’s sending me something anyway, 3 organic cotton handkerchiefs from Lunapads. She says that they are so soft and she uses them for everything. I’m going to have to look more into what all Lunapads has and does. I thought this giving concept in the giveaways was neat though.
BTW, I was #101!!
Robin, I’m so glad that you participating in the Giveaway at Give It Away. It was a blessing to me to be able to do this and to “collaborate” with so many others doing it.
Thanks for participating!
Amy at Give It Away
“It’s a beautiful picture of the Body operating in sweet harmony.”
I couldn’t have said it better myself. It’s exciting to see so many in the blogging community stepping forward to make a difference in the lives of children around the world. Kingdom work at its finest. Congratulations on being the lucky “winner”. 🙂
Congratulations Robin. I’ve come across this quote from the movie Into The Wild twice today so it seems particularly appropriate to post here.
Happiness only real when shared.
I’m glad you found real happiness today!
Hey I found out that you won (and your name) because I went to GIVE IT AWAY’s site to see if I was the winner! This was my fave giveaway and I’m so glad to see that such great organizations will be receiving donations.
Oh thats great Congrats!
Robin, that is so awesome!!! What a great prize, and a wonderful place to give the money!
Shannon, no doubt.
Peculiar, that is WONDERFUL (and honestly, something I’ve wondered about before).
Thank YOU, Amy! 🙂
Wendy, blogging can be a great thing…like in this case :).
Marsha, and obviously, I couldn’t wait to share the news ;).
Julie, thanks for stopping in! 🙂
Thank you, too, Kelsey and Jen :).
Awesome! Thanks for being so generous. And for the linkage.