Saturday, May 1, 2010

GIVEAWAY: Uganda Magazine Necklaces


*** CONTEST OVER - CHECK OUT THE WINNERS ***

What if you couldn't feed your kids? I mean - just think about that for a second - because truthfully - that thought probably never, ever crosses our minds here.

But what if you couldn't feed your kids?

What would you do? Would you give up? Would you lose hope? Would you pray? Would you get downright resourceful and do whatever you could to raise money?

Before you go any further - go check out this story right here and read about an amazing group of women in Uganda who were faced with this exact scenario - and see how God worked in one woman to bring these women an opportunity, an option and hope. Not to mention friendship, smiles and a booming business!

Okay - heres the deal - I am lucky enough to have two of these awesome handcrafted necklaces to give away right here - pretty cool, right?

Heres how it will work:

  • Leave a comment here with your name and email address and anything else you wanna say (anything nice - mean people get deleted)
  • On Tuesday night we'll toss all the names in a hat and Meron will pull out 2 winners
  • Wednesday we'll drop these gorgeous necklaces in the mail to ya
Can't wait or don't wanna take the chance of not winning one? Then head on over to 147 Million Orphans to order some of your own.

It's for a great cause - you'll be helping women in Uganda help themselves. It doesn't get any cooler than this...

22 comments:

fuzzandfuzzlet said...

Love the necklaces, love your blog.

Lori

LDBM2003@yahoo.com

Evan said...

Beautiful beads sweet Meron!

Evan
kurtandevan@gmail.com

Nancy Cornwell said...

Love these and love helping such a great cause!

Nancy
cornwell.nancy@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I have read about this little business being done by wonderful woman of the world in Uganda - how resourceful they are! I will support them and they are absolutely beautiful necklaces!!

Love you for sharing this information and for all you are doing to make ME aware of things in the world!!

Love, Mom in PA

The Mrs. said...

What an awesome story! I'd love to sport those beads so I could tell that story to anyone that commented on the necklace!
Renae

enroutetoethiopia@gmail.com

Steph said...

You guys rock! I love your hearts!

Steph
BrownEyedSteph@aol.com

Jennifer said...

I have been ready your blog for a long while now... I think it has been since you traveled to get Meron. I love to see the daily updates... and Meron is just BEAUTIFUL - but you already new that.

I love the necklaces and the story. You guys are amazing!!!

Jen S.
hudsonsmom@msdms.com

Annie said...

I would love to win one! And if I don't, well I was planning on ordering one anyway....Cool giveaway!

meuslex958(at)yahoo(dot)com

~Anne

Dan Zeckman said...

The page looks great. Great story.

mary said...

Beautiful...

Unknown said...

I have told a ton of people about these beads since I saw them on your blog! They are beautiful! Our email is j_gumieny@yahoo.com... We'd love to be added to the raffle hat!

Donna said...

Well you all know I love you guys and of course your work with orphans! Just got in my sister's 147M T-shirt I ordered her for Mother's Day. Maybe she will wear it at all her 5Ks :)

cjstraight@bellsouth.net

Our Family said...

Love these necklaces. Meron just makes me smile. We have been waiting a long time to bring home our baby girl from Ethiopia and whenever I need a lift, I go to Meron. I love her expressions! Adorable....

Anonymous said...

Love the necklaces!!! :) And of course love you guys!!!!! The necklaces are amazing to me. What wonderful women!!

stacy_RN@conwaycorp.net

Anonymous said...

I enjoy reading your blog...I think Meron is beautiful (inside and out)...I would love to one day adopt from Ethiopia!

Susie

zoosanders@yahoo.com

Amy said...

I have been following since we lost our little guy and I stumbled across your blog with a very similar story. We are now waiting to pass court for our 2 siblings, 4.5 year old boy and his 3 year old sister.

I really enjoy your Meron stories and updates!

Amy
amyanddougsjourneytoethiopia.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

AWESOME! Thanks to all you Hoffmans for helping me get my head out of the sand about the orphans of the world. Love ya'll. Judy

takeachance@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance to win the
beads. Hope to see you all soon.
You know our email...
Connie and Ronnie

Rebecca said...

Pick me, Meron! Pick me!

Rebecca Daniels
rebecca.miller.daniels@gmail.com

Diana said...

I have been reading for a while and love your blog. I am hoping your beautiful daughter picks my name as I have been so wanting a one of these necklaces!!
Diana
INDdianaW@aol.com

Janie said...

Beautiful Beads, beautiful girl - pick me, pick me :-)

sandjhite@bardstowncable.net

Anonymous said...

Got my Uganda beads from Sandra last night and they are prettier than their picture. Thank you so much. I will enjoy wearing them and telling their story. Love, Judy