Friday, July 9, 2010

American Girl Shine On Now DOLL GIVEAWAY


To foster a spirit of goodwill and help make the world a brighter place, American Girl is introducing Shine On Now—a new charitable initiative that harnesses the collective power of girls to help others in need. Shine On Now begins today! American Girl is calling on girls across the country to help the company give up to $1 million in clothes, books, dolls, and money to the following four organizations: Kids in Distressed Situations, National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions, National Wildlife Federation, and Save the Children.
Shine On Now - American Girl

Girls can become an official American Girl Ambassador at
shineonnow.com and inspire other girls to join the Shine On Now effort. As ambassadors, girls will receive a free, downloadable tool kit filled with fun and actionable tips and ideas for fund-raising, volunteering, or donating to the four worthy charities participating in Shine On Now, or wherever they see an opportunity to make a difference.
STARS!!




On July 13, 2010, girls can go to shineonnow.com and put their collective efforts to powerful use. Visitors can contribute up to 100 free stars each day to help American Girl reach its goal of collecting one million stars by the end of the program on July 31, 2010. If the target is reached, American Girl will donate its maximum gift of
$1 million in clothes, books, dolls, and money to the four designated charities. Check out Shine On Now on twitter and facebook for more of the latest news.I am thrilled to be part of American Girl's initiative to raise money and awareness for such worthy organizations.
In addition, for every star a girl contributes (she can donate up to 100 each day), her name will automatically be entered in a daily drawing to win a new My American Girl™ doll!
My daughter has signed up signed up as an American Girl Ambassador and is excited to help children in need.

American Girl is also launching Innerstar University which is a safe and fun virtual world. You can use Innerstar University for free with each 18-inch My American Girl doll purchase.
Follow Shine on Now on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube!
GIVEAWAY
TO ENTER:


Write about how your family impacts the local community through community service, volunteering, etc. for a chance to win a My American GirI™ doll
( write about the various ways in which you currently or plan to help the community big or small – with your children)
You will be able to choose one winner to receive a My American GirI™ doll to keep, or to donate to someone in need if you are selected.

EXTRA ENTRY:

1 Follow with GFC

1 Follow @agshineonnow and MMB on Twitter and tweet this giveaway using

1 Fan Shine on Now on Facebook and MMB on Facebook

3 Put my button up on your blog

3 Extra Entries if you blog about this giveaway linking back to me

*Product provided for review purposes.
Contest ends at 11:59pm PST on July 31st. Open to U.S. Residents only.

180 comments:

  1. When I was a kid, I helped out in the church's soup kitchen, went Christmas caroling at nursing homes, and volunteered as a buddy to children and adults with Down's Syndrome at an annual carnival during the summer. I plan to get my children involved with the local food bank and similar programs in our area.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  2. I'm a Facebook fan (Mary Happymommy).

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  3. Looks like a ton of fun! My girls would love this.

    I'm your newest follower. Please follow me back at www.sparklingadventures.com. Thanks!

    Love, Lauren (in Australia)

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  4. My daughter is amazing. When I was diagnosed with cancer, my 9 year old wanted to do something special for other kids whose parents were going through treatments. She started a toy drive in the community and dropped them off at the local cancer center. She is currently involved in hockey, dance, cheer and girl scouts.
    dmkayes@gmail.com

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  5. Fan Shine on Now on Facebook and MMB on Facebook
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  6. I follow via Google Friend Connect!!!
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  7. My daughter and I help with the Methodist Boys Home in our community. She enjoys collecting clothing, books, and school supplies for abused children. She did a drive a few weekends ago and collected tons of stuff. And a good part about it, she doesn't boast about it.
    rebeccaw2005 at hotmail dot com

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  8. Following via gfc
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  9. My daughter likes to collect clothing, books and school supplies for abused children. She did a drive a few weekends ago, and collect tons of stuff for the Methodist Boys Home in our community. She is a good girl and she didn't boast about being one of the few that organized the drive. I'm so proud of her!
    rebeccaw2005 at hotmail dot com

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  10. My family volunteers once a month at our local food bank, we also are one of 3 families that run the local farm, and we also volunteer coach for our baseball team!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  11. I follow you via GFC!
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  12. i volunteer at our local community center helping in any thing they need at the time. its great fun and i feel i am helping my community get back in shape and become healthier. wolfbayou@yahoo.com

