Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Starbucks Basket Giveaway-CLOSED

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When I put this basket together I added things that I would want to get in a basket. There is just something about getting a beautiful basket with things you love to have filled inside. The winner will receive this Basket with two .25 pounds of coffee, French Roast and Breakfast Blend, Two Coffee cups, A tin filled with Pirouline hazelnut cookie sticks, 3 mini signs and a $10 dollar gift card to Starbucks. This is actually a basket I would love to have myself so I know the winner will enjoy it. The reason for putting this giveaway together is to bring awareness to World Vision. World Vision is a Mission organization with the mission to inspire others to help them fight Poverty. I just recently read and reviewed the Book The Hole in Our Gospel by Richard Stearns and since reading this book I have a new mission of my own. What I learned from this book is that every person counts. Every little bit helps and what ever I can do to help is what I am going to do. The facts are that, when we sit down just to eat our dinner, it takes about 20 minutes for everyone to finish and in that 20 minute time frame 300 children have died around the world. That's approx 1 child every 4 seconds, 26,000 today and approx 10 million this year. These numbers are unacceptable and tragically fact not fiction. Pandemic issues arrive often from the bird flu to the swine flu and in all actuality there is already a pandemic that has spread world wide and continues to grow. Its called poverty and we as Americans and the human race should be trying to stop this pandemic from spreading and hopefully eradicating it all together. A Pandemic means having widespread effect: existing in the form of a widespread epidemic that affects people in many different countries.
AIDS is currently considered to be pandemic along with poverty. When 10 million people including children, their mothers and the head of household are dying because they cant feed there families or have the medicines and clean water to exist, we would call this a pandemic. In America approx. 35 million people are on the brink of hunger including 12 million of them children. The difference with America and third world countries is that we do have a government that is concerned about this and that we have people willing to put organizations together to help families in need of food, we also have the state we live in help with Tanif. Allowing Americans in need to get help when they are down.
My own story of kind people helping those that need help referring back to my last blog. I recently took my kids to have dental work done and two of my girls are Autistic and my five year old has developmental delays when it comes to breathing and swallowing at the same time. Because of this she pockets her food in her cheeks and has caused decay throughout her entire mouth,. The remaining bill in over 2300 dollars and my own teeth have had to wait. I went to the dentist because one tooth I have has abscessed and the infection has made a pimple of infection along my gum line. This Dentist made the difference for me, knowing that my funds are limited he sent me down to Well Springs which is a charitable organization in my town. I went there and told him my story and the trouble I am having with being able to fix my teeth. Come to find out my Dentist is Head of the Board at this organization and that he will be fixing my teeth including dentures and charging me nothing. I was so taken back by his kindness and sincerity to help me in my time of need, I started crying. It was this moment that made me realize that even I can make a difference for someone else that is less off then I myself and paying if forward is what we should be doing as the human race. Showing Gods love by giving is preaching the Gospel and just for information Gospel means: The Good News and the Good news is that God loves us and wants us to spend eternity in heaven with him.

MAIN ENTRY: (2) parts - Follow my blog publicly and visit World Vision. Come back and comment on something you learned about poverty. It can be something you did not know before or something you would like other readers to know. ( If these two parts are not done then your entry will be deleted.)

For Extra Entries:

1 Extra Entry: Follow me on Twitter and Retweet this giveaway: You can copy and paste this
Starbucks Basket Giveaway to fight Poverty Enter now @http://roxy-littlelovebugs.blogspot.com/ ( You can tweet this up to 2 times a day for 2 total extra entries per day) Make sure you leave your twitter url and the times you tweeted..

1 Extra Entry: Subscribe to this blog by email

1 Extra Entry: Read my Book Review on "The Hole in our Gospel" and comment back telling what you think of my first Review

2 Extra Entries: Enter into a giveaway at Angies Blog - My Four Monkeys and comment back here on what giveaway you entered in. You will love her site, I DO...

1 Extra Entry: Grab my Button and place on your blog- Be sure to leave the link to your blog so I can see where you put it

5 Extra Entries: Blog about this giveaway and be sure to leave the link to where you blogged

10 Extra Entries: Become a World Vision Sponsor or make a donation to fight world hunger

5 Extra Entries: Purchase the Book "The Hole in our Gospel" By Richard Sterns the President of World Vision.

Thank you so much to all my readers and thank you for sharing in my life. All your comments are loved weather they be just from the heart or comments entered into the giveaway.

The winner will be notified by Email so please remember to leave your email address in each entry so that I will be able to contact you. The winner must respond in 48 hours or another number will be drawn. You must be 18 years of age to enter into any giveaway here on this blog.

Also note that the Main Entry is the only Entry needed to win this giveaway and it must be completed in both parts. Any Extra entries are available but not mandatory.

