When I first thought about doing the draw to raise some cash for my friend Alison, I was only expecting a few of my scrapbook friends to be participate - hence the Blacks Photo Card. But then I posted here on my blog and on my facebook profile. The response was touching.
I received a lovely email from a fellow in Ireland, who I do not know and who does not know me, Alison or Kevin. He is a regular reader of my blog and wanted to help.
I received another email from a lady in the UK who came across my blog from another blogger. She sent a donation just because - didn't want the ticket.
I went to a scrapbook retreat with a group of wonderful ladies. They just forked out money for the retreat, but did not hesitate to help me out.
I ordered some scrapbook supplies thru my CM consultant. Instead of asking for payment, she told me to put the money in the pot.
Even my Jonah took $10 out of his piggy bank to help "the pretty girl at that place with the big yard!"
With all the donations, together we raised $178.45!! I am thrilled!! I am going to top up the deposit to make it an even $200.
Thank you to everyone who helped me help a friend.
And now for the winner of the draw!! Thanks to Random.Org, the winner is........
I will contact you about your prize.
Thanks again everyone!!