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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Random Act of Kindness Giveaway Hop 2/17/13 - 2/24/13

February 17th is Random Act of Kindness Day 

Thanks to I am a reader, not a writer and Read for you Future for hosting this wonderful blog hop. Our gift is: we will donate one book of your choice to any children's organization that promotes education, reading and provides a safe haven for children in need. We will also send a monetary donation of $10 dollars to the organization on your behalf.

No act of kindness,
no matter how small,
is ever wasted.
~ Aesop ~

Please fill out the rafflecopter form below. a Rafflecopter giveaway

As always this is a blog hop. Please click here to find more blogs that are participating in the Random Act of Kindness giveaway hop.


MikiHope said...

First Book

If you have never heard of First Book then go check it out!!

BookStacksOnDeck said...

Great giveaway! Here's a great charity...

Journey's End Ranch Animal Sanctuary:
(Journeys End Ranch Animal Sanctuary is home to animals large and small which were abused, neglected, unwanted, at the risk of euthanasia or slaughter. )

Unknown said...

Ashley Rogers I would like the money to be sent to St. Jude Children's Hospital

Suburban prep said...

National Marrow society.

My sister in October 2000 was diagnosed with stage 4 Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. She went through chemo and then radiation because of the cancer coming back and in August 2001 she received a bone marrow transplant.

She is alive now because of a kind person donating bone marrow.

Jennifer Irving said...

Jennifer Irving
jennirv4967 at gmail dot com

I would love to have $10 donated to a local charity of mine, E.P.I.C. (

It's a charity to spread Autism Awareness and improve the lives of children in our area with autism. Last year they paid for aides for some of our kids to go to day camps and gave each child one free camp!

kara said...

Thanks for such a generous giveaway! I really like what the "gift" is for this giveaway! That's what the true meaning if a random act of kindness really is!

kara said...

I forgot to leave my info..
name: Kara
organization: I would really love to give something to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital so children with cancer can read. St. Jude is a hospital that focuses on finding cures and saving children with pediatric cancer!
Thanks for this giveaway!!

Arianne said...

GLSEN - they help stop bullying in schools.

Arianne ariannecruz07 at

Unknown said...

March of Dimes in Tucson Arizona please....helping the health of Moms and Babies

Josie Hink


ThePixieSprinkles said...

Tiana Senn

pixiesprinkles at hotmail dot com

I'd love for the donation to go to St. Jude's.

I think they do amazing work and completely agree that NO child should EVER be turned away from treatment due to inability to pay.

Thanks for the chance to help this amazing cause! Great giveaway! =)

Unknown said...

Barnados as it helps abused children get out of horrible situations

Meghan said...

I would choose the SPCA. I love animals and don't believe in euthanizing healthy animals.
Thanks for the giveaway!
mestith at gmail dot com

Michelle said...

Michelle Hodge - michelle (at) momscholar (dot) net

I would choose The American Cancer Society because my grandmother, mother-in-law, and cousin have had breast cancer & my mom died of stomach cancer. I would love for them to have every little bit of money they can to help with cancer research.

SavingsInSeconds said...

What a great giveaway! I'd choose a women's shelter....Hope House of TN would be a good one.

Mary Preston said...

Mary P



courtney hennagir said...

i would love for the donation to go to Thumbs Up For Lane Goodwin Childhood Cancer Foundation. we lose so many kids to cancer and there is very little research done.
courtney erickson -

Unknown said...

I would choose Red Cross. I love that they help people in times of need.

susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

Mystica said...

If its worldwide, I'd go for one in Sri Lanka preferably the orphanage I work with locally. If it is restricted to the US I'd go with anyone who works with children.

Unknown said...

Julia Wellman

Alley Cat Allies

Alley Cat Allies informs about and advocates for feral cats, and against euthanasia and other forms of killing cats who live outside. So many people don't understand that if you find a clearly deral cat living outside, you should NOT take it to a shelter! It wil not be adopted and will be killed. You can try to socialize the cat, feed it, give it shelter and definitely get it neutered (which the organization also helps with), but taking it to a shelter will not be helpful.

The organization also challenges heartless city leaders who kill cats who live outdoors, rather than neutering them, in the misguided belief that it will control the cat populations. Also, it informs people that disappearance of birds is NOT due to outside cats, but to pollution, urban sprawl and other habitat destruction.

