"Take an action each day that alleviates suffering in the world. Bring light into darkness."
-Angeles Arrien


Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished:
If you're alive, it isn't.
--- Richard Bach

I have come to realize more and more that the greatest disease and the greatest suffering is to be unwanted, unloved, uncared for, to be shunned by everybody, to be just nobody [to no one]
--Mother Teresa


We were not separated at your birth.
It was the moment at which we began our journey toward each other
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-Nancy McGuire Roche

Monday, May 04, 2009

Could you use a New stroller? Check this out

I want to make sure to keep this at the top of my blog:

Edited: Stroller Giveaway ending May 31, 2009

I have decided what my next fund raising cause will be; I told you I had an idea brewing and I have come to a decision. This one feels really good. I have always wanted to do something big like this in Vietnam; Change the life of a WHOLE family.
When I traveled to Vietnam in 2007, to bring home my children, I could not believe what I saw. Families (Not 1 but thousands) living in conditions I would not consider adequate for my dog to live in (The average ANNUAL household income in Vietnam is less then $300 US per year); Shacks with dirt floors, no windows or doors and a tarp or cardboard boxes for a roof. I could not leave these people behind, come home to my cushy life in the US and forget what I had seen. I vowed to myself I would try and make a difference. Together WE are going to build a house (or hopefully two) for a very poor family in Vietnam. For every $10 donated you get one entry; Each $25.00 donation will get you three entries (Entries with US addresses ONLY; Anybody can donate to cause-I just can't afford to ship it overseas). If you DONATE AND Blog (with Link back to this blog post) and post my widget about my giveaway you will get an extra entry. Leave a comment here with the link to your blog post to get your extra entry. Even if you don't need a double stroller this can turn into a SINGLE stroller, it would make a awesome baby shower gift, donate it or sell it on craigs list or ebay. It's just 10 bucks so take a chance you just might win the stroller but the true prize is what you will have done to improve another human beings life. Random number generator will be used to pick the winner. Please pass this along it is for a very worthy cause. I need at least 175 donations to make this dream a reality. You can donate by paypal OR credit card through the chip in widget. If you have a paypal account I would prefer you use this because they charge me a fee for the credit card. Credit card payments are fine if you do not have a paypal account.





The giveaway is for a brand new Contours Options Tandem stroller in Red (Retail Value $249.99).

The Contours® Options® Tandem is the perfect stroller to give you the flexibility needed as a parent. For 1 or 2 kids, infant or toddlers, everyone has a great view in any direction with its reversible seats! It is the ultimate stroller with lots of options for your ever changing life style!

Features:
  • • Seats Easily Reverse to Create 6 Different Stroller Options. Children Can Both Face Parent, Face Each Other, Face Forward or Back to Back. The Options Tandem Can Also Be Used with Only the Front Seat so There's Lots of Storage in Back.
  • • Infant Car Seat Attachment Fits Most Car Seat Brands on the Market. Additional Car Seat Attachment is Sold Separately to Accommodate Twins!
  • • Both Seats Recline for Infant's Comfort
  • • Ultra Smooth Ride & Steering with Two 8" Front Single Swivel & 10" Rear Never Flat Wheels
  • • Easy Trigger Fold and Convenient Free-Stand™ Allows the Stroller to Stand on its Own! And if You Remove Both Seats, This Stroller Will Become More Compact When Storing in Small



  • Edited: Stroller Giveaway Ending May 31, 2009


    You can also donate to this cause by ordering magazines from my fundraiser. 40% off cover list price. Just click on banner below.

    9 comments:

    Laurie said...

    Hey - just sent you a few emails and am wondering if you are ok? I hope you are well and would love to hear from you soon so I know everything is alright. Take care Heather,

    Laurie said...

    Um, still haven't heard anything back from you. PLEASE email me asap Heather.

    thebenshow said...

    Heather - I want to write a post about your project today to try to get you some more donations before the end of the week. and i'll be donating too...

    Lauren said...

    Just donated! I'm going to also blog about this at my adoption-related blog. Thanks for doing this.

    Jules said...

    Donated and blogged!

    smthomas said...

    I hope that you reach your goal! I have a daughter adopted from Vietnam and am always happy to support people doing good work there! Good luck to you and to me :-)

    tnc said...

    Heather - I'm a reader/friend of The Ben Show (plus one :) and have copied Kelly's post at: babonah.wordpress.com (and have donated)

    I will be praying that you reach your goal - what a worthy cause!

    Karen said...

    Heather,
    I just donated & I am about to blog about this. Thank you for doing this. I look at Christopher & feel sooo blessed. Hope you reach your goal!

    Philip said...

    Follow the bouncing blog... It has been put up at www.websketchings.com/baby as well. Hopefully you will get some supporters!!