Monday, March 9

SITS Spring Fling: $10 Charity Giveaway

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANKS FOR PARTICIPATING!

I've been itching to join the Spring Fling led by The Secret is in the Sauce (SITS), and the day to begin is finally here! In case you haven't heard, Spring Fling includes a number of sponsored giveaways over at SITS, but it also includes giveaways all across the blogosphere. So once you're done entering this giveaway, please visit Spring Fling to enter some of the others!

Okay, let's get down to business: the Bean's giveaway. I've been thinking long and hard about what to give away for this event, and the thing that kept on popping into my head was that I need to give more. I know, you're thinking, "Damn girl, you're hosting a giveaway. What more can you do?" My thoughts exactly. In economic times like these, I can't give much, but I can give a little. So here's the giveaway prize:

$10 donation by me to a charity chosen by the winner
Whether you're an animal right crusader, a soldier in the fight against breast cancer, or an environment advocate, I want to hear about it! To enter:
1. FOR ONE ENTRY: Comment on this post telling me which charity you would want the contribution to go to if you win. If you're not logged in, be sure to leave your email address instead of commenting anonymously so I can contact you if you win.

2. FOR A BONUS ENTRY: Begin following this blog – please mention in a comment if you are already doing so or if you begin to do so.

3. FOR 2 BONUS ENTRIES: Mention this giveaway on your own blog and link back to The Sweet Jelly Bean. Please comment on this post to let me know you've done so!

RULES: The winner must be a US resident, and the charity of their choice must be a US 501(c)(3) organization (if you're not sure if yours is, ask me and I can look it up for you. I work for a nonprofit).

This giveaway ends Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 7pm PST. All eligible entries will be thrown into a hat (well, probably a water glass around our apartment), and a winner will be drawn by Mr. Bean. The winner will be announced here and contacted following the close of the contest - they can then let me know for sure what charity they'd like the donation to go to, and in whose name (if applicable). Good luck everyone, and be sure to enter my other giveaways - look over to the right hand column near the top of the page and you'll see links to them.

77 comments:

Holly Jones said...

What a great idea! If I win, I'd like you to donate to any non-profit organization that supports Autism. Enter my contest too if you'd like!

Tiffany said...

I absolutely LOVE this idea.

My charity would be Jacob's Cure.

Have a great Spring Fling!!!

Rachel Ann said...

What a great contest...I don't have a set charity that I give to...so if I win can I tell you then!

Adrian's Crazy Life said...

This is a great idea. My charity would be the Heifer Project at Heifer.org. Come over to my blog to win a free stamp set.

BoufMom9 said...

This is probably the best contest i have seen! I will definitely be posting about this on my blog and am now following your blog.

I would choose Neuroblastoma, in tuesday's honor.

Anne said...

What a fabulous idea! If I win I would like to have $10 donated to the Whaleman Foundation, dedicated to protecting and preserving whales and their habitats.

Tamara aka Cheapskate Mom said...

This is a sweet idea! I would want my chosen charity to be in honor of Tuesday. Their is a blog in her name with donation sites for cancer research.

I am following you!

TattooedMinivanMom said...

Now THIS is a sweet and thoughtful giveaway. Not sure of a specific charity but it would be for children.

My daughter wrote a letter to President Obama at school today saying if she were President she'd make sure all of the kids in the world had toys to play with.

TattooedMinivanMom said...

I'm following you now.

jori-o said...

Brilliant idea! I'd donate to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation--by little bro has diabetes.

jori-o said...

...and I'm followin'!

Kristen said...

That is such a great idea!! Mine would be St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

Kristen said...

Such a great idea.

Snarky A. said...

What a fantastic giveaway! Thank you! I just had to participate in this one! :)

I am also following your blog! Love it, and I'm also in Northern Cali!

Happy Spring Fling!

Carebear said...

What a great idea! If I won, I'd like the money donated to the i heart tucker fund.

TuTu's Bliss said...

