Monday, December 1, 2008

12 Days Of Giveaways - Day One


Each day we will be posting a different contest and prize. You will have the entire month of December to enter any of the contests you like. All winners from each of the 12 contests will be announced on December 25th!

Day One - Since this is the season of giving, we would like to start off by asking you to tell us about a charity near and dear to your heart. Just comment on this blog post and tell us about your favorite charity. We will pick one entry and donate $250 to that charity.

Good luck and don't forget to check back each day, we have lots of cool stuff to give away!

61 comments:

sammiebell said...

My favorite charity is St. Jude children's hospital in Memphis, TN. Thanks for this opportunity.

Nieka Apell said...

My favorite is the Canine Assistants Program, specifically Noah's Team of Ann Arbor. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

The Richmond First Tee is a great charity.....our mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development and life enhancing values through the game of golf.

Please consider choosing us....we served over 2300 Richmond kids last year.

Anonymous said...

My favorite charity is Chromosome Disorder Outreach. (www.chromodisorder.org): Education, Advocacy, Information & Support For all those affected by a rare chromosome disorder.

Anonymous said...

My favorite charity is the Multiple Sclerosis society. I have lived with MS for almost 17 years. During that time I have had two children (10 & 7). I am waiting for a breakthrough and cure. Thanks for allowing me to make this request.

Tammybug71 said...

I'm a big fan of St. Jude's Research hospital in Memphis, TN. I'm very thankful to have a healthy child, but love that this hospital is there for families in their time of need.

Shelly said...

Mine is Resolve, an infertility organization that gave me great support

jl said...

Our favorite charity is Focus on the Family because they do so much to support families and provide Godly counsel and foundation for the entire family. Thank you for your generousity!!

Carol Davis said...

My favorite charity is Operation Christmas Child that distributes shoebox gifts to children all over the world.

Kim Pottenburgh said...

One of my favorite Charities is Love Without Boundaries, which helps orphans in China without families or homes. My youngest is from China so this is a subject dear to my heart. Thank you so much!

Kim Pottenburgh

Krista said...

Yay, I love this giveaway!!!
My favorite charity is Compassion International. Working to make the world a better place!

Sawyer's Mommy said...

My favorite charity is the March of Dimes. This charity is dear to my heart because 2 years ago our son was born premature at 25 weeks and was 1 pound 12 ounces. This charity is a great one for those who have had preemies and to help others not go through this situation.

We are so blessed that our little miracle is doing well 2 years later.

Anonymous said...

You can't get a better non-profit than Friends Association for Children in Richmond. They provide amazing educational opportunities for children and their families who are economically disadvantaged.

Betsy said...

Crisis Pregnancy Center is mine. Besides educating women about life alternatives (like Adoption), they help in many other ways like providing clothing and shelter. 90% of women decide not to have an abortion after they see their baby on the ultrasound. That is what CPC needs more funds for.

Anonymous said...

My favorite charity is The Heuser Hearing and Language Academy. My daughter had a cochlear implant 1 1/2 years ago. She attends this school to learn how to listen and talk. They have helped many children and will continue to do so with the help of companies like you!! Thanks!!

Colleen Wms said...

Currently my favorite charity is Goochland Free Clinic and Family Services
http://www.goochlandfreeclinicandfamilyservices.org/

Every Goochland County resident should consider this worthy cause.

Visit and comment on my blog: http://cmchwms.blogspot.com/

LOVE Sarah's Prints. Do they have adult pj's?

groovyoldlady said...

Compassion International - helping poor families one child at a time by giving them hope!

Robin said...

My favorite charity is I Could Be Your Child. Founded by a husband and wife team that lost their son to a pediatric brain tumor. It was created to spread awareness, raise funds for research, and provide networking for other families affected by such a devastating illness. Please visit www.icouldbeyourchild.org

shelburns said...

Found you via the Scribbit Message Board. My favorite charity is the American Cancer Society. My grandfather passed away from cancer and I give every year in his name.

shelcows AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

My favorite charity is Campaign for a Commercial-free Childhood! They are amazing advocates for children!
Thanks!

