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$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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Jacqueline on September 12, 2011 at 12:24 pm

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

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Dana Cooper on September 12, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Glorious Light International Church

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Lisa T on September 12, 2011 at 12:37 pm

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

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Payal on September 12, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    March of Dimes.

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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. Mary C on September 12, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    American Cancer Society

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

    Definitely Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis. Thank you!

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

    The American Heart and Stroke Foundation. :)

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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. Sabrina on September 12, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Doctors without borders also.

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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. Christine on September 12, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    IOCC–International Orthodox Chrisitian Charities

    Thank you for doing this.

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

    Thank you!

    Catholic Relief Services
    CRS.org

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  50. 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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  51. 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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  52. 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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  53. 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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  54. 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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  55. 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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  56. 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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  57. 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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  58. 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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  59. 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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  60. 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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  61. 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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  62. 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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  63. 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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  64. 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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  65. 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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  66. 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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  67. 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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  68. 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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  69. Ty Gray on September 12, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Primary Childrens Hospital in Utah.

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

    I would donate it to the Make A Wish foundation :)

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  72. 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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  73. 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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  74. 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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  75. 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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  76. 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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  77. 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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  78. 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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  79. 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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  80. 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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  81. 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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  82. Christine on September 12, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    I would donate to Feed America. Thanks!

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  83. 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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  84. 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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  85. 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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  86. 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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  87. 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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  88. 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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  89. 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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  90. 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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  91. 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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  92. 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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  93. 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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  94. 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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  95. 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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  96. 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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  97. 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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  98. 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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  99. Kimiko on September 12, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    I would like to donate to Bloggers Without Borders

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  100. 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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