Raffle for New Day Foster Home {enter to win!}

Sunday, July 26, 2009

This is a long post, but I ask that you take a moment to read it to enter for a chance to win a free blog makeover and to learn how to help a wonderful organization at the same time.

Some of you may remember that I held a raffle for New Day Foster Home's Formula Project a few months ago. After receiving a package with sweet Polly's hand prints yesterday, I went right over to my computer and became her sponsor.

And then I received this photo via email today. Isn't she precious? As Polly's sponsor, I'll receive monthly updates and photos.

In today's email, I was also given Polly's growth chart {below}. Polly was in the formula project before coming to NDFH. The yellow line in the middle is average, and if a child is below the red, they are severely underweight.

See that gray line? That's Polly. At 13 months old, Polly weighed only 10 lbs. At 1 year, 11 months, Polly is now 18 lbs! She is still tiny, but is growing stronger each and every day!

Of course, this chart breaks my heart. But knowing that NDFH is there for precious babies like Polly, and knowing we can support them gives me a great deal of hope. And it was Polly's story that inspired me to hold another raffle for the formula project.

The formula project is very expensive to run {$75,000 per year} and does not have any corporate sponsors. If you have connections with a company like Nestle that manufactures infant formula and might be willing to help New Day Foster Home with this project by discounting or donating the formula, please e-mail Carrie at NDFH or email me and I'll put you in touch with them. If you would like to contact Carrie, her email is Carrie@newdaycreations.com

To enter to win a free deluxe blog makeover, please read the information below.

Raffle tickets are being sold for the following prices.
100% of money raised will go directly to the formula project. Just purchase the number of tickets that you want using the chipin in the sidebar, and leave a comment letting me know how many you've purchased. A lucky winner will receive a free deluxe makeover, and a runner up will receive a pre-made template.

1 ticket - $2
5 tickets - $5
10 tickets - $10

**20 raffle tickets** -
Sign up to sponsor formula for a child for one year {the sponsorship is $25 per month}. Do not use the chipin to become a sponsor. You can register here. Donations can be made on a monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, or annual basis and you can donate by check, bank transfer, or on-line through PayPal. Donations are tax-deductible in the USA.

Now here is the really exciting part for anyone that becomes a sponsor. If you purchase 7 tickets or become a sponsor, you are guaranteed to win something!

If you purchase 7 tickets, I will give you a free print from my stationery line.

If you become a formula sponsor or sponsor a child I will give you a free pre-made blogger template. And for anyone that's interested, I am working on some very cute new pre-mades! If you do sign up as a sponsor, please let Carrie know so she can tell me.

And remember, purchasing a ticket gives you a chance at winning a free deluxe blog makeover!

If you are interested in sponsoring a child, you can do so here for $35 per month.

You have until August 2nd to enter, or to take advantage of my special offer to become a sponsor for a pre-made template.

Please note that if the winner chooses a scrapbook style makeover or would like an image from istockphoto.com, the winner will be responsible the cost of any files used.

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  1. Great Promotion Danielle!!!! I think New Day is amazing!!!!!


  2. I am in! I am so glad to help out Jacob & Carrie! I have been following them for a long time. And a little makeover wouldn't hurt either. We just brought daughter #2 (kiddo#4) home from China in May!


  3. Hey lady! What a great organization to promote. Polly is darling and very lucky to have you :)

    I couldn't do much, but I did donate $10 and I will put something on my blog about this as well. I hope you are able to raise a lot of money and get a few kids sponsored too!

  4. Thank you very much for your help and inspiration to sponsor our little miss Claire :)

  5. Hi hon. I donated $15 to this worthy cause. I wish it could be more. I think you are doing wonderful work. xxxx

  6. Hiya.
    I have donated $20 to your fantastic promotion!


  7. I donated $10...hope it helps, and I wish it could be more, but hopefully soon I can also sponsor a child there!

  8. I am so sad I missed your raffle! I would have loved to pitch in!

  9. Thanks for the opportunity to donate to NDFH! I just put in $10.

  10. I just purchased 5 more raffle tickets.

  11. I haven't been to your blog in quite some time, so I'm late in entering the raffle, but wanted to say WAY TO GO! New Day is a fantastic organization! We sponsored a little guy until he was adopted. Polly is precious! Hopefully we'll be able to add another soon to sponsor, but we sponsor a little one locally and also a little guy through LWB. Just wanted to say you're are doing a fantastic thing to help the children.

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