mandey hearts mapleton fundraiser and giveaway

On April 9, my rural hometown of about 1,200 people, Mapleton, Iowa was hit by an EF3 tornado. It is estimated that 120 homes have been damaged or destroyed, along with many businesses. Thankfully, and almost by a miracle, no one was seriously injured, including my parents, brothers and sister and lots of other friends and family. 

But there is a lot of work to be done. The streets, once lined with beautiful green trees are now littered with piles of debris from all over the city. Many people have lost everything. In a town so small, something like this is devastating.

I can't be home to help my family and friends clean up our town but there is one way I know to help; by asking for a little help from all of my friends. So before you get all generous and such, I'm going to show you the awesomeness of prizes I have to give you people if you chose to donate:

***Prize 1***

A coin purse of your choice from Mama Mandolin.

***Prize 2***

A print of your choice from A Happy Exchange.

***Prize 3***

A custom blog banner/button from IROCKSOWHAT

***Prize 4***

A pair of Falling Leaves earrings from Pretty Things by Meg

***Prize 5***

A bandana bib {similar to the one below} from hi, baby

***Prize 6***

A robot plushie from Lauren Smash Toys.

***Prize 7***

2 glass vintage milk jugs from Holly Days

***Prize 8***

Your choice of 1 new print from the Paper Mama Shop.

***Prize 9***

A felt ruffle wreath from Sassy Silly Spunky Designs.

***Prize 10***

A $10 gift card to Love Stitched

***Prize 11***

A spot in the May (or July) SLR photography e-class hosted by Simplicity

***Prize 12***

A pocket watch {similar to the one below} from hello, friend

***Prize 13***

A fabric diaper/wipes holder from the Crosbie Crew

Some pretty sweet swag, huh? 

How do you win one of these? Easy. 
  1. Click the link below to donate a minimum of $5 to mandey hearts mapleton. 100% of the proceeds will go toward helping Mapleton and it's members get back on their feet.
  2. Come back here to this post and leave me a comment telling me that you donated. You don't need to share an amount if you don't want to, just let me know you did your duty.) And only one entry per person.

That's it! 
This fundraiser will end on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be announced Monday, April 25. 

Now this part is important:
You don't need a blog or website to donate. You don't even need to enter in this contest to donate. If you really don't need or want one of these prizes, you don't have to leave me a comment here...but you can still go to the mandey hearts mapleton page to make your donation. 

Feel free to blog/tweet/take a button/email your entire contact book...whatever you can to get the word out. And in advance....THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.
(These donations are not tax deductible and only us residents may enter.)

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