$100 Giveaway

Today, I’m giving away $100. And I’m giving one of you the ability to choose who gets that $100. Today, we’re paying it forward.

We live in a world of wants. We make Amazon wish lists. We want new camera lenses. New clothes for fall. Tickets to sporting events. UGG boots. An iPad. (It’s possible I’m talking about myself here.)

We’re human, we want things. However, there are so many people that need things. Sometimes it’s easy to forget, but today, in the wake of remembering how lives were forever altered by the events of 9/11, in the wake of hurricanes and floods, after a spring of deadly tornadoes, we remember how many people are in need. And then there are the events you never hear about. Parents who can’t afford treatments or the time off of work for their sick children, the parent who loses a spouse with children to raise, and so many others.

We all hold causes close to our hearts for one reason or another. I donate every year to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society because they were a huge help to our family when my dad had to travel from Pittsburgh to Boston for a bone marrow transplant, and continued to provide support after he lost his battle to a lung infection after the transplant.

Maybe your cause is breast cancer. Or heart disease. Diabetes. Autism. Cystic Fibrosis. Tornado victims. Earthquake relief in Japan. Bloggers Without Borders. There are so many things that touch each of us in so many ways. Maybe you’re training for a marathon in the name of a cause and want this $100 put toward your fundraising goals. Simply, this $100 will go to helping someone who needs it.

So how will this giveaway work? It’s easy!

To Enter: Leave a comment sharing the charity or fund where you would like to have the $100 donated.

Deadline: Monday, September 12, 2011 at 11:59pm.

Winner: As with all giveaways, the winner will be chosen at random using Random.org. I will donate $100 to the charity or fund indicated by the winning comment.

Disclaimer: Giveaway sponsored by Brown Eyed Baker. Charity or fund must be an established organization with a formal way of accepting donations.

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417 Responses to “$100 Giveaway”

  1. Jamie Marshall on September 12, 2011 at 12:08 am

    I support a local organization called Outdoors for All, which provides outdoor recreation opportunities for individuals with disabilities, and would love to have an additional $100 go towards this great cause!

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    • Cindy Clampett on September 12th, 2011 at 12:16 pm

      My $100 would go to Faith Presbiterian Hospice. They are an amazing organization that helps a person pass peacefully from a body full of disease and pain into our Father’s Heavenly Home. They have massage therapists, acupuncturists, music therapy and many more ways to help with the pain. They are a kind loving organization supporting the entire family. 

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    • Lainey on September 12th, 2011 at 3:15 pm

      CJ’s Thumbs Up Foundation (CJSTUF) was founded by friends of mine, Roger and Rachel Reynolds, after they lost their 4 year old daughter Charlotte to a brain tumor. CJSTUF provides financial assistance to families with children battling chronic and life-threatening illnesses. This is a growing foundation, and any donation would go a long way to providing relief to families struggling to support their children during an illness.

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  2. Amanda on September 12, 2011 at 12:12 am

    Ronald McDonald House. A very sweet little girl that I know has been housed in one for the last 8 years of her life fighting brain tumours. They have done so much for her and her family and many many others.

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    • Sonya on September 12th, 2011 at 9:43 am

      I agree! The Ronald McDonald House is amazing. I volunteer at the one closest to me making meals for the family’s that are staying there. It is a humbling experience listening to the family talk about what they are going through.

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  3. Heather on September 12, 2011 at 12:15 am

    MSF (Doctors Without Borders) – they do amazing work.

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  4. Jamie T. on September 12, 2011 at 12:16 am

    I would love to donate the $100 to HRC (Human Rights Campaign) which helps provide equal rights to all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual AND Transgender people. I know what it is like living in an unequal world and organizations like this help to create and spread equality.

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  5. Erin on September 12, 2011 at 12:17 am

    We support our local church but some of that money is sent to Lutheran World Relief, so I would say to donate to them. They serve a variety of needs from agriculture, children, healthcare. They also have an online store that sells fair trade coffee and chocolate as well as handmade items from artisans around the world (some pretty cool gift ideas). They support small loans for women to start up local businesses to provide for their families as well. Additionally, the have been recognized by charity watch groups as a good charity to donate to as a larger portion of donations go directly to help others instead of to administrative and PR/advertising costs.

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  6. Jen on September 12, 2011 at 12:18 am

    Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto, ON.

    Friends of ours found out in June that their daughter (born December 2010) has a cancer called Wilms Tumor, and has already had to have one of her kidneys removed, as well as continuing to have radiation and chemotherapy. So many stories lately of little, little kids having cancer. Babies shouldn’t know what cancer is.

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  7. Barbara de Vries on September 12, 2011 at 12:20 am

    The American Red Cross. My husband is in the military and we are stationed in Kodiak, Alaska. Without the Red Cross’s help we would not have been able to travel home when my mom passed away.

    I would also give to the American Cancer Society for research. I lost my mom to cancer. She was diagnosed in October 2010 and passed in December.

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  8. Mary on September 12, 2011 at 12:33 am

    The Greater Chicago Food Depository. I donated a dollar per pound when I hit my first 100 pounds lost, because it was really humbling to think that every day, I choose what healthy foods I want to eat, and I choose not to eat too much. Some people don’t have the choice of *if* they can eat. 37 percent of people served by the GCFD are children under 18 – that’s heartbreaking.

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    • Tamara on September 12th, 2011 at 2:31 am

      Congrats on your weight loss…I need to begin that journey myself. I am going to consider doing something similar. 🙂

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  9. Megan on September 12, 2011 at 12:35 am

    If this entry wins, I would like to give the donation to Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE). This charity helps women in developing nations.

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  10. Jorie Kapp on September 12, 2011 at 12:35 am

    Hello,

    Last Halloween, I began to have a lot of weird symptoms, including numbness in one foot, one hand, and one side of my stomach. After months of testing and multiple doctors, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. This disease is poorly understood, and research is ongoing of a cure. I hope that your $100 could go to MS research through the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

    Thank you,

    Jorie

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    • Shannon Paul on September 12th, 2011 at 6:55 am

      My six year old has down syndrome and my husband is a big part of a group called DADS (Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome). They are a wonderful support-type group!

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    • liz on September 12th, 2011 at 11:41 am

      jorie-

      i was diagnosed in 2005…if you need sometime to chat with, please email me (lizzythebotanist.at.hotmail.com). i think i’ve got a pretty good handle on my MS and have lots to share. good luck!

      liz

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  11. Skim on September 12, 2011 at 12:40 am

    One days wages. They do a great job of getting as much money to people in need vs to administrative costs. There is a project now to get food to people in famine ravaged parts of Africa.

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  12. Michelle on September 12, 2011 at 12:41 am

    I’d give it to the Thurston County Food Bank. My daughters and I volunteer there once a month, packing up sacks of food for kids to bring home in their backpacks Friday evening, so they won’t come to school hungry on Monday mornings. It’s call the FORKids program, and it deserves every bit of help and support that it can get. 🙂

    http://www.thurstoncountyfoodbank.org/forkids.html

    P.S. – I think it’s wonderful that you’re doing this! 🙂

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  13. Amy Ferguson on September 12, 2011 at 12:43 am

    I would like to donate to the money to charitywater.org we have wonderful food to eat and more importantly, clean water. i can hardly believe that some people do not have access to such a basic need.

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  14. Katie @ NYCitified on September 12, 2011 at 12:44 am

    After reading Long Way Gone a few years ago, my charity of choice is UNICEF. If you haven’t read it yet, Ishmael Beah’s story is 100% inspiring. Please consider making a donation to UNICEF so that other children can avoid becoming child soldiers.

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  15. Amy Ward on September 12, 2011 at 12:45 am

    No one ever talks about this one. Crohn’s and Colitis. It is a shame-based disease that effects the bowels. People don’t like talking about it or hearing about it, but it can rob you of your life as you know, make you home-bound, and de-socialize you from friends, lovers and family. The CCFA (Crohns Colitis Foundation of America). I have never seen an Oprah show about it, and the most famous people we have that will (almost) talk about the disease is Camille Grammer, Shannon Doughtery and former Miss America Mary Ann Mobley. If only we had Michael J Fox! (in terms of awareness).

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  16. Hannah on September 12, 2011 at 12:54 am
  17. Katie on September 12, 2011 at 12:54 am

    Normally I skip over blog giveaways, preferring to let someone who really needs it win, so this giveaway is one that really speaks to me. Without a second thought, the charity I would donate the $100 to is the Wounded Warrior Project.

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  18. blair on September 12, 2011 at 1:03 am

    I would give half of it to here: www. releasethefear. org
    and the other half to here: www. genesiscity. org

    I entered spaces after the {dots} in hopes that I don’t get sent to the spam folder since there are technically three links in my comment.

    The kids these agencies serve enrich my life each and every time I work with them. They are often dismissed as being too scary or too late to help, but the success stories I have witnessed are amazing.

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  19. Sarah Richardson on September 12, 2011 at 1:04 am

    What a wonderful giveaway. Thank you!

    If this entry is picked, I would like to have the money go to The Arizona Academy of the Performing Arts.

    As a 501(c)3 organization, programs and services of The Academy are designed for motivated individuals who desire the most from their efforts in the performing arts. We are committed to creating a positive learning and performing experience for all participants, and to providing members with the knowledge and inspiration to take their art to the next level.

    Our Programs
    The Arizona Academy of the Performing Arts attempts to assist and enhance current school programs and fill a void in some areas of public arts opportunities. Each year we serve over 500 children of all ages and adults who are young at heart in our programs that include: “The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps”, “The Academy Independent Winter Guard”, “The Academy Summer Youth Guard”, “The Academy Winter Youth Guard”, “Arizona Wind Symphony”, and “Academy Arts Entertainment”.

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  20. Tara on September 12, 2011 at 1:18 am

    I’m an little biased…I work for a non-profit organization, but it’s one that I would support even if I worked somewhere else. I work for Boys Town California – a site of the original Boys Town in Omaha, Nebraska – which was founded way back in 1917.

    We work in Orange County, providing residential treatment programs to at-risk youth who have been removed from their home by juvenile justice. We also have an in-home program for families suspected of abuse and neglect. We provide skills and materials to help families get better.

    I love my job – I love my organization. Thank you so much for contributing to ANY organization. In this economy, it’s difficult to give, but it’s also difficult to provide support to those who need it most.

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  21. Kristen on September 12, 2011 at 1:22 am

    Phoenix Children’s Hospital would be my choice. They are part of the Children’s Miracle Network of hospitals and they saved my niece’s life.

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  22. leanne on September 12, 2011 at 1:24 am

    I love this! I’d love to have $100 donated to the San Diego Food Bank’s Food 4 Kids program.

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  23. Courtney Miller on September 12, 2011 at 1:34 am

    I would like to see this donation go towards The Water Project. It is an organization that works to provide a clean water source to people in Kenya, Sudan, Sierra Leone, and India. Through this organization a $100 dollar donation would provide two families with clean water =)

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  24. Rhyann on September 12, 2011 at 1:34 am

    I would donate to the American Cancer Society. After having several family members suffer from cancer, I feel a special place in my heart for finding a cure.

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  25. Tiffany on September 12, 2011 at 1:53 am

    My charity of choice is the March of Dimes. The mission of March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

    My son was born at 25 weeks gestation weighing only 1 lb. 15 oz. He spent 4 months in the hospital and many months and years after that overcoming premature related conditions. He is now 6 and 1/2, healthy, and a typical child.

    Every year, half a million babies in the U.S. are born prematurely. Premature birth is the leading cause of newborn death and many life long disabilities.

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    • Amy on September 12th, 2011 at 6:57 pm

      I’d also choose March of Dimes. My twins were also born early and spent a month in the NICU. March of Dimes is so important in helping with premature birth. My twins are now 5 years old and healthy, thanks to the excellent NICU they were lucky enough to be in. Not all babies are so fortunate, through no fault of their own.

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  26. Nicole on September 12, 2011 at 1:55 am

    I would donate the $100 dollars to the ASPCA. We are animal lovers and someone has to help them.

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  27. Maria on September 12, 2011 at 2:03 am

    I would donate it to the Liz Logelin Foundation. I have been a blog reader of Matt Logelin’s for a few years now and though I support his foundation, I haven’t made a donation, so this would rectify that.

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  28. Ashley Keeney on September 12, 2011 at 2:27 am

    This is a special giveaway! I would choose the American Cancer Society.

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  29. Abby on September 12, 2011 at 2:32 am

    I would donate the $100 to S.A.I.N.T.S. Animal Shelter. It’s a sanctuary for senior and sick animals, and they have dogs, cats, ducks, rabbits, chickens, birds, cows, horses, sheep, pigs, and a llama. It was started by my friend’s mom, who also works as a full-time nurse, and it is run entirely on donations. They also tell you where your money is going, whether it is for food, upkeep, vet bills, or paying the staff.

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  30. Tamara on September 12, 2011 at 2:37 am

    I have been following two blogs and both little girls are fighting the battle of their lives…CANCER. Children should just be able to be kids and have no worries. These little ones are forced into maturity beyond their years. Not enough research is done for childhood cancer. So, I would want the $100 to be donated for research specifically for children with cancer. St. Jude Hospital or something like that…

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    • Amanda on September 12th, 2011 at 12:13 pm

      Tamara!

      I love St. Jude! I got to visit while I was in college for a Tri Delta Leadership seminar and it was an incredible experience. That place makes miracles happen. So glad my sorority raises money for such an extraordinary cause.

      Every year around Thanksgiving, St. Jude hosts walks in cities across the country. Maybe there is one near you.
      http://www.givethankswalk.org/

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  31. Allison Day on September 12, 2011 at 3:05 am

    Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation – my brother has battled (and survived) leukemia twice – when he was six and thirteen years old, so that’s a foundation that means a lot to me.

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  32. ileana on September 12, 2011 at 3:24 am

    I would love for it to go to Family Building Blocks in West Salem, Oregon. This organization is a child abuse and neglect prevention program. They provide therapeutic classes for children 6weeks – 3 years old & home visits, parenting education, and other services for their parents. They’re amazing!

    http://www.familybuildingblocks.org

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  33. amy marantino on September 12, 2011 at 3:33 am

    i support the Ronald McDonald House of central NJ. http://www.rmh-cnj.org/

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  34. Heather @ Bake, Run, Live on September 12, 2011 at 3:50 am

    I would split it between the American Cancer Society (my grandfather passed from cancer) and the ASPCA (for their unconditional love).