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  13. follow on gfc

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  14. I volunteer at the library with the young adults. it's actually a lot of fun and I like doing it. it's great to know you are helping out with the community and I love the library so it's great. and my brother is in the army if that counts as helping people! haha I think it's a big one even if it's not volunteering...he did sign up on his own. :)

    -Lauren
    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  15. When my daughter gets a little older, I really want to take her to our local community's "Work in the garden day." We have several neighborhood gardens in the area and on those days, you can go and volunteer by weeding, picking, planting, and watering...and at the end of the day you get a portion of what was picked! It looks like a lot of fun!

    carissa.sutton(at)gmail.com

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  16. I like you both on FB - Cari S.

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  17. I'm a GFC follower.

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  18. I have your button!

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  21. Our family tries to stay pretty busy in our community! My husband and I try to be good examples of service to our kids. I spend between 10-15 hours a week at their school helping in their classrooms or wherever in the school needs help. I find it very rewarding to help kids who otherwise don't get much help! We also put together hygiene kits to send to Haiti and donated them to the school. Over the winter my daughters and I made cloth dolls and doll clothes for a lady who goes to an orphanage in Africa every year. My kids were so excited to be helping out other little girls just like them! We give money to our church, which them provides food and clothes to local people in need. My youngest daughter is 4 and loves to go to the nursing home and help. We have gone with our church a couple times and I played piano for them to sing to. My daughter would go sit on their laps and always came home excited about meeting a new "grandma". I want my kids to learn to find joy in helping others. I am so excited that American Girl is creating an opportunity for girls to help out!

    tamra.wilson at gmail dot com

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  22. laura4him@bellsouth.net
    we go to the local nursing home on Sunday nights and sing with/to the elderly people there.

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  23. I am a GFC follower---eddiem11@ca.rr.com

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  24. My daughter was a prt of girl scouts troop. Her troop donates to the local food pantry.

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  25. Fan Shine on Now on Facebook and MMB on Facebook

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  26. My daughters and I help at a Community Brunch each month in Va. Beach, VA. Both of my girls have been helping in small ways since they were about 3 years old. When they were young, the would help with set up and then go to child care and play. Now that they are older, they help from beginning to end. They set up, serve food and assist with cleaning up. When they need a break go to a back room, near the kitchen and draw pictures to give to the guests. Our guests are mainly the working poor and homeless of Virginia Beach, VA. They enjoy doing this each month and are helping to end hunger as they learn to help others in need.

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  27. I follow via GFC

    laprochaine at gmail dot com

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  28. My husband and I volunteer once a month at church in a meal ministry that feeds people in our community. We sponsor two children through Compassion International. I use my couponing prowess to gather things for the abused woman's shelter and the food pantry. We sponsor at least two children every year for Christmas at Church and through my husbands work. We also contribute to operation Christmas Child. I love serving others. I think it is one of my spiritual gifts :D

    laprochaine at gmail dot com

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  29. I follow you both on Twitter and I tweeted,
    http://twitter.com/laprochaine/status/18469927377
    laprochaine at gmail dot com

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  30. I have your button on my blog
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    laprochaine at gmail dot com

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  31. I Faned Shine on Now on Facebook and MMB on Facebook

    laprochaine at gmail dot com

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  32. I am a GFC follower---eddiem11@ca.rr.com

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  33. I wish I could say we help out the community in a major way, but we don't. We donate to the local food pantry and support the local girl/boy scout troops.

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  34. please disregard my cooments made on 7-13. I had already submitted cmments on 7-12 and do not want to disqualify myslef.

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  35. My family is very involved with our church and we help in-need local family's by helping with food, clothing and paying their utility bills. We also volunteer at a local nursing home for seniors and are involved with our local girl scouts.

