I just spent several minutes adding everything that has come in in the past week. We're at $4519! That's amazing! I'm a little emotional right now. I'm truly amazed and humbled that so many people have taken a moment to help with all of the other things going on in the world. That you would notice and care about these little kids, who have no political clout, and nothing to capture the world's attention blesses me so much.
And I think we can make it. We're so close now.
I'm extending the giveaway and deadline until midnight this Thursday June 17. We realized that even though Aaron leaves tomorrow night, he won't actually reach the orphanage until Friday. Thanks to Western Union, we can wire it all him that day in country.
We can do this people! I really think we can now.
So we have another fabulous giveaway. Brenda, the remarkably creative and sweet blogger behind Secret Agent Josephine got back to me this weekend and offered to donate a prize. She pretty much just offered anything in her shop and a few things that aren't listed there as well.
Aren't these adorable?
I feel completely unqualified to choose, so I asked Brenda to just pick something. I don't know yet what she will choose, but I know it will be awesome. (Ok, Brenda says that the winner gets to choose whatever they want. I so wish I could enter this contest. And you should know that the letter print above can be customized for whomever and whatever name.)
To enter to win a prize from Brenda please click on this link Project Buy the Orphanage a Truck and enter to win on that post. Remember every tweet, link, donation or facebook moment is an entry. Please leave a comment for each one so you can get all of your entries. except, donations are automatic entries anyway, don't comment about those if you don't want to.
Also, we have some prizes that are only useful if you live in SoCal, but I thought I would put them up here because I know some of you are nearby.
Generously donated by DoubleTree Golf Resort San Diego:
A round of golf for 4 people- estimated value is $200. (Mondays to Thursdays only, advance tee time reservations required.)
The Terrace’s Café breakfast for Two at the DoubleTree Golf Resort.
Also we have a custom made Pamper Basket with aromatic soaps, lotions etc.
and a few bottles of wine donated by the South Coast Winery in Temecula, recognized as the best winery in California for the second consecutive year. (My neighbor is a head chef there. If you ever go ask for Mike, he will make your mouth happy.)
To get one of these local prizes click on this link and make a minimum $25 donation.
Every $25 will be automatically entered into a draw for these great prizes! The winners will be chosen at the orphanage Friday June 18. The cut off date to enter is Thursday June 17 at 12am pacific time. Winners will be notified a week following.
I love you all. Thanks so much for your help on this.