Prop and Baking Supply Giveaway (Closed)
I could create quite a long list of things in this life that I love and am passionate about… baking, crafting, photography, party planning, those would all be on the list. But the items on the very top of my list would be God, my husband and our two daughters.
I have never really shared this here, but the number one reason I started this blog was with the plan and hope of being able to make enough money to send my daughters to private Christian school. Last year, I met that goal. I feel so amazingly blessed to have a job I love, one that allows me to use my creative gifts, and can provide for my girls to attend an amazing school. Our school is small and it has been a perfect fit for our family. The level of passion, love and commitment from each teacher and staff member is really amazing!
Last night our school board held an emergency all school (parent) meeting. The topic of discussion was a very significant monthly budget shortfall, due to lower than expected enrollment. Our teachers have graciously accepted a pay cut, to a wage that is already embarrassingly low. But that is not enough. There is still quite a shortage. Each school family is being asked to thoughtfully consider what they can do to help balance the budget.
In addition to my husband and I committing to make personal and financial sacrifices to do our part, the need is bigger than we can personally meet.
As you may have noticed from my blog photos, I have quite an extensive collection of beautiful props and unique baking supplies. When I come across something beautiful (baking, packaging, or party related) I often stock up, not knowing when I might “need” the items. I am often asked by readers where I purchased this or that, and although I am always willing to share where I find my goodies, they are often no longer available.
Additionally, I am often asked if I take orders for my cookies, and the answer is no. There is usually no way for anyone outside my personal circle of friends to enjoy my decorated cookies.
With all this in mind, I thought of a way we can work together to help our school, and one reader will get a pretty awesome thank you prize!
Here is what I’m offering…
One person will win a generous box of beautiful baking, party, and photography props and supplies, hand selected from my personal collection.
In addition, I will create 1 dozen decorated cookies and ship them along with the other goodies.
The box of props and baking supplies will be a mix of items from my personal collection, either brand new, or used in a photo, but still in perfect condition. I will contact the winner and discus your specific interests, such as if you are a cookie decorator, blogger, crafter, etc, and keep those interest in mind as I pack the box.
For the decorated cookies, the specific cookie designs will be my choice, but I would certainly be willing to make some custom adjustments if you want the cookies for a special occasion.
The total retail value of the prize will be well over $100, although the custom nature of the prize means it would be impossible to collect these items on your own.
How to help…
You may simply use the button below to donate money in any amount ($5, $10, $50, etc).
Using the donate button above will send money to my personal pay-pal account. As soon as the giveaway ends I will write a check directly to our school with 100% of any money donated.
Our school is a non-profit organization, and as such you can donate directly to the school to receive a tax write off. If you would like to receive the tax write off for your donation, then you may donate directly to the school via pay-pal, and send the money to email@example.com
If you have any questions about our school (Summit Christian School, located in Fair Oaks, California), please e-mail me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and I would love to chat with you about this school I deeply love.
How to enter the giveaway… (Giveaway Closed)
Simply leave a comment below with what you might like to win from my supply closet.
Also, please feel free to mention if you were able to donate.
Giveaway details – Giveaway ends Wednesday, Sept. 4th, 2013 at 9pm Pacific. The winner will be chosen using random.org. Due to shipping costs, the giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Please note, the images in this post are intended to give you an idea of the various props and supplies I have on hand. The actual prize box will differ from the items pictured. One entry per person. Donating money is greatly appreciated, but will not increase your chances of winning.
Thank you in advance! I am really looking forward to packing up this special package, and making some beautiful cookies for the winner of this giveaway, and I’m excited to be able to help and encourage our hardworking school staff.
If you find my site to be of any help and inspiration to you, it would mean a ton to me if you are able to help at any level! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
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Winning comment #170 Rosemary
Thank you so very much for each of you who were able to donate! Each and every donation was greatly appreciated!!
I will leave the donate button on this post as is, for anyone who would still like to participate. The needs at our school will be on-going.