Friday, February 18, 2011

Anyone up for a challenge??

I want to tell you about a great person I "met" online and her blog.

Her name is Kristina and she runs the blog for an organization called Blanket Buddies.

Blanket Buddies is a non-profit, 501c3 organization whose mission is to provide both physical and spiritual aid to orphans throughout the world.

What Does Blanket Buddies Do?

Blanket Buddies helps orphans in need by making items such as blankets and clothing. We also raise money to purchase necessary items such as medicine, medical equipment, food, clothes, shoes, stoves, water heaters, and numerous other necessities. Most of all, Blanket Buddies delivers the Gospel of Jesus Christ to children.

We currently care for 7 orphanages in Ukraine and 1 in Reynosa, Mexico. We visit these orphanages at least twice a year. During the visits, we conduct vacation Bible schools and spend one-on-one time with the orphans. We deliver as much needed items to provide a dignified life for these children.

Read more about how Blanket Buddies was started!

Kristina wants to raise awareness for Blanket Buddies as do I so she is generously providing a $25 Walmart Gift Card to giveaway.

And guess what? I am going to add $10 to that Walmart gift card. So one lucky reader will win a $35 Walmart Gift Card!

My goal is to get the word out about Blanket Buddies. Will you help?

I wanted to share something from Kristina:

This is a picture of our bed.

You may be thinking, "There's nothing fancy about that!" and you know, you are right! Even though our beds are nothing fancy, they are where we kneel beside at night to say our bedtime prayers, lay our heads at night and flip our pillows to find the cooler side.

Now imagine yourself-or better yet-your children, sleeping on this....

This is one of the worst mattresses at the Ukraine orphanage, but they all are in desperate need of replacement. Imagine, if you will, these orphans who spend the biggest part of their day laying on this! I don't know about you, but I find this heartbreaking!

I have a 5 for 5 Challenge for you! Email just 5 of your friends and ask them to donate just $5. Then pass it on to 5 more friends. Together we can raise the money needed to give these babies a decent mattress to sleep on.

Are you willing to help?

Ready to win a $35 Walmart Gift Card?

~Mandatory Entry~

Follow the Blanket Buddies Blog by Google Friend Connect. (2 Entries)

~Extra Entries~

Like Blanket Buddies on Facebook (1 Entry)

Like Blanket Buddies on Twitter (1 Entry)

Share this giveaway on Facebook (2 Entries)

Tweet about this Giveaway--just press the tweet button! (2 Entries)

Donate to Blanket Buddies--Donate Button is on their blog! (10 Entries!)

Participate in the 5 for 5 Challenge (5 Entries)

That is a total of 23 entries possible to win the $25 Walmart Gift Card! That is amazing!

Please make sure to leave individual comments. If it says 2 entries, leave 2 comments!

Good luck and this giveaway will end on March 3rd!

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this post and am providing $10 in addition to the giveaway. I just think this is a wonderful cause and want to help spread the word.

Sippy Cup Mom



Blog hopping today and am your newest follower. I hope that 1 of my blogs interests you too.

I also do a weekend blog hop, you can link up on open every Friday-Sunday!

I guess this can count for my entry too!
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I love what you are doing!!! God Bless you. I am now following you!


I follow blanket buddies blog with google friend connect
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Blanket Buddies

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Thanks!! And Good LucK!


New follower from a hop...this is a wonderful cause, thank you for opening our eyes.


Hi! New follower from bloghop...would love to have you follow back:)

This almost made me cry. I am going to email you.


What a great idea. YOu are doing such great work :)
Stopped by from Say Hi Sunday. Love you sight, have a great one!


Thanks for joining Good Friends Just Click- I'm GFC following. Hope to see you next week!

I love what you are doing too !!


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Lynda Del.

2- I shared about this giveaway on Facebook!

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absolutely wonderful what you're doing! :) GFC follower as @cappytweet

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What a great idea, I'm sure you help those poor orphans immensely! I'm a new follower from the blog hop! I can't wait to read more of your posts.


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