Saturday, December 11, 2010

GIVEAWAY EXTENDED

Dear friends,

$11,279!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you have no idea what I'm talking about...scroll down to the Most Important Post I Have Ever Written...and see how awesome people are.

I have friends contacting the media- radio shows, the NDSS, tv shows, traveling circuses...okay, just making sure you were really reading..not traveling circuses...Anyway- a lot of really great stuff is happening out there to try to bring more attention to our little Olga. Fundraisers at schools, by gymnastic teams, in the work place, churches...here's a suggestion: my husband printed up 700 fliers with Olga's picture on them, and all the info about our giveaway and Reece's Rainbow. He is passing these fliers out to every church in our area, and asking them to put it on their bulletin board. You could do the same.

He also got his company to donate $1 for every new subscriber to zipdeals. A zipdeal is a coupon that comes in an email offering 50 to 70% off local restaurants and businesses. If you've ever heard of "groupons" - it's the same thing. Anyway- his company (Ziplocal) will donate a dollar to Olga for every person who subscribes to get these emails. ***they will not spam you, and you can unsubscribe at any time, and Olga will still get the dollar.** Sounds like small potatoes- but if 500 people subscribed, that's $500 for Olga! If you want to subscribe, click here: http://tinyurl.com/RRfundraiser (subscribing is free)

FROM Lily's Dad: this will take 2 seconds..Lily has had over 5,000 visits to her blog since we started the giveaway. If every visitor did JUST THIS- that would be $5,000...just sayin'.

So these are just a few of the fabulous things going on for Olga...and I'm sure there are more I don't even know about. If you have ANY great ideas- even if it involves throwing fliers for olga from a small plane- let me know. I'll be the thrower. And I hate flying. Just shows you how much I love this little girl!

I joined several scrapbooking forums and posted my link and told everyone I was giving away my...gulp..unopened December scrapbooking kit from Studio Calico. I noticed a lot of traffic coming from those sites on the feedjit. Sooo...if you know of any other forums for giveaways, parenting, scrapbooking, iPods (do they have iPod forums??) go post about Olga there.

Refresh your FB status...re-blog..re-text...re-tweet...do anything you can to reach new people about Olga.

I want her to have enough money in her account to attract that family - who I know is out there- who has all the other things in place...home study, travel $, income requirements met, etc...but all they need is a huge grant fund to help them rescue a child.

I wish it was me. I wish I could be Olga's mommy. I know Stephanie does too. I have relatives who would love to do this, but for different reasons cannot. I know there are so many who would love to rescue this sweet little girl...

It's not a lack of a family that's standing in her way- it's money. If you are reading this and you have a pile of it...tucked away for something special...this little girl is pretty special.

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SO having said ALL THAT...we are extending the giveaway 5 more days. We need a little more time to do this. If you are hoping to get the iPod in time for Christmas- my husband says we will put it in the mail the day the giveaway ends- this Thursday. I hope you will partner with us to spread the word like wildfire until then. And if some miracle money comes in- say we hit $25,000 cuz some huge motherload of a donation comes in- we will end the giveaway that day, and have random.org draw the winners.

And JUST because I love you all so much for giving...if you already gave, leave another comment in the comment section telling me what other ideas you have for spreading the word...and get another chance to win. Deal?
And did you realize that over $570 worth of prizes are now in our giveaway???? How awesome is that?!



Give here:

http://reecesrainbow.org/sponsorship/angeltree2010/angeltreesponsorpage


click on "add" under her picture, which will add her to the "shopping cart" and at that point you can either order an ornament, make an additional donation, or both.

I will update Olga's total as soon as I get word!!!

Love,
Patti

18 comments:

Sasha said...

Patti-
I would love to take little Olga home:( My husband told me to stop looking at reece's rainbow because I am so burdened and broken over these children, but I just cannot tear myself away from it. I just know that there is a special little baby waiting to be rescued from all of this. God has a plan and I am praying harder than ever for his will to unfold in our lives.

I am going to ask our church for a love donation for little Olga. I'll go ahead and make up the flier. Maybe even a slideshow for reece's rainbow and show that. I think this is what God would want from us for Christmas. We all always get caught up in the wordly meanings of Christmas and forget what it is really about. I cannot think of a better gift! Even if it is just being a small part...I want to be it. Praying, praying, and praying!

Sasha Taylor

Rachel said...

Our local pizza place does fundraisers for different causes sometimes. Maybe a local pizza joint would donate some of it's profit from any pizzas sold on a certain night and then you could send everyone to that pizza joint on a certain night. Win for families and win for Olga!

We had been donating for months to a little boy that was 4, but he is no longer available (we hope that he has been chosen...) Olga is our new cause! Will let you know when Woody donates to her fund:)

Megan said...

Just posted your original post up on Facebook. Hopefully someone will either donate or at least share the link with their friends. Or both!

cathy said...

Patti,
Cody is setting up a table in his college libraryl this week starting tomorrow---it's finals week & he sid there will be alot of traffic. He is bringing his computer to show pictures of Olga, your site & Reece's Rainbow. He said 5 of his friends volunteered to help him man the table, so it will be covered from open to close...
xoxo
Cathy

Blythe's Mom said...

I just stumbled on your blog for the first time tonight, and am just now learning of Olga and I can't get her out of my mind.

I have given and I will share her story with my family and friends right away.

Thank you for all that you're doing!

Race Bannon said...

When you put all those exclamation points, its like you're yelling. YELLING NEVER SOLVED ANYTHING!!!

:)

nicole said...

Patti ~ we signed up our e-mail accounts, sooo easy!

@Cathy ~ what great ideas your kids come up with.

@Race ~ love your humor.

Blessings to all,

Nicki

cathy said...

I signed up with your husbands company & of course I forwarded it to everyone on my email
xoxo
cathy

Gabi said...

I've been spreading the word on my blog and on FB. I don't know if there are any adoption forums online or there are any online forums for special needs children, but those might be a great place to post about this fundraiser for Olga.
-Gabi from Savannah, TX
www.fromwatsonwithlove.blogspot.com

mrsodie2 said...

I have a modestly successful little blog, and I have just posted a link to yours, and implored my readers to give to Olga's fund. You are wonderful and amazing.

amy said...

isn't this little blog world just amazing??!!

great job, patti (and company)!
you are an angel.

Anonymous said...

What a blessing to continue to see that number rise! I just know that she will be rescued. Just got back from prayer service at church, and we lifted all of this up in prayer. I am continuing to pray specifically too. And I will keep spreading the word and praying for ideas to help. She is a special, little girl. You are fighting and standing in the gap for this child. Praying for you too. Cara

Anonymous said...

Awesome blog. I have so much respect for what you are doing here.

Maybe Kelle Hampton can take some of that cash that she loves to flaunt and make a donation. Of course, it may mean forgoing some new outfits for herself and getting out from in front of the mirror and camera long enough to donate but there's always hope.

Lacey said...

That is so much money, it would help soo much! I know we are meant to adopt one more angel, but I need to wait a bit, Arina needs to adjust (although she is doing fabulous) but I see these sweet babies and I'm ready to go back now! Money is definitely the biggest hump to get over. Thank you so much for helping this sweet angel!

annie said...

Olga is so beautiful. I'd love to adopt her, but the husband is not QUITE on board... YET. ha ha

But I will donate and can't wait to meet the family that takes advantage of the grant to bring her HOME!

Jasmine said...

Add another dollar for Olga, I just subscribed to Zipdeals! :)

Kristy said...

zipdeals, here i come.. :) love you, patti.

sandi said...

Hey, just made our donation for little Olga! God is Good!