    Ravish30 at aol dot com

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  36. blog follower

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  37. dt- https://twitter.com/TwoClassyChics/status/18514215401

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  38. Our family is given the opportunity to do quite a bit of service through our church programs. Some things we've done recently have been volunteering at a local homeless shelter, cleaning the local veteran's cometary and a school items an clothing drive.

    bethwillis01@gmail.com

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  39. I am very blessed to be part of a community that believes in giving back to those in need! I was first introduced to the Boys and Girls Club in Tennessee while in college, and enjoyed it so much that I decided to do it in my spare time here in Georgia. It is so rewarding to make a difference in someone's life, and the children just love to have someone pay special attention to them, even if it is just sitting down to tutor them on their work.
    Another place that is near and dear to my heart is the local food bank. So many people cannot afford basic necessities, and it is my honor to donate both my time and food to helping those that are less fortunate than my family. We have gone through some tough times this year, and have been without a home and food for part of it, but we have learned to hold our chins high through it all. We could have had worse.
    If I win this doll, I would want to donate it to a special little girl that I love. Her family does not have the money to spend, but all of her friends have several dolls and many outfits and accessories. I know that it would mean a lot to her. Thank you, and best wishes to you!
    -Auddy

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  40. I am following you both on Facebook.
    -Autumn

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  41. I am also following you both on Twitter.
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    -Auddy

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  42. I am following you with GFC :)

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  43. we pack up medical supplies to send to third world countries at a local charity

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  44. I follow via GFC.
    nbalogh522 at gmail dot com

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  45. My daughter is only 3, but I want her to know the importance of helping others, so I get her involved with things she can do. She helps me gather canned foods to take to our local food bank, we participate in our library's books for the needy program at Christmas where we buy a book for a child in need and donate it, and she helped me clean up local parks during our community day. I hope to continue these things with her and her baby brother as they get older.

    nbalogh522 at gmail dot com

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  46. I like both on Facebook (Nicole Krebs Balogh).
    nbalogh522 at gmail dot com

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  47. Following both on Twitter @maybaby522 and tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/maybaby522/status/18637084447

    nbalogh522 at gmail dot com

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  48. I follow on GFC.

    erintales(at)themombuzz(dot)com

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  49. We choose two families to donate items to during the holidays. And we donate gift baskets to help raise money for developmentally disabled adults to get career training.

    erintales(at)themombuzz(dot)com

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  50. thru our church once a month the kids and I help at the local soup kitchen and serve twice a month at the food shelter

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  51. Three years ago, my son and his wife became part of the inaugural committee that started Walk Now for Autism, Sacramento. As a result, our whole circle of family and friends have become involved. They have raised over $500,000 for Autism research. Our next Walk is in early October! Can’t wait.

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  52. Follow with GFC publicly

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  53. tweeted you this noon time

    http://twitter.com/MomsBestBets/status/18454137105

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  54. Following both @agshineonnow and MMB on Twitter

    jcamp2020

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  55. Fan Shine on Now on Facebook and MMB on Facebook

    done and "liked" your post about this contest on your wall

    jean campbell
    jcamp2020 at aol dot com

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  56. we don't reallly do anything formal - we donate to good causes, participate in many fundraisers for the school, etc.

    One thing we DO try to do is promote recycling efforts. I try to teach my girls the importance of recycling at home, school and beyond. I also want them to be able to educate others.

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  57. http://twitter.com/misaacmom/status/18853166794

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  58. following via GFC Micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  59. My daughter participates in an after school program where they take walking trips to the nearby nursing homes and do activities with the residents. She enjoys hearing their stories and I am sure they love the young visitors too. I work for a non profit social service agency, my job is to determine if people qualify for fuel assistance to help with winter heating costs. Sometimes, they are over guidelines, and I tell them when and if they should reapply at a later date and try to get them qualified using medical deductions etc... it is not an easy job, but knowing we are helping people heat their homes is great.

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  60. we are collecting books to donate to the crime and violence shelter


    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  61. gfc follower


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  65. My daughters and I volunteer weekly at our Parish Food Bank. We also help out at church and my youngest still does altar serving. My oldest daughter annually goes with our Youth Group to help various areas that need help with house work, repairs, etc. My husband says yes to anyone that asks for help - whether a school event, church event or a friend.

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  66. tweet

    http://twitter.com/jcamp2020/statuses/19111385221

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  67. I would like to nominate my four year old daughter. She sang in church today and helped with the offering. She has come to me spontaneously several times and asked if she could give a special toy to one of her visiting friends. She loves to meet new people and play with anyone and everyone. I am so proud of her open and welcoming spirit. While she is still a little young to participate in many organized volunteer organizations, we are working in that direction. Every year we ask her friends to donate art supplies to the local moms club (www.summervillemoms.com) instead of bringing presents. She has visited the local animal shelter to play with animals and love them for a few minutes, so they are not alone all day. She also helps make baked goods for the local fire stations.

