Saturday, September 4, 2010
So What's the Deal with the iPad?
I know there's been a lot of activity on our T-Shirt fundraiser tab, and many of you have even purchased your own (thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottoms of our hearts!), but I wanted to draw your attention to our iPad Giveaway. Yes, you read that right, we are giving away a 16GB WiFi + 3G iPad. Why? Well, truthfully I got the idea from my adoption buddy and Ethiopian travel friend Kathy Garrison, whose family is currently in the process of adopting 2 more kiddos from Ethiopia. She had tremendous success with it, and really it seemed to me a no-brainer. So we decided to do one too.
Here's how it works: For every $10 donation you make, you get one ticket entered into the giveaway. So if you donate $50, you have 5 tickets. Make sense? But here's what I love about this fundraiser. You don't actually have to donate any money to us to help us (although you might want to for your own ticket and shot at the iPad). Instead, we'd like you tell your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, whoever about this giveaway. It's a great way to get other people involved and raise awareness about adoption. Please consider reposting this on your Facebook, blog, or even just plain ol' talking to your friends (I know, a shocking thought in this technological age!)
If you'd like to try to sell a book of 10 tickets, message me or leave me a comment. I can send you everything you need and you don't have to give us any money up front. It really does take a village, and please know how hard it has been for us to even ask you guys for help. I can't begin to tell you how emotionally taxing the last few days have been for me. When I received our first donation and t-shirt order, I was literally in tears. It made me realize how important it is for me to be a blessing to others when the opportunity presents itself. Thank you so much for surrounding us with your love and support to bring this little guy home.