Friday, November 11, 2011

Daniel's Ipad 2 Giveaway!!!

We are excited to announce our first online (and local) fundraiser!!  It is really our son Daniel's fundraiser to raise money to help pay for his airplane ticket to China!!  
He is doing an iPad 2 giveaway!!
Here's Daniel's "story"...

Mark Daniel is 10 years old.  He really loves his little sisters.  When we found out we were going to have Madalyn back in 2009, he was 8 years old.  He was sooo exited to have a little sister!  At the time, we only had boys in our family.  Six of them to be exact.  So when she came, she surely was "extra" special, in more ways than one!  :))

Here's Daniel holding Madalyn when we finally got to bring her home from the NICU.  So sweet!

He was really happy when we brought the girls home from Ukraine!  This picture was taken a year ago when the girls had been home for only about a month.  Wow have they changed!!

Daniel was also the first one to say we needed to adopt little miss Hailey when we saw her new picture.  :)

Then once we decided we were definitely going to pursue adopting her, he told us very matter of factly that he WAS going to China!  No if's, and's, or but's about it.  He was going!  Lol 

After we thought about it, we decided it would be a great experience for him and told him that he would have to raise the money to pay for the extra plane ticket.  We went ahead and applied for his passport.

He was super excited to get that passport yesterday!!

Just about every day Daniel tells me he wants to go get Hailey right now!  And I am always right there with him!!  I can't wait either buddy!!  He also tells us all the time ,that when he grows up and leaves home, he is going to take Hailey with him and take care of her.  I guess he thinks we'll be too old and unable to do a good job by then.  Lol  :)  Way to think about the future already Daniel!
Anyway, Daniel wants to tell you in his own words, what he is doing. 

Please watch this approximately 45 second video. 

Daniel really wants to be a part of this adotion and travel with us.  To help him raise the funds, this is what we came up with.

Details of the fundraiser:
iPad 2, 16GB, wi-fi, a retail value of at least $499.00

$10 = 1 entry
$25 = 5 entries 
$50 = 10 entries 
$100 = 20 entries 
$150 = 35 entries 
$300 = 80 entries!! 
It's so easy!  The more you donate, the better your chances of winning!  After you make a donation, you can get a free entry for each day that you share about the fundraiser on facebook or if you blog about it.  Just be sure to leave a comment (and a link) on this blogpost when you do. 
PLEASE spread the word!!
If for some reason we don't bring in enough money to pay for the iPad 2, we will split the money 50/50 with the winner.  Praying we bring in more than enough money and we don't have to worry about that! 
Oh and if we bring in at least $2500, we will add the iPad smart cover to be given along with the iPad 2!!!

Winners will be chosen using  So PLEASE donate and Share Share Share!!  Spread the word and help Daniel raise enough money to go to China with me to bring Hailey home! You can donate in the Reece's Rainbow box in the top right sidebar of the blog for Hailey's adoption grant for your tax deductible donation or in the one below.

Thanks so much!!  And please help us spread the word!!


Jane@flightplatformliving said...

wonderful wonderful wonderful! your boys heart has me in tears here in the uk!you MUST come and linkup on sundays for sharing sunday at my blog which is a bloghop/linkup! i will also feature Daniel's giveaway on sunday. much love janexxx

Allison said...

Is there a link to give or should I give to the RR link for your FSP? Loved his video!!

twotwice2 said...

I thought I had shed just about all the tears I had for these orphans, but this one ... this one really did it. I am going to drum up a lot more tears and a few more contributors (I hope!) by posting on facebook.

Daniel, I think you are terrific!


Anonymous said...

Shared on my facebook.
Jessica Hoover Derstine

Wendy:) said...

Donated, shared on Facebook, blogged it!!!!

We LOVE you Daniel!!! Praying God provides every penny for that plane ticket!!!! You ROCK!!!

Anonymous said...

Donated.... :) Love you Daniel


Anonymous said...

Just donated! Best donation I have ever given! We Love You All!!!!!!!
Love the Sagen's!!!!

Melissa said...

I love Daniel's heart and am so happy to be able to help him get to China! :)

And your ears will hear a word behind you, "This is the way, walk in it", whenever you turn to the right or to the left. Isaiah 30:21

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