Monday, July 8, 2013

GROW YOUR BLOG GIVEAWAY {An Adoption Fundraiser}

Well, hello there bloggers!
If you're new around here, here's the skinny: 

My hubby and I are adopting a little girl from the Democratic Republic of Congo. 
Our daughters have a sister. 
And she is one very loved little girl. 
And we want to get her home as quickly as possible. 
I can't imagine the heartache that will come my way if we reach a point in our adoption where we are forced to put things on hold because we don't have the funds ready and waiting to proceed to the next step. 
My momma heart just can't handle that. 

Adoption is expensive. 
Think $30,000 expensive. 
That's five times the amount we paid for my car....literally. 
And needless to say, my piggy bank's not busting at the seams with thousand dollar bills. 
Thankfully, God is so much bigger than the amount of money we need to bring Emily matter how many zeros are at the end of that number. 

We are trusting that since we are following His call to care for one of His children that He will provide what we need to get her home. 

So, in order raise the funds needed to bring our little Emily home as quickly as we can, 
we have teamed up with some awesome ladies. 

And we want to help YOU grow your blog 
or Etsy shop or online business!

So, here's how this will work, 
for every $5 donation you make towards bringing Emily home, you will be entered one time to win a FREE sponsorship add for the month of AUGUST on these blogs plus some awesome blog treats.

 After your minimum donation of $5, you can earn additional entries for sharing about this giveaway on your blog, twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.

 Five dollars can make a difference.
 Five dollars can work to change the life of our little girl. 
Five dollars can mean one less orphan in this world. 

Think big. 
Think thousands of blog views a day. 
Think many, many new followers. 
Think of all the new people you can share your story or talents with.

One of you should clean up your place, do some dusting, and break out the good China... you are about to have some serious company over at your blog!

Here's the amazing blogger line-up that will EACH be giving away a free sponsorship spot in August to our ONE LUCKY WINNER: 

{These six women are amazing. They are well-spoken, inspiring, humble, and regulars on my reading list. If you aren't familiar with them and their blogs, you are truly late to the party.} 

And that's not all! 
One lucky winner will also receive these seven amazing goodies to help his or her blog grow, grow, grow! 

This is one giveaway I would seriously like to win.

The giveaway will run from July 8-15.
You can enter each day!
After making a minimum donation of $5, you can then earn extra entries for sharing.
So share and share away, friends.

You can donate $5 for one entry,
$10 for two entries,
$15 for three entries,
or $20 for four entries.

And each and every penny donated will go to help bring our daughter HOME to us!

I seriously get chills just thinking about there being one less orphan in this world.
God is so, so good.

And truly, please hear me when I say thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping to bring my daughter home to our family.

Here's were you can make your donation:

And here's where you enter to WIN IT ALL:

The winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter at random on midnight the night of July 15th.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for your part in bringing Emily home! 
You can rest assured that you just MADE my day!

If you wish to enter the giveaway without donating to our adoption please email me at 


  1. I am so so so excited about this. I feel like a winner already helping you bring your little one home...but goodness, I would also love to win this awesome giveaway, ha!!!! Love, your instagram friend The1500TreeProject :-)

    1. :) Thank you so so much for the support and words of encouragement! :)
      And GOOD LUCK! :)

  2. Saw your post on We Blog For Adoption, what a creative fundraiser and amazing giveaway! Blessings to your family! -Nicole @ Living Out His Love

  3. What a great giveaway, but I am so happy to be able to play a small part in your adoption process. <3

  4. Love this! What an awesome adoption fundraiser idea; I'll spread the word. Wish you all the best! Xo ~ Liz

    p.s. are you Canadians too?

    1. Thank you so so much for your support! And no, we actually live in Mississippi. :)

  5. this is SO creative and fun!! LOVe it!!! :)

  6. Hugs to you, McCall! So happy and excited about you guys expanding your family. Awesome giveaway, too - good luck! *crossing my fingers!!!*

  7. This is such a great idea! I'd love to hear how you went about coordinating this, because it's such a great giveaway! We are in the process of raising money for our adoption as well, and I love supporting other adopting families in the process!

  8. This makes me so happy! While I want to grow my blog, what is more important is that my husband and I can support fellow believers in following through in obedience, in bringing home their precious girl! Love this with all of my heart!

  9. oh my goodness, AMAZING!!!! this makes me feel like money is going into a purpose!!! I spend money around on sponsoring and such BUT this, I can't wait to do.

  10. Best blog giveaway ever! :) I am so excited for you, emily and your family! I hope this is us within the next few years :)

  11. Greetings McCall! I caught wind of your adoption effort through a fellow Sister-in-Christ's Instagram account. Her name is Mindy and her blog is Mindy and her husband Nick are also in the process of adopting. I want to help, but since I am not a blogger or an avid one, can my entries be submitted on behalf of Mindy Kinnier? God bless you and your family during this time! May His presence, His hands and provision be at work and transcend over any doubts or worries!
    In Christ,

  12. Just wanted you to know that I LOVE your name :) I would totally use it except our last name is Colyer (like Collier) so that would be a little weird. Thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway. I have to admit, it was selfish motivations that caused me to donate (keepin it real) BUT I am so so happy to have that money go to such an awesome cause. I hope your sweet girl gets to come home soon.

    1. Thank you! I LOVE YOUR name! And you're right-- McCall Colyer isn't doing it for me. As a kid, I was always so scared one day I'd fall in love with someone whose name rhymed with mine and end up as McCall Hall or McCall Paul or something equally fitted for a Dr. Suess book.

    2. Aw, thank you! That's so kind! And that's a valid fear ;) Or it could be worse- you could be a boy named Phillip Phillips. Stuck with it for life.

  13. Just writing to tell you that this is the most clever fundraiser ever - you gotta teach people how to do this thang. Love it!

  14. So excited I found this on Instagram, what a beautiful story, I look forward to more posts and updates! I would love to win, but most of all would LOVE for emily to come home.

    the lil' cupcake

  15. Found you through Facebook & so happy to donate! Hope your little girl gets to come home soon!

  16. Hello again McCall!
    Two questions. First, is donating through Paypal the only way that you or your husband can verify the donation amount so that it corresponds to the number of entries? If so, I should have earned 6 entries. I don't want to come of as nit-picky in regards to entries, because I donated to help your family bring Emily home. Also, to give my good friend Mindy, who's an avid blogger through whom I caught wind about your adoption effort, a greater chance of winning the blog giveaway. Secondly, If I donate using a credit card, could I still earn entries? Apologize upon using your comment box to ask these questions. I simply didn't have your email.
    - Antonio

  17. How exciting, McCall! I'm a new Noonday gal who saw your giveaway on FB. Blessings on you all...

  18. this is a fantastic idea! As a fellow blogger and future adoptive mom I'm really digging this. Best to you!

  19. My husband and I are pursuing an adoption right now. We just finished our homestudy and need 7 grand asap! I want to do something similar to this fundraiser. Would you mind emailing me some details.... like how did you get other blogs to join in and give away sponsors... how did you connect paypal? How much money did you raise? I have sooo many questions!

    Praying for your adoption as well!



Cool people leave comments. Comments make me happy. You do the math.