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  35. Mari on September 12, 2011 at 4:29 am

    I would have it donated to Stop Slavery @ http://www.stopslavery.org

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  36. Jess on September 12, 2011 at 4:44 am

    Oh, I would without a moment’s hesitation donate it to CASSIE’S Fund at the Parke-Vermillion County Animal Shelter in Clinton, IN. This fund kept my little puppy dog alive for the first 3 months of his life and 3 years later I can’t imagine life without him. You know those “Who Rescued Who?” magnets? Yup.

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  37. Sandra K on September 12, 2011 at 5:11 am

    This is such a wonderful thing! I’ve enjoyed reading through all the worthy organisations. I can think of a lot of amazing charities that I’ve had contact with and I’m going to nominate the Samaritan’s Purse – in particular the Operation Christmas child appeal. As a church community we have been putting together shoe boxes full of gifts for children that may otherwise never receive any gifts: ever. Lots of people all around the world are involved in it. It is a wonderful pay it forward organisation and that’s what your post made me think of.

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  38. Diane Borden on September 12, 2011 at 5:16 am

    A little nine year old boy I know has been battling stage IV, high risk neuroblastoma since 2005. He has relapsed once again. The I Back Jack Foundation provides support for Pediatric oncology research.

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  39. Debbie on September 12, 2011 at 5:58 am

    Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is my charity of choice. Four years ago my then 19 year old son had to have open heart surgery. The cardiac unit at CHOA was very helpful when we needed them.

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  40. Lisa on September 12, 2011 at 6:05 am

    4-H Therapeutic Riding-Rainbow Center http://www.rainbowriding.org

    They keep kids with disabilities in the saddle as well as work with kids from the juvenile detention center in the District of Columbia. The connection between children with disabilities and the horse is absolutely amazing. My child is has severe Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder which caused permanent brain damage. For 45 minutes each week she is engaged and focused and experiences uninterrupted joy.

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  41. Marisa Cibirka on September 12, 2011 at 6:16 am

    I would donate the money to the Smile Train. They are an international charity that provides cleft palate surgery to those in need. As a dental hygienist, I have seen so many children suffer from this facial deformity and the doctors who give them back their smile is amazing.

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  42. libster on September 12, 2011 at 6:18 am

    I think I would have to suggest the American Red Cross. The Northeast was hit so hard with Irene and then the heavy rain from tropical storm Lee. Or, look at the poor folks in Texas that are dealing with the drought and fires. Wherever you decide to send this money, I hope it stays within the US. THere are many right here in our own backyards that could totally use any little bit that is offered. Thank you, this is such a wonderful idea……a very tough decision for you to make after reading all of the posts.

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  43. Kel on September 12, 2011 at 6:18 am

    The ALS society — my dad had ALS and died all too quickly. Thank you.

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  44. Missi F on September 12, 2011 at 6:33 am

    I would love for the Community Relief Organization (CRO) in Mount Holly, NC to get the money. We had a really bad strom to come through our area this summer. This business, along with six others were flooded. This organization helps people in our area with food and other needs. They had to close for a week to relocate to a temporary location. Which meant a lot of people that depended on this organization had to do without for a week. They could use the $100 toward rebuilding.

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  45. Kaitlyn on September 12, 2011 at 6:33 am

    I’d like to have the $100 donated to Purple Promise. This was a foundation set up when my good friend found out she had melenoma and passed away from it 7 months later. Her family started it in order to put more awareness in the world about skin cancer and as an outlet for helping families struggling with the loss of a loved one as well as providing information on causes and prevention.

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  46. Patricia on September 12, 2011 at 6:36 am

    Port-au-Prince, Haiti has 2.5 million inhabitants, yet has no central water treatment system. Water borne diseases run rampant, killing many children before they reach the age of one. Water for Haiti provides energy-free chlorinating devices to help the people of Haiti get clean water, a basic human need that we tend to take granted. http://www.haitiwater.org/index.php

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  47. Katrina on September 12, 2011 at 6:47 am

    This is so selfless. I read it thinking “woo hoo”, money for me! But I’m so glad that it’s being donated. My favorite charity is the humaine society. It can be your local one if you’d like. So many animals don’t have homes, and then are put down because of lack of space and funding. Thanks!

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  48. linda on September 12, 2011 at 6:47 am

    what a wonderful act of your generosity….susan g komen foundation.

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  49. Donna Dowd on September 12, 2011 at 6:51 am

    I would love to see $100 go to Wounded Warriors Project because when our service members come back hurt and disabled we should give them the help they need to get their life back on track. Without our volunteer service members we wouldn’t have the freedoms we do today.

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  50. Mallory on September 12, 2011 at 6:52 am

    National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associates Disorders, Inc.

    http://www.anad.org/

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  51. MonicaB on September 12, 2011 at 6:55 am

    My family does the Walk for Food Allergies every year. The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) is a wonderful organization that supports research, education and support for food allergies. This group has really helped us when we found out that our child had life threatening allergies. Thanks for the chance to help them future their research.
    http://www.foodallergywalk.org/site/TR/2011Walks/2011Walks?fr_id=2010&pg=pfind

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  52. Debbie on September 12, 2011 at 7:01 am

    What a wonderful contest! All the charities listed are great choices too. We’ve been helping the Alzheimer’s Association since 1999. Any donations, large or small, help.

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  53. Diana on September 12, 2011 at 7:07 am

    The American Cancer Society, Making Strides against Breast Cancer Walk.

    I have been walking in this event for six years now. My mother is a breast cancer survivor, so every year I make fundraising for this a priority. I am so lucky and grateful to still have my mother in my life and every bit raised by this walk allows other women to beat breast cancer as well.

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  54. Alissa on September 12, 2011 at 7:20 am

    I am participating in a walk for Juvenile Diabetes this weekend and would love to be able to donate $100 more.

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  55. Amanda on September 12, 2011 at 7:20 am

    My sister is training with Team In Training for her first marathon, so I would donate the money to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society towards her fundraising goal!

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  56. Becca on September 12, 2011 at 7:25 am

    What a wonderful thing for you to do! Thank you SO much!

    I would be honored if you donated the money to Heifer International, a wonderful organization that was near and dear to my momma’s heart. She passed away 2 weeks ago, and our family has started contributing to H.I. in her honor.

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    • lauramich on September 12th, 2011 at 11:23 am

      +1 for Heifer International, and +1 for donating in honor/memory of your beloved mother. I lost my own mother two years ago, and I’ve made an annual tradition of donating to either Heifer International or Medecins Sans Frontiers in her memory every year on her birthday. This year I donated $64 (she would’ve been 64) to MSF, plus $40 to Heifer International on what would’ve been my parents 40th wedding anniversary.

      Becca, I’m so, so sorry for your loss.

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  57. Penny Wolf on September 12, 2011 at 7:27 am

    The Humane Society

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  58. Lauren at Keep It Sweet on September 12, 2011 at 7:31 am

    Amazing! I’d love the money to go to cancer research for blood cancers.

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  59. Rich on September 12, 2011 at 7:35 am

    I would have it donated to Stop Slavery @ http://www.stopslavery.org/
    “Stop Slavery is a movement started by young people on American Military bases in Okinawa, Japan. We feel that we are in a unique position to help bring an end to Slavery in this part of the world (Asia). American’s are the greatest givers to great causes in the world and we live in one of the places with the greatest needs in the world. Modern Day Slavery.”

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  60. Leslien on September 12, 2011 at 7:41 am

    I support the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. They have a backpack program that provides chronically hungry children, identified by school personnel, with backpacks filled with non-perishable, kid-friendly food to eat on weekends and school holidays.

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  61. jaime on September 12, 2011 at 7:44 am

    The Southside Animal Shelter in Indianapolis, Indiana!

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  62. Tracey K on September 12, 2011 at 7:48 am

    If this entry wins, I would give it to CYM Oselia. This is a camp my children go to every year to learn about their Ukrainian Heritage. The camp is in need of major repairs and we are hoping to keep it open. It is a 301c organzation.

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  63. Alicia at AliGirl Cooks on September 12, 2011 at 7:48 am

    I would give the money to The Fight On Foundation. My best friend lost her husband to cancer just a few years out of college. She started the Fight On Foundation to pay forward all that was provided for them during his treatment. So far they have given $55,200 to families!

    http://www.djdfighton.org/

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  64. Cortney A on September 12, 2011 at 7:58 am

    I would give the money to the National Fragile X Foundation. My son has Fragile X Syndrome, and as it is genetic it is linked to many other in my family. So many people have never heard of it even though it is the number 1 leading genetic cause of Autism! You can read more about Fragile X Syndrome and the National Fragile X Foundation here. http://nfxf.org/html/home.shtml

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  65. Kylee on September 12, 2011 at 7:59 am

    I would give to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). My nephew was just diagnosed with type 1 diabetes last year. I don’t think people realize how serious this disease is. Watching my nephew and sister go through this change and learning to adapt to this new life has been hard. There is NO cure for type 1 diabetes. If I win, I would give to JDRF. Thanks, great idea!!

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  66. Fi on September 12, 2011 at 8:04 am

    I would choose The Greater Chicago Good Depository.

    Thank you for your kind and generous heart.

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  67. Lisa on September 12, 2011 at 8:06 am

    I work with women at local substance abuse centers. Most of these women are on food stamps and have little or no income. I would give this money to the organization that runs these programs to help whatever program that is needed to get these women back on their feet with their children and families again.

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  68. Julia on September 12, 2011 at 8:07 am

    What a wonderful thing to do. Any group would be happy to have that money.

    I give money to the Georgia Vietnam Veterans Alliance. It is a membership organization dedicated to community service helping veterans and their families. The give scholarships, emergency aid, food, clothing, and provide support programs for the homeless, the unemployed and in-need. It’s a wonderful organization that I’ve been supporting for years. It directly helps Vets from all branches.

    http://gvva.org/

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  69. Raina on September 12, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Really, really nice giveaway. I would give it to the Shriner’s Hospital in Boston. They help so many people, especially burn victims:)

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  70. Doug on September 12, 2011 at 8:12 am

    Aware Central Texas, an organization that works to prevent child abuse.

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  71. Stephanie on September 12, 2011 at 8:24 am

    My son had a kidney transplant 4 years ago when he was 16 months old at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. After his transplant, he attended the Children’s Home and Lemeiux Family Center to receive child care so that his Dad and I could continue to work. They provide child care to medically fragile children that need nursing care. A majority of children that attend Child’s Way, the child care portion of the home, do not pay the full fee to attend. This money would go to assisting in paying for the care that these children receive. They will always have a special place in my heart!

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  72. Allison B. on September 12, 2011 at 8:27 am

    Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation http://www.jdrf.org/

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  73. Sarah Sue on September 12, 2011 at 8:28 am

    The Loran Smith Cancer Center in Athens, GA, specifically the “In Their Shoes” Breast Cancer Walk, which will be held this year on October 15th. Cancer survivors and their families complete the 13.1 mile walk in honor of loved ones lost and still battling cancer. The money goes to support our local cancer center, to help provide a place of refuge (offering game nights, yoga classes, etc.) for cancer victims.

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  74. Jodie on September 12, 2011 at 8:28 am

    I would love for it to got to SafeHaven, the domestic violence shelter where I work. $100 would help the kids out a lot!

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  75. Cara on September 12, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Shriner’s Hospitals for Children.
    http://www.shrinershq.org/

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  76. Lindsay on September 12, 2011 at 8:31 am

    I would donate to Reelin’ for Research. A charity started in honor of my friends father who passed away from cancer…the charity is for childrens cancer research.

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  77. amanda @ fake ginger on September 12, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Great giveaway! I would choose Wounded Warriors if my name is pulled. 🙂

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  78. Athena R on September 12, 2011 at 8:32 am

    What a wonderful giveaway! I would love to have it donated to the American Heart Association.

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  79. Laura machell on September 12, 2011 at 8:35 am

    The American cancer society. The number of people in my life that have been diagnosed with cancer is sickening. I hope to see a cure within my lifetime.

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  80. Liz @ Microwave Goddess on September 12, 2011 at 8:35 am

    I would love the money to go to my cousin, who is dealing with a brain tumor. She has a website here: http://www.kicking-cancer.com

    Good luck to everyone, sounds like some great charities can be benefited 🙂

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  81. Geriann on September 12, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Our area was hit really hard with the floods from Hurricane Lee. Thousands of houses are still under water. It is so sad. I was fortunate to live not soo close to the river but the neighboring town of Bloomsburg is devasted. The local college university isn’t open for another week due to the water. I would love to donate money to one of the hundreds of local funds for the local flooding victims.

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  82. Arnetta C on September 12, 2011 at 8:38 am

    I would put the money towards my fundraising for the Alzheimer’s Memory Walk. I participate in this walk every year in memory of my grandmother.

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  83. Caryn on September 12, 2011 at 8:39 am

    I would like it to go to the American Cancer Society. After losing a number of family members to cancer I want to help ensure that fewer families have to hear the words ‘you have cancer’ and even fewer families lose a beloved member because of the horrible disease.

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  84. megan {a dash of megnut} on September 12, 2011 at 8:40 am

    The American Cancer Society. I recently lost my grandpa to cancer.

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  85. Talli Weeks on September 12, 2011 at 8:40 am

    I have a group of friends in VA that have started The Fairy Godmother Project…they provide assistance to families that are coping with pediatric cancer. They provide meals, pet care, lawn care, photography sessions, anything you can think of to make life a little bit easier so that they can focus on what’s really important….FAMILY! I would love to see the money go to them!

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  86. Robin on September 12, 2011 at 8:40 am

    My daughter’s new charter school. The school just opened this month and they need a lot of school supplies.

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  87. Dawn on September 12, 2011 at 8:43 am

    The ASPCA. I donate to them every year. There’s never enough money to save all the pets abused and forgotten.

