a giving giveaway

see I knew I could find another use for this sheet music! I love my new (to me) tree ornaments and my house all decked out for Christmas...I'm hoping to get photos soon so I can share with all of you.

So on to the giveaway. I will be giving away a full photo shoot! To use however you wish with a CD of all edited images.I won't be asking you to post this on facebook or your blog for extra entries because you can enter however many times you wish for each separate time you give. All you need to do is find a need and fill it. Then tell me about it in your comment. I don't care if you drop a quarter in the salvation army bucket, give away an hour of your time or buy Christmas gifts for a needy family. In fact if you don't want to tell me what you gave all you have to write in your comment is "I gave". I'm hoping to challenge you (and myself) to be on the lookout for needs that need to be filled:) I will be drawing the name on December 15th.

* a full photo shoot is a 1-1&1/2 hour shoot time and CD of about 25-50 images.

72 comments:

Brooke said...

ok, I guess I'll be the first comment:) We are in the process of giving a child a family (adoption). Or maybe she's giving us the gift:) Brooke

Out in the Fields said...

What a great idea! I'll be on the lookout for giving ops.

Cachet S. said...

I gave to St. Jude's Children's research hospital.

Out in the Fields said...

I gave to the Salvation Army because they still say "Merry Christmas" not Happy Holidays!

finnishamericans said...

I gave...

Cachet said...

I gave to the salvation army bucket at Fred Meyers :)

Cachet said...

I sent my adopted daughter from Zimbabwe a letter, some candy & a silver angel necklace :)

Cachet said...

I donated a toy to operation home front.

Cachet said...

I donated 2 bags of hygiene products for open House ministries.

Jolene said...

I brought a meal to bless a family.

Jolene said...

I gave :-)

Mindy C. said...

I am guessing Cachet really wants to win this!! I hope she does :) She is VERY giving!

Cachet said...

I gave a bag of food to walk in knock :)

Jolene said...

Ever since you posted this I've started seeing this homeless person sleeping under a large tree under a sheet of plastic. It's a little out of my comfort zone to reach out to a stranger this way but I couldn't ignore him, especially on these cold nights. Decided to get him a new sleeping bag, tarp, gloves, hat, some and drink. Now I just need to drop it off, he wasn't there last time we drove by.

P.S. said...

I was honored to give.

Cachet said...

You go Jolene!! Mindy, I'm not doing this on purpose...I actually feel dumb posting each time...gotta swallow my pride of not wanting to post, but hey, if there's a give away, might as well do it I guess...

So...on another note, I bought the car's order at Starbucks behind me yesterday.

P.S. said...

Cachet...hopr I am behind you in Starbucks next time!:)

Carla said...

I gave to the Salvation Army

Carla said...

I gave 2 boxes of toys and clothes to the pregnancy resource center

Carla said...

I gave my time to take care of a friend's children while she helped out another friend in need...so, I guess you could say it was a "give-give!" haha!

Carla said...

I gave up sleep to help a friend set up for an event. :D

Heidi said...

Oh my gosh I just found out about this giveaway lastnight!!! What an awesome idea Sharla...luv it!! I gave to the salvation army a few days ago.

Cachet said...

Every weds at my boys school, the 8th graders sell coffee & muffins for $ to raise for Washington D.C. I never get anything but there is always this sweet boy holding a sign, trying to get all the parents to buy. I felt bad and gave him $ on weds. He lit up & asked if I wanted coffee...no thanks ;) I said. (I think every weds i will make it a habit to do.)

Cachet said...

I gave a friend a new pair of jeans that were too big in the waist for Matix... (does that count?) ;)

Cachet said...

I tipped at Starbucks the other day...(I normally don't, they get great benefits) ;) I gotta quite goin there, they suck my $ dry... And who is P.S. ?? LOL!

Cachet said...

I gave of my time and watched my niece Tegan the other day, so her mommy could Christmas shop. It was all day and I loved every minute until she refused to take her bottle after 5 1/2 hrs of not eating. Then screamed for over an hr. Nothing I couldn't handle, just broke my heart to see her crying...

Heidi said...

I gave a box to a family

madison said...

i gave to the salvation arm;)

Out in the Fields said...

I gave a pair of pjs I made

Out in the Fields said...

I gave again to the Salvation Army...the guy was singing carols

TanaisaS said...

I gave a box of used toys but still usefully to goodwill.

Jolene said...

I donated to Salvation Army

Jolene said...

Bought a gift card as part of a gift to a needy family.

TanaisaS said...

