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.
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?!
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!!!