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  88. Heather Galusha on September 12, 2011 at 8:46 am

    There is an amazing family that lives here in Harrison, AR. The father battled pancreatic cancer about 5 yrs. ago. He won the fight.. But just recently he was diagnosed with renal cancer.. He has 4 beautiful daughters and a son. This is just one of millions of examples of how cancer changes lives. The sickness, treatment and expense can be more than one family or one person can handle. I would support and donate to http://www.cfoa.org. Cancer foundation of America.
    From the cfoa website: “Cancer is not infectious as a disease, but it does create a fear that permeates the daily lives of all those near and dear.  We become very aware of our frailties, of our time here on earth, of our relationships with each other, and our responsibilities to these relationships.”

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  89. Karis' Kitchen on September 12, 2011 at 8:46 am

    This is the best giveaway I’ve seen on a blog.

    I would love to see money donated to ASPCA because unfortunately not everyone cares about their pets.

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  90. Cara Capela on September 12, 2011 at 8:49 am

    The National Fragile X Foundation http://www.fragilex.org OR The Fragile X Research Foundation http://www.fraxa.org
    If I am chosen at random, flip a coin– they are both for the same cause.

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  91. Eva on September 12, 2011 at 8:49 am

    I’d like to donate to the Central Virginia Food Bank. I try to volunteer there at least once a year, and it’s amazing how many people in my area do not have the means to eat. No person in the USA should starve!

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  92. Dvorah on September 12, 2011 at 8:55 am

    I think it would be great if you could donate to the famine in Somalia. Over 30,000 children have died in the past few months. Tha’ts 30,000 too many. But anywhere you donate would be appreciated. I think it’s a great idea.

    Love your site

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  93. Lyle on September 12, 2011 at 8:57 am

    I’ve always donated in Red Cross because their help reach worlwide. Just in our place, they have help us a lot especially during when we were hit by storms so in return, I want to donate to them for them to help more people.

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  94. alex m on September 12, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Anything for Ovarian Cancer research!

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  95. jean on September 12, 2011 at 9:00 am

    I would donate it to the ARC of Iroquois County. I have 2 siblings who are mental disabilities and receive services thru them. They are a great organization employing some unbelievable individuals. Unfortunately with the state of our economy they keep fighting budget cuts thru our state, so every little bit helps. I don’t know what my family and especially my siblings would do with out them.

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  96. Beth on September 12, 2011 at 9:01 am

    Salvation Army…..They help families in times of trouble and have local food banks.
    They also have a Adopt a family for Christmas in which they pair up a donor family with a family in need for food and gifts for the children .

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  97. Olivia on September 12, 2011 at 9:02 am

    I’d like to donate the $100 to Bloggers Without Borders, specifically for Jennie Perillo and her girls. I am near Jennie in age and lost my husband, unexpectedly, on the same day as Jennie lost Mikey.

    I want her to know that she’s not alone in this journey!

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  98. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance on September 12, 2011 at 9:06 am

    I would donate it to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation– my brother has diabetes and it’s definitely a cause that hit close to home

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  99. Jennie on September 12, 2011 at 9:09 am

    What a great giveaway! I would donate to a local non-profit called Oak Tree Corner in Dayton, OH. They offer a place for grieving children to gather, to share their experiences and talk through their grief with volunteers as well as other grieving children.

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  100. Martha T on September 12, 2011 at 9:09 am

    I would love to donate to the Fort Davis (Texas) Volunteer Fire Department (http://fortdavisvfd.org/). Fires are still devastating much of Texas, but losses in Fort Davis are personal to me.

    Thank you for doing this. What an amazing thing to do!

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  101. Diane on September 12, 2011 at 9:11 am

    If this entry wins I would love to Pay it Forward to..
    Tippecanoe County Humane Society…
    It is an independent, non-profit agency dedicated to the prevention of cruelty to animals…
    What a wonderful idea for a give-away!

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  102. Anna on September 12, 2011 at 9:12 am

    International Justice Mission – is a human rights agency that brings rescue to victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals work with local officials to secure immediate victim rescue and aftercare, to prosecute perpetrators and to ensure that public justice systems – police, courts and laws – effectively protect the poor.

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    • SUSAN T on September 12th, 2011 at 11:56 am

      LOVE YOUR CHOICE!

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  103. NanaBread (Jeanne) on September 12, 2011 at 9:13 am

    What a lovely giveaway! Thank you for doing this. I’m throwing my support to the Houston Humane Society. With 60+ wildfires burning in Texas due to our drought, the Humane Society could use the money as they care for and house animals who are unable to return home. http://www.houstonhumane.org/

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  104. Lori Connors on September 12, 2011 at 9:19 am

    What an amazing offer. Thank you so much!

    Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure on my behalf! I am training to walk the 3-Day in Atlanta in October and am 75% funded.

    Let’s find a cure soon!

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  105. SarahB on September 12, 2011 at 9:27 am

    I am currently fundraising for the Lupus Loop in Pittsburgh. I lost my mom last September to the disease and would love to contribute this donation to my fundraising. So far my team has raised over $1,000 for the walk coming up on October 1st. This would be the most amazing thing to win as it would go to something that means the world to me. It’s so awesome that you’re doing this!

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  106. Liz on September 12, 2011 at 9:29 am

    The ASPCA. They do so much good for animals. 🙂

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  107. Kelly on September 12, 2011 at 9:29 am

    I would love to donate it to American Cancer Society. After a family member was diagnosed with cancer, my family started participating in Relay for Life every year, and I think it’s a great event that brings communities together to do something meaningful.

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  108. Genevieve Buck on September 12, 2011 at 9:29 am

    My daughter (who is 6) is riding in her 4th annual kids PMC ride. here is the link to her site to donate: https://kids.pmc.org/newcastle/pfp/?ID=BS0149
    this is a ride that helps all people with cancer. The money goes to the Dana Farber Cancer insitute. She understand more than ever that raising money and riding helps other people. She even had a bake sale, using Brown Eyed Baker recipes to raise money for her ride!

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  109. Terri on September 12, 2011 at 9:34 am

    A local Pittsburgh chapter of Blessings in a Backpack which provides backpacks filled with food for children to take home over weekends so they have something to eat when not at school.

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  110. LeAnn Jensen on September 12, 2011 at 9:35 am

    My daughter was diagnosed with Autism at age two. It has been a long and difficult road dealing with this but I’m happy to say she is doing much better thanks to the special school I was able to get her into and her wonderful teachers.
    Today, it is estimated that one in every 110 children is diagnosed with autism. I would love this donation to go to Autism speaks.
    http://www.autismspeaks.org/ways-give

    Thank you!

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  111. Ali B on September 12, 2011 at 9:40 am

    I’m part of an organization called Endure to Cure, which is a group of athletes that participate in endurance events to raise money for pediatric cancer research. This year, we hope to fully fund a survivorship study at the Comer Children’s Hospital in Chicago. Love the idea for this giveaway, such a selfless act. Thank you.

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  112. Sarah on September 12, 2011 at 9:41 am

    My favorite charity is the Hope Clinic in Nashville, TN. They help parents (both mothers and fathers) with crisis pregnancies. Recently they opened a house for pregnant teenagers who have been kicked out by their parents. They also offer free counseling and free pap smears for anyone who needs it. Really a great organization.

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  113. annie on September 12, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Michelle,

    What a wonderful way to give. As much as we all want and need, there are others needing more. There are so many causes so it is difficult to choose, but I would donate this money to SUN YOUTH ORGANIZATION, here in Montreal, Quebec. They are a food bank, but do so much more for the community and I’m sure that money would be useful to them. Thank you.

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  114. Elizabeth on September 12, 2011 at 9:45 am

    In the spirit of the 10th anniversary that everyone shared yesterday, I would support Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund. (www.familiesoffreedom. org).

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  115. Dara on September 12, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Animal Welfare Alliance of Central Florida http://www.AWACF.org

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  116. Mrs. Hope on September 12, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Today, the Red Cross, specifically for relief for the Central Texas Wildfires.

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  117. Emily on September 12, 2011 at 9:50 am

    I used to volunteer walking dogs at a fantastic animal rescue shelter. Save a Pet in Grayslake, IL. They are no-kill, intake so many animals each year, and take care of them until they find their forever homes. Just like nearly everyone else they have fallen on hard times, and continue to save these precious animals- but need donations desperately! If this post is chosen, Save a Pet will be a very worthy recipient! http://www.saveapetil.org/donate

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  118. Ashley on September 12, 2011 at 9:51 am

    I would like to make a donation to St. Jude’s Childrens’ Hospital. Though there are so many important causes in the world, I cannot think of anything more unimaginable than having a sick child. As a mother, my heart cannot imagine what these children and parents go through. St. Jude’s does not turn away sick children whose parents do not have enough $ to pay their hospital bills.

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  119. Ursula Page on September 12, 2011 at 9:55 am

    This past year I did some portraits for a very special family that lost their daughter last October. They have a special well project in her honor and I would love for this money to go to the well project in honor of the one year date of her passing awayHere is their story: http://www.ursulapagephotography.com/blog/?p=4367 and here is the well link https://www.facebook.com/pages/Makiah-Kaitlyn-King-Well-Project/170912336255022

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  120. aria on September 12, 2011 at 9:56 am

    Blue Dog Rescue
    Austin, TX

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  121. Jen M O on September 12, 2011 at 9:57 am

    I think you should give it to the Ronald McDonald House. My cousin stayed there while her premature son had to stay in the hospital.

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  122. Shannon on September 12, 2011 at 9:58 am

    I would love for $100 to go to Chinese Children Charities. They offer funding and volunteer efforts to provide warmth, shelter, food and care for sweet orphan Chinese children of all ages. This organization is especially close to my heart as we adopted our daughter from China and she was very well cared for for the first 8 months of her life. The email for donations is charity@chinesechildren.org.

    What a wonderful post!

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  123. Debbie Driggs on September 12, 2011 at 10:00 am

    American Cancer Society!

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  124. Laura on September 12, 2011 at 10:01 am

    I would use this to give two water systems from Compassion International’s Water For life – http://www.compassion.com/water-filters.htm. $55 gives a child and his family over a million gallons of safe drinking water.

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  125. Kelly on September 12, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Awesome idea! Hi-Tor Animal Care Shelter (http://www.hitor.org/) in Pomona, NY is the only shelter in Rockland county and is in serious danger of losing state funding. They are surviving basically on private donations. I’ve enjoyed many years of happy kitty companionship thanks to Hi-Tor. To see them close would be a tragedy.

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  126. Georgia on September 12, 2011 at 10:06 am

    I would like to give my winnings to the Red Cross. They have provided aid to millions of people since 1881. If you think about any crisis, you always hear about the Red Cross mobilized and working in the background – and not to mention their blood drives, etc. that are not about crisis.

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  127. tiffany on September 12, 2011 at 10:07 am

    What a great giveaway! I would give my prize to the Davidsonville Wildlife Sanctuary.
    They are a non-profit organization dedicated to helping animals. They take in injured wildlife and treat them and release them back into the wild. Or will keep them on-site if release is not an option. They are very local to our area and don’t have a ton of money and staff like other organizations.
    http://www.wildlifesanctuary.us/

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  128. Erin on September 12, 2011 at 10:07 am

    We have quite a few members of my family (myself included) who have tested positive for the BRCA2 gene. I would donate money to cancer research – specifically pancreatic cancer. It is a very underfunded cancer that has devastating effects. My father died of pancreatic cancer.

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  129. Abby on September 12, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Wounded Warrior Project – those that serve, whether we agree or not, need our help. With PTSD and suicide rates sky rocketing our own families need our support.

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  130. Amanda B. on September 12, 2011 at 10:08 am

    I’m not entering for myself. I have a friend who is walking in the Susan G Komen 3 Day for Breast Cancer and she is only half-way to her goal and only has about 40 days to get there. This donation would help her get closer to her target. http://www.the3day.org/site/TR/2011/AtlantaEvent2011?px=5775905&pg=personal&fr_id=1610

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  131. cara on September 12, 2011 at 10:10 am

    cystic fibrosis foundation (cff.org) for my beautiful 2 year old cousin who was diagnosed with cf as an infant.

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  132. Adrienne on September 12, 2011 at 10:12 am

    I would love $100 dollars to go towards the American Cancer Society. Their funded research discovered the drug that is keeping my mom alive today and for that I am thankful everyday.

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  133. Allison C on September 12, 2011 at 10:12 am

    My sister-in-law recently passed at a young age of 32 after struggling all of her life with heart problems. My brother-in-law is participating in Heart Walk, a 5K walk benefiting the American Heart Association this year and it would be great to have an additional donation.

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  134. kenita lynn on September 12, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Allie’s Foundation- it helps children with cancer, and they are trying to build a hospice house in OKC.

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  135. Kim on September 12, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Susan G. Komen (http://ww5.komen.org/GetInvolved/Donate.html)

    My grandma’s has breast cancer twice, and my mom’s had it once. I can’t stand that there’s still not a cure and it affects so many people.

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  136. Helen on September 12, 2011 at 10:17 am

    Compassion Canada – I have been donating now for 5 yrs. We sponsor 2 children, boy in Haiti, and girl in Nickeraqua. Its sad to know that the world has enough to go around, theres no need of hungar and starvation. The $41/month per child helps not only the child, but their family as well. I wish more people would give, even just one child.

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  137. Kim on September 12, 2011 at 10:20 am

    Marklund (http://www.marklund.org/)

    My brother-in-law has been living with CP his entire life and thanks to facilities like Marklund, he’s able to get the constant care and education he needs and deserves!

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  138. Elizabeth on September 12, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Awesome giveaway. My post is for the Cure Tay-Sachs Foundation. Thank you.

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  139. Becki on September 12, 2011 at 10:22 am

    I would like to donate the winning $100 to our local humane society. we are located in a small rural town in Southern Minnesota. Currently, our humane society does not have a facility and all animals are fostered before adopting, unfortunately there are so many animals who need good homes and not enough foster families to support them, I would love to see them raise enough funds to build a shelter to house those who do not have homes… it’s a small local charity that is in desperate need. Thank you for doing this giveaway! It will help someone out tremendously!

