Being Thankful

Sometimes we all need a little reminder.  Have a blessed day.

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Zoe’s Corner: Play Free Games To Give Back To Children

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Yes, you read that title correctly.

Once again, you can play free games on gsn.com and donate the “oodles” that you win to a deserving charity.  Last year it was the Salvation Army and this year it’s Toys For Tots!  All you have to do is sign up (or sign in if you already have an account), pick a game, and start earning those oodles for the kids!  If you are on a tight holiday budget, but still want to be able to help others during this special time of the year, this is the perfect way to do it!

You can give in increments of $5, based on the number of oodles that you have earned!  There are numerous game choices available for all different levels and interests so you can have fun while helping contribute to the wonderful work that Toys For Tots does every year.  And it doesn’t cost you anything!toys

Let’s all join together with GSN and help spread the word so we are able to donate as much as we can in time for the holidays!  It doesn’t get any easier than this!

**If you know of a free/inexpensive/easy way to help others or a specific charity, please let us know so we can spread the word!  We’re always on the lookout for new ways to help!**

A Halloween Idea From Zoe’s Corner!

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While purchasing party supplies or costumes this fall, please consider shopping at Spirit Halloween stores.   Click on this link to find your printable coupon which will provide 10% off your in-store purchase.  And, for every coupon redemption, Spirit Halloween will match the 10% savings by donating that amount to Tallahassee Memorial Pediatric Services Child Life Department.

You can also shop online at SpiritHalloween.com and enter the promo code CHILDLIFE during checkout to receive the same discount and donation to the hospital without even leaving your home!

Please help us pass on this information to anyone who might be on the hunt for this year’s Halloween costume!  Saving money and helping children; what could be a better combination?!

 

And The Winner Is….

Our Raffle to raise funds for the NICU Milk Warmer Project is officially over and we have 3 lucky winners to announce!  Before we share the winners, we would like to once again thank EVERYONE who purchased tickets and shared the information with their friends!  We couldn’t do anything without the support of our friends and family and we truly appreciate each and every one of you!  We raised a total of $188 and we can’t wait to deliver the check later on this week!

Without further ado, the winners (chosen at random via our very scientific internet slot machine) are:

ABC Busy Bee Cake

Baby Boy Bear Cake

Baby Sub Sandwich

Congratulations ladies; we will get you those prizes quickly!  Thank you again to everyone involved with this project.

To learn more about the NICU Milk Warmer Project and how you can help, please read our previous blog or contact Ms. Judi Taber at Judi.Taber@tmh.org.

Less Than One Week Left!

Our raffle to raise money for the babies in the NICU at TMH is still running through this Saturday!  We have had several generous friends buy tickets for this great cause, but we could still use your help!  $1 is all it takes – you’d be surprised how quickly those dollars add up!  And, if you don’t know someone who could use the prize should you win it, you can choose to donate the cake to a family at the NICU!  It’s another wonderful way to contribute!

Please take the time to read the previous blogs about the Milk Warmer Project and the diaper cake raffle for the NICU right now and help us donate as much as we can to the babies that need it most!

Buy your tickets securely here!

Help Us Help Premature Babies and You Could Win a Prize!

Last year, we held a toy drive for the Pediatric Unit of Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMH) in honor of Mikey’s 6th birthday.  Thanks to the generosity of so many of our supporters, we were able to give $800 worth of toys to the children there!

this is only about half of the bags we made!

Although it hardly seems possible, in just a few weeks, Mikey will be turning 7!  As part of his birthday celebration this year, we would like to be able to donate funds to the TMH NICU Milk Warmer Project by holding a raffle in its honor.  As this particular project is to support premature babies, we felt it would be very appropriate to give away two handmade diaper cakes as prizes for the raffle!

Baby Boy Bear Cake (includes diapers, receiving blanket, bottle, bear and pacifier holder)

ABC Busy Little Bee Cake (includes diapers, receiving blanket, bottle, manicure set and bee washcloth puppet)

Tickets for the raffle are $1 apiece and for each dollar spent, you will receive an entry to the raffle for the cake of your choice. (Be sure to specify which cake you prefer when buying the tickets!)  The more tickets you buy, the greater chance you have of winning a prize!  The raffle will run for two weeks (ending on Sept. 22nd) and the two grand prize winners will be chosen randomly from our pool of entries, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the Milk Warmer Project.

If you aren’t in the greater Tallahassee area, but would still like a chance to win one of our prizes, donations can be made securely online via PayPal.  (You do not need a PayPal account to participate, just click on the link and you will see an option to “buy” without an account).  Even if you are only able to purchase 1 ticket, every little bit counts and every entry will be greatly appreciated by us and by the babies who will benefit from this donation.

For those of you who may not be able to donate financially at this time, we will also be hosting a FREE giveaway where you can earn entries for this smaller prize by simply sharing the raffle information found on this blog with your friends!

baby “sub sandwich” (includes baby socks, washcloth, blankets and diapers)

I am a firm believer that helping to spread the word about important charitable opportunities is just as important as giving a donation and we want to reward those efforts as well.  So, make sure to tell your friends and then leave a comment on the blog or on our Facebook page telling us that you shared the information and we will add your name to the giveaway drawing!

For more information on the TMH NICU Milk Warmer Project, please read our previous post on this worthwhile cause!  Any further questions regarding the raffle?  Feel free to contact us at mikeyandzoe@comcast.net!

Thanks to everyone who is willing to once again help us make a charitable contribution in honor of Mikey’s 7th birthday!  We know we can make a difference WITH YOUR HELP!!! 🙂

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Another Idea From Zoe’s Corner

This weekend, September 7-9, over 500 Old Navy stores will be participating in a fundraiser for Alex’s Lemonade Stand, a fantastic organization that began as one little girl with neuroblastoma raising money for cancer research and has since exploded into a huge contributor in the fight against childhood cancer.  Some of the stores will be hosting their own lemonade stands and some will be selling paper lemons to raise money for children with cancer.

What a fantastic and easy way to make a difference in the life of a child battling cancer!  And what better time to do it than during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month?!

So, if you are out and about this weekend, please stop by your local Old Navy to grab a cup of lemonade or a paper lemon in support of Alex’s Lemonade Stand!  Every little contribution makes a huge difference!

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