Spread the Word {giveaway #2} GIVEAWAY CLOSED

{To enter to win a KitchenAid Stand Mixer or a Bosch Drill, go HERE.}

Libby and I emailed back and forth a lot.

As we brainstormed ways to spread the word about Xander’s fundraiser, we knew that people like prizes.

People like big prizes.

People want to do good and do whatever they can to help.

By the end of it, the coolest thing happens…the prizes become secondary.

So, we devised a little plan: give away some awesome gear…and get more eyes over to Xander.

Can you even begin to imagine the ripple effect we will have with your network of connections, my network, and so on and so forth?!

THOUSANDS of eyes to read.  THOUSANDS of hearts to be changed.  If each gave ONE DOLLAR…

We would bring it like nuthin’ else.

Wanna help us bring it?

God is good.

He can be as much a fixutre in social media as anyone else.

I LOVE what John Piper has to say about using social media.

“Okay, truth-lover, see what you can do with 140 characters! You say your mission is to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things! Well, this is one of those ‘all things.’ Can you magnify Christ with this thimble-full of letters?”

Now…you might notice that the person who wins this giveaway can do so without donating one cent to the fundraiser.

The deal is that even though you see it all over the place, it’s technically not kosher to tie donations to entries.  I’d prefer to play it safe…as much as I’m tempted to do the whole “give $1, get 1 entry” thing.


Please know that while no donation is necessary to win…and donating to Xander’s adoption fund will not increase your chances…it’s the whole point of all of this.  (Here are the official rules.)

I would urge you to please consider giving if you choose to enter the giveaway.  Even $1.  I promise that your $1 will add up with someone else’s dollar and MAKE A DIFFERENCE.  I promise.  Promise. Promise.

Again, I don’t want to confuse the issue: there is no donation necessary to win.  I just think it’d be nice.  :)

Without further ado:

One randomly selected winner will win…

A Canon EOS Rebel T3 DSLR!!!!!  (value about $500.00)

I know, right???!!!  A big girl camera!

A second randomly selected winner will receive…

A Kindle Touch!!!! ($99 value)

I just got myself one of these and I adore it.  Adore.

So whatcha gotta do to win?

You have three ways to enter.  Leave a SEPARATE comment in THIS POST for each of the entries.

1.  Write a blog post about Xander’s fundraiser.  Introduce your readers to his sweet face and encourage them to bless a little boy on the other side of the world who has no idea there is an entire group of strangers rallying for him.  Be sure to include the url for your post in your comment.  I’ll have to delete your comment if you don’t…and I really hate deleting comments.

2.  Facebook about the Fundraiser NOT about this giveaway, but about the FUNDRAISER.  (To make it easy, there’s even a little button at the bottom of the original post you can click and it’ll automatically post to your wall.)

3.  Tweet about the Fundraiser.  Here, I’ve even made it easy for you:

My Christmas is going to COUNT this year! Come meet Xander and enter to win a Canon T3 DSLR or Kindle Touch! @jeannettg http://bit.ly/uALDyq

If you are haven’t yet, please consider learning more about Xander and possibly make a small donation.  ANY amount is appreciated.

We have a $1,000 matching grant to use up!!!

(Winner will be selected December 31, 2011.)

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    I tweeted!

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    I also shared this giveaway on facebook and donated to Xander.
    Christina Scott´s last blog post ..Xander

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    I tweeted! @jonahbonah

    thank you, jeanett for hosting this giveaway!
    melissa´s last blog post ..christmas recap.

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    Just caught up on my reader & saw Rage Against the Minivan’s post about Xander. Donated & tweeted.
    Suzanne´s last blog post ..My Week(60) in iPhone Photos

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    Courtenay G says:

    I tweeted about Xander;-)

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    Courtenay G says:

    Donated and husband posted on Facebook about the fundraiser. I don’t have facebook;-) only twitter!

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    I shared the link on FB :-)
    Lindsay´s last blog post ..Christmas Pictures Kick-Off: Ugly Sweaters

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    Just tweeted it as well.
    Lindsay´s last blog post ..Christmas Pictures Kick-Off: Ugly Sweaters

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    love it. love xander’s precious face. praying his forever home is ready and waiting. donating for my friend, julia’s bday as she requested RAOK for her bday wish! go God go, let’s get xander home. oh yeah, I fb’d it.

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    tweeted, yo.

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    I facebooked about the fundraiser!
    Thank you for doing this…

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    I tweeted about the fundraiser…

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    I tweeted
    Heather H´s last blog post ..Of Feet and Failures

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    Theresa Devan says:

    I tweeted!!!!!

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    Theresa Devan says:

    I linked the fundraiser on Facebook!

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    I tweeted about it!!

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    tweeted & donated – praying that Xander will know the amazing love of Jesus in his life! thanks for doing this, Jeannett :)

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    Sandra Henderson says:

    I tweeted!

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    I tweeted and made a donation for sweet Xander! I am praying we meet the goal today! Thank you, Jeannett!

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    I tweeted! (J_is_hier)

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    Shared on FB!
    Vicki´s last blog post ..Lemon-White Chocolate Party Mix

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    I blogged about Xander.
    Karen Diebolt´s last blog post ..A Fundraiser for Xander

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    Oh I SO need that DSLR camera. I tweeted about it twice and RT your post. Crossing my fingers!!!

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    I tweeted about Xander.
    Karen Diebolt´s last blog post ..A Fundraiser for Xander

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    i put sweet little xander on fb.

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    facebooked about this sweet-pea.

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    Shauna Quintero says:

    Just donated with a wish and a prayer for the New Year to bring the perfect family for Xander. The visualization you created about a child with no Mama to help him through a hard night broke my heart. You’re doing good and inspiring things.

    Also shared this on Facebook!

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    I shared this on facebook. Thanks for all you do!

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    Andrea Grover says:

    I shared this beautiful story on fb. Absolutely warms my heart <3

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    Tweeted (fufbush)

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    Just tweeted about that sweet little face.
    I’ve been a long time lurker of this blog, and i think i picked a great post to respond to and come out of the darkness! i love everything you do with this blog!

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    Jennifer L. says:

    Donated and Shared on Facebook. Praying for Xander’s forever family!

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    I tweeted about this :-)

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    The giveaway is nice but the cause is nicer .
    Here is my blog post:

    Yvette´s last blog post ..new cause, new year.

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