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  140. Ashley W. on September 12, 2011 at 10:23 am

    I would like to give the $100 to our local YMCA Friends of Youth fund. This goes to help a child be able to participate in sports and other activities at the local YMCA in High Point, NC.

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  141. Kristin on September 12, 2011 at 10:24 am

    I would donate to Sophia’s Cure a local charity made my Sophia’s parents. Sophia has SMA which is the number one killer of children under the age of 2, she turned 2 in February and is a beautiful little girl fighting to live. Her parents are trying to raise money to find a cure.

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  142. Anne Weber-Falk on September 12, 2011 at 10:26 am

    I would like the $100.00 to go to PADS.

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  143. JessieB on September 12, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Wow, how fantastic. I suggest Kopila Valley Children’s Home and School in Surkhet, Nepal. Maggie is amazing and the work she is doing is having real, profound results.
    http://blinknow.org/about-blinknow/

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  144. Jess on September 12, 2011 at 10:28 am

    National Multiple Sclerosis Society

    This is so awesome that you’re doing this!

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  145. Katy on September 12, 2011 at 10:29 am

    What a wonderful gesture! I’d like to donate the $100 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. My best friend’s sister has CF and, with the help of much medical care and other assistance, thrives in her daily life! In fact, she just learned this weekend that she is not allergic to tomatoes and had her first taste of ketchup yesterday 🙂

    In completely unrelated news, I was thinking of you during the Steelers game yesterday and sending positive vibes your way. Thank goodness Penguins training camp starts this weekend, right? Are you attending?

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  146. Marika on September 12, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Lifeline of Ohio, who coordinated the liver transplant that saved the life of my husband’s aunt.

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  147. Susan on September 12, 2011 at 10:31 am

    I would like a $100 prize sent to the Villalobos Rescue Center in California. They rescue and train Pitbulls. An often misunderstood breed of dog. She also gives Parolees a place to work.

    Thank you

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  148. Maureen on September 12, 2011 at 10:32 am

    CURE – Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy

    I’ve watched my daughter, now 12, have multiple daily seizures since she was 5 months old – 64 hospitalizations, countless medications and still having seizures. I’ve seen many parents lose their children because of seizures. I would have never known how devastating epilepsy is without having first hand experience – It’s just not given attention or funding.
    My girl has lost her ability to speak, has difficulty walking and needs constant assistance – but I am SO, SO lucky to have her!
    Thanks for doing this –

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  149. Kari on September 12, 2011 at 10:32 am

    I would choose the Wounded Warrior Project. Our military men and women make so many sacrifices for us and I think we should all do what we can to help them.

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  150. Angie (Telly's Tasty Tidbits) on September 12, 2011 at 10:33 am

    I would love to make a donation to American Heart Association. Last month my grandfather lost his 3-year battle with Heart Failure and related complications.

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  151. Leana on September 12, 2011 at 10:34 am

    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – helping families and finding a cure. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. No child is ever denied treatment because of the family’s inability to pay.

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  152. Mariah on September 12, 2011 at 10:37 am

    American Red Cross. My twin baby cousins are having a lot of health problems, while their dad is deployed. He’s hoping to be able to come home for their surgeries, and the American Red Cross is the group that makes those things happen.

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  153. Dana on September 12, 2011 at 10:41 am

    I support a local animal shelter in my area. Animal House Shelter.
    http://www.animalhouseshelter.com/
    They help hundreds of animals regardless of medical need. So the $100 would be a great addition to the funds they need every year to help with surgeries, medical supplies, food and supplies or hundreds of dogs and cats each year. It would be very welcome donation! Thanks for doing the giveaway. There are so many organizations out there that need even the smallest donation to help keep them running! This is a wonderful offer in the wake of the 9/11 remembrance!

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  154. Stacey on September 12, 2011 at 10:42 am

    I would give to the American Cancer Society. I have lost my father to cancer but also know countless others that have been affected.

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  155. Kirsten T on September 12, 2011 at 10:45 am

    If I received this $100 I would give it to a charity that I support each year because of the humanitarian medical aid they provide:
    Medical Teams International

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  156. dallimomma on September 12, 2011 at 10:45 am

    I would ask that the money be donated to MS research in honor of my friend, Becca.

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  157. Lindsay on September 12, 2011 at 10:48 am

    I would donate it to Children’s Miracle Network! They do amazing things.

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  158. Cindy on September 12, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Thank you for being so very generous! As September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month, If my entry is picked, I would love the $100 to go to SC Ovarian Cancer Foundation. I am a two year survivor, and there is such a great need to get education out to women regarding this terrible disease. Each year about 25,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and approxiamately 15,000 die from the disease. This statistic is so shocking because there is no absolute test for the disease. Also, the symptoms (abdominal pressure, nausea, indigestion or gas, unusual fatigue, shortness of breath, unexplained weight gain or loss, feeling of fullness) are just things we live with all the time, and doctors are not as apt to think about ovarian cancer when you tell them your symptoms. All women need to know the symptoms and if the symptoms persist must, tell their doctor to prove they don’t have ovarian cancer by doing a CA-125 blood test and if necessary a transvaginal ultrasound. Thanks for letting me soapbox!!!

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  159. Sarah on September 12, 2011 at 10:54 am

    I would love for your money to go to Down Syndrome Indiana to help support our little firecracker Lucy Kate. Our little monkey was born premature weighing just two pounds. We found out days later that she had Down Syndrome. After countless hospital stays and two open heart surgeries in two years, our munchkin is doing amazing. This year we decided to form a team with 8 other beauties with Down Syndrome for our annual walk to benefit our local chapter. Check out Lu on her blog teenytinyhopkins.blogspot.com.

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  160. Rincey on September 12, 2011 at 10:54 am

    I am actually raising money for charity:water [mycharitywater.org/rincey] and if this entry is picked I would want the $100 to go to charity:water. They are a great organization that helps build wells in Africa to bring communities clean water. This year, they are raising money to buy a rig to help build wells faster. They are a really great organization.

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  161. Maggie on September 12, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Genesis Women’s Shelter in Dallas Texas
    http://www.genesisshelter.org/

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  162. Kathe Flynn on September 12, 2011 at 10:56 am

    http://www.hopkinschildrens.org/index.aspx

    My cousin was diagnosed with leukemia on Thanksgiving Day 2007. On May 2010 she had her “End of Chemo” party at Hopkins Children’s and remains cancer free. The Hopkins Children’s Center couldn’t be more amazing with each and every child who enters there doors. A donation, to help the children in their care would be greatly appreciated.

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  163. Jessica on September 12, 2011 at 11:00 am

    I would donate to charity:water. They provide wells so that communities may have fresh drinking water. Water is such a basic need – people should not have to go without it!

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  164. Cathy O. on September 12, 2011 at 11:02 am

    I would like it to go to Pets Come First, no-kill animal shelter I work with. We are raising money to take over the local SPCA, which is closing in December. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  165. Maneesha on September 12, 2011 at 11:07 am

    I am a big fan of the Children’s Miracle Network. So many kids who will never get better. They deserve to have a wish come true.

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  166. jamie on September 12, 2011 at 11:14 am

    compassion international, of course.

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  167. Nancy K on September 12, 2011 at 11:16 am

    I would love to be able to donate to a newly established organization called Project Be The One. It was started by a good friend and her husband to support folks dealing with life challenges. My friend, Joni, has survived ovarian cancer, breast cancer and leukemia…that was caused by the breast cancer chemo. She had a bpne marrow stem cell transplant one year ago, on October 1, 2010 and is launching Project Be the One with a big fundraiser on October 1, 2011, to celebrate her first ” re-birth day”.

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  168. Delishhh on September 12, 2011 at 11:20 am

    I support a few charities but i would like to contribute this to the http://www.jdrf.org the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Amazing organization that needs to find a cure. Great giveaway!

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  169. Linda on September 12, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis. It has a focus on young women and how breast cancer can, and does, affect them. It has been a cause that I have supported for quite awhile now and I do my best to aid in any and all fundraising that can benefit them!

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  170. Meg's Everyday Indulgence on September 12, 2011 at 11:20 am

    I absolutely love this idea! I would donate to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. My husband has participated in Bike MS for at least 10 years and will be biking it this weekend. Recently, my cousin was diagnosed with MS which really brings it home and makes it so much more meaningful to us.

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  171. Gwen Donnelly on September 12, 2011 at 11:23 am

    FSMA (Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy) is my choice. My 5-month-old twin neices died one day apart from a form of SMA and this organization has been fantastic to all of my family!!

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  172. lauramich on September 12, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Such a beautiful, beautiful thing to do, Michelle. Thank you.

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  173. Jen on September 12, 2011 at 11:26 am

    I would really like to emphasize how devastating the situation in Texas is right now. We have not had rain in months and every day, there are new fires starting across the state. I live in San Antonio, and in our city alone, there have been 4 major fires in less than a week. The fire in Bastrop (near Austin) has been raging for over a week and is still not fully contained. It has now officially been declared a disaster area by the governor.

    There are a lot of people and organizations who could use donations of any kind right now. But I would like to nominate a group that tends to get overlooked pretty often: Animal shelters. Not only did the Bastrop animal shelter have to be fully evacuated, many many of the residents in Bastrop had to leave their pets behind and those pets are now either wandering the area, lost or possibly injured, or have already been picked up by the Austin animal shelters and are waiting to be reunited with their families.

    Austin Pets Alive! has been working round the clock trying to find lost pets in Bastrop and get them back to their families, so I will nominate them.

    http://www.austinpetsalive.org/

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  174. Elise on September 12, 2011 at 11:26 am

    If this post is selected I would love the donation to go to Patriot Paws Service Dogs. As an animal lover, I think this organization is particularly special since they provide service dogs for disabled service members at no cost!

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  175. Kim on September 12, 2011 at 11:28 am

    I would donate it to The Humane Society of the United States to help stray cats and dogs find forever homes. So many times it is the animals left behind during natural disasters because aid is so focused on the humans (which is understandable) but then you see remarkable stories of dogs staying by their sick or dying owners (several instances during Hurricane Katrina) and you see the love that animals give to their humans.

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  176. Kathy on September 12, 2011 at 11:32 am

    I would love the money to go to Compassion International for their Water of Life filters. The water filters are used in third world households and can filter water for years to come.

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  177. Laura Metzler on September 12, 2011 at 11:35 am

    I am in the Chi Omega Sorority at Florida Gulf Coast University. Our national philanthropy is the Make-A-Wish foundation. We work hard all year long to raise money to grant wishes for children with terminal illnesses. We host golf tournaments, all you can eat chili dinners, and kickball games to raise money for this wonderful charity. I am proud to say that in the three years that I have been a member we have raised $20,000 dollars, enough to grant five wishes. Every little bit helps and I would be honored to add an extra $100 dollars to our contribution.

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  178. Kristina on September 12, 2011 at 11:36 am

    I am the chair of my local hospital’s NICU Parent Advisory Board. Our group gives NICU parents support during and after their child’s stay in the NICU.
    Last summer, my little guy was born 2 weeks into my 3rd trimester. Without the outstanding care he received, he wouldn’t have survived. We were blessed by many things, however. I was planning to be a stay at home mom so I didn’t have to go back to work. My husband’s work was very understanding and flexible. We only live 5 minutes from the hospital. This of course is not the norm. Most parents have to struggle to find the chance to see their children. We give them an understanding ear and any other help we can to get them through this difficult time.
    Thanks for this chance!

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  179. Jennifer M on September 12, 2011 at 11:38 am

    NOCC (National Ovarian Cancer Coalition). I’m a huge supporter of this cause, which raises awareness and promotes education of Ovarian Cancer. My mom died of ovarian cancer when she was just 34, and my step-mom was diagnosed with ovarian cancer last year at the age of 54. Its obviously something that has had a large impact on my life.

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  180. Maria R. on September 12, 2011 at 11:43 am

    I would donate the money to the local animal shelter.

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  181. Erica on September 12, 2011 at 11:44 am

    What an awesome giveaway.

    The organization I would like the donation to go to would be my son’s Buddy Walk Team. The Buddy Walk benefits the Down Syndrome Association of Houston. They have many wonderful programs to help those that have Down Syndrome.

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  182. SUSAN T on September 12, 2011 at 11:52 am

    MY ORGANIZATION OF CHOICE IS FORMERLY CALLED JUSTICE FOR CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL (JFCI) BUT IS NOW CALLED LOVE 146. THEY WORK TIRELESSLY TOWARDS RESCUING GIRLS AND YOUNG WOMEN FROM THE SEX SLAVERY THAT GOES ON BY THE MILLIONS IN INDIA AND ASIA. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR DOING THIS!

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  183. Stephanie E on September 12, 2011 at 11:52 am

    I would like to submit Isaiah Travers. On Sept 6, 2007 , he was just 7 yrs old when diagnosed with a rare benign tumor called Craniopharyngioma. He has undergone 7 surgeries, 4 procedures, and radiation treatment for his brain tumor but he still has more ahead in his young future. He is recovering from total vision loss but will always have some permanent loss of vision. He also has loss of his pituitary gland, resulting in several life-long medications for different hormone replacements. In addition, he developed a foot-to-hip blood clot in his left leg, which will permanently effect blood flow in that leg.

    The $100 can go directly to Caring Bridge under his name. Caring Bridge is a great tool for anyone who has significant health challenges.

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  184. SUSAN T on September 12, 2011 at 11:53 am

    THE ORGANIZATION OF MY CHOICE USED TO GO BY THE NAME JUSTICE FOR CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL (JFCI) BUT ARE NOW CALLED LOVE146. THEY WORK TIRELESSLY TO PREVENT AND RESCUE YOUNG GIRLS FROM THE RAMPANT SEX SLAVERY THAT GOES ON BY THE MILLIONS IN INDIA AND ASIA. THANK YOU FOR DOING THIS!

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  185. Jessi Clinton on September 12, 2011 at 11:54 am

    March of Dimes

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  186. Genoa Yox on September 12, 2011 at 11:54 am

    American Cancer Society. I am a bone marrow transplant nurse and this organization is such a blessing to sooooo many people.

