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Saturday, January 1, 2011

starting the year with a RAFFLE for hope!!

Happy 2011!!  We are going to be kicking off the new year with a little fundraiser here at Team Alexander.  It will benefit the people of Dube Bute and of course whoever wins!! :)  2010 was so FULL for our family as we had the blessing of traveling to the very village where Eyasu spent the first 2 years of his life.  2011 is the year that that village receives HOPE in the form of 27 clean water points, new schools, a library, a health clinic and a vet clinic. Here is a way to help bring that hope and win some cool stuff!

We already have some great items to giveaway as Gwen and Suz at 147 Million Orphans have graciously donated a tumbler and a shirt, Kari at My Crazy Adoption has donated an awesome Simply Love T, Erica has donated one of their groovy shirts too! A darling little keychain from DeenaJoely is going to do a custom piece of art for the lucky winner, and there is some Ethiopian jewelry, large wooden cross, beautiful silver Ethiopian cross, a scarf, a messenger bag from the Alert Hospital in Addis, a Hope for Dube Bute hoodie, hat and shirt!

If you have something that you would like to donate, that would be awesome! Just let me know.  Anything would be a HUGE benefit to the village transformation in Ethiopia.  I will continue to add items if they come in!  Anyone that donates to the haul, will get their name in the drawing. :)

So.... here are the rules...and how you can start 2011 by bringing HOPE!
1.  For every $10 donation given through the donate button (will link you to the campaign page)... it buys you a raffle ticket for the loot.  You get 1 entry for any $10 donation or 2 entries for $20 and so on.
2. After you have donated $10 or more, you can get more entries by Facebooking or Twittering or any other social media about this raffle... that gives you 1 more raffle ticket entry (1 entry per social media)
3. If you Blog Post this raffle... that gives you 1 more raffle ticket entry
4.  I can only ship within the United States
5.  Please comment on this blog post letting me know if you bought a raffle ticket, or if you facebooked, twittered, blogged, etc., since clearly I won't know if I'm not "friends with you on Facebook" or "follow" you on Twitter.  You can email me at teamalexander at mac dot com 

More details:
1.  Raffle ends January 11th.
2.  We will have a video drawing of the winner posted on this blog on January 12th.

thank you Heather, I just may have copied and pasted the rules from your recent raffle!  :)


Holli said...

How much for the table they are sitting on? :)
Happy New Year!!!
Hoping for HOPE!!! :)

Heather said...

lol! I'm glad I could help out! :)
What a great idea for Dube Bute!!!!

Kendra said...

Hi Emily-
I would love to donate one of my shirts. You can see them here:

Just let me know what to do. My email is


Deena said...

Awesome idea Emily! I would be happy to make and send more necklaces, keychains, etc. Just let me know what you would like. Happy New Year!!!

Lyndsay said...

We'd love to donate an adult and kiddo size tee from our adoption fundraising.
Also we found out Miss B's birthplace, and I believe it is very near Eyasu's. I'd love to find out if you know where it is.

GlitteryKitchenTable said...

Hey there! I donated, facebooked, twittered, and blogged about this raffle!! Great idea!! :)

Lori said...

Korah t-shirt and leather Yami cuff? All for Hope in His name. Tell me the size you want. LoPa loves hope!

Anonymous said...

Hi Emily, I would love to donate an outfit/dress of choice up to a $45 value, or I guess maybe a $45 gift certificate:) from my store, Beautiful Brown Eyed Girl Boutique. I sew boutique style childrens clothing with profits going to orphan care around the world. Let me know if you are interested as I would love to help with this GREAT idea! Thanks, Amy

Missy said...

Emily, I can donate one of our adoption tanks -

love missy

Rebecca said...

Love all that you all are doing for Dube Bute! I just donated $100 and blogged about it! Hope you guys raise a ton of money with this raffle!

Crystal Scheffler said...

donated. Thanks for the opportunity.

Crystal Scheffler said...

and posted the raffle on facebook! :)

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