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Sole Hope Raffle

Before we kick this raffle off I wanted to give you a better idea of what the proceeds of your donations are helping Sole Hope accomplish. First if you haven't already, please check out Sole Hope's website HERE but more importantly watch this very short video which was the inspiration behind the start of it all. 
Now that your eyes have seen this video and your heart aches for these poor children, you should know that you can help make a change. 
There are millions of these precious children in Africa right now, becoming infested because of a simple problem. Sole Hope is solving that problem, one pair of shoes at a time!


Understand that this organization is not only putting shoes on children but they are also helping many adults change there lives as they are helping women and men learn the trade of shoemaking that will help them survive and thrive. 
As the idea of helping widows in Africa learn a trade and support themselves took shape, it occurred to the Sole Hope team that many people in the U.S could also benefit from learning how to make shoes. So they are reaching out to many groups such as:

  • homeless shelters
  • recovering addicts
  • unemployed and underemployed people
  • nonprofits
Learning this simple trade allows shoemakers to make a difference. It also helps the environment because they use recycled parts to create the shoes!

To go one step further, Sole Hope sends teams into these impoverished cities in Africa with medical supplies to hold foot washing and jigger removal clinics. This is a God loving organization so as they wash these children's feet, remove jiggers and provide them with shoes, they share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and equate these jiggers to the sin that takes hold of us each day. They share how Jesus is the only one who can wash their sin away. 

So now that you know how totally awesome Sole Hope is and after this post are going to head over to their website so you can order supplies to host your own shoe cutting party why don't you forgo your Starbucks treat today and donate towards this cause. 

By donating through this post you are not only helping save these children's lives but you are gaining an opportunity to score some awesome loot. (Because of my love for you!)
So it's a win/win. Whether you win the raffle or not you are still making a difference and that is what matters most right?
RAFFLE INSTRUCTIONS
Below are the items up for raffle. For every dollar you donate your name is entered that many times. Fore example a $5 donation puts your name in the pot five times. There will be TWO winners chosen. These prizes will be divided into two packages. The first name drawn will have first choice, second name will receive the remaining package. There is over $400 worth of prizes and over 20 items!

Please leave a comment stating the number of times you entered. (Again if you donate $1, leave a comment stating 1 entry. If you donate $15, state that you have 15 entries.) If you have already donated prior to this post via paypal just add your comment of how many entries you are entitled to. And for those of you who aren't interested in the raffle and just want to donate, God Bless You and don't worry about leaving a comment with the number of tickets you bought. 


Raffle ends Sunday July 1st. Winners will be announced Tuesday July 3rd.

TO DONATE JUST CLICK THE DONATE BUTTON BELOW

FEATHER PENDANT, BLACK ROSE & AQUA STONE NECKLACE
FROM: BITS OF SPLENDOR
I LOVE COFEE, I LOVE TEA ORIGINAL PRINT
FROM: PEN AND PAINT
10 ELASTIC HAIR TIES IN ASSORTED COLORS
FROM:POOFY CHEEKS
 GRAB BASKET (ASSORTMENT OF NEW AND VINTAGE TREASURES)
FROM: FAWN & FLORA

THREE ORIGINAL PRINTS
FROM: NAPTIME DIARIES
CARRY ALL TOTE
FROM: AUBREY PLAYS
 ASSORTMENT OF HAIR ACCESSORIES
FROM: LITTLE PENELOPE LANE BOUTIQUE
SUPER HERO WOODEN PEG SET
FROM: BUBBA'S BASICS
ANCHOR PENDANT NECKLACE
FROM: BIP & BOP
SOFT ITALIAN LEATHER CLUTCH
FROM: VESSEL HANDMADE
 VINTAGE INSPIRED ACCESSORIES
FROM: GLITTER & GLOSS
 RUFFLE CAMERA STRAP
FROM: THE PICKLED POPPY
NAUTICAL THEMED HEADBAND
FROM: WHIPPY CAKE
 RUFFLED FABRIC NECKLACE
BY: MADE BY MUNCHIES MAMA
 CHEVRON CLUTCH
FROM: TRISHA B DESIGNS
 16X20 FRAMABLE PRINT
FROM: THUMBPRINT DESIGNS

SUGAR AND DOTS
MINI BOW GARLAND IN "SHERBET"
FROM: ME
I just want to thank everyone in advance for your willingness to give and for the hearts who donated to the raffle!


GOOD LUCK ALL!

20 comments:

No(dot dot)el said...

Oh my goodness is that video ever heart breaking. I turn into one big blubbering mess when I see stuff like that. God bless the people who can actually do the work that is so needed and necessary there. I would have started crying with them. Natalie. what an awesome thing you have done here. Truly amazing. I love that with this seemingly insurmountable problem there YOU have done what YOU could. Love that. Good job girl!

Anonymous said...

donated $25 but just for the cause not the raffle! God Bless your efforts!

Nat D said...

Talk about icing on the cake...I get to help a great cause and get a chance to win some fab swag!? Double win in my book. Please enter my name x 20 please!

Sarah said...

10 entries

You are wonderful! Thank you for putting this together for such a beautiful cause. xo

Nicole said...

I just donated 20!! Good luck girls! xo

Dawna said...

I am so blessed by you Nat. Your heart is SO big and I love you. Hopefully one day we live at least driving distance from each other.
Enter me in 50 times!
*Crossing my fingers!*
EEEEK!
This stuff is so great.
That bow garland would be perfect in Josephine's room. Jus'sayin'...

No(dot dot)el said...

Amazing- that I get to help be a part of something great and possibly win something great at the same time. LOVE THIS... 10 entries please.

Delightful Deets said...

15 entries
Amazing prizes! Nat you are incredible! xo

P Diggs said...
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Anonymous said...

put me down for 40 entries! WOOT-WOOT!

Sweet Tea said...

Put me down for 100 I couldn't help myself. I cried for so long watching that video. It was so heartbreaking and yet so wonderful that you and everyone else are bringing it to our attention to help. God bless

Sweet Tea said...

Put me down for 100 I couldn't help myself. I cried for so long watching that video. It was so heartbreaking and yet so wonderful that you and everyone else are bringing it to our attention to help. God bless

Kristen Hein said...

Put me down for 30 entries please!!

GRFF said...

My love. . . put us down for 20. well done. proud of you.

Jenn and Dan said...

love you! put us down for 20. proud of you kiss those babies for me. see you soon.

vintage grey said...

Thanks for being such a faithful servant of the Lord Nat! Put me down for 20 entires!! Have a blessed day! xo Heather

jennifer said...

Proud of you! 50 entries:)

The Paper Plume said...

20 entries.

How wonderful of you to put all of this together for such a worthy cause! Amazing!

The Paper Plume said...

20 entries

How wonderful of you to put all of this together for such a worthy cause!

Kimmie @ Sugar and Dots said...

1 entry. <3

I know that no one ever wins with one entry as the last comment, but I want so badly to contribute to something so beautiful, and we have next-to-nothing to spare right now. I wish I could give more.

xo