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  187. Theresa on September 12, 2011 at 11:55 am

    I would donate it to our local Children’s Justice Center where I sit on the board. This center serves children and families who are experiencing the crisis and chaos that comes with the disclosure of significant physical or sexual abuse of a child and other crimes involving children such as domestic violence. The Center is designed to help children feel safe and comfortable so they may begin to deal with the difficult and often frightening issues that surround abuse.

    Thanks for your great blog and recipes. More importantly, thanks for your big heart and being so thoughtful in creating this giveaway. I appreciate your words which I certainly agree with. In wake of 9/11 and the holidays fast approaching us, it is definitely a time and season to be grateful and to give and share…thank yoU!

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  188. Angela on September 12, 2011 at 11:59 am

    If this entry won, I would like the money donated to the ASPCA.

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  189. Sarah on September 12, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    I would support Lutheran World Relief and designate the funds to go toward helping with the drought on the horn of Africa. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway, BEB!

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  190. Jenny on September 12, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    The charity I choose is http://www.pittsburghparks.org/naturespace Kate and Peter’s Tree house. This outdoor learning space will be built in Frick Park in Pittsburgh, PA to honor the lives and spirits of two amazing children who were killed in a car accident. One mother has taken her pain and transformed it into something positive that all the children in my city will be able to enjoy.

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  191. Holly on September 12, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    What a wonderful idea! My charity would be FACE Spay Neuter Clinic of Indianapolis. http://www.facespayneuter.org/

    Wonderful group that provides low-cost spay and neuter services.

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  192. Katie on September 12, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    I donate time and money every year to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, which provides resources for screening and support for women with Breast Cancer, as well as research for a cure. It is an incredible organization that I am proud to support. I want to win this giveaway more than any other you’ve offered!

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  193. Briar Rose on September 12, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    I would love to have a donation sent to CharityWater.org. This org funds clean water projects all over Africa. Last year, I gave up my birthday for one of their campaigns, but didn’t reach my personal campaign goal. Tomorrow is my birthday and it would be great to give something to charitywater once again!

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  194. Debbie on September 12, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    The family of Sergeant David Ling, an officer who is recovering from an anaphylactic reaction to a bee sting. https://www.facebook.com/#!/davidlingsupportgroup

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  195. pamm on September 12, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    What a great way of giving back. I love it. I’d like it to go to the Ronald McDonald House. Thanks for doing this.

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  196. Janet M on September 12, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    What a wonderful idea! BREW — Beagle Rescue Education and Welfare — is a terrific rescue group. They would certainly benefit from the money.

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  197. Nicole Davison on September 12, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    The American Red Cross-living 10 miles from the devastation of Joplin I know the money would go to good use.

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  198. Bryna on September 12, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    My charity that is close to my heart is the NY Blood Center. Yes, the real donation is done free. And everyone should give blood… but these drives require some funding. So, that’s my charity. THANKS!!!

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  199. Kelly on September 12, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    I would give the donation to the Pasadena Humane Society, where my husband and I got our dog Jimmy. Both Jimmy and all the dogs that need loving homes are very dear to our hearts.

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  200. Tanya on September 12, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    I am currently raising money for the Kansas City Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk. My 21 mo old son has Down Syndrome and I knew nothing about it before he was born. Thanks to the Down Syndrome Guild of KC (one of the recepients of funds from the walk), I always have had support and answers to all of my questions. They are invaluable to parents of children with Down Syndrome!!!

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  201. Christina on September 12, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    CityHearts.org
    City Hearts was founded on the belief that the Arts are the most powerful tools to communicate with and rehabilitate troubled youth at risk from gangs and drugs. City Hearts has come to be an integral part of the preventive and rehabilitative effort in Los Angeles, inner city, and serves as a model for youth diversion programs across the country.

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  202. Lisa on September 12, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Adirondack Samaritan Counseling Center. For many, insurance doesn’t cover the costs associated with counseling.

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  203. Allison on September 12, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    The Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank. $.94 of every dollar donated goes back to getting food for those that need it. Plus, they have a better conversion rate for food. I know for the Atlanta Community Food Bank, every dollar donated is $7.04 worth of groceries…GPFB has the same kind if deal so the money goes far. Plus, in Allegheny County ALONE, over 158,000 are food insecure meaning they won’t know where their next meal is coming from. I won’t get too much into child hunger right now, but the GPFB is a great organization.

    Here are some hunger stats about Allegheny Co.: http://www.pittsburghfoodbank.org/pdf/allegheny.pdf

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  204. Jacqueline on September 12, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    What an awesome giveaway! I would donate to The Trevor Project.

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  205. Kristin Y on September 12, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    I would donate to CCFA (Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America)

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  206. Amanda on September 12, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    If I won this contest I would donate the money to: Richie’s Spirit Foundation (richiesspirit.org)

    A friend of mine started this foundation in honor of his younger brother Richie, while we were in college.

    Following Richie’s death in October 2007, the Herskowitz family decided to find a way to keep his memory alive by starting Richie’s Spirit Foundation. In only 17 years, Richie found a way to make a lasting impact on people of all walks of life. His passion, livelihood, and love for others is what carries his spirit through even years after his death.

    The Herskowitz family is forever grateful to the family who donated its child’s lungs for Richie to live a longer, healthier life. In honor of the donor family’s gift and Richie’s life, the Foundation took form: a lasting way to spread awareness about organ donation while celebrating Richie.

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  207. Angela @ The Dancer Bakes on September 12, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    My charity of choice is Nomi Network, based out of NYC. The organization teaches women in Southeast Asia, particularly Cambodia, to construct eco-friendly purses and bags out of recycled rice bags. Why? To keep those women from getting sucked back into the sex trafficking industry. It’s a wonderful cause started by the sweetest women on earth, and it’s tough for a fledgling nonprofit to survive in NYC! You can look them up at nominetwork.com and see their products on buyherbagnotherbody.com 🙂

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  208. Dana Cooper on September 12, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Glorious Light International Church

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  209. Cindy Schiller on September 12, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    Texas Cowboys Against Cancer (TCAC) strives to lessen the burden on the cancer victim and those that love him/her with funds that allow for treatment and focus on the disease, instead of a focus on the crippling financial effects of this disease and possible inability to afford needed treatments.

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  210. JCHokie on September 12, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    I would love to have that money donated to the Washington Area Humane Society in Washington, PA. It’s a no-kill shelter and solely funded by private contributions. Thank you for this wonderful give away idea!

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  211. Ashley on September 12, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    This is not so much a charity but could be considered one. You can pre purchase coffee for our troops serving on the frontlines in Afghanistan and Iraq. I do this all the time and I keep trying to get the word out to more people about this great opportunity to say thank you to our troops who sacrifice so much. Even if I don’t win this, maybe someone will see this and it will move them. Thank you so much for this chance. – Very proud USAF wife!

    http://www.greenbeanscoffee.com/coj/index.php

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  212. Miriam on September 12, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    I would donate the $100 to http://www.gabrielsdream.org/. It is a charity for Sudan’s Lost Boys that are given a chance for a better life here in the USA.

    Thank you.

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  213. Lisa T on September 12, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Human Rights Campaign, please. Thank you for doing this!

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  214. fred oxner jr. on September 12, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    HARVEST HOPE FOOD BANK: THEY HAVE HELPED ME BEFORE,AND HELP FEED FAMILIES THAT ARE GOING THROUGH HARD TIMES!

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  215. Beth on September 12, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Susan G. Komen foundation. I know so many people who have been diagnosed with breast cancer in the past 10 years.

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  216. Elaine on September 12, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    BV Media – Bryan, TX is collecting funds for the volunteer firefighters and first responders fighting all the Texas wildfires that have consumed so much of Texas these last few months. These firefighters are first on the scene leaving their families and jobs to fight the fires for others and this fund is to replenish those volunteer resources.

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  217. shelly on September 12, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    La Leche League of Eastern PA is a nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed. Our leaders work for free and help mothers meet their goals. Each feeding has a dose effect that fights disease (like cancer, diabetes, & obesity) in the mother and child. A healthier baby makes less of a strain on the family healthcare budget. Please help keep our babies healthy and help mothers meet their goals.
    http://www.LLLofEasternPA.org

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  218. Payal on September 12, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    March of Dimes.

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  219. Sandy on September 12, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    I would donate to the US Aspergers Association. http://www.usasperger.org/Donate.html

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  220. Natalie Merkel on September 12, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    My heart brakes for all the life that has bin and still is being snuffed out from abortion’s, only 1% of US abortion’s are hard case category’s. If I win this is what I would do with it. http://www.youtube.com/user/thewayofthemaster?blend=1&ob=5#p/u/4/bC21ceYy2eQ Thank You so much! I hope for the sake of the unborn I win.

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  221. Angel Carlson on September 12, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    I would love to see the money go to A Chance for Bliss. A Chance for Bliss is a unique non-profit animal sanctuary that cares for senior and special needs animals. They are not an adoption facility. What makes them remarkable is that they provide each sanctuary resident with a forever home, be that a matter of days, months or even years. Their sanctuary is home to more than 80 assorted dogs, cats, horses, cows, goats, sheep, pigs, ducks, rabbits and chickens. http://achanceforbliss.com

    Thank you for paying it forward! 🙂

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  222. Christine on September 12, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    By far the best giveaway I’ve seen lately! I would donate to the PKD Foundation. PKD stands for Polycystic Kidney Disease, which is a genetic disorder that carries a 50/50 chance of being carried on to children of parents with the dominant form of the disease. The recessive form affects infants and children and progresses much more rapidly. Both lead to end stage kidney failure. At this point, there is no cure, but dialysis and transplants can prolong a patient’s life, although many recessive gene patients never reach adulthood. The PKD Foundation is working for a cure, and I hope that one day there is one for my husband’s side of the family, and quite possibly, my own son.

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  223. Kristin on September 12, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times. This a camp for kids with cancer.

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  224. FlowerFairy on September 12, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    I would love to doante $100 to Tiger Stripes Exotic Animal Sanctuary (tigerstripes.org). Tiger Stripes is a nonprofit exotic animal sanctuary who rescues abused and neglected exotic animals and exotic animals who are facing euthanasia. The sanctuary’s founder opened Tiger Stripes as he battled (and, thankfully, defeated) cancer. He has recovered, but the sanctuary is in dire need of donations in order to stay open. If the sanctuary is forced to close due to lack of funding, there is nowhere for these magnificent animals to go and they will have to be put to sleep. The founder was given a second chance at life and he wants to give that same second chance to these deserving animals.

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  225. Mary C on September 12, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    American Cancer Society

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  226. sara l on September 12, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Definitely Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis. Thank you!

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  227. Sandi on September 12, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    The American Heart and Stroke Foundation. 🙂

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  228. Jan Buffum on September 12, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    I would donate it to the Wildlife Center of Virginia…I love the work they do rehabbing eagles.

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  229. Sherry W. on September 12, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    I would like to donate this $100 to the Special Education program in my children’s school. My son was diagnosed with Autism 2 1/2 years ago and he is doing very well, in no small part to the wonderful people who have dedicated their time and resources in order to help him as well as other Special needs students. I am forever grateful and would like to see them have the chance to put this money toward whatever they may need for the education of these awesome, hard working children!

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  230. Sabrina on September 12, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Doctors without borders also.

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  231. Jaime West on September 12, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    I would also donate it to Fragile X research — (The Fragile X Research Foundation) http://www.fraxa.org

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  232. Celeste Lupercio on September 12, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    This was posted to my FB page, and I would like to nominate this for the $100:
    S&G Family Dentistry is proud to announce we are hosting a Bleaching Fundraiser …next month and we want to invite you all to join in support of Hope for Hayden.

    Randi White is a valued dental hygienist here at S&G; some of you may know her 10 year old son Hayden is battling a rare form Osteosarcoma, a bone cancer. He was diagnosed in May, and in July required full amputation of his right leg. He is just beginning Chemotherapy for the second time and the family is in full fight mode! They are a wonderful young family from Osawatomie, Kansas. Hayden is the oldest of their 3 children; they are also raising Taylor, a darling 4 year old princess, as well as a new baby girl Kaleigh only 4 months old, born just before the diagnosis.

    S&G is organizing the bleaching fundraiser Saturday October 1st to help support the family’s growing needs. By reservation, Saturday October 1st from 10:00am to 2:00pm we will offer custom made dental bleaching trays for a minimum donation of $100, with the proceeds going to help the family. This is an amazing savings for anyone who has ever considered whitening, over $230 in savings! This offer is open to anyone, not just current patients (although we love new patients). We will take the impressions and go over bleaching instructions on Saturday, and the trays themselves will be available for pick up later that day and for some the next week for others depending on turn out.

    If you are interested in coming to this event please contact me, Brenda at S&G via facebook, email me at blperrenoud@yahoo.com or call our office 913-451-2929 and please tell all your friends & family!See More
    White Famiily
    By: S&G Family Dentistry, P.A.

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  233. Tenile on September 12, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    I would love to have $100 for Eternal Impact! http://www.ministrysync.com/event/website/?m=610201

    Thanks

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  234. Lindsay on September 12, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    I would love to see the money go to any charity, but if I win, I’ll pick St. Jude’s Children’s Hospitals.

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  235. Debbie on September 12, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    One of my favorite places that can always use help is the Fisher House. The Fisher House helps military members and their families in medical need and in hard times, just like the Ronald McDonald House. There are so many wonderful causes out there it will be hard to choose.

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  236. Erin on September 12, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    I would donate the $100 to The Cookie Cart in Minneapolis, a nonprofit organization that trains and supports youth in their first paid job experience. And they have yummy cookies!!!

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  237. Andrea Z. on September 12, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Sunrise Day Camp is the only day camp in the country for children with cancer and their siblings. There is no fee for children to attend camp-we depend on donations and fund-raising. I consider myself privileged to have been able to work with these children for the past three summers.

    http://www.sunrisedaycamp.org

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  238. Polly on September 12, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    My charity would be Eastern Heights Baptist Church. Along with other churches in our town, we are in a program called Backpacks for Kids. We provide food each Friday for kids that would otherwise not have anything to eat over the weekend. This service has been proven to help the kids do better in school and keep focused because they are not always hungry.