I thank you for entering into this giveaway and hope you will help World Vision in the Fight to end World Hunger.

Good Luck and God Bless

82 comments:

  1. Okay Roxy, I've got to win this one for my hubby!

    I visited World Vision and learned that contaminated water is a huge obstacle for people in third world countries.

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  2. I have your button at http://myfourmonkeys.com!

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  3. 1. I follow you publically.
    2. They also help in 11 areas of the United State in addition to their international help.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  4. The World Vision gift catalog is awesome! following

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  5. tweeted - http://twitter.com/phxbne/status/2656598858

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  6. entered My Four Monkeys Kimochis giveaway #1

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  7. entered My Four Monkeys Kimochis giveaway #2

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  8. cdziuba@aol.com I follow, and I learned that through their gift program, I can donate money that will be used to buy such things as a goat or two chickens. I am so impressed, I did quite a bit of reading on their HopeChild program too. Thanks for your generous and philanthropic giveaway.

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  9. cdziuba@aol.com I follow on Twitter (cdziuba) and tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/2656718052

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  10. cdziuba@aol.com button ceeceeblogger.blogspot.com

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  16. Your review of The Hole in Our Gospel underscores what I often say at our dinner table....how blessed we are to live in this country, and how it is the duty of the Haves to help the Have-nots.


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  17. I follow & I learned you can help by the use of a prayer vigil!!! - Organize a prayer vigil to reflect on and pray for those threatened by poverty, disease, and exploitation.

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  18. Give a goat. Goats nourish hungry children and families with healthy milk, cheese, and yogurt. Goats also give a much-needed income boost by providing offspring and extra dairy products for sale at the market. it only costs 75.00
    follower

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  19. entered jump start giveaway on my four monkeys entry1

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  20. entered jumpp start giveaway on my four monkeys entry 2

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  21. Poverty is linked so closely with child mortality. One statistic I found on the site was:
    Reducing malnutrition among children under age 5 in poor countries can decrease child mortality by 20 percent.

    I know that losing a child is a horrible, heart wrenching experience (I have had to bury a child). If there are wayt to prevent this pain to both the child who passes and the families who lose them. We as a human race should ban together and do something!!

    I follow your site, and thank you for the eye opening posts.

    Jennifer
    dropsofjupita(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. July 15, 2009 6:20 PM
    NotQuitePhotoJENic said...
    I follow you on twitter.

    www.twitter.com/jupitaupcycled


    Jennifer
    dropsofjupita(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. July 15, 2009 6:20 PM
    NotQuitePhotoJENic said...
    your button is on my blog.

    http://notquitephotojenic.blogspot.com/

    Jennifer
    dropsofjupita(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. NotQuitePhotoJENic said...
    I read the review. As I stated in my other post, it compelled me to read the book. Thank you.

    Jennifer
    dropsofjupita(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. follower
    i learned that intense fighting between militant groups and Pakistani forces has driven nearly three million children and their families from their homes.

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  26. I learned that nearly 10% of the US population falls below the poverty line.
    I follow your blog.
    oheeyore at hotmail dot com

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  27. I subscribed via google reader because I could not figure out how to subscribe via email. If you could tell me how to or sign me up, I'd love to get your emails as well.
    oheeyore at hotmail dot com

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  28. I am impressed with your first review. It seems very honest and genuine, rather than "oh buy this because I was given a free copy and am now obligated to promote this book..."
    oheeyore at hotmail dot com

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  29. I entered the Dittany giveaway at My four monkeys.
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  30. I entered the Dittany giveaway at My Four Monkeys.
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  31. blogged 1
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  36. I'm a follower. I didn't realize that you could give a goat! My little ones would really get into that idea! :)

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  37. I follow you on Twitter, and I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/Godesigned/statuses/2743451807

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  38. I entered a giveaway on Angie's blog:
    http://myfourmonkeysproductreviews.blogspot.com/2009/07/toddler-craft-giveaway.html

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  39. I follow publicly and I learned from the World Vision site was in conflict-torn northwest Pakistan, some 2 million displaced civilians are beginning to return to their homes. World Vision remains focused on the needs and safety of vulnerable children and families who have been affected by the violence. I had no idea how many people were displaced and it saddens my heart.
    tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

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  40. I read your Book Review on "The Hole in our Gospel" and left a comment.
    tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

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  41. I follow.

    I learned that in Armenia poverty caused by the weakened economy, coupled with a large number of school closings, has prevented 80 percent of children from attending kindergarten. Attendance rates for primary and secondary school are higher than many former Soviet republics, but studies have shown nearly a quarter of all children drop out by grade 10.

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  42. I entered the Toddler Craft Giveaway at My 4 Monkeys.

