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Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Gratitude Blog Hop and Giveaway!

I would like to thank Iamareadernotawriter and all-consuming books for hosting this giveaway. I have so much to be grateful for and sometimes, I don't think I always show it. But I praise God for all His wonderful blessings on me and my family. I praise Him for all the wonderful friends He has sent my way through good times and difficult times. I thank Him for my health, my wealth and my life.

For this giveaway, I will donate 25 dollars to the winner's favorite charity. I only ask that the charity deals with either children and families of abuse/addiction, homelessness, poverty or children's education.

I will also send a children's book to a child in need on the winner's behalf. Winner may choose where the book should be sent to, ie to a shelter, library or to them so they can give it to a child in need.

Please leave a comment below with name and contact info so that I may contact you if you are the winner :)


Unknown said...

Love It!!!!!

anme said...

If I should win, I'd like the money to go to Habitat for Humanity, and the book, Harold and the Purple Crayon, to go to your local shelter.

melorabrock {at} gmail {dot} com

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

What a lovely idea, Saba :)

clenna said...

I am a follower via google.

I would want the donation to go to Easter Seals which helps children that are born with severe health problems.

Thank you

clenna at aol dot com

Unknown said...

What a great giveaway!! I'd love to win this.

Suzanne Bastien

Patricia Tilton said...

Saba, such a meaningful post and thoughtful giveaway. I hope you start something new and people follow your example.

Eden said...

What a great giveaway!


TayteH said...

OMG! This is an amazing giveaway. To a chairity? Wow. Thanks you!

Christine A. said...

What a thankful gift.

GFC- Christine A.
your1chef at aol dot com

Bonnie Gets A Say said...

I'm a follower. Thanks for the giveaway!


Chrissy Peebles said...

Thanks for the fantastic giveaway! New follower here from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and All-Consuming Books blog hop. If you get a chance come stop by my blog for a visit! I'd love to have you!


RandomlyKait said...

If I win I would like the money to be donated to The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

shadowkatt2011 [at] aim [dot] com

Courtney Reads said...

I would love to win the giveaway, its wonderful.
Courtney Renee
Courtnut1990 at yahoo dot com

Meghan @ Books and a Cup of Tea said...

Such a great giveaway!

If I won, I'd love the money to be donated to an anti-bullying charity.


Karen Strong said...

Love that you're doing this. :)
karen at karen-strong dot com

Heather said...

What a wonderful idea. I'm only sorry that I missed signing up for the blogfest.

Megan said...

What a great giveaway!

AmethystDaydreams at zoho dot com

Anonymous said...

My charity would be wounded warriors...I would think it indirectly would help the children!

Kristi's Book Nook said...

This is a wonderful idea. Donating to charities is always a necessary thing.

Unknown said...

Great giveaway!
mariamusings at gmail dot com

June M. said...

Great idea! Thank you so much for this.
GFC: June M.
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Awesome idea for a giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!
New GFC-Molly

The Happy Booker said...

Awesome giveaway!

ahappybooker at gmail dot com

Carol N Wong said...

American Cancer Society.

GFC: Carol N Wong


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful giveaway that would bless others!

~April~ said...

Thanks... I love the idea of donating...

Anonymous said...

GFC follower

Unknown said...

What an awesome idea!
If I am the winner I'd like to donate both the Native American Heritage Association which helps the families on the poverty stricken reservations.

GFC Moirae book reviews


desitheblonde said... i m following you

jessica said...

Awesome giveaway.
jessangil at gmail dot com
-Jessica B

G said...

love your giveaway!
ceis8009 at yahoo dot com

Konstanz Silverbow said...

I love this giveaway! What a genius idea. Thanks so much.

gfc follower: Konstanz Silverbow

Bekka said...

What a great giveaway!!
If I were to win I would chose the Battered Mothers Resource Fund.



Unknown said...

What an honor to enter your giveaway!

GFC: The Character Connection


Unknown said...

This is hands down one of the best giveaways I've ever seen! I'm very proud to be entering it and I follow you via GFC: Brandi Gilvaja or Mommy2Noah

Ty! Happy Turkey Day =)

Brandi G

Krysykat said...

This is a lovely giveaway.
GFC- Krysta Banco


Denise Z said...

Thank you for participating in this lovely Thanksgiving event. I know the perfect charity :)
GFC Denise Zaky

Maureen said...

My daughter works at Easter Seals and they do amazing work with children. I follow on GFC - maureen
mce1011 AT aol DOT com

geschumann said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks for your generosity. Gloria

geschumann at live dot com

Linda Henderson said...

Thank you for the exceptional giveaway. Have a happy and safe holiday season.

GFC as seriousreader

seriousreader at live dot com

Anne said...

Thank you for participating!
GFC Anne38

Carrie said...

What a great, unique giveaway :)

I would want to make a donation to the Marine Toys for Tots program, and the book I would choose is Charlotte's Web.

celjla212 at aol dot com

Unknown said...

Thanks! this is awesome.

Anonymous said...

I love this giveaway! It is so great what you are doing to give to charity! :)

GFC name: echika
email: (best to contact me) echika[at]insightbb[dot]com

Mary @SweepingMe said...

What a great giveaway. I would love it donated to the Bushkill Outreach Org. They could use all the help they can get!

Happy Thanksgiving!

GFC-Mary @SweepingMe
mary_reiss @

Aeicha @ Word Spelunking said...

What a wondeful giveaway idea!

:) Aeicha
GFC: Aeicha @ Word Spelunking
wordspelunker at gmail dot com

donnas said...

Great giveaway!!

bacchus76 at myself dot com

SiNn said...

what an awesome give away not sure which charity id want to have donated to if i won probablys omething local like the womens shelter here where i live

gfc SiNn


mary fallon said...

it is nice to see there is something going for a good cause at this giveaway, way to go!

nicolesender said...

I know where this win should go.Awesome idea to donate to a charitable cause!

Krystal Larson said...

Thank you for this awesome chance! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

Anonymous said...

Great giveaway! Thank you :)
jandplee at att dot net

Unknown said...

This is just awesome more people should do giveaway's like this

Stacy said...

What an amazing prize. I do a lot of work with children's charities in my area and I am also grateful that I am blessed enough to give to others.

the imagine tree at aol dot com

Chelsea Rafferty said...

I don't have a specific giveaway to be donated to but I'd love if I won for the money to be donated to any kind of homeless shelter. My dad has been homeless in TX for the last 5 months and it really bothers me :( (he lived here for awhile but he refuses to come back) He paints out there but its on an island that is super expensive so hard to get on his feet! So homeless shelter that includes "men" as well as women! Great idea on your gift! For book donations I'd be fine for any organization in need of books, my son especially liked "Pat, the bunny" My personal fav when I was small was Goldilocks and the Three Bears :)

swtlilangel4jc at yahoo dot com

Candie L said...

I like this idea. I work at a private alternative school. WE work with students who have been kicked out of regular schools for a variety of reasons. I hope that would be an acceptable charity. I would also love to donate the child's book to our local library. Thank you


Amy (ArtsyBookishGal) said...

Thanks for the giveaway and happy Thanksgiving!

GFC Follower = ArtsyBookishGal

Amy // amyismyfriend at aol dot com

Ruth Hill said...

This is an amazing giveaway! I might have to think about doing a giveaway like this.

Mo said...

IM awestruck. Good for you! And Bless you! Count me in!!

Member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators