Kicking it in the Crotch

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When GraceAnne was little and we still lived in Washington state and I had mono SO BAD, she and I used to watch A LOT of Food Network.  One of our favorites (or maybe it was just on at the time we laid on the couch every day) was Emeril.

 Remember Emeril Legasse?  "BAM!"  "Kick it up a notch!"  "Another notch when we come back!"
Well, sweet GraceAnne really loved Emeril, and when we would cook dinner she would say "BAM, Mommy!  BAM!" 

One day she thought she'd try out his other signature phrase and very enthusiastically said, "KICK IT IN THE CROTCH!"  It has stuck.  So now, for the 2nd attempt at hitting our goal for the home study funds, we will be "kicking it it the crotch." 

If you don't know, our family is in the process of adoption called the "home study"  It is what it sounds like, they study our home and us to make sure we're fit to give more kids to.  We have to pay for the homestudy and aren't eligible for grants until it is complete and we are then "home study ready."  We need the help of our friends and family (and now anyone who wants to win an amazing prize!) to raise the rest of the money we need to be able to turn our booklet in.

So we are selling raffle tickets for what I will call a "tiered" fundraiser.  A $5 donation gets 1 entry into the giveaway. A $20 donation will get 5 entries.  I will include "checkout buttons" on the side and bottoms of the fundraising posts.

Our goal is to have at least 250 entries.


The Deets:
We will close this raffle on Monday, October 15th so that our homestudy packet can be turned in on the 18th (time for the money to deposit into the adoption account) when we take Corbin in for his pre-op appointment. (Both are about 40 minutes away in the same direction, so I'd love to take 1 trip instead of 2) I will draw for the winners via randomizer Monday, October 15th at 9:00PM CST. I will place orders for the prizes that same evening and winners will get their items within 2 weeks. 

Entries will be drawn randomly.  Each winner wins ONE prize.  For example, if entry #351 is drawn for prize 2, Tier 1, the person associated with that entry will win the Pampered Chef Twixit Clip set.  1 person can win more than once, but each entry will be discarded as it is drawn.  For example, if you purchase 4 entries and your name is drawn for 1 prize, that number will be discarded, but your 3 remaining entries are still in the pool for further drawings. 

Remember: Christmas is coming up!  Items you win could go as Christmas presents. 

Remember also: This won't work if you don't SHARE!  If you purchase 5 entries, but only 10 entries total enter, we can't give away the prizes because our family has to actually pay for these prizes out of the donations. 

Now for the fun part...what can you WIN!?
Tier 1=Pampered Chef. We have a total of 14 prizes (14 winners!) worth over $250 total.
We need to have a minimum total of 75 entries to draw for Tier 1. 
Tier 1 Items: 
Mini Scoop & Measure (5.50 value)
Twixit Clips (6.00 value)

Tie Its (7.50 value)
Soups, Stews & Chilis cookbook (8.00 value)
Cranberry Microfiber towel (8.50 value)

Large Serving Spatula (10.00 value)
Bar Board (10.00 value)

Slotted Bamboo spoon set (11.00 value)
Make it Fresh, Make it Healthy cookbook (15.00 value)
2-cup prep bowl set (16.00 value)
Batter Bowl Set includes small batter bowl and large batter bowl (28.50 value)
Ridged Baker (30.00 value)

Large Bar Pan (35.00 value)
Dressed Up Desserts Gift Bundle Bundle includes Shimmering Glass Round Platter, Beaded Cake & Pie Server and The Pampered Chef® Chocolate cookbook. (59.50 value)
Tier 2= Equal Exchange. We have 17 prizes (17 winners!) worth $235 total
We need to have a minimum*total* (including entries from Tier 1) of 150 entries to draw for Tier 2.
Tier 2 Items:

(6) 20 ct boxes Organic Chai Tea. Fairly Traded (6 winners worth $5 each)

(2) 12oz canisters Organic Hot Cocoa Mix (2 winners worth $8 each)

(6) 12oz bags Organic Breakfast Blend Coffee. Fairly Traded. (6 winners worth $11 each)

Beautiful Body Care Kit includes 2 bars handmade soap scented with cucumber and coconut and a natural fiber body scrubber tied together in a palm leaf basket ($18 value)

Crowd Pleaser Gift Basket includes 1 ground coffee, 2 chocolate bars, 1 hot cocoa, 1 tea in a grass basket ($45 value)

Fair Trader Gift Basket includes 2 ground coffees, 4 chocolate bars, 1 hot cocoa, 1 tea in a grass basket ($60 value)

Tier 3=Your choice of prize worth $75. Do you need a spa day? Do you want to take your spouse to a great dinner date? Do you need a g/c to help with Christmas presents? This is 1 gift, 1 winner, your choice. $75 value.
We need to have a minimum*total* (including entries from the first 2 Tiers) of 250 entries to draw for Tier 3.
Tier 3 Items:A prize of winner's choice totalling $75. If your name is drawn for this prize, you can choose a gas card, restaurant gift card, gift card to Toys R Us, or whatever your heart desires, (for $75) as long as I can purchase the prize online and have it shipped directly to you.  We absolutely will put a restriction on this, as we are FAMILY with conservative values, so we will NOT purchase you a naughty magazine subscription, a case of beer or a gift certificate to the gift shop at your local nudist colony.  Moving on.

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Ready?  Set...Here are the buttons to donate for your entries!

5.00 donation=1 entry into raffle

20.00 donation=5 entries into raffle
After you click and donate, remember to SHARE!!
Thanks so much and God Bless!

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