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  43. I have your button

    http://secretlifeofawahm.blogspot.com/

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  44. I entered the Toddler Craft Giveaway at My 4 Monkeys. #2

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  45. #1 extra entry for email referrals

    jenn
    dropsofjupita(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  46. #2 extra entry for email referrals

    jenn
    dropsofjupita(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  47. #3 extra entry for email referrals

    jenn
    dropsofjupita(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  48. #4 extra entry for email referrals

    jenn
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  49. #5 extra entry for email referrals

    jenn
    dropsofjupita(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  50. I follow your blog

    And I visted World Vision and learned that An estimated 907 million people who are hungry are in developing countries ( — that's more than the population of the European Union, the United States, and Canada combined. The World Food Program says that about 75 percent of all hungry people live in rural areas, primarily Africa or Asia! And that is cool that you can give a goat to help out!

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  51. I follow on twitter, user name gutimom

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  52. tweet http://twitter.com/JupitaUpcycled/status/2836972298

    Jennifer
    dropsofjupita(@)yahoo(dot)com

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  53. tweet

    http://twitter.com/JupitaUpcycled/status/2880019731

    Jenn
    Dropsofjupita@yahoo.com

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  54. todays tweet http://twitter.com/JupitaUpcycled/status/2886461511

    jenn
    dropsofjupita(@)yahoo(.)com

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  55. I just started following you publicly. I was curious what World Vision had to say about Mali, West Africa since I was there last October. The poverty was very obvious over there! World Vision says, "The country is plagued by frequent drought and insufficient food supplies, and 64 percent of the people live below the poverty line." It's really hard to see this level of poverty in person and it makes you realize how much we really have in our daily lives.

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  56. I follow on twitter and tweeted.

    http://twitter.com/matt0701/status/2890830509

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  57. I added your button on my blog.

    http://msgiveaway.blogspot.com

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  58. I follow you. And I know you said in your review that 35 million Americans are on the brink of poverty but I think this number puts it a little more into perspective, for me anyway. Nearly 10%!! of America lives below the poverty line. In short, 1 person in 10. That's a pretty sad number. It makes me want to do what I can to help!

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  59. Tweet: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/statuses/2891875634

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  60. I entered the Seventh Generation giveaway at My Four Monkeys.
    Entry 1

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  61. I entered the Seventh Generation giveaway at My Four Monkeys.
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  62. I have your button: http://asahmlookingforadeal.blogspot.com/

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  63. Blogged: http://asahmlookingforadeal.blogspot.com/2009/07/prize-baskets-to-promote-poverty.html
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  64. Blogged: http://asahmlookingforadeal.blogspot.com/2009/07/prize-baskets-to-promote-poverty.html
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  65. Blogged: http://asahmlookingforadeal.blogspot.com/2009/07/prize-baskets-to-promote-poverty.html
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  66. Blogged: http://asahmlookingforadeal.blogspot.com/2009/07/prize-baskets-to-promote-poverty.html
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  67. Blogged: http://asahmlookingforadeal.blogspot.com/2009/07/prize-baskets-to-promote-poverty.html
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  68. I'm following your bloggy! The World Food Program reports that about 75 percent of all hungry people live in rural areas, Africa or Asia. They have where you can buy a Goat for $75 would be great to feed everyone! Too many people in third world countries are going hungry!

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  69. Following you on Twitter & tweeted: http://twitter.com/luvscontests/status/2896323721

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  70. Tweeted

    https://twitter.com/matt0701/status/2896929975

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  71. I'm following blog. And intense fighting between militant groups and Pakistani forces has driven nearly three million children and their families from their homes.

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  72. Follow on Twitter & tweeted @ http://twitter.com/Naddez.

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  73. Added your button to my blog @ http://naddezsgoodycorner.blogspot.com/

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  74. I entered the Dapple Giveaway on My Four Monkeys blog.
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  75. I entered the Dapple Giveaway on My Four Monkeys blog.
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  76. Follow on Twitter & tweeted @ http://twitter.com/Naddez.

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  77. I Follow you on GFC (Stephanie Phelps)
    I learned that More people are going hungry than ever before — approximately 1 billion worldwide.
    The recent global food crisis and economic downturn
    have added more than 115 million people to the ranks of the hungry over the last couple of years.
    my4boysand1@gmail.com

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  78. I Follow you on twitter and tweeted @my4boysand1
    my4boysand1@gmail.com
    http://twitter.com/#!/my4boysand1/status/88691641287847937

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  79. Wow, what a heart felt review and the book sounds wonderful makes me want to order it right know and your view is so right on as far as Americans and the ungrateful manner in which we approach life as Americans and as Christians. Thank you for reminding me to be thankful for the gifts God has given me

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