Thursday, December 8, 2011

Giveaway Hop Fundraiser for Shelley Mingo--Win a $150 WorkTop, Gift Card & Book Bundle

As part of the blog hop for I Am A Reader, Not A Writer, you can Enter to Win a WorkTop from The Original Scrapbox worth $150 and a Wal-Mart gift card book bundle AND help the Shelley Mingo family this Christmas!For U.S. residents of the lower 48 states only.

A little over two years ago in August 2009, Jordan Mingo, his brother Jed, and father Ron were killed in a plane crash.

Jordan left behind his wife Shelley and three children, ages 4, 2, and 3 months. Jordan Mingo was only 27 when he died. The Mingo family lost every male family member in one day.


This story has touched me on so many levels. I went to high school with Jed and I’ve known Shelley since elementary school. When Jordan died, he and Shelley’s kids were almost exactly the same age as three of my kids. Taking care of toddlers and babies is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Can you imagine how much more difficult it would be to do alone?
I want to help Shelley. She is an amazing person who is doing all she can to help provide for her family. She works full time out of her home as a hairdresser, which is great but not enough for some of the large expenses that come up when you’re raising a family and taking care of a home.

We’ve all felt the pinch of these severe economic times. I’m certain many of you are just like me, struggling to pay off medical and dental bills and meet the rising cost of living. So it hurts to want to help someone like Shelley, but feel like your contribution might be inadequate. That’s why I’m hosting this giveaway with an incredible sponsor, The Original Scrapbox Company.

What if we all gave $5.00? What can $5.00 do—such a small amount? That barely buys a bag of chips and a carton of ice cream, but if we multiply that by 100, 200, 300, then suddenly your $5.00 makes a HUGE difference in Shelley’s life.

Enter to win this fabulous WorkTop & Help Shelley at the same time! Giveaway ends December 13, 2011, 11:59pm MST.

#1 Prize: The Original ScrapBox WorkTop fits onto any table and converts it into a craft and work station. The plexi-glass top allows you to see all your items and the draws are multi-directional. The plexi-glass does not gather finger prints like most glass top furniture.
The Work Top comes in black or white and is sold for $150.00 & FREE shipping in the continental USA.  This is a Limited Edition product and therefore is not listed on the company website. 

Dimensions:  25" x 36 1/2" x 3 1/2".

  • I'm also giving away an autographed book bundle and a $10 Wal-Mart Gift Card!
#2 Prize: Win 6 autographed books & Gift Card:
 Free Men & Dreamers by L.C. Lewis
Wrong Number by Rachelle J. Christensen
The Hidden Sun by J. Lloyd Morgan





    Awakening Avery by Laurie Lewis

 Volume One of True Miracles with Genealogy by Anne Bradshaw
 
And The Misadventures of a Teenage Wizard "Two Souls Are Better Than One" by Karen E. Hoover
Enter to win the $150 WorkTop or the Gift Card Book Bundle

Mandatory Entry:
1. Follow RachelleWrites Blog and/or Rachelle’s FB author page
Extra Entry
2. Donate to Shelley Mingo’s Paypal Fund via the button on the top right of my blog. For every $5 you get 5 entries toward the WorkTop, so if you donate $25, you’ll get 25 entries!

3. Please leave a comment on this blog post and tell me which prize would be your first choice if you win #1 or #2. If you’d like, you can include a Merry Christmas wish or thought for Shelley and at the end of the giveaway, I will surprise her with your greetings and a check for 100% of the donations made.
If you'd like to show your thanks to The Original Scrapbox for donating the WorkTop for Shelley's fundraiser, you can visit their webpage here or Like their Facebook page and leave a comment here. 
Please fill out this handy entry form and your info will remain confidential.



Contest Rules:
Please read my Liability Disclosures and Policy statement before entering giveaways hosted here. Updated 12/8/2011 This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older.  The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners will be announced December 14, 2011 and will have 24 hours to claim their prize. If potential Prize winner forfeits or does not claim the prize, prize will be re-awarded, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. All prizes will be awarded. All entrants agree to release of liability of the sponsor, The Original Scrapbox & RachelleWrites. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. This giveaway is sponsored by The Original Scrapbox. Open to legal residents of the 48 Lower U.S. & D.C., 18 & older. Begins 12:00 a.m. EST on 12/09/11 & ends 11:59 p.m. MST on 12/13/11.


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