I saw a Guy standing in the rain begging he was looking pretty cold so I decided to swing through a drive thru and get him some coffee. Well I got him food too who knew that when I drove up to give him the goods all his sign said "Just Hungry"! The Lord knew :) I slipped 5$ in the bag of food and gave it to him with a large hot coffee

TanaisaS said...

I tried to give you a bum but he rejected my gift? Guess he wasn't needy enough...does that still count??

TanaisaS said...

I gave a meal to a family/friends who just had their first baby

TanaisaS said...

I gave my neighbors some homemade holiday pĆ¼lla bread :) they were pretty happy

TanaisaS said...

I am realizing how easy and joyous it is to give ever since I started this fun giveaway thing I have had soooooo many opportunities to Give and I think when you ask the Lord to open your eyes you start to see needs to be met everywhere you go. Tonight my My last opportunity to give was "Giving to St.Jude's Children's Hospital" which in having small kiddos of my own I was more than happy to donate a little something ...

TanaisaS said...

I gave to COTR

Out in the Fields said...

I gave to the Childhood Leukemia Foundation because I have had many kids I know affected by this disease!

TanaisaS said...

I gave to the Salvation Army

Jolene said...

YAY! I got to drop off my gift today. After getting groceries today I saw that there were 2 guys under the tree and figured I'd get them some lunch also. He was really nice and happy to get the food and warm dry goods. He said 'may God bless and carry you through'...I replied 'he always does'. :-)

TanaisaS said...

I gave free babysitting to a friend

TanaisaS said...

I gave my son's preschool teacher a Christmas present

Tristi said...

Oh yay, I have time to post here! I've dropped coins in quite a few salvation army buckets, we brought canned food to a food drive, and bought a toy for a toy drive. Oh, and donated more food at the grocery store... can't remember if we did any more!

Cachet said...

I gave to the salvation army Again! ;)

Cachet said...

I gave new baby items to pregnancy resource center such as, diapers, onesies, receiving blankets, outfits, hats, etc...

Cachet said...

Kieren has a classmate who's dad is over in Afaghanistan. There is also a classmate's uncle there along with their buddies. As a class we are sending them things because they can't come home for Christmas. I am sending these items... Lemon bars, granola bars, cinnamon gummy bears, Baby Ruth bars, batteries (all sizes) travel baby wipes, nail clippers & eye drops. Lets remember them in prayer!!

Heidi said...

I gave to the salvation army

Heidi said...

gave a bunch of clothes to a young boy

Heidi said...

In the process of mailing out a box of gifts for a family...just not quite not finished yet. :) (does that count)

Heidi said...

I gave money to a little girl

Heidi said...

wrote out a check to put toward a gift card for someone

J.L. said...

gave to the salvation army

Jolene said...

Sent a donation to the local food bank.

Jolene said...

donated lg bag of clothes/toys/shoes to the salvation army.

J.L. said...

Yesterday I gave

J.L. said...

I gave again to salvation army

J.L. said...

On Dec 10th I gave

P.S. said...

I gave....some advice. Just kidding. P.S.- Pam Seppala

Cachet said...

I gave $ to the boy at school again :) (the one selling coffee & goodies for their trip) but didn't get coffee or goodies....

Cachet said...

I bought myself a necklace but I knew how much my friend loved and wanted it, so I gave it to her. Well, made her take it because she wouldn't. I almost bought her one anyways but thought she was going to. Since she hadn't yet, it worked out perfectly to bless her with it!

Cachet said...

I gave to the salvation army @ safeway.

cachet said...

I tiped @ starbucks...

cachet said...

I payed for the car behind me @ starbucks today.

Cachet said...

I gave a few bags of left over food (from our company dinner)to a family.

Cachet said...

I gave both of my kids teachers a box of chocolates & a gift card. (not sure if that really counts)

Cachet said...

I gave a bag of my kids toys to the salvation army drop off.

Cachet said...

well, I debated on putting this one on here, because it is a blessing to my husband. BUT it was something that was kinda hard for me to do. I have been saving my own $ for a while now. From past garage sales, etc... waiting to blow it on something I really wanted that I normally couldn't just go buy(like a new purse).Some of the guys from Country construction pitched in & bought Kevin a hunting rifle. I ended up using my hard earned $ to buy him a scope. I've never spent that much on him but I hope he feels blessed :) Who knew scopes cost more than guns! well, good ones that is. P.S.They both r a surprise, so keep this a secret! ;)

Karen said...

I gave of my time to bless a friend

Karen said...

I bought a toy for a child in need.

Karen said...

I gave of my time to help a friend in need..