As many of you have read from my post “Were Leavin’ on a Jet Plane,” Matt and I are headed to South and Central America do some volunteer work with a wonderful non-profit called Creative Corners. As I mentioned, Creative Corners brings art and creativity to disadvantaged, abandoned, and abused children. We will be living with host families for about 6-8 weeks and will be working with Creative Corners in orphanages and impoverished neighborhoods.
There are many volunteer programs in South and Central America, but we chose to volunteer with Creative Corners because we knew we wanted to work with children, and we knew we wanted to (hopefully) be able to make a positive impact in their lives. Both Matt and I are both creative, right-brainers, and we hope to be able to bring our creativity to these children.
Here’s where you come in. As I have gone along on my good deed quest thus far, (267 good deeds and counting!) I have received lots of support along the way. Sometimes this support has been in the form of money, and sometimes it has been in the form of donated items. I have received wonderful donations, such as gift certificates to several restaurants, gift certificates for manicures, pedicures, facials, haircuts, gifts of jewelry, gift baskets from places like Whole Foods, workout packages from places like Cardio Barre, and the list goes on and on and is continuing to grow. People have generously donated items, so I could auction them off in one way or another, and raise money for a charity.
With our upcoming travels, I have decided to put together the “Raffle of Goodness.” For $10 a pop, you can buy a raffle ticket and all the proceeds will be going to Creative Corners and you will be helping support Matt and I on our journey to bring the “goodness” on the road.
The “winners” of the raffle will be announced in early September before we leave for our good deed adventure. Please click the button below to enter the raffle. For every $10 that you donate, your name will be entered into the pool. You do not need to be present to win at the raffle, just make sure to include your name, phone number and email and we will alert you if you are in fact a winner!
A lot of our donations to places (ie: restaurants, spas, hair salons, etc) are local to Los Angeles, CA. But, we would still love your support even if you live far far away! You can always re-gift your winnings to someone who lives near or around Los Angeles, CA or you can choose to forgo your raffle ticket and just know that you are donating to a great cause and helping to support us on our journey! A list of the raffle prizes is below and is growing every day! Our goal is to sell 300 tickets for the “raffle of goodness.” Wanna do your good deed today and spread the word?
Thanks as always for all your love and support!
PRIZES FOR THE “RAFFLE OF GOODNESS” (PARTIAL LIST AS IT CONTINUES TO GROW!)
1. YEAR SUPPLY OF COFFEE FROM PEET’S COFFEE ($200 value)
2. CARDIO BARRE WORKOUT PACKAGE –Including 5 Classes, Workout Towel, Shirt, DVD, and Bag –Located in Studio City, CA ($130 value)
3. CONSCIOUS ART OF LIVING LIFE COACHING SESSION BY CERTIFIED LIFE COACH –in person or via telephone ($125 value) *2 of these will be raffled off
4. GIFT BASKET FROM BREE SALON –TOP OF THE LINE HAIR PRODUCTS ($110 value)
5. GIFT CERTIFICATE TO PANINI PRESS (DELICIOUS SANDWICH SHOP STUDIO CITY, CA) –2 Gift Certificates will be raffled off, 1 for $100 and 1 for $50)
6. FACIAL AT EPITOME SALON BEL AIR, CA, ($95 value)– *2 facials will be raffled off
7. MASSAGE THERAPY GIFT CERTIFICATE BY SUSAN TOY (Value $75)
8. HAIRCUT FROM BREE SALON (STUDIO CITY, CA (Value $65)
9. ORIGINAL JEWELRY FROM CENTRAL CALIFORNIA DESIGNER, STACIE HAMILTON (Value $65)
10. GIFT CERTIFICATE TO SHU SUSHI HOUSE UNICO BEL AIR, CA (Value $50)
11. GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR DINNER OR LUNCH FOR 2 AT BEVERLY GLEN DELI –BEL AIR, CA
12. GIFT CERTIFICATE TO SYDNEY MICHELLE (TOP OF THE LINE FASHION BOUTIQUE BEL AIR, CA (Value $50)
13. GIFT BASKET FROM STARBUCKS (Value $50)
14. GIFT BASKET FROM WOOF WORX – TOP OF THE LINE ITEMS FOR PETS (Value $50)
15. GIFT CERTIFICATE TO “ZANE’S RESTAURANT” IN HERMOSA BEACH (Value $50)
16. GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR A MANICURE/PEDICURE AT IMAGE NAILS IN SHERMAN OAKS,CA ($30 value)
17. GIFT CERTIFICATE TO “THE COUNTER” (GOURMET BURGER RESTAURANT STUDIO CITY, CA $30 Value–*2 gift certificates will be raffled off)
18. GIFT CERTIFICATE TO FABROCINI’S – BEL AIR, CA ($25 value)