    Her most recent obsession is telling everyone that they are THE BEST mom, dad, friend, or “stephen” (eg) in the world. Well, she tells my husband that he is the best daddy in the whole wide CITY. That is just too cute to correct. *smile*

    We are collecting material to make some special pillow cases for kids in the children’s hospital network that is supported by ShineOn. My daughter is going to use fabric paint to paint special designs on some of them. We are going to organize this as event for several of her friends to participate in. She can’t wait to make a pillow that will make someone feel better!

    While I certainly don’t want her to grow up too fast. I can’t wait to know the person that she is destined to be. I am so happy that she is my child. I can’t wait to see the good that she is going to bring into this world.

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  68. Followed both on Twitter and posted http://twitter.com/Treasured2005/status/19115679859

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  69. "liked" both pages on Facebook.

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  70. tweet

    http://twitter.com/jcamp2020/statuses/19282369955

    jcamp2020 at aol dot com

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  71. Our family tries to help in the community by being involved in and tithing to a church that gives generously to those in need. My children will have a Lemonade stand from time to time and we donate that money to the local Food Bank.

    And today, I am baking a cake to donate to a benefit dinner they are having for a man in our community who has health issues!

    thecountryblossom AT hotmail DOT com

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  72. I am now following you on GFC! :)


    thecountryblossom AT hotmail DOT com

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  73. I like Shine on Now and MBB on Facebook! Katy Mc. Ald.


    thecountryblossom AT hotmail DOT com

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  74. I follow you both on twitter and I tweeted this giveaway! :) http://twitter.com/KatyLMA/status/19336344445

    thecountryblossom AT hotmail DOT com

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  75. I added your button to my blog....left sidebar!

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  76. I added your button to my blog....left sidebar!

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  77. I added your button to my blog....left sidebar!

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  78. Friday tweet

    http://twitter.com/jcamp2020/statuses/19342411239

    jcamp2020 at aol dot com

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  79. Friday tweet

    http://twitter.com/jcamp2020/statuses/19342411239

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  80. We are planning to help the local non-profit agency with their back to school fundraiser. We have been going to different schools and asking them if we can put our donation box. This is teaching the kids communication skills. We also have a yard sale where the money is going to two families in the neighborhood in need.

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  81. Saturday tweet

    http://twitter.com/jcamp2020/statuses/19442873300

    jcamp2020 at aol dot com

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  82. My 8 yr old daughter volunteers to teach and model social skills to children with autism, because her big brother has autism. She is incredibly patient and understanding, and finds ways to reach the kids through songs, games, and just sitting quietly beside them. She volunteers with autism sibling support groups and shares her feelings about having a brother with autism who cannnot communicate nor care for himself. She is an amazing open, loving and giving child who would probably choose to share or donate this doll if she won! Thank you for an opportunity to honor and recognize her contributions to making the world a better place for children with disabilities.

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  83. We like Shine On Now on Facebook!

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  84. We like to help our friends and neighbors by bringing meals when they are in need. We also try to be good neighbors to those around us!

    kissyjensen at gmail dot com

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  85. Sunday morning - have a great week!

    http://twitter.com/jcamp2020/statuses/19503437974

    jcamp2020 at aol dot com

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  86. I'd like to nominate my 8 year old daughter whose motto is "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle." I am amazed at the depth of her interest in environmental protection, her innovative ideas to protect natural resources, and her zeal about teaching others how and why they should do their part to protect Mother Earth! She is truly committed to making the world a cleaner, safer, brighter place for all of us to share. It would be a terrific way to honor her commitment to renewable resources through the Shine On Now campaign as she is truly doing more than her part to make our living planet 'shine' with renewed health!

    jmealey@verizon.net

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  87. We participate in our neighborhood improvement group where we do clean-ups, neighborhood watch, and generally problem solve. We always recycle and ride share.

