Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Operation Christmas Love Update! #OCL2016

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As of Tuesday, 12/6/2016, you have helped raise $300 for Operation Christmas Love! Thank you! Parcels are starting to be packed and delivered in some countries! Please continue using my and links for your holiday shopping. I am sending all the commissions to Mission Without Borders for Operation Christmas Love. Any surplus goes toward similar programs that bring hot meals to the elderly, food parcels and warmth to needy families, and-perhaps most importantly- HOPE in a world that can be bleak and hopeless! Just click on the and Amazon links in this blog and do your shopping
just like normal!  I'll keep you updated as money comes in!  I really hope to exceed the goal of $400 (and adjust the thermometer!)

In 33 days, I'll be leaving for Albania to visit my World Vision sponsored child.  I also hope to visit and learn more about the work Mission Without Borders is doing there!  Lots of pictures and stories to come!

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Monday, December 5, 2016

St. Nicholas Day! Delivering Christmas Presents in #Ukraine

I will never know who you are- there are probably many of you- but thanks so much for using my Amazon and links for your travels and Christmas gifts! Right now you have helped send $300 to Mission Without Borders for the Operation Christmas Love appeal! The goal is $400 by Christmas so we are well on the way!

Tomorrow is St. Nicholas Day! In the spirit of St. Nicholas, I wanted to share a post from Mission Without Borders on Facebook. A few days ago, a team in Ukraine began delivering 7,500 Christmas presents to needy children in Ukraine! Sponsors have the opportunity to send in a special gift that provides a Christmas gift for their child. ALL of the children in a sponsored home (Mission Without Borders supports the entire home- regardless of whether a child has an individual sponsor or not) receive Christmas gifts. These aren't X Boxes or Nintendo games. Typically, they include age appropriate hygiene items, games, warm gloves, a hat, and treats. A gift at Christmas to remind them that they are loved, they are not forgotten, and they are not alone!

In the spirit of St. Nicholas, go do something anonymously for someone today! Something simple would be to visit an Angel Tree and provide the funds to put Christmas dinner on the table of a poor family in your neighborhood! You could also give to help a struggling family survive this winter in Eastern Europe! They may never be able to thank you personally but I know they are grateful and many will be giving thanks and praying for you! Thanks.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Landscape Lighting Holiday Giveaway!

You've always wanted to go all out and decorate your house like the Griswold's.  But, being smarter than Clark Griswold, you decide "not this year".  Now you can light up your house via projection lights and avoid all the wires and bulbs (and falling off ladders!). Enter to win!

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Win an Amazon Fire Tablet in the Merry Christmas Giveaway Hop!

Welcome to the Merry Christmas Giveaway Hop! Hosted by Planet Weidknecht and LeahSay's Views

My contribution to the Christmas giveaway hop is the always popular Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet!

My Kindle Fire tablet is affordable (retails at just $49), small, easy to use and has long battery life with 8 GB of memory.  I love that you can add an SD card to increase the memory (for  downloaded movies, games, etc).  It comes comes with a front and back camera and video capabilities.  I hope to capture a lot of pictures and video from Albania next month!  

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Now YOU have the chance to win a tablet for yourself or to give as a gift!  Simply enter daily using the Giveaway Tools widget below.  You'll be helping to spread the word about Operation Christmas Love and the work Mission Without Borders is doing in Eastern Europe. Speaking of Operation Christmas Love, you have helped raise $260  $275 (updated 12/3) so far (!) by using my Amazon and links! Thank you! My goal is to send enough for 10 OCL parcels by Christmas ($400) and we are well on the way!

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The winner of the Kindle Fire tablet will be randomly selected by Giveaway Tools on December 14th.  Once verified, I'll contact you for shipping info!  Sorry but I can only ship to the US!

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

#GivingTuesday Amazon Fire Tablet Giveaway!

Today is Giving Tuesday and I have something to give to you! I am giving away an Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet through Amazon giveaways! You'll find out immediately if you win. The only requirement is that you have an Amazon account, live in the US, and tweet a message sharing the work of Operation Christmas Love in Ukraine!

Congrats to the winner!  I didn't expect that to go so fast but thanks to the 1199 people who entered!  Amazon randomly selected a winner and will be shipping the prize shortly!

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This week temperatures drop below freezing throughout Eastern Europe. Chisinau (Moldova) is expecting a couple of inches of snow in the next 36 hours. Sibiu (Romania) is below freezing all week. This #GivingTuesday, please remember the poor, the elderly, and the homeless in Eastern Europe. Your gifts to Mission Without Borders help provide hot meals, food parcels, wood for heating, and someone who cares and checks in on the needy. Every gift- large or small- makes a difference! Winters are bitter and harsh but with your help, thousands will have a warm fire, food to eat, and warm clothes to help during this most difficult time of the year.

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