Give-Thanks-Giving: A Gift of Giving

turkey-buttonWrapping up the one-year bloggiversary celebration, I’m finishing this up with a giveaway of sorts. Inspired by other giving bloggers around the blogosphere this month, and also by the 30 Day Giving Challenge, I’ll be giving away a donation, to the winner’s favorite charity. At the same time, I’ll be passing on to the selected winner a small token of my appreciation – a $25 gift card to Gevalia Coffee that I have but am choosing to pass on rather than keep it for myself.

I am going to make this REALLY simple. You like simple don’t you?

Here’s what you need to do to enter:

  1. Leave a comment telling me which charity, ministry or organization you would have me make a donation to if you win. You must include a link to the charity, and they must have a way for me to make a donation online. You must also enter a valid email address so that I can contact you about you Gevalia gift card.
  2. An alternative way to enter: If you would like to join me in my final gust of giving for this carnival…I offer to you, the opportunity to turn around and do the same thing on your blog and offer to give away a donation of a reader’s choice. If you choose to do so, write a post and leave a link in the comments. Don’t forget to leave a link to your own favorite ministry and your email address.

The “rules”:

1.) If you don’t leave a link to the organization website, accept online donations, or your email address your entry will be invalid. (Leave your email address in the comment entry form, not necessarily the comment itself – your email address in the entry form will not be publicly displayed, only allows me to reply by email to your comment and will not be used for any form of solicitation in the future.)

2.) The charity donation is open to bloggers and non bloggers alike, worldwide. Gevalia may or may not make shipments to your destination. It’s up to you to determine if Gevalia coffee is available in your area.

3.) Comments will close Friday, November 27, 2009 at midnight central standard time. At that point in time a winner will be chosen by random draw.

That’s pretty simple, right?

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UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Find the results here.

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November 23, 2009 1:43 am

What a great idea! Here is my charity of choice: Tiny Hands International.

A couple from our church works in their orphanage in Nepal, helping street children and those who have been victims of sex-trafficking lead a more normal life and know the love of Christ.

Alyssa @ Keeping the Kingdom First
Alyssa @ Keeping the Kingdom First
November 23, 2009 12:21 pm

Love this giveaway, Amber! My charity of choice:

I sponsor a child through Compassion, it is a wonderful organization!

November 23, 2009 3:48 pm

What a wonderful idea! This not only is a great gift, but it can introduce us to new charities.

One of my favorite charities is Dorcas Designs ( It was started to help women affected by leprosy in China learn a skill, quilting, and be able to support their families.

(It looks like you need to email and let them know you would like to give a monetary donation. If I win and that is too much trouble, can you give it to the organization Dana mentioned?) Thanks for the opportunity!

Jennifer Saake "InfertilityMom"
Jennifer Saake "InfertilityMom"
November 23, 2009 10:07 pm

I love this idea! Will be RTing on twitter too. I would love if you would consider a donation to Hannah’s Prayer Ministries offering Christian support for families facing infertility, pregnancy loss, infant death and adoption-related struggles. http;//

Thank you!
jsaake AT yahoo DOT com

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November 23, 2009 11:20 pm

This is such a great giveaway! I would give to March of Dimes.
I wrote about our experience with premature birth last week. Their organization meant so much to us during that time.

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Julie S.
Julie S.
November 24, 2009 7:49 am

Cool giveaway! I would give to our local Refuge for Women. They are just starting up in our area, starting a home, and offering ministry and healing to women who choose to leave the adult entertainment industry. and

Crimson Wife
Crimson Wife
November 24, 2009 12:45 pm

Please consider making a donation to Project Night Night. They create care packages with night-time comfort items (blanket, stuffed animal, & book) for children living in homeless shelters.

If you happen to pick my entry, please donate the Gevalia card to your local branch of the USO for the soldiers coming home from overseas 🙂

November 24, 2009 4:14 pm

What a great giveaway, Amber!

Compassion International is a great charity:

November 26, 2009 9:06 pm

Any charity? I say the Foundation Beyond Belief

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