Cake Stands, Cookbook & Mystery Box Giveaway!
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 only mentioned this once before, 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. I have met that goal and feel so thankful everyday! 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! The character qualities I see being built in our children, and the other students at our school makes me feel hopeful that these children will make a positive impact on our world.
Because our school is small and private (and as such receives no government funding), it is very difficult (near impossible) to balance the school budget on tuition alone. We have to rely on a couple yearly fundraisers to keep our school afloat.
I’ve written and re-written this post several times. I want to defend our choice to send our girls to private school… I want to assure you we are not rich snobs raising entitled children… I want to share with you the personal (and financial) sacrifices our family makes so our girls can attend a school we deeply love and believe in.
But I think this post can be much simpler than that.
Do you love this blog? Do you feel like you’ve gained something from my site? Do you appreciate the ideas I share here?
If the answer is yes, might you be willing to participate in something that is deeply important to me, simply because I am asking?
Would you partner with me in raising money for our school?
I hope your answer is yes… but I’m prepared to sweeten my request =)
What you can win…
I’ve gathered some of my favorite baking supplies, ingredients, props and pretty packaging items and filled a box full! The exact contents is a mystery (to you), but I am quite confident the recipient will have fun with all of these goodies! In addition, I purchased a set of two pretty scalloped cake stands, and I have a signed copy of my book to add to the heap of fun!
How to help our school…
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, leave a comment below with the amount you’d like to donate. You do not need to leave your e-mail address in the (public) comment section, because I can see it (on my end) from the comment form itself. You will receive an e-mail where you can easily donate directly to the school, along with the school’s tax id for your records.
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…
Simply leave a comment below with what you hope is in the mystery giveaway box.
Also, please feel free to mention if you were able to donate.
Giveaway details – Giveaway ends Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 9pm Pacific. The winner will be chosen using random.org. Due to shipping costs, the giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. One entry per person. Donating money is greatly appreciated, but is not required to enter.
Thank you in advance for partnering with me to support a charity that is deeply important to me! Any amount donated, however small is greatly appreciated!