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  88. Tuesday's tweet

    http://twitter.com/jcamp2020/statuses/19681901872

    jcamp2020 at aol dot com

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  89. My aunt died last year of ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) and was very passionate about research for the disease. I am involved in our state's local ALS chapter and helped to raise over $900 for the "Walk to Defeat ALS" walk last year.

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  90. Forgot to add my email to my last posting
    angeljmb@yahoo.com

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  91. MANDATORY ENTRY: My family and I help our local Adult Living Community (Senior Housing). My daughter and I help out with group activities and also small club events, such as their book club, sewing club, knitting club, and cooking club. My husband helps with, OF COURSE...the GOLF club & also helps out with small repairs around the facilities, for he's a general contractor. We love our older generation and enjoy giving back and helping out, always!
    Thank you for this opportunity!
    - kimbuckjr@yahoo.com

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  92. I follow you via Google Friend Connect. My GFC ID: kimbuckjr

    kimbuckjr@yahoo.com

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  93. I follow @MomsBestBets on Twitter. My Twitter ID: @kimbuckjr

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  94. I follow @AGShineOnNow on Twitter. My Twitter ID: @kimbuckjr

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  95. I am a Facebook FAN of Mommy's Favorite Things. My Facebook ID: ChicagoBearsFan1 OR Kimberly Dunek-Buck.

    kimbuckjr@yahoo.com

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  96. I am a Facebook FAN of Shine On Now. My Facebook ID: ChicagoBearsFan1 OR Kimberly Dunek-Buck.

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  97. I have your button here...

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  102. I blogged this giveaway...

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  103. I blogged this giveaway...

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  104. I blogged this giveaway...

    http://www.cafemom.com/group/95135/forums/read/11923949/WIN_a_Kidorable_Umbrella_from_Moms_Best_Bets_Ends_7_31_10

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  105. I blogged this giveaway...

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  106. I follow on gfc.

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  107. Wednesday tweet

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  108. Thursday tweet

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  109. Good Morning to you. It's Friday..yeah. Have a great weekend...grandkids for us! All is good here in Northern California.

    http://twitter.com/jcamp2020/statuses/19911968590

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  110. My daughters are quite young, but we already donate their books to local libraries, toys to charities and my oldest is a Girl scout and is starting community work.

    bwirth1974 at gmail dot com

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  111. GFC

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  112. http://twitter.com/LAURAWI18/status/19913199701

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  113. Fan Shine on Now on Facebook and MMB on Facebook

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  114. I have 5 girls, 11 and under. As a family we volunteer at nursing homes and serve meals and homeless shelters. When ever possible we donate our old cloths, books, and toys to those in need. We collect food for food pantries and donate school supplies for the needy. We are Girl Scouts and do a number of volunteer activities through there as well. We may struggle, but there are many worse than us so we try to teach our children to appreciate whet we have and give back to others as much as possible. They are amazing girls who really care for and want to help others so we do everything we can to assist them in those efforts.

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  115. I follow you blog of GFC.
    clark1699@sbcglobal.com

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  116. My family helps out every year for our church's bazaar - it is 4th of July weekend every year. Even my kids help load up the trailers when the yard sale ends. We work together as a family and even small hands can carry something!

    iclipcoupons at gmail dot com

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  117. Google friend (PinchingAbe)

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  118. I tweeted your giveaway. I think you left the example text out of your post? At any rate, here's a link to my tweet: http://twitter.com/PinchingAbe/status/19929572226

    iclipcoupons at gmail dot com

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  119. We are just getting involved in the community, now that my daughter is 6. We are donating school supplies to students who need it as well as toiletries and other necessities to the homeless. We don't have a ton to give, but I like to be creative and stock up on good deals and use those to give back. I am hoping to set a good example for my daughter-she likes packing everything up to give away, which is a good feeling.

    wahm_online(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  120. We do a lot with our local woman's shelter. Making food and gathering items they need to survive.

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  121. Money has been tight this year, but I have found that a wonderful way to help my community is to use my deal hunting to find things to donate. For example, my daughter is too young to need supplies for back to school, so I spent my deal hunting buying supplies for 5 kids who couldn't afford supplies and I spent less than $10 on everything! Easy on my wallet and a need fulfilled.