Unknown said...

What a thoughtful idea!!

Stefanie Nicholas

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. They are the world's most transparent NGO which is very important in this world of scams masquerading as charities

Kerbear00 said...

Kerri, kerbear560 at yahoo dot com

I would choose All About Animals Rescue- It is a no-kill rescue, and the largest high quality, high volume, low-cost to no-cost spay and neuter non-profit animal wellness center in Michigan.

Unknown said...

I would love for you to donate to breast cancer awareness.

Terri M
Oklahomamommy0306 @

magic5905 said...

I'd love the ASPCA. Thanks.
Joy Flynn
magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

Unknown said...

What a nice giveaway! I would want the donation to go to the SPCA in memory of beloved cat, Koko. He passed away January 18, and we still miss him terribly.

Unknown said...

I'm in Canada, so I'm sure the charity names are different, but something on behalf of breast cancer survivors for my friend who has just come through this.
Thanks so much,
coreenamcburnie at gmail dot com

Shane R. said...

I'd love for the donation to go to my local SPCA

They are a great organization.


Shane R. said...

Oh I forgot my email!

shangelx at gmail dot com

teddy said...

organisation: Barnados

laurie said...

I would choose the SPCA. I love animals and don't believe in euthanizing healthy animals.

scottsgal said...

world wildlife fund
msboatgal at

Unknown said...

Leah, leah49 (at) gmail (dot) com

Salvation Army
I personally know two officers in the SA. Through them and their Christian background the charity has become special to me. The Salvation Army performs social services, like community care, disaster relief, adult rehabilitation, combating human trafficking, and elderly services.

All the charities listed are awesome and deserve the donation you will give the winner. This is an amazing idea. I love it.

Darlene said...

I'd love if you would make a donation to a local woman with a heart of gold. She runs a not-for-profit cat rescue group. She has such a big heart, and she takes care of feral cat colonies and tries to rescue the ones that can be socialized and adopted. A remarkable woman! There aren't enough like her in this world :)

Her website is here:

Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

I would choose to donate to the Susan G. Koman institute. This is an institution that raises money for breast cancer awareness and research. My grandmother battled breast cancer for 18 years before the disease took her from us. Two other women who at one time were second mothers to me have battled it and are currently in remission.

snhoveln (at) gmail (dot) com

Shan said...

This is such a wonderful giveaway.

I would choose the Nashville Adult Literacy Council


Sarah Perry said...

I love this prize :) If I were to win I would love a donation made to a local charity, WISH. It's a charity that helps women and children victims' of domestic violence find safe housing. This is one that's close to my heart.
oddball2003 at hotmail dot com

Ashley E said...

What an awesome giveaway!

Ashley E
Office of Letters and Light

OLL was started by the NaNoWriMo people. It helps fund all sorts of writing events for adults and children alike.

Life's Simple Pleasures said...


I actually like Clouded Leopards or Whale Conservation Organizations but am not sure whether that can be done.

If not, maybe World Vision? Since I have worked and volunteered there before and I know for SURE that they have it in US.

Thanks for helping more than just 1 person!

reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

My name is Rebekah.
IJM (International Justice Mission)

IJM helps free people in slavery around the world. A lot of people don't know this, but slavery still exists and there are approximately 27 million people in slavery today.

Even if I don't win, I hope you check it out! Thanks for the chance!

Unknown said...

What an amazing giveaway. If I were to win I would love to see the donation go to the Humane Society of America.

Best wishes,

*Jam* said...

As I'm from Brazil, I'll let you choose an USA organization, ok?

VampedChik said...

Thank you so much for your awesome giveaway! I cant think of a better thing to do! :) My charity is Light the Night Walk. Its for Lukemia and Lymphoma cancer research. My grandma was diagnosed with Lukemia and passed away last August and a dear friend of my family was diagnosed 3 years ago and is in remission. This foundation means alot to me.
Thank you!

Eli Yanti said...

I will donate the fund to an orphanage where each month the money will be quoted by my co-worked friend

thanks and appreciate your kindness

Eli Yanti said...

I will donate the fund to an orphanage where each month the money will be quoted by my co-worked friend

thanks and appreciate for your kindness

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