Thursday, February 4, 2010

Card Drive Prize Winners

Hey everybody! Ok, well it is time to announce the winners of the drawings. I separated the prizes so we could have 10 winners. My kids so graciously drew the names for me.
And the winners are:

Prize 1) Karen McAlpine
Prize 2) Karen Baker
Prize 3) Kim Ruark
Prize 4) Olenka Perez Addition
Prize 5) Jennifer Casey

Prize 6) Barbara Konopa
Prize 7) Maureen Plut

Prize 8) Dawn DiPasquale
Prize 9) Leslie Hansen

Prize 10) Nellie Mitchell I am going to try and get all of these in the mail today, so you can use some of them for Valentine's Day!
I cannot tell you enough how much I appreciate all of the help in the card drive! Ya'll are Amazing!! :) There was a total of 126 people who sent cards! And are you ready for the card totals? Drum roll please....................... 1, 519 cards!!!!!

I think I am still in shock! I decided to bring 300 to St. Jude's, I know the goal was 200, but you never know if they might need more, or they can give them to some of the brothers and sisters to the patients. I'm sure they will be spending Valentine's Day together! And I will be bringing Texas Children's Hospital 1,219 cards. There was not a set goal for this one, because they see so many children. But I am thinking there will be enough cards! :) I received cards from all over the world. I had tons from the states and some from Italy, Hawaii, The Netherlands, Australia, UK, Germany, Canada! For a little country girl, it's was really neat to see all of these cards coming from all over the world! :)

I want to Thank my family for helping me and putting up with me being a slacker in other areas this last month! :) Thank you Autumn & Chace for checking the mail everyday and getting all the packages, I LOVED seeing your faces light up as your arms were full of packages! Thank you Chance for helping me cook and getting the kids ready for school, while I was exhausted in the bed, from late nights with the card drive. Thank ya'll for being so understanding and supportive through the card drive. I love ya'll! :)

I'm sure I will do this again in the future. It is alot of work, so I need a break first, but it will be so worth it, as I think of all the 1,519 kids who will open up their cards on Valentine's Day! :)

If you have been thinking about doing a card drive, please give it a try! Think of how many peoples lives you can touch through a single card! :)

Thank ya'll again so much & may God Bless every single one of you for your kindness!

ETA: Don't forget about EBTKS Challenge & there is a new addition, so check it out! :)


Courtney Baker said...

OH MY GOODNESS? Is that number right. That is CRAZY! Wait to go girl!

Karen B. said...

Wow Winter, so very amazing that you pulled everything together and that's wonderful that so many people donated cards-an extraordinary amount of cards! Thank you too for the prizes!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Congrats to the winners!! That is awesome Winter! God is so Good!!

Remember that Vanderbilt Childrens Hospital is in Nashville if you need a place to drop some more. I can try to work that out for you if you need help!

Maureen said...

oh wow!!! 1500 + cards!! Congrats!! And wow! I won too on my lucky number 7 (anniversary is 07-07-07!)... thanks so much Winter...can't wait to hear about your trip :)

Christina Smith said...

Congratulations to all of the winners! Wow, that's a LOT of cards! I had a feeling that would happen. What a blessing! It brings tears to my eyes to think about those children opening up those cards and a big smile on their face. It will be so awesome! Praise the Lord!

Savitri said...

This is sooo awesome! LOVE it! You did great, lady! I hope you got mine. I just sent it last week Thursday but I knew it'd get to you before you leave even though I knew I wouldn't make it for the drawing. You're so wonderful to do this, my friend!!!

Jessica said...

PTL, Winter!!!! 1,519 is a l lot of cards. I was so blessed. I'll look forward to your next card drive (I'll be sure to get them in a bit earlier ;)

Tami said...

The card drive was SO much fun Winter! Thank you for letting us be a part of it!

Unknown said...

wow!! What an amazing response to your card drive. We have a children's hospital not far from my home. I think I will try to organize a similar project...maybe for Easter! The success of yours was certainly inspiring!! I'll be glad to send more cards when you do another one! Great job!!!

Meredith said...

Congrats on such a great turnout with your card drive and also on your first published card!!

Heather said...

Congratulations to all the winners and what a great outreach you did! I'd love to see some of the faces from the children and families.

Debbi said...

The thanks should go to you for organizing this. A child's smile is priceless. I was honored to participate.

Sue Lelli said...

That just shows you what is possible if "one little country girl" puts her idea out there. You CAN move mountains! You did a GREAT thing and you should think of every card as a piece of love from the heart from the people who answered your request for cards! Thanks for letting us all be a part of this!!!

Traveling Mama said...

That is absolutely amazing!! Congrats to you all and congrats to the winners too! You'll have to take lots of photos the day you go to deliver them all. You might need a U-Haul just to get them there!

Anonymous said...

Winter thank you so much for this card drive! My children and I had a wonderful time getting the cards put together and they loved signing them! This was such a sweet thing to do and so glad you got soo many cards! The love in this world is astounding. I recieved my prize today and they are even more adorable in person! Thank you soo much!

Karen McAlpine said...

1500 cards!! Wow. Card makers are Sweet!! I received my prize in the mail today. The stamps are super cute. Thank you so much.