My charity would be a toss up between
Nurturing Network
and
Now I Lay me Down to Sleep
Both are amazing and so are the other charities already mentioned. This is such a wonderful idea. Hugs, Jen

Preston said...

What an awesome give-a-way. I would pick the no-kill animal shelter nearby me as my charity!

Rachael said...

i love this idea! march of dimes would be my charity of choice.

Carla said...

Add me in! Thanks SISTA!

Queenie Jeannie said...

I would love to win on behalf of the American Red Cross! They are there to help us ALL should we need it!!!

Come on over to my blog too - pearl earring giveaway TODAY!!

LoveMy2Dogs said...

I would like to give to the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life.

Mimi said...

I would choose www.heifer.org.

Thanks for this lovely giveaway.

Kati said...

I would love the money to be donated to the March of Dimes. I have a link on my blog.

Please note that for every dollar that is donated you would receive 1 entry in my contest as well.

Barely Domestic Mama said...

This is a great idea! I would love for that to go towards the March of Dime walk that is on my blog. I am $60 short of my fund raising goal.

April said...

This is a great idea! I'd choose the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or The American Heart Association. I'm also a new follower.

angie said...

This is a wonderful idea. If I win, I'd like it to go to St. Baldricks.

April said...

This is a great giveaway!
I would pick St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital :)

Susie said...

I choose ANGEL, Inc. (http://www.angelautismnetwork.org/)

carma said...

Michael J. Fox Parkinson's charity

Lynette said...

what a great idea and plan
i would like for you to send it to our local food pantry. It is in small town texas and helps so many while being totally self sufficent.

Alicia @ Oh2122 said...

Make a Wish.

It physically hurts to think about it, but I've always admired their work.

If you can't help them get well, the next best thing is to give them the world while you can.

Ronnica said...

I'm not sure which charity I would choose, but there's several rolling around my head for if I win. Great idea!

What A Card said...

What a really wonderful idea for a giveaway! I think this is my favorite of all of them on SITS! I would give to any one of the projects on donorschoose.org.

hellosweetworld said...

Excellent idea! I've got a few i could choose from!

koopermom said...

What a wonderful idea! I'd choose the Children's Miracle Network!

Shannon said...

What a lovely idea! I guess I'd choose St. Jude's.

Heather said...

What a great give-away! No body loses here! I'm already a follower, so that's taken care of! I would pick St. Jude's. We give to them every Christmas. I just feel that I was blessed to have healthy children, but if I didn't I would sure like to know that there were others out there wanting to help.

Heather said...

P.S I linked back to this contest on my own blog post.

Tiffany said...

This is awesome! I would choose Compassion Global Food Crisis Fund. Stop by my food blog tomorrow because each comment I get there tomorrow is worth $1 to the Food Crisis Fund.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

New Life Center Battered Women's Shelter.

What an AWESOME giveaway!
You have a wonderful blog. I am visiting via Sits. I hope you will stop by and enter my giveaway too.

Rikki said...

What a wonderful idea! If I win, I would like it to go to JOHN KANZIUS cancer research.

T said...

SUPERB idea for a giveaway!!! Doesn't matter who wins because the prize goes where it can do good to someone who needs it!

If my name is drawn - please just donate directly to a local food bank :)

Megan said...

I'm already a follower. =)

Megan said...

This is a great giveaway! I'd probably choose March of Dimes or St. Judes.

Whimsical Creations said...

I would pick the fight neuroblastoma fund.

Happy spring fling!

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

DiPaola Momma said...

I love the spirit of this giveaway!! WONDERFUL!! I'd give the money to the Tuesday Fiona Witt memorial fund.. (go blog yourself... that is her mom's blog. Even after the loss of their daughter this family is amazing!)

Lynda said...

The best prize of all - how about St. Jude's?

sandy said...

What a thoughtful giveaway! I would give it to St. Jude's Children's Hospital!

Tricia said...

A domestic violence shelter would be my choice.

Tamara B. said...

