February 01, 2011

2nd ANNUAL VACATION RAFFLE BENEFITTING CONGO AND HAITI

The time is here for our second annual vacation giveaway to benefit orphans in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Heartline Ministries in Haiti!  In grand fashion- it is bigger and better than ever!  This year we are raffling off TWO VACATION PACKAGES (lodging PLUS lots of fun stuff to do while you are there!)   Here are the prizes:

Option 1: SNOW-Ski Extravaganza in COLORADO!

This awesome ski vacation package includes a week at a cozy 2 BR, 2BA condo in Silverhorne, Colorado. (20 minutes to Breckenridge, 30 minutes to Vail) Amenities include a fireplace, full kitchen, balcony and clubhouse that boasts a pool table, ping pong table, video games and common area.  The clubhouse also has a pool with 3 hot tubs, a workout room, and raquetball court.





ALSO INCLUDED IN THE SNOW PACKAGE:

Option 2:  SUN- Relax on the BEACH in Destin, FLORIDA!

Included in this package are a one week's stay at the fabulous Ciboney Resorts.  Accommodations include this beautiful 2BR (+bunk room), 2BA ocean view condo- with kitchen, private beach access, pool and tennis courts. ( if you are the winner,this condo can NOT be booked between May 28th-July 30th)




ALSO INCLUDED IN THE BEACH VACATION PACKAGE:
WHERE DO YOUR DONATIONS GO? All proceeds raised in this raffle will be divided 50%-50% between two fantastic charitable organizations- Our Family Adoptions (a humanitarian organization that cares for orphans in the Congo) and Heartline Ministries (touching the lives of vulnerable people in Haiti). Both of these organizations are well established in the areas where they work and are doing amazing things on the ground for the people they serve. Stay tuned for later posts by directors/volunteers from these organizations about the work they are doing and how your dollars will be used.  Last year, with your generosity, we were able to raise just over $5,000. This year, we'd love to beat that. We are setting a goal of raising $8,000!


HOW TO ENTERClick on the donation button over on the right sidebar below our vacation raffle button to make a donation. All donations are securely processed by authorize.net. Ticket prices are as follows:
1 ticket: $10
3 tickets: $25
7 tickets: $50
15 tickets: $100


IF YOU PURCHASE A TICKET AND SHARE ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY ( BLOG, FACEBOOK, TWITTER, ETC)  YOU WILL BE GIVEN ONE ADDITIONAL ENTRY. 
PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT ON THIS POST LINKING TO WHERE YOU SHARED THE VACATION GIVEAWAY.  TO MAKE IT EASY- FEEL FREE TO USE OUR BUTTON OR POST IT IN YOUR SIDEBAR FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS!



 

To all of our big time blogger friends and tweeps with a ton of twitter followers- PLEASE help us spread the word.  The more we get the word out, the more money we can raise for people in DRC and Haiti who are in desperate need
Additional Rules:
  • Contest will run from Feb. 1st- Feb. 18th.  Winner will be announced live via streaming video on this site on Feb. 19th at 9pm EST.
  • ONE grand prize winner will be chosen from all entries.  Grand prize winner will have the choice of which of the two vacation packages they would like.  A runner up winner will receive the unchosen prize (think Price Is Right!)
  • Beach Vacation can not be taken between May 28th-July 30th.  If you can only travel during the summer months, I suggest choosing the ski vacation.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SUPPORTING HEARTLINE AND OUR FAMILY ADOPTIONS.  IF YOU ARE NOT A REGULAR READER, PLEASE JOIN US VIA GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT, FACEBOOK OR TWITTER SO THAT YOU CAN KEEP UP WITH OUR PROGRESS!  I will update the thermometer on the side several times a day.

For questions or additional information, please email me at meganterry01 @ aol.com.  Special thanks to Caroline Neale and Veronica Caldwell for the generous donations of their condos, and Denver Adventures, Shannon Linscott ,Southern Star Cruise Line and Kamron Terry for their entertainment donations.


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