Tuesday, September 7, 2010

My Personally HUGE Giveaway + Pay it Forward for GLSEN


So you may have heard about the Monopoly giveaway. For the first time ever (or that I know of) all the fake money is becoming REAL. That's a little more than 20,000 dollars. People had to enter their story...no more than 75 words of why they would like to win the money. Now it's voting time. For the next 20 days, people can register on the site and vote for the story they want...one time each day, I believe.

The top 75 will be decided through votes and after that...well it comes down to one winner who gets all the money.

My story is about my mom who has a kidney disease. I'd love to donate money to a charity on behalf of her and others who are fighting...as there is no cure. You can read my story at the following link and it's posted under ShootingStars. If the link doesn't work, let me know.

Now, I'm sure many of you would vote for me out of the goodness of your hearts...but I do want to give back a little bit. Let's say I actually WIN this money and can donate to charity and help my mom's medical bills a bit, etc. etc...then I'll give one of YOU a $100 gift certificate to wherever you want. This will come directly from me and not the money I win, as I really would be FLOORED if I happened to win.

However...I know that's a long shot, but just getting into the top 75 is a great shot and that's my first goal. So if I reach that point, you get a $15 gift card to the retailer of your choice (as long as I can purchase this online or near me.)

Each time you vote for me...leave one comment. If you get someone else to vote for me and they are NOT entering this giveaway, leave another comment for yourself. For example: You have a sibling enter as well.

Please spread the word. This would honestly mean a lot to me and my family. I know I had people vote for me in the past for something...I didn't win but I really appreciated everyone's help and I hope we can show Hasbro just how great bloggers are this time!!

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The following link is in the right hand sidebar...there on top. Consider the voting part of your Pay it Forward deeds for the month of September.


If you want to do something else though, I'd love to have you on board. Post this button on your blog, put it in a post, or hold your OWN giveaway. If you do, remember...this is in honor of Catherine Ryan Hyde and her new book Jumpstart the World out this October. She also wrote Pay it Forward (hence the name). Auctions will be held to raise money for GLSEN, but to spread the word about that and further support Catherine, we want you all to host a giveaway of your own. Don't make it last too long, as we want the winner of your giveaway (or anyone else who wishes to help) to host their OWN giveaway...hence Pay it Forward...and so on and so forth. All giveaways for this should end by October 9 though as the auctions start a couple days later and we want people to be ready and able to start bidding and to perhaps even buy Jumpstart the World!!!

ETA: If you are going to host a giveaway for Pay it Forward or even just post about the event (and I'd love you if you did and you might get a chance to win something if you do) leave the link by clicking on the Mister Linky below.




---Lauren

57 comments:

Lucía said...

I think this is amazing, and I'm sure your mom is proud of you, she's lucky to have you.

I just vote you, and I'm going to do it every day.

I posted it on facebook :)

Emily a.k.a WilowRaven : ) said...

I just voted! I'll try to do it everyday. What a great thing you are trying to do for your mom. I hope you win!

Shanny said...

I voted for you. Good luck! It is a great cause :)

Kristen said...

Just voted for you!!! :)

Kristen said...

Oh and I made my hubby vote for you too!

Linda Kish said...

I voted for you

Good luck!

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

joder said...

I love your idea for the money and truly hope you win! I admire how supportive you are of your mom and all your energy is going to keep her fighting.

I voted today--and will keep doing so everyday.

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

Monique said...

I voted!
My 4 year old has an endocrine disorder. I hope you win!
Monique

Cafe Fashionista said...

This is such a fabulous cause - off to vote for you right now!! :)

Kelsey said...

I voted for you as well! I'll try to remember to vote for you everyday until the contest ends! I'll also put your button up on my blog.

joder said...

Voted again today.

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

Corrie said...

I voted! What a great cause, good luck!

jeanette8042 said...

I voted for your story and hope you win!

lilazncutie1215[at]yahoo[dot]com

katychick said...

i voted for you- i'll vote everyday- i hope you win
tcogbill at live dot com

joder said...

I voted for you again today.

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

Pat said...

I voted for you today.
pkildow at gmail dot com

jeanette8042 said...

voted again today!

jeanette8042 said...

Voted for you again!

joder said...

Voted again today.

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

Kristen said...

Voted again! :-D

Kristen said...

Made my hubby vote again!

Jenny said...

I will absolutely vote for your cause. Good luck!

joder said...

Voted again today.

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

Voted for you!

Carmen (Astrogal)
nemesis_33012 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

i voted.
flyergal82 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Blessings. You have my vote!

hickcrazy1 at yahoo dot com

Pat said...

I voted for you.
pkildow at gmail dot com

joder said...

I voted for you today.

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

katychick said...

i voted for you again
9/13
tcogbill at live dot com

Pat said...

I voted for you. Good luck!
pkildow at gmail dot com

joder said...

I voted for you today.

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

katychick said...

i voted for you today
9/14

woohoo

hendy said...

I voted for you-Good Luck
hmhenderson@yahoo.com

joder said...

Voted today for you again.

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

Pat said...

I voted for you today.
pkildow at gmail dot com

katychick said...

i voted for you again today
9/16

tcogbill at live dot com

Pat said...

I voted for you. You had 54 votes.
pkildow at gmail dot com

katychick said...

i voted for you today
tcogbill at live dot com

ReggieWrites said...

Voted for you! Good luck and I hope you win!

joder said...

Voted for you today.

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

Cathy W said...

I voted for you. Good luck!

Pat said...

I was vote #64.
pkildow at gmail dot com

Pat said...

I was vote #66.
pkildow at gmail dot com

joder said...

Voted for you today.

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

Pat said...

I was voter #72.
pkildow at gmail dot com

Pat said...

Vote #78.
pkildow at gmail dot com

Pat said...

Voter #83.
pkildow at gmail dot com

Lucía said...

Vote #84

:D

joder said...

Voted for you again today. There's only four days left to vote, so everybody keep visiting the contest site.

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

Pat said...

Voted. You're a wonderful daughter!
pkildow at gmail dot com

joder said...

Voted again today.

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

joder said...

Voted today.

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

Pat said...

It looks like I was vote #98.
pkildow at gmail dot com

joder said...

I was vote #100...Woo-Hoo!

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

amandawk said...

I voted for you.
amandarwest at gmaildotcom

Pat said...

I was vote #103.
pkildow at gmail dot com

Betty: Reflections with Coffee said...

I voted. BettyMc
and the countdown clock there said 1 hour 13 minutes!


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