I would love to donate to the MS Society my mother had that and passed aways 20 years ago, thank-you.
tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

I have MS so the $10 donation would be to the National MS Society.

Thanks for a great give away!

I am going to follow you as well!

ScrappinAway said...

What a great idea! My charity of choice is March of Dimes!

Willo said...

Great idea! I volunteer for Relay for Life (American Cancer Society) here in my community and would love to increase what I can give to them!

auntrene said...

I would love for the donation to go to the American Cancer Society, even to our families RElay for Life Team. Cancer unfortunately has touched our lives numerous times. We as a family are doing everything in our power to help raise money to help find a cure for this horrible disease. My mom is a cancer fighter/survivor right now, she has been undergoing treatments since 2005. She is amazing.
Thanks for such an awesome giveaway. Touches the heart, such good people out there.
Happy Spring Fling DAy!!

Casey's trio said...

Love this giveaway! My donation would go to the March of Dimes!

Brandy said...

Fabulous idea! I would donate to Breast Cancer Awareness, or a similiar cause. We need to keep those ta-tas healthy!

Single Girl said...

I think this is a cool idea! I would pick The Village of Hope (http://www.villageofhope-ethiopia.org/)

I had the oppertunity to go out a few years ago and get involved. Now I hope run the Foresight Educational Program for them, and I am a chapter director for UT! Its the most rewarding experince of my life, AND I get to go back to Ethiopia in April!!!

Single Girl said...

Im a new follower

shortmama said...

I love this idea!!! I would donate to our local Humane Society because so many pets are being left behind due to the current economic and foreclosure crisis. www.azhumane.org

shortmama said...

oh and I am also a follower

mommaof4wife2r said...

love this! great idea! my charity of choice for the week is A Five Oh 4 Uplifting...

Brooke said...

National Hemophilia Foundation. Because I am very thankful (especially during the 80s) my husband was never treated using human factor

Lisa M said...

If I win, I'd like the charity to be the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, because my mom died of Leukemia last year.

check out my contests if you have time :)

Lisa M said...

Oh and i'm following

The Dixie said...

I like this idea. Kudos to you.

1) I would choose the ONE Campaign, described as "An effort to rally Americans to fight the emergency of global AIDS and extreme poverty."

2) I follow your blog, you cutie-pie, you.

3) I totally mentioned and linked you on my blog.

Four entries, again. Holla!!!
;)

Sharlene said...

Fantastic idea. I woul dlike ot donate to neuroblastoma in Tuesday's name.

hotpants4979 said...

This is the best giveaway I've seen. What a fantastic idea.

My charity would be St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

AndreaLeigh said...

awesome giveaway! i'd donate to an animal shelter.

Life with Kaishon said...

Relay for Life! What a great idea. Love it.

Jen said...

This is one of the best give-a-ways I have seen yet today! How great to give back to someone or something else.

I would give to either the Amerian Heart Association. (my 31 year old husband died of a sudden heart attack in August, so this is close to my own heart.)
Or I would also love to give to St. Jude's Children's Research hospital. I give every year.

Once again...great idea

Ginny said...

If I won, I'd have to think about it. I am trying to find a charity that helps the US, probably with food.

Heather said...

Well, I'm a "better late than never" SITSta, or as I'd prefer to think of it, very fashionably late.....

I'd give the $10 to the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation because my child has SPD and more research is desperately needed to help our kids!!!

Thanks for the chance to win - Cheers!

Melanie said...

What an awesome giveaway! I would choose St. Jude's Children's Hospital. :)

Jodi said...

I lost a dear friend a few weeks ago to lung cancer, so I would choose the National Lung Cancer Partnership. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

The Dreamer said...

American Heart Association please!

addeviant006 at gmail dot com

Sam_I_am said...

St. Jude's Childrens Hospital

Shannon said...

Great giveaway! I would give mine to sponsor my friend's Cystic Fibrosis walk coming up soon.

Congrats on winning the 7th generation stuff from Mad Postings of a Cheapskate Mom! She is a cool blogger.

 
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