Lisa said...

I really love a school in Anchorage, Alaska that works with students with dyslexia. There is no other school like it in the state and for 25 years it has successfully served students who were not succeeding in public schools.

kathg said...

Since CWD loves children, I would like to mention Noah's Ark Children's Village.

Ever since I was a child, children have been near and dear to my heart. I have six of my own and work with other children tutoring and teaching Sunday School.

You can check out Noah's Ark Chilren's Village here. (http://www.noahsarkinc.org/aboutus.htm) It began as the vision of two people to create a foster care village for children to know they are valued.

Thanks for reading.

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Anonymous said...

The YWCA of Richmond, VA is a charitable organization with the mission to Eliminate Racism, Empower Women and Elevate Children. We serve women of domestic violence in our shelters, and teach preschool children in our accredited centers. Your donation will empower us to serve more women and children.

Bradley said...

A great charity that I support in Richmond, is ASK. This group provides direct support to the families of children with cancer. Nothing can prepare you for the words “your child has cancer.” It’s not natural, it’s not fair, but it is real. Children do get cancer and a family’s life is turned upside down. ASK quitely and effectively provides financial, spiritual, social and emotional support directly to these families. www.askweb.org

aud1inok said...

My favorite would be the Pregnancy Resource Center in Lawton, OK. They help many ladies and unborn babies in need.

Clergyflea said...

Please consider ACTS (Area Congreations Together in Service). We are an ecumencial/inter-faith organization dedicated to providing emergency financial assistance to families who are at risk of losing their homes due to unpaid mortgage/rent, utilities, hospital bills, medications, day care expense. We aim to keep families together, working, and in their homes.

Anonymous said...

Maymont is there for all kids of any age and it's free! How can you get any better than that.

cmurray said...

I love Maymont - a place where everyone can enjoy the beauty of nature and the elegance of the Gilded Age...all without spending a dime. A true treasure for Richmond.

Angie said...

Compassion International. Every day I look at and pray for Mario, our little adopted guy, and I wonder at a world where we have soooo much and they have soooo little.

Avoss said...

Definitely Maymont - for kids of all ages and it's free.

carnfam said...

while all the posts are worthy of your donation, I think Maymont should receive your donation this year as they are local (to Richmond) and it is a wonderful place for kids and families.

Anonymous said...

Maymont! Wow where else in the world can you see and do all they offer for FREE! How is that possible? It is because of the support of company's like CWD and people in our community! What a great place we live in...

Crystal said...

My favourite charity is Compassion International, releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name.

How generous of you! Merry Christmas!!

Anonymous said...

My favorite is Maymont! I love the fact that it provides for children (and adults!) of all ages and economic backgrounds a place to come and escape the pressures of the world. It was a true gift to the community of Richmond and continues today due to the generosity of companies like yours! Thanks and Merry Christmas!

Heather M. said...

Samaritan's Purse - they do some really amazing things around the world

Mom24 said...

My favorite charity is St. Jude's cancer hospitals.

Laura Ann said...

Cross-Over Ministry - This Richmond based organization provides free or low cost health care throughout the community to uninsured or low income individuals.

Pastor Jon said...

My favorite ministry is ACTS (Area Congregations Together in Service) of Richmond, Virginia. ACTS is an interfaith ministry that seeks to prevent homelessness. Children need to be in their homes December 25th and all the other nights of the year, and ACTS stives to ensure that will be the case.

Danielle said...

this is such a wonderful giveaway! My favorite charity is the American Cancer Society. A close friend of my just lost her husband to cancer. It is such a terrible thing for any family to deal with and I would love for the money to go to a cause to the fight against cancer

Anonymous said...

My favorite is one I heard about through Oprah and local charity event. It's called the Pajama Program. Here's the website:
http://www.pajamaprogram.org/index.html
You donate PJ's to kids that really need them. Great opportunity for CWDkids to contribue PJ's to this group. Check out the sponsor section for what other retailers, etc are involved.