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  239. Janelle King on September 12, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    A classmate of mines lost his daughter in a tragic case. His daughter had autism and her bound was found in a lake. She was only five years old. I would like to donate this $100.00 to the family.
    http://www.dailypress.com/news/dp-neighbors-hold-vigil-for-5yearold-girl-20110908,0,3381504.story
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Prayers-for-Kaymania-Catta-family/283827618298413

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  240. Lib on September 12, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    I would donate $100 to FUN (Families Unlimited Network). This organization has various family support programs in University Place, WA. They host a food bank and after school programs along with back to school fairs, family Christmas programs and small loans for utilities and rent.

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  241. Nik on September 12, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    I would donate the $100 to the Alexis Seberger Memorial Fund through Lincoln Complete Childrens Health (3262 Salt Creek Circle Lincoln Nebraska 68504). The fund is to asssit with Alexis’ funeral expenses. Alexis passed away this weekend at age 6 from an inoperable brain tumor. Her mother is a struggling single parent and needs help paying for the funeral.

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  242. Nicole M. on September 12, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    The niece of a very good friend of mine has cancer. They have started a non-profit to help the family pay for medical bills. Her current treatment is keeping her alive, but is not curing the cancer. The organization is called Grace’s Angels.

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  243. Wendy T on September 12, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    I would love to nominate Zachary’s Mission. It is a local based non profit that is committed to supporting families of critically ill children with their immediate needs. We are new to the non profit world and every little bit we receive goes directly towards helping as many families as we can! Thanks for your consideration!

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  244. lisa w on September 12, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    I would direct the donation to Feed My Starving Children: http://www.fmsc.org

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  245. Phyllis on September 12, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    My choice is ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). David Niven also died of this disease. So little money goes into research for this uncurable disease that effect never cells and paralyzes until it kills. My mom and grandmother both died this horrible death. My grandmother died when my mom was only 10 and my uncle was 3. All of us grandchildren wish we could of met our grandmother even just 1 time. For more info or to donate here is the web-site: http://www.alsa.org/donate/ (see about ALS tab for more info).

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  246. Malissa on September 12, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    I would like to recommend Angel Names Association (http://www.angelnames.org/). They are a charity that helps families that have suffered stillbirth or infant loss. They provide memory boxes, funding for funeral services and information about counseling services and a lending library. This is one of those charities that you don’t realize there is a need for until you have experienced the need. They have personally helped my family and I am forever grateful.

    This is a great idea for a contest because no matter who wins it will feel like everyone is a winner. 🙂

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  247. Christine on September 12, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    IOCC–International Orthodox Chrisitian Charities

    Thank you for doing this.

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  248. Abbey on September 12, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    I also donate to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society each year because my dad, too, had a bone marrow transplant. His donor was from Germany, so the LLS helped with the transport costs and keeping my mom housed by the Med Center for the first month after my dad’s transplant. We just got in contact with the donor who saved my dad’s life…one of the most emotional times in my life.

    Any charity can use an extra $100…whoever is selected, know that your contribution makes a difference!!!

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  249. karen on September 12, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Thank you!

    Catholic Relief Services
    CRS.org

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  250. Mariel on September 12, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    For me it’s hard to just pick one. I wish I could help everybody! But I’m going to pick… The Four Diamonds Fund through Thon (Penn State Dance Marathon).

    “The mission of The Four Diamonds Fund is to conquer childhood cancer by assisting children treated at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital and their families through superior care, comprehensive support, and innovative research.”

    http://www.thon.org/

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  251. Rebecca Hurst on September 12, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    For the past two years I have participated in the Susan G. Komen 3-day for the Cure. I not only met the love of my life during training but I’ve made life-long friends. This is a wonderful charity. One of our teammates just lost her 13+ year battle with breast cancer this past Labor Day. If my comment wins I would like the $100 donated to Susan G. Komen in her name. All donations go to the foundation but before she passed, she set up her account for next year in order to keep raising funds and awareness for this charity she held so dear to her heart. She was an amazing and inspirational woman. Go to http://www.the3day.org and search for “Joan Caldwell”. Thank you for your generosity.

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    • Mellisa on September 12th, 2011 at 3:53 pm

      I too have also done this event for the last 2 years and agree with every word Becky said. It is am amazing three days filled with a huge amount of support but beyond the three days are lifelong friends that we cherish for the rest of our lives.

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  252. Laura Ferguson on September 12, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    CHERUBS – The Association of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research, Awareness and Support.

    My son Brady was born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. He recently celebrated his 4th birthday, but more than 50% of babies born with CDH do not survive. CDH needs much more funding for research!

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  253. jodi on September 12, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    ‘The Bridge’ …..located in orange city, iowa

    The Bridge is a non-profit, faith-based transitional living program for women and children (age 12 and under) in need. Through a holistic approach, The Bridge seeks to provide a supportive environment that encourages transformative life choices. A bridge from difficult circumstances to hope for a new life.

    http://www.thebridgehousing.org/

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  254. Julie defelice on September 12, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    The Jimmy Fund Walk. We will be paying it forward by walking 13.1 miles this Sunday in Boston in memory of our daughter, Abby. We found out 10 weeks after she was born that she had brain cancer. We lost her 4 months to the day she was born. Thank you for your generosity. There are so many worthy causes out there.

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  255. DRTVrMoi on September 12, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    I’ve been unemployed in my profession for almost 5 years. I’ve gone on many interviews but being over 50 is a high hurtle to overcome. During that time, I’ve taken any work to keep a roof over my head. If I got the money, I would forward it to my mortgage holder.

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  256. Lynn G. on September 12, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    I would donate to my sister’s 43-mile Pelotonia ride. Pelotonia is a grassroots movement where 100% of every dollar raised goes to fund cancer research. Her specific page to donate is here: http://www.mypelotonia.org/donate_cart.jsp?MemberID=67098 , but more info on Pelotonia can be found here: http://www.pelotonia.org/.

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  257. Saira on September 12, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    I am from Pakistan living in USA. going through the entries there are so many charity organization working for a Nobel cause in the US. We said blogging without border. If i win i would like to donate $100 towards Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Center. If is Pakistan’s Largest Cancer Hospital (Research Center too) and each and every patient is treated free of cost. It is an organization that runs on donations and charity with out any support from the government.
    I would like to state here that Majority of people in Pakistan are not insured and when they are diagnosed with an illness that requires with expensive treatments they choose to perish away. Even if i dont win I would like you all to have a look at the website and support it in any way you can ….. !!!
    http://www.shaukatkhanum.org.pk/

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  258. Nic on September 12, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    http://www.txwildfirerelief.org

    3,669,800 acres across Texas have been burnt in the wildfires. Funding for the Texas Forest Service and volunteer fire departments were actually CUT by Gov. Rick Perry. We declared State of Disaster last December, a status which has been renewed every month since. Just yesterday, fire broke out 2 miles from my home. The people of Texas need all the help we can get.

    Wherever the money goes, thank you for doing something so amazing!

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  259. Paula @ Dishing the Divine on September 12, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    International Justice Mission is my favorite organization to support. IJM combats human trafficking and rescues bonded laborers. Did you know that there are more slaves *now* than there were during the US African Slave trade? It’s a terrible crime that no one talks about. 🙁 I regularly donate to IJM and love telling people about the amazing work they do. I’d love to give them another $100!

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  260. Yesim on September 12, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    it s great to do.. i d like to give it to Somalia.. there r lots of babies dying there coz they cant reach food and water while everyday all of us try a lot of type new foods.. it s sad..

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  261. Brenda on September 12, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    I support NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). This is a wonderful organization that offers support and education for family and friends of persons with mental illness.

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  262. Dana Jewett on September 12, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    I would love to have $100 donated to Haiti Water Project at http://www.haitiwaterproject.com.

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  263. Debbie on September 12, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Such a great giveaway, and lots of worthy organizations. Thank you.
    I would donate to Autism Speaks. http://www.autismspeaks.org/ways-give

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  264. Jen on September 12, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    My friend is running the Marine Corps marathon to raise funds for the Semper Fi Fund – a nonprofit set up to provide immediate financial support for injured members of U.S. Armed Forces and their families. I’ve already donated, but more would be better!

    http://www.active.com/donate/semperfifundmcm2011/GoodEnergy

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  265. Tricia on September 12, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    The Cat House on the Kings….it is a no kill shelter located in Parlier, California. This selfless woman has over 700 cats plus dogs. There is a documentary on her on National Geographic TV. She also has various videos on U-tube. Her name is Lynea Latanzio and she has devoted her life to these furry friends. I can’t say enough good things about her….

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  266. Ahana S on September 12, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    I would want to donate this 100 dollars to the deforestation site. in a world of diminishing resources this charity is fighting to preserve our precious rain forests. This is such a great thing you’re doing here. Thanks so much!

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  267. Kelly on September 12, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    Great post and giveaway! So many organizations, but one near and dear to my heart is the American Cancer Society.

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  268. Amee on September 12, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    I would donate the $100 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. St. Jude’s does amazing things, saving the lives of countless children, and never turns anyone away who can’t pay!

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  269. Ty Gray on September 12, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Primary Childrens Hospital in Utah.

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  270. Kristen on September 12, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    The Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation. Several women in my family have had breast cancer.

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  271. Renee on September 12, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    I would donate it to the Make A Wish foundation 🙂

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  272. Jen on September 12, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    There are so many deserving charities out there but one that is in need of urgent help is Austin Pets Alive. They have been an integral part of the rescue effort during the central texas wildfires. Check their facebook posts for a captivating chronicle of all they have done and all that has transpired.

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  273. Brigette on September 12, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    I would like the money to go to the Michael J Fox Foundation to support research on Parkinson’s Disease.

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  274. Sara C on September 12, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Thanks so much for doing this! If my entry gets picked i would like to have the money go to a lung cancer research organization in Minnesota
    http://www.abreathofhope.org/

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  275. Morgan on September 12, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    There are so many wonderful organizations, great idea by the way! I would love to donate to the MS Society. My mother-in-law has MS and is one of the most amazing people I know. Thanks!

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  276. Kari on September 12, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    I would pick the American Cancer Society in honor of loved ones who are battling cancer.

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  277. Julie M. on September 12, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Is the spirit of paying it forward, I would love to see the Heifer International get the money. They are teaching people all over the world to fish instead of giving them a fish as it were. http://www.heifer.org/ourwork/our-work

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  278. Laura on September 12, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    This is the best kind of giveaway.

    I would choose the Circle of Friends Animal Society in Georgia. They’re an amazing group that rescues dogs from the Athens Animal Control, a kill-shelter where I got my wonderful dog. I know they could use the money to help fund medical treatment for the dogs and buy dog food.

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  279. Andrea M on September 12, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    I sure do love your giveaways, but this is one of the best ones yet!! I would choose Young Life – What a great great thing no matter who wins!!

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  280. Daniëlle Mulder on September 12, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    I would donate the $100 dollars to the Kids in Need Foundation. They have a low paid CEO, which I love! No nonprofit organization should have millionaire CEO’s!

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  281. Lisa Trail on September 12, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    We lost our mom and grandmother suddenly to leukemia in 2008. In her memory we support the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society and their annual Light the Night event. The website for a donation for the St. Louis walk is http://pages.lightthenight.org/gat/StLouis11/MaryJoMartin

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  282. Christine on September 12, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    I would donate to Feed America. Thanks!

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  283. Debbie on September 12, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    I am an occupational therapist who works with children with autism. My church is building a classroom for children with autism. Families of children with autism feel isolated and feel as though they can not take their child to public places such as church for fear that no one will understand them or be able to adequately care for their needs. If Greentree Church would receive this money, it would enable them to begin to adequately furnish this room with special seating, lighting, sensory equipment, etc. to help the child more easily transition into the Sunday School classroom. Then the parents would be able to worship peacefully, knowing their child is well-cared-for and well-loved!

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  284. Ceren on September 12, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    I donate Unicef on a monthly basis and would appreciate adding $100. It is heartbraking that there are children out there in need of clean water, food, and basic medical help!!!

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  285. RJ on September 12, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    What a GREAT giveaway! And a reminder to us all to give generously to the causes that are dear to our own hearts! I’d like to donate the $100 to the United Methodist Committee on Relief’s ongoing efforts in Haiti in honor of my dad who has made several volunteer trips there and will be leading a team of volunteers in early 2012 to assist with rebuilding. (UMCOR Advance #418325)

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  286. Pat R on September 12, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    I would donate the winnings to The Little Sisters of the Poor who work so tirelessly for the elderly poor. These wonderful women give wonderful care and treat all the residents with the greatest of dignity.

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  287. Gayle215 on September 12, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    I would like to donate to a relief fund for the victim’s of the Joplin, MO Tornado.

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  288. Courtney Williams on September 12, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    This is such a wonderful idea!! Thank you so much for paying it forward, all of the charities listed deserve to win!

    Almost 2 years ago, my daughter was born with Down syndrome. I would have been lost without the Down Syndrome Association of Pittsburgh. http://www.dsapgh.org. We are having our annual walk on October 15th, the Three Rivers Dash for Down Syndrome (go Maddie’s Monkey’s!!), and I would love to see the money go there!

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  289. Nicole on September 12, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    It would be amazing if the money were donated to the University of Iowa’s Dance Marathon. This is a student-run organization that I have been involved with for the past 5 years (I am now a graduate student). They provide emotional and financial support to families of kids with cancer at the children’s hospital. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.dancemarathon.org.

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  290. Melanie Dolph on September 12, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    The National Fragile X Foundation. My 3 year old son has Fragile X Syndrome, and we would love $100 to go towards research!

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  291. Lindsay on September 12, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Safe Haven For Cats in Raleigh, North Carolina – They do great things for homeless kitties; my mom passed away from kidney cancer last March and she wanted donations instead of flowers to go to Safe Haven because she loved helping animals so much. I would love to see $100 go to help them and in memory of her. Thanks! 🙂

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  292. Kooky Girl on September 12, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    My local children’s hospice in Surrey in the UK:

    http://www.shootingstarchase.org.uk/

    Helping children who are not expected to reach their 19th birthday, and their families.

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  293. Jess on September 12, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    JDRF – their annual walk is coming up in October and while I’m already going to volunteer my time for that, I’d love to see the blogging world support them, too.

