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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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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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