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  122. There's a battered women's shelter not far from our home and they take in clothes, furniture, household items. When we take things to donate we drop them off there. Having experienced this as a child I know how hard it is to leave everything you have behind to escape the lifestyle. I'm only glad that were able to help out now.

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  124. we work with helping raise awearness for autism. I have two autistic sons. My neice who is 6 also asked all her classmates to bring in their pennies to help with awearness.

    We also do commninty day. Where we clean local parks.
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    We also work in the community garden.

    For us community service is so imporatnt. My kids will be involved with the youth services on base to continue how to help make our community a better place. Each christmas we adopt a family. We give them toys and dinner.

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  128. For years my sister has been on the local commitee for Santa's Helpers to collect donations, get gifts for poor kids in inner cities, wrap them all and deliver them with 'Santa' to their homes on Christmas morning. This year we plan to get my kids involved in the entire process; from donations to wrapping and delivery as elves. It will teach my kids how to treat others and think of the less advantaged children before they think about themselves.

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  132. We are just starting to give back to the community with my small children. We volunteer in the church and ministries.

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  133. It is really important in our family to serve our community. We do so through our church mostly, cleaning in the community, visiting nursing homes, tutoring, and collecting school supplies for homeless school children. We really hope to raise caring and loving adults!

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  134. My husband and I run a weekly kid's Bible club at our church. Our main focus is helping kids with a parent in the military. Any child is welcome though. My kids help. My teens help us keep up with the kids. My 10 year old attends the club but she's made it her job to great each new kid. She makes sure that they have a friend to sit with and know where they need to go.

    We also recently collected clothes and sent to a family that we knew were in need. We collected several boxes of children's books that were given to a church to pass out to kid's in need on the Eastern Shore of Va.

    We don't have a lot, but I try to teach my kids to share what we have.

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  135. Our family helps our local community by volunteering and donating. We help with church and local drives for injured and sick residents. My daughter is active in her girl scouts group and 4H and has had the oppurtunity to help residents at the nursing home, children in daycare, and collect toys and donations for children in the hospital.
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  140. I am going with my nephews boy scout troop to work in the shelter. I'm so proud of him! He decided on his own to do it and talked to his leader about it and got the whole troop to go!

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  142. My little girl is autistic, so that limits volunteering, but we donate all her outgrown things and many of the products I review, to Big Sisters.

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  143. I'm nominating my niece. She is very involved in her community through the Girl Scouts, her church, and her school. She volunteers at the local library and she can't wait til she's old enough to volunteer at the hospital. She donates her gently used toys and clothes to the Salvation Army.

    Her father is currently stationed in Iraq and she has coped with missing him remarkably well. She's sent items to him to give to the Iraqi children (like beanie babies--apparently the kids there love them!) She is kind to everyone she meets and helps her mother with her siblings at home. She helps in her community clean-ups and assists in the toy/clothing/food drives of her Girl Scout troop, school, and Church.

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  144. My daughter goes through her items twice a year and we donate them to various charities in our area. We are in a rural area where the opportunities for young children are hard to find, but this is one thing that I have scheduled for us each year. She decides on the items, and then depending on what they are we hand deliver them to the organization that I think would benefit most from her selections.

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  153. I volunteer at the school but also community events and especially the library. We also donate clothing and toys to goodwill and buy school supplies for the kids who can't get them for school. We live in a small town so a little goes a very long way :)

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  154. My family and I collect clothes, books and toys from our community to donate to those less fortunate.My kids especially feel the joy of giving.
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  156. All year round, we donate clothing to families that need it within our community and during Christmas, we put together care packages and gifts for families who would go without a Christmas otherwise.

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  159. My children and I volunteer with our local church youth group and also help out at the animal shelter and visit the nursing home once a month to spread some cheer as well.

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  160. My family tries to help in our community as much as possible by recycling, donating food to the food drives, clothes to the clothes drive, active in Girl Scouts, and in the schools our children attend.

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  164. I run Operation MGM (Mothers Giving Mothers) on my blog. This is a program that I started (at pretty much my own cost) to help provide items like diapers, wipes, and hygene items to moms (and families) in need. I started this program because there are government programs like WIC and SNAP that help families with nutrion assistance, but at least nothing in my area for moms to get help with these types of things.

    I also helped out with a diaper drive to help supply diapers to the local rescue missions.

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