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  294. April V on September 12, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    I would like to donate it to St. Judes Childrens Hospital!

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  295. Molly G. on September 12, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    I would love donate to the ASPCA. Animals, big and small are near and dear to my heart. Thank you for this giveaway, it’s a wonderful reminder that giving always feel better than receiving!

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  296. Thea on September 12, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Thank you for your thoughtful generosity. It is difficult to choose one charity as there are so many worthy choices. We help to provide home cooked dinners for a homeless women’s shelter as well as a weekly home cooked dinner to families who have lost their work, their homes and are “starting over” staying in low cost motels in Orange County, CA. But recently we have heard of too many cases of childhood cancers, many of them leading to the tragic death of our children. When comparing charities on “Charity Navigator”, http://www.charitynavigator.org. I found that “Alex’s Lemonade Stand” started by a child who lost her battle with neuroblastoma at the age of 8, is a foundation that promotes awareness and funds treatment and research projects nationwide. Thank you for your consideration of this charity & for many happy hours of baking!

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  297. Emily @ Life on Food on September 12, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    I would like to support Share Our Strength. For a nation to have so much and then have our children go hungry is unimaginable for me. Great idea for a giveaway!

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  298. Brooke on September 12, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    I would donate to Wounded Warriors ( http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/ ) to help those who have sacrificed for us!

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  299. Kimiko on September 12, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    I would like to donate to Bloggers Without Borders

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  300. Sheryl Sulkin on September 12, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Please consider donating the $100 to the Diabetes Research Institute. They are the leading research facility for type 1 diabetes with a primary goal to cure diabetes NOW. Way too many children are affected by this horrible disease, with more and more being diagnosed every day. Every penny (or $100!) helps to get the hardworking scientists one step closer to findind a cure for the millions of families living with the daily challenges of this devastating disease.

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  301. Brently Rauppius on September 12, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Alzheimer’s Association definitely!

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  302. Ashley on September 12, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    I’m walking in the Susan G. Komen 3 Day walk in San Diego in November. My mom is a breast cancer survivor and we’re doing the walk for the first time. It would be nice to split the $100 with her to help towards our fundraising goals. We’re each about $1000 away.
    http://tinyurl.com/3l6kks9

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  303. Sarah Clark on September 12, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    My $100 would go to an organization called GenerateHope. GenerateHope helps women and girls get out of the sex trafficking industry via shelter, counseling, education, and support. http://www.generatehope.org/

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  304. Steph on September 12, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    In honor of my husband who has lived 11 years with Type-1 Diabetes (aka Juvenile Diabetes), I would love to donate to the Diabetes Research Institute.

    Praying for a cure ….

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  305. Jacq on September 12, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Urban Humanitarian Project (www.uhp.org)…we are currently raising funds for MSF in Somalia, the Mount Gay Hospital in Grenada, and a mentorship program helping inner city kids from NYC!

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  306. Cheryl on September 12, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    St. Jude. They are amazing

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  307. Grace on September 12, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Daffy’s Pet Soup Kitchen. http://www.daffyspetsoupkitchen.com/

    I love this organization. Tom started the first pet soup kitchen in the country years ago, now he has them all over Georgia and has helped folks start others all over the country. Their main focus is to provide families with pet food so they don’t have to give up their pets in these difficult times when people are having trouble finding money for that. In addition they also provide breathing apparatus for pets to fire departments, do pet disaster rescue and relief after storms and other natural disasters, help clean up feral cat colonies, and have even created a memorial dog kennel at a Domestic Violence shelter after a woman was killed by her husband after being turned away from a shelter because of the dogs she just didn’t dare leave behind. This is a situation I had never even thought about, but I’ll bet it happens more often than we know. Daffy’s Pet Soup Kitchen has a lot of other programs going as well. They really deserve the support!

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  308. Maxi on September 12, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Multiple Sclerosis awareness!

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  309. Aly on September 12, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    I think donating $100 to No Kid Hungry would be amazing! For just $1 … a child is given 10 meals. I came across the foundation a year ago when I was at FN’s New York City Food and Wine festival and I have been a huge fan of it since.

    Awesome idea!!! Just another way bloggers are doing good in this world.

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  310. Lindsay on September 12, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    I would love to be able to donate 100 dollars to Trinity Presbyterian Church who is supporting a missionary family who are in desperate need of a car. They are a wonderful family who would give anything to anyone in need, and i’d love to be able to do the same for them.

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  311. Jennifer G. on September 12, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    I would love for that money to go to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta @Scottish Rite. This hospital is an amazing place to be at (for a hospital that is!). However, I would be just as happy if it went to ANY children’s hospital.

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  312. Carolyn on September 12, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Focus on the Family is a wonderful organization helping families through all kinds of difficult situations. I would love to be able to give them this donation! Thank you.

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  313. julie on September 12, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    I would love for the $100 to go to World Vision, an organization that provides water systems for Africa. Thanks for paying it forward to whomever wins!

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  314. Lynn on September 12, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    My $100 would go to the “Be The Match” foundation. Because every little kid deserves a chance to grow up, and every mom/dad deserves a chance to watch them do it.
    http://www.marrow.org/Home.aspx

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  315. Shelly Spratt on September 12, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    I would love for the money to go to Heifer International (heifer.org). They provide families and villages with livestock so that they may pull themselves out of poverty. Such a wonderful organization!

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  316. Jena Marie on September 12, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    My $100 would definitely go to the ASPCA. I truly support the fact that “we are their voice”.

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  317. Dee on September 12, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    Carol Marine and her family lost their home and her art studio and paintings in the fires in Texas earlier this month. They had only moments to get to safety from these wildfires. Carol is an artist featured on Daily Painters .

    http://www.noonesthebitch.com/http:/2011/09/05/carol-and-david-lost-their-home-a-fundraiser/

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  318. Karna Ahlschwede on September 12, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    I would donate it to: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Make-A-Wish-Foundation-of-Nebraska/275639903425
    A friend of mine works for Nebraska Make-a-wish and I see all the fantastic things they grant for kids who otherwise would not have the chance.

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  319. Kathleen on September 12, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    If I had an extra $100 (which I don’t due to vet school poverty for the next three years!), I would donate to Heifer International. Their work draws the attention of the developed world to the importance of agriculture in buidling communities. In addition, gifts of animals and plants helps entire communities become sustainable through the “teach a man to fish” concept. Rather than providing food, education, and resources for a few days or weeks, teaching families to start their own business allows developing communities grow toward stability.

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  320. carolyn namde on September 12, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    The Juvenile diabetes research foundation is a cause very close to my heart. I have several friends and loved ones who suffer from this very debilitating and life-threatening disease.

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  321. Suzanne - the Farmer's Wife on September 12, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    I’d love to see the $100 donated to my favorite charity – Trickle Up. This group provides micro loans (as little as $50) for women in third world countries to start a business. Read about the good things they do:

    http://www.trickleup.org

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  322. Happy When Not Hungry on September 12, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    I would donate the money to the National Kidney Foundation in honor of my grandfather: http://www.kidney.org/

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  323. Kim G. on September 12, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    I would love to see a $100 donation go to the American Cancer Society. They do so many good things for people going through this horrible disease. I would love to see the cure in my lifetime! Survivor since 2008.

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  324. Katy on September 12, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    I also support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – I’m a healthcare professional with firsthand involvement in diagnosing and monitoring many of these patients, so this organization is close to my heart. But since you already support them, my second charity would be March of Dimes – what an incredible organization, helping to save premature babies’ lives every day.

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  325. Karen on September 12, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    My friends have adopted two children from Sierra Leone (and three from Ethiopia). Sierra Leone has been involved in a terrible civil war for many years now and many have lost parents and entire families. The Raining Season is an indigenous organization that provides the orphans with housing, education, and love. We support them and it would be great for them to get a $100.00 donation from you!
    (Overview-The Raining Season is a non profit foundation aiding those recovering from a brutal civil war in Sierra Leone West Africa. The mission is to provide a hopeful future to orphaned children and impoverished families in Sierra Leone, West Africa through meeting basic necessities that include: Housing, Nourishment, Education, and Small Business Grants. The Raining Season also works to provide grants and networking support for those wishing to adopt from countries within Africa.)

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  326. Guadalupe Hernandez on September 12, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    A few months ago, I signed up to be a virtual walker for the 2011 Fayettville Walk for Lupus Now which takes place this Saturday. A friend of mine who suffers from Lupus is walking along with her family and friends. I signed up as a virtual walker because I live in Phoenix and am unable to travel to walk with her. My goal is $100. I have only been able to raise $15 thus far, but I am working on something this week to be able get that marker to $100. The additional 100 would be fantastic.

    Thank you for doing this! <3

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  327. Nicole Shugars on September 12, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    I’d give mine to The First Tee of Battle Creek — it is a youth development organization that uses the game of golf to teach kids important characteristics such as honesty and integrity. That’s what makes this country of ours such a great place.

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  328. TJ on September 12, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    My local (D.C.) human society would really benefit from this gift!

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  329. Liz Rauert on September 12, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    I would donate to Angela’s Wings to help our good friends’ adoption of a Ukrainian girl with Downs.

    http://angelaswings.tumblr.com/

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  330. Lauren on September 12, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    I would absolutely donate that money to the Lancaster County Humane League. We can’t forget about our furry and feathered friends.

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  331. Jan H on September 12, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    My son Shelby is raising money for Fields of Growth International for his Eagle Project. Fields of Growth is made up largely of lacrosse players who support and work with community-based organizations in small East African communities to build schools and homes, take care of orphaned and vulnerable children, support HIV outreach programs, and help them become self-sufficient (thru things such as the poultry project). Lacrosse players bring equipment and their love of the sport to the communities while supporting these wonderful people and their projects. What they do is truly amazing. You can find more information on this site:
    http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/shelbyhastings/shelbyhastingssfundraisingpage

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  332. Marjorie @ sugar for the brain on September 12, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    I would really love you to donate it to HART. This animal shelter does a great job in rescuing animals.

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  333. Anita on September 12, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    What a beautiful opportunity! I would love to have $100 to donate to our Lomax food pantry who, I just read in the Sunday mass bulleting are “in need of monetary donations”. I know the Church would show me how to get into contact with them to help them out if I were to get picked!!!

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  334. mis-cakes on September 12, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    i would love to have that $100 go to BC Children’s Hospital. My son had open heart surgery at 2 1/2 months old and the doctors and nurses were the most amazing group of people I have ever encountered.

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  335. Krista Dolan on September 12, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    I would donate the $100 towards Gracie’s Room First Hugs Program. 100% of all donations goes directly to the orphans.
    We help special need orphans receive one on one care and medicine. some of the children have never been held before entering our program!
    Thanks
    Krista Dolan

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  336. Leigh on September 12, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    I would love to donate to a local shelter organization. The Denver Dumb Friend’s League.

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  337. Teri on September 12, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Amazing! I would choose the National Marfan Foundation to support research and education in memory of my little brother, Joey!

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  338. Kelsea McElrath on September 12, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    I would love to a small non-profit in AZ called Room For Joy! http://www.roomforjoy.org Room for Joy inspires and enhances the lives of chronically ill children by giving them the bedroom makeover of their dreams!

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  339. Amy @ The Nifty Foodie on September 12, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    I would donate $100 to an organization called YelpBR in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This is a fairly new animal adoption group, where they take animals from our local shelter and give them more time to find homes. Our parish currently gives dogs about a week to get adopted, which is such a shame, but there’s not much funding from the parish for the shelter, so this group came in, they take in 30-40 dogs and give the dogs as much time as they need to find new homes. The organization is near and dear to my heart, since we adopted Millie from them almost 2 years ago.

    This is such a wonderful giveaway idea. 🙂 I hope you choose this charity, because YelpBR could use every little bit of help they can get to take care of these dogs! 🙂

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  340. Patty Robinson on September 12, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    I have committed to walk the Avon Breast Walk in Manhattan in October and this would go toward my $1800 that I need to raise. I have only started raising the money and way behind.
    I have done 3 marathons raising money for children…..this one is difficult because I am asking the same people and I think they feel that is enough! Also, walking a marathon and then walking 1/2 marathon the next day is extremely harder than running a marathon.
    http://www.avonwalk.org/
    Anyone can make a donation…..it would be greatly appreciated.
    thank you, Patty Robinson

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  341. Stefanie on September 12, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    I would donate to the Moore Co Humane Society, where I picked up my fav, Milo, five years ago. He’s been the best thing that ever happened to me, and I’d like to keep them going so that others in the area can rescue a pet and enjoy a life with him the way I’ve enjoyed my time with Milo.

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  342. Patricia on September 12, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    I would donate Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation.

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  343. Lisa in the 'burgh on September 12, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    What a great idea! I would want the $100 to go to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. They do an awesome job of feeding less-fortunate individuals in our area.

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  344. Brenda on September 12, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    It would be awesome if $100 would be donated to THON. THON is a charity that Penn State University does holds annually. All year long, about 15,000 Penn State students hold different events to help raise money for kids with cancer – festivals, “canning”, etc. Near the end of the school year, in the spring, they have a dance marathon (usually around 700 dancers participate), at the end of which they reveal the amount of money raised. Since 1977, THON has raised more than $80 million for The Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.
    I have seen the positive influence from this charity first hand as my niece was diagnosed with leukemia in May 2010. My sister and brother in law have gotten gas cards for their travel, free meals in the hospital cafeteria, paid prescriptions, and treatments have even been paid for. This money goes to all families – not just those who are in need. It also pays for research on childhood cancer.
    One more thing – and this is probably even more valuable than the money itself – is the happiness this organization has brought to my 5 (now 6) year old niece. The student volunteers are SO great with the children. They often go to my sisters house to play with my niece, and they’ve gone to see her in the hospital. She LOVES playing with the students, and they always bring her such joy and happiness when they come around.
    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this charity & would be delighted if they received the donation. 🙂

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  345. Katie on September 12, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    I would love if the money could go to Alex’s lemonade stand.
    Alex Scott was a brave little girl who battled cancer but not without a fight and a legacy for all to admire. Her strength and courage could teach all of something. I often think how can I complain when this little girl went through so much and fought so hard to raise money before her passing.