Amanda said...

APFED for kids with very rare food allergy disorders like my son.

Amber said...

Compassion International - we have sponsored a girl from India for 8 years now! They are an amazing organization.

Renee G said...

I've got to say I'd like to support Susan G Komen for the Cure (Eastern Washington).

rsgrandinetti@yahoo.com

Araya at Stable Days said...

My favorite charity is Adopt-A-Foal, Inc. They are an incredible organization that rescues foals and puts them up for adoption, I am a huge horse lover and my sister and I earn money to help this incredible cause. You can learn more about them on my website http://www.stabledays.typepad.com.
Thank you for your consideration of this amazing cause.

Neurotic Grad Student said...

WATCH in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This organization monitors court cases involving domestic violence and child abuse in Hennepin County. Before this organization had a constant presence in the courtrooms, a lot of cases were slipping through the cracks, victims and defendants didn't know what was going on, and some judges were super badly behaved in the courtroom. This organization relies on volunteers to go into the courtroom every day and make sure that doesn't every happen again. It's a great organization with great people running it.

I'm a volunteer, not an employee, so I'm not really gaining anything from this except the happiness a donation would bring the staff.

Jennifer said...

The charity or mission work as we call it, is the closest to my heart, because it is with my church Journey! We raise money to help the local children's homes in our communities and also support bigger mission work as well! We have a family from our church in Alaska doing mission work right now! This money would help our very small church out a lot! It's Journey Church in Monticello, AR! Thanks for the chance!

jls_wss2003 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

My favorite charity is Autism Speaks they are trying to find the cure for autism, both of my sons have autism

Bettina said...

I really love St. Jude's Hospital. It means so much that they help children and families so much when they need it. That to me is what a charity is all about.

bettinawellmaker at gmail dot com

Ursula said...

I really like the Boys and Girls Club in our area. They do so much for the kids here that just don't have some of the opportunities that other kids have.

uheeter at comcast.net

Becky said...

I would love to give it to Cure Autism now, Autism speaks since this year our team did not raised enough money, or I could give to my son special day class so they can buy another tricycle they only have one for six children.

silverhartgirl said...

My favorite charity Is children miracal network

cdziuba said...

The Shriners. Hope I win for them.

Laura said...

My favorite charity is the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Thanks for the opportunity!

Anonymous said...

My family is very big on the local Salvation Army. Before going back to school to get my degree, I was a single mom with two kids. The Salvation Army took my kids Christmas Shopping and gave us enough food for a Christmas Day meal. Now that I am in a better place, we try to donate and get angels from the Angel tree every year in order to pay back what they gave us! God Bless!!

kray said...

Please consider MIR - The Make It Right Foundation. They are dedicated to the rebuilding of New Orleans - particularly the Lower 9th Ward. More Lower 9th Ward residents owned their home prior to Katrina than any other section of New Orleans. They desperately need our help 3 1/2 years later to restore not only their neighborhoods but their lives.

Kaci Keech said...

My favorite charity is Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters. They help so many children regardless of the families' ability to pay for services. Everything there is centered around the children. My daughter had her tonsils out and they treated her just as special as if she had a life threatening illness. They also know how to take care of the parents!!

Anonymous said...

The charity I choose juvenile diabetes . I have friends and family that have suffered and have died from this disease.
litlelady67@yahoo.com

java said...

Though I have a few charities I support, including public tv, food kitchens, Plant One Row, clothing closets, shelters, etc....
My favorite charity is act.alz.org The Alzheimer's Association. And right now, until Dec 31, donations are being doubled by a generous couple. I have given my budgeted donation, but it would be cool that, if chosen, your 250 would be a 500 donation.
Thank you for the generous giveaway!!! So many deserving charities mentioned!

Jodi said...

My charity would be Sharing and Caring Hands in Minneapolis. They do such wonderful things for children in need there.

Jen said...

Children's Miracle Network in Wisconsin. We donate to them and have been helped by them as well. They are awesome to families with sick children.