First of all let me say- you are amazing. I'm sitting here trying to think "how can I tell them what they're doing- how amazing they are?" and all my brain can come up with is...you are amazing.
My mental state could be from lack of sleep:) Because since we started this I have been getting very little sleep...lots of praying...plotting...pleading..I'll sleep later.
So in keeping with the theme of "amazing"....here's what we are doing:
We have additional prizes that random.org will draw winners for ...each prize is separate- in other words, you can win the iPod touch OR a gift card OR a scrapbook kit..but you only have to enter once for a chance to win. There are still FIVE ways you can enter (and leave a separate comment for each entry- details in the original post below!)
Additional Prizes are as follows:
***Lisa Peele, whose interview helped spark this amazing adventure is donating two iTunes gift cards- $15 each !! So we will award these to two different commenters.
(sample image of card...not sure what the real one looks like;))
***I am donating a brand new unopened Studio Calico scrapbooking kit- this month's kit "Metropolitan!" valued at $34.50 (plus $7.50 shipping when you purchase this through Studio Calico ...but I will ship this to you for free!)
***We have a $100 Macy's gift card being donated IF Olga's fund reaches $10,000 !!!!!!!!!!
(also a sample image of card...not sure what the real one looks like!)
AS WELL AS these prizes, until December 25th, Etsy owner Lacey is donating 21%
of all proceeds from her shop LacyBird (HOW SWEET IS THAT NAME???!!!) to Olga's fund!!!!
After Christmas from now on 10% of all her sales will go directly to Reece's Rainbow!
AND as an added incentive- if any of you make a purchase from her shop- just use the code SWEETOLGA and receive a ten percent discount!!! ***Lacey- THANK YOU- you are amazing!!!
And speaking of amazing- here is what one of Lily's favorite followers, Cathy, just sent me in an email:
Kevin, the oldest son, is our teacher who is trying to have his school do a fundraiser to " adopt Olga" for the holiday season. He just called me to say that the office is planning to do a "Dress Down Day" for olga next Friday at his school. The administration each chip in $5 & they can wear jeans, or whatever, to work & all the $$ will be sent to Olga's site.
Cathy- I love you. And just because you said you missed seeing Lily, here is her picture. Just for you:)
Okay- is this an amazing day OR WHAT??? Am I the only one who is off the charts with excitement???!!!
PLEASE keep spreading the word-the latest totals from RR are at $10,964!!!! I will post new updates just as soon as I get them!!
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.
Can you please...if you blogged about this once...maybe blog again? or tweet again? or FB again? With the new prizes being offered? I don't have a picture of me with a pleading look on my face...but I will post this beautiful little girl's face once again...because I can't get her face out of my mind. I think about her 24/7.
Cuz she's filling my dreams right now as well.
I go to bed wondering if she is warm..happy..loved. I wake up thinking about if she will have a home this time next year. Or be living in an institution. How can you love a little girl- so much- who you have never met? I don't know how...but I do.
I won't be the one who adopts her...but I promise you this- if Olga is adopted, I WILL be going to see her wherever she is. And I'm going to wrap my arms around her and tell her how very loved she was by so many amazing people.