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  346. barbara n on September 12, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    My sister is a breast cancer survivor and I would love to donate the $100. to the American Cancer Society on her behalf!

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  347. Jenny t on September 12, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Greengate School in Woodland CA could use any funds to help purchase equipment such as standers and gait trainers to help severely disabled students have an opportunity to MOVE!

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  348. Jenny on September 12, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    My son has autism. The Nassau Suffolk Autism Society of America – provides many events to help kids with autism socialize – it’s done a world of good for us.

    http://www.nsasa.org

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  349. Joanie on September 12, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    There are so many deserving charities. I’m a TNT (leukemia & Lymphoma Society) triathlon and marathon coach and have fundraised and participated in events for the last 10 years-starting the year after my father died from Lymphoma. Just returned from Washington DC after participatuing in the Nation’s Capitol Triathlon (unfortunately because of the heavy rains the previous 2 weeks they had to cancel the swim portion because of debris and currents). I would love for it to go to LLS-but any one of the charities posted deserves and will also be grateful.Thanks for doing this 🙂

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  350. Kim of Mo'Betta on September 12, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Holy cow, do we have something in common! My Dad was diagnosed with Leukemia in October ’09 and had a bone marrow transplant in July 2010. He is currently doing well, but we worry about graft vs host and infections all the time. I’m so sorry your dad lost the battle. My sister and I joined the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk Fundraising event last year, and will this year as well. So yes, that’s the cause near and dear to my heart. Or Be The Match! Also an incredible organization!

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    • Joanie on September 12th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

      Awesome Job Kim! I blow up the balloons (well-hold them onto the helium tank while they inflate 🙂 ) for our local walk!

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  351. Rosanna on September 12, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    DonorsChoose.org!

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  352. Amy on September 12, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Oh please pick me!!! My daughter was diagnosed as a Type 1 diabetic in June and we are participating in our first Walk for a Cure for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation this weekend!!!!!! Thanks for doing such an awesome giveaway!!!!!

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  353. martina fegan on September 12, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    My two grandsons were diagnosed with Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes when they were 18 months and almost 3. A year later they were diagnosed with Celiacs Disease. SIne then for the past 6 years I have been raising money to find a cure for Juvenile Diabetes. I have also had many students throughout the past 20 years with this incurable disease. This $100.00 would be sent to the Juvenile Diabetes Research FOundation to help fund a cure.

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  354. Ann on September 12, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    First off…thank you.

    Boys Town.

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  355. jenny on September 12, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    A charity that is close to my heart is Ascent Russian Orphan Aid Foundation (http://www.iorphan.org/). Unfortunately, a staggering percentage of children from former USSR are abandoned, and of those children, only one in ten becomes a functional member of society. There is a chronic shortage of workers available to help the kids, room to house them, and barely enough to provide their basic needs…This foundation is set up to help provide orphans and orphanages with the resources they need to learn, succeed, develop interests and to learn trades….giving them a shot at a bright future 🙂

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  356. chloe on September 12, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    the wounded warriors project

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  357. Rachel on September 12, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    The draught and famine in East Africa really worries me, because there people are starving for water and simple foods like rice while we have the privilege to have three meals a day and spend indulge in daily baked goods. Therefore, I choose UNICEF to give money and aid to the starving people of Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia.

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  358. Christine on September 12, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    I would give $100 to my host sister in Guayaquil, Ecuador. It costs about $150 to send an elementary school student to school for one year (paying for mandatory uniforms, textbooks, and other materials). When I was last in Guayaquil, she expressed her concern for not having this money to send Catalina, her daughter, to school this year.

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  359. Heather F. on September 12, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    I would give the money to one of my fifth grade students to put toward their camp costs. It is $155 to go to camp each year, which is a hardship for some of my families. This money would go a long way!

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  360. Laura on September 12, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    What a great idea! So generous of you too! If I win, I would like the money to be donated to the March of Dimes. Thanks! = )

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  361. Kira J on September 12, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    I would like to donate to Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation. My friend and teammate, Jill Costello, passed away from lung cancer just over a year ago. She was an athletic non-smoker in her early 20’s and she touched so many people’s lives as well as significantly increased the awareness of lung cancer, which has been looked over due to the stigma associated with it. She was extremely active with this foundation and one of her last requests was that we all still do all we can to ultimately beat lung cancer.

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  362. Jenn on September 12, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    I would donate to faces of loss, they are an amazing organization that helps people like me who have dealt with pregnancy loss.

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  363. jacquie on September 12, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    carroll county rape crisis center.

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  364. Kim C on September 12, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    I would really like to donate to the ASPCA because I believe that animals are just as important as humans and deserve to be treated right and taken care of just as they take care of us.

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  365. Jamie on September 12, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    I work for an agency – Children’s Aid Society in Alabama – which helps families stay together and come together through adoption. I’m a huge fan 🙂

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  366. Taylor on September 12, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    The ASPCA. Yes, humans are very important, but innocent animals are too often forgotten and left in pain. I support them financially as well as with my services, and there is nothing better than helping the truly innocent.

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  367. Sarah on September 12, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    I would have the $100 donated to the Michigan Parkinson’s Foundation. https://www.parkinsonsmi.org/transactions/donations.php My mother-in-law, Rita, has pretty advanced Parkinson’s and it is shocking to see how quickly we have lost the wonderful woman we once had in our lives. It is so frustrating for her to have become trapped in her own body and not be the active, social, independent woman she was. My friends and family are participating in a walk-a-thon on Oct. 1st for the Michigan Parkinson’s Foundation.

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  368. LaLaLinz on September 12, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    I would choose the Red Cross.

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  369. Ally on September 12, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    I would donate the money to my school’s Student Council. Every fall/winter they prepare food baskets for approx. 70 families in the school district – families who can’t afford much at all. They give each family a turkey, non-perishables, and winter accessories through the Christmas vacation.

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  370. Cat on September 12, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    My dear mom passed away on 9/10/2002 from ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis,) also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. It’s kinda the polar opposite of Alzheimers, and therefore, much crueler. The mind stays razor sharp as your body slowly becomes increasingly paralyzed, including the muscles responsible for speech, swallowing and finally breathing. It’s a slow, agonizing torture that no human being should ever have to endure.

    http://www.alsa.org

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  371. Kara on September 12, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    I would donate to Canine Companions, a local animal rescue group. I adopted my two dogs from them and I would love to be able to donate $100 to their charity.

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  372. Lisa Nebel on September 12, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    I would give it to JDRF. My friend walks for her son every year… this would be a great gift for her and her son!

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  373. Soroya on September 12, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    I would like $100 to go to my daughter’s spanish immersion elementary school. Each year the parents raise money to provide each classroom with a native spanish speaking aid. With the super tough economy in Michigan, funding is at an all time low (and so are donations). Your contribution could help a teacher provide much needed assistance in a classroom. Thanks!

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  374. charm on September 12, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    American Humane Society

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  375. Brandi on September 12, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    The money would go to Breast Cancer Awareness. I’m on a team for an upcoming run.

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  376. Stephanie on September 12, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Cystic fibrosis… Thank you so much!

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  377. Elizabeth D. on September 12, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    I would love to see the money go to Operation Baghdad Pups; it helps soldiers who bond with the many stray animals who are unquestionably all victims of this conflict be able to rescue the animal and bring them back to a true forever home. http://www.spcai.org/baghdad-pups.html

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  378. Lisa N on September 12, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    I would like to throw Wags & Whiskers Animal Rescue of MN into the ring. They are a wonderful organization dedicated to rescuing dogs (and cats) from bad situations. My dog was adopted from them and we volunteer and foster for Wags – they are an organization I really believe in!

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  379. Beth on September 12, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    St Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis is my “go to” charity! We’re tight on money this year so we have not donated yet, which is killing me… so this would be awesome!

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  380. Sandy Aldern on September 12, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Last year, when I celebrated my 6th year as a breast cancer survivor, my daughter said, “Mom, it’s time to walk.” My 25 year old daughter and I are participating in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure walk Nov. 18-20 in San Diego. I was diagnosed at 48 with no family history of breast cancer and no qualifying risk factors. That is not true for my daughter. She will live with this fear for the rest of her life. We are walking for research and treatment. I was diagnosed in April, 2005. In Dec., 2004, because of research, the Oncotype Dx Test was approved for use. This test changed the course of my treatment. $100 would support our efforts to raise $$ for breast cancer research and treatment.

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  381. Cinnamon on September 12, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    MealsfromtheHeartland.org

    This is an organization that was founded in Iowa in 2007. Through the work of monetary donations and volunteers, they package and distribute nutritionally balanced meals to people who need them. They’ve fed hungry people in South Africa, Haiti, various places in the US, and probably more that I’m currently forgetting. The way their meals cost out, a donation of $100 would feed about 500 people. Amazing how a little can do a lot. Thanks for this giveaway – it never hurts anyone to think about ways to help.

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  382. Amy on September 12, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation (http://www.streetkidsinvietnam.com/).
    I believe the strongest impacts come from small charity programs that have close direct contacts with the recipients on day to day basis.

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  383. Lisa on September 12, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    My charity of choice is the American Heart Association. I lost my father when he was 56, suddenly & unexpectedly, when he passed after a run. A 3-time marathon runner, a black belt in Tae-Kwon-Do and having participated in countless tri-athalons, the fatal heart attack was a shock.
    Less than two years ago, we lost my husband’s 31-year old sister, due to mitral valve prolapse, a heart condition we were unaware of. She left behind a husband, 6-year old daughter, 4-year old son, and and 8-day old daughter.

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  384. Sarah Korzun on September 12, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    I would love to donate $100 to Love 146, which is aims to end child sex slavery and exploitation. It is estimated that trafficking generates around $32 billion annually. This makes trafficking in persons the second most lucrative crime in the world.

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  385. jennifer on September 12, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    How refreshing to see a giveaway that isn’t about what I can get for myself, but what I might be able to share with those who can really use some help. I volunteer with Motley Zoo Animal Rescue here in Washington, and I would love to give this $100 to them. They often rescue animals that have medical conditions and would therefore be automatically put down in shelters. Thanks for the chance to help them!

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  386. luckywith8s on September 12, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    I would give this $100 to the Alice Paul House. They are our local domestic violence shelter. This donation would do tons of good.

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  387. Heather on September 12, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (American Cancer Society)

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  388. S on September 12, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Smile Train! 🙂

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  389. Hiroko on September 12, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    I would like $100 go to No More Radiation: Giving Japanese Families Tools to Measure their Safety. This cause just started and this initiative aims to distribute radiation measuring devices (called geiger counters) to families with children in the effected Fukushima area where the big earthquake and tsunami hit in March in Japan and affected by the radiation from Fukushima Power Plants. Japanese government is not doing anything to help people so this cause was started. Hope I will win and can donate $100 to this great cause to help people in Fukushima, Japan!

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  390. mamatoi on September 12, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Autistic children need our help

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  391. Annie on September 13, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue! That is our favorite charity.

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  392. Val on September 13, 2011 at 12:10 am

    secondhandhounds.org

    This is a local volunteer-based animal rescue. They care so much and deserve as much help as they can get!

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  393. Laura on September 13, 2011 at 12:24 am

    I’d donate it to the American Cancer Society… too many lives have been touched, altered forever by cancer.

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  394. LILA on September 13, 2011 at 12:51 am

    my friend really wants to go to this camp but we need money 4 her to go 4 the plane ticket. we would be so graetful!

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  395. Kelly @ Foodie Fiasco on September 13, 2011 at 1:05 am

    Susan G. Komen for the Cure. My mom is currently in chemo for stage 2 breast cancer, and I dream that one day soon we can say that no one has to worry about cancer anymore.

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  396. Candace on September 13, 2011 at 1:35 am

    Operation Smile

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  397. Gloria on September 13, 2011 at 1:41 am

    Not sure if I made it in time…11:59 in pacific time? I’m a west coaster and just getting to my Google Reader.

    What a generous gift Michelle! I would put the money towards Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure. I’ll be walking in a 5K in two weeks with my step-mom. In just under a month I will be celebrating 1 year cancer free!

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  398. Becki H on September 13, 2011 at 2:15 am

    AROC – Arab Resource and Organizing Committee – http://www.araborganizing.org/

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  399. Cristin (Pinkie) on September 13, 2011 at 2:32 am

    What a nice thing to do Michelle! Thank you for including us in your goodwill. My charity would be the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Every year my family raises money (over $15,000 in the last 4 years) buy riding in the LiveStrong Challenge in the fight against Cancer. We lost my father to Cancer in 2008 and have been fighting this battle in his memory every since. You can see more of our LiveStrong experiences here: http://www.cristinscookies.com/search/label/LiveStrong%20Challenge Thanks again for what you are doing and including us too! Cristin (Pinkie) of Cristin’s Cookies

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  400. Phoe on September 13, 2011 at 6:44 am

    What a wonderful idea. I would like to donate $100 to the Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation (http://www.sjogrens.org/), a little known but rather prevalent disease that I suffer from. It’s changed my life so completely.

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  401. Dawn on September 13, 2011 at 10:32 am

    ALS, I could go on in details of how bad this in general but all the above is just in need. All I will say is a gentleman I work with has been diagnosed with this and I am witnessing first hand the effects from work and home. He is lucky has lots of support from family, friends and co workers … however, makes me think of others who are not as lucky. Maybe this money could help one of them.

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  402. Katie on September 13, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    I would donate it to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). My sister has had Type 1 Diabetes for almost 10 years. My family is very actively involved in JDRF, and my mother is on the board for our local chapter. They help provide families with information and support, and they have fundraising events to help raise money to find a cure. A lot of people do not realize what it is like to have an illness such as Type 1 Diabetes or how it can impact your family’s life as well.

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  403. Jessica Mumford on September 17, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    My husband and I are going to be adopting a baby girl from Ethiopia!

    After 5 years of marriage and almost 5 years of infertility, God has shown us He has something better in mind: adoption.

    I would use this money for the adoption costs. We are just starting fundraising–selling homemade wood tambourines, jewelry, and other goods. This would be a fantastic beginning for our family.

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