Wednesday, May 25, 2011

all done...and the ten dollar challenge

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I was adding up the totals for donations for Albina today just now, and it's funny...I was hoping that we beat yesterday's total donations, which were $542...and today's were $543!! Hallelujah!

SO here's a little more math for you...

If you're new here, we are trying to get her grant fund to $5,000- because a generous anonymous family has agreed to matching donations dollar for dollar for Albina up to $5,000.

Tonight, just after midnight, she has $3,958 in her grant fund...so we only have a thousand to go, and this was only day two of the giveaway!

Here's what I'm thinking...

I have a little site meter on my blog that keeps track of how many page views and visits Lily's blog gets per day, as well as other fun statistics. Today there were 1,502 page views. And I realize that a lot of those may be repeat visits or people reading more page than one.

BUT think how easy it would be for Albina's grant to reach $5,000 if even one tenth of those visitors gave ten dollars each.

It's so easy to think our little gift doesn't make a difference. But I've done a few of these giveaways now, and for the most part they are financed by many people giving smaller amounts. Of course it is wonderful when those huge donations come in! But it really wouldn't be hard to raise a full grant for Albina if everyone who saw her beautiful little face just gave ten dollars.

And on top of helping Albina, you get a chance to win a pretty sweet camera!

Thank you so much to everyone who has helped spread the word for Albina this far- keep spreading it! I am amazed at how many people have fallen in love with this adorable little pixie like we have- I would not be surprised if a family came forward for her before this was all done.

And speaking of "all done"...guess who learned to sign that phrase???

Tell me this isn't the cutest stinking thing you've ever seen...





Happy Wednesday!!

15 comments:

Janie Fox said...

She makes me smile....adorable girl!

nicole said...

Cutest "all done" I've ever seen!

cathy said...

Oh my goodness, if that isn't the CUTEST !!!!!!

xoxo
cathy

NikkiB said...

You can see she just LOVES to make her siblings cheer and laugh! Too cute!! Laura loves to be the ham too! Its so fun :)

gretchen said...

WOW!!! So impressive that she knows all done. Such a smart girl.

- Gretchen

Julian's Journey:
http://blog.gretchenmather.com

Lori said...

Oh I am sooo proud of Lily!!! Yeah!! I cannot wait to give you a huge hug and kiss this weekend!!!

Heidi Ehle said...

awwwwww how very precious! :) Love the Lilybird!!!!
I am also very excited to see that this morning ALbina is VERY close to the $5000 mark!!!! YAY!!! I have been praying very hard that someone sees her picture and their heart is as easily captured as mine was! How I wish that I could bring her home with me...I just bet Liddy would loooovvveee having a sister. But I will have to settle for seeing her being held by other loving parents! :) Praying very very hard that that day comes sooonnnn!

cara said...

That video of Lily is the just the cutest thing ever!! One smart, little girl she is.

I am praying that a full grant fund comes in for ALbina and a family steps up to rescue her soon. I am continuing to spread the word and make all the contacts I can.

Michelle Z said...

Oh my gosh, I can not stand the cuteness!!!!!!!

Can she come spend the summer with Auntie Michelle? Please?!!? You could come, too :)

Ashley said...

That is the cutest video! I love watching babies sign <3 Cutest thing ever. I miss you all, and I can't wait to see you guys again. I was just telling my dad the other day that we must make another trip back up there soon :) Love you

Rochelle said...

Adorable!

Anna Theurer said...

Yay "all done"! I love it! Ellie's "more" and "all done" look the same. Perhaps Lily can come over and help Miss Ellie Bear out? Just think of the amazing cuteness!

Annie @ The House That Jade Built said...

Lily is fabulously cute - love her!!

Praying for Albina's fund!!

To Love Endlessly said...

So precious!

Ilisa Ailts said...

Cute and I could cry. I love it!