Update: We have selected the four winners for our Motivated By Mom Pinterest sweepstakes!
We are so excited about all the non-profits that received donations from our most recent Mother’s Day Sweepstakes ($2,950 in total!) as well as the four prize-winning moms who got to treat themselves and their favorite cause for their big day.
Curious about the Real World Impact that these Goodshop sweeps have on our community?
I was able to get on the phone with Jessica Mullins, the First Place Prize Winner (A 1-800-Flowers ‘Bloom of the Month’ 12 Month Bouquet Subscription and a $700 donation to the non-profit of her choice), and was really inspired by her story. She chose to have her money donated to Give Kids The World, a 70-acre non-profit in central Florida that provides wishes for children with life threatening illnesses.
“I live in Alabama, but I’m a big Disney World fanatic. Growing up, as the oldest of five, we didn’t go on a lot of vacations— but whenever we did, it was always to Disney World. I have a deep connection to the place,” explained Jessica.
“I heard about Give Kids The World on The Dis Unplugged podcast initially, and was intrigued— apparently 93 cents of every dollar raised goes into the organization. I though, how cool is that? So, when I graduated college as an adult, and my mom and I went on a trip to Disney World to celebrate, we decided to spend a day volunteering at Give Kids The World. It was an incredible place to be in. It’s so neat: it’s this little resort right next to Disney World that all the families, who have sick children and are dealing with so much, can stay at for free. Its like its own little resort: there is a carousel, and ice cream for breakfast! Being there really gives you a perspective on your own life. And, its nice to know that a place exists out there where anyone can go to get away from their problems for a little while, to treat themselves.”
“I don’t have that much extra money to donate to things I want to, so when this sweepstakes came up, and I had the opportunity to donate $700 to a cause, I though immediately, “this is the cause I want to support!”
Leah Bundy, a Senior Manager at Give Kids The World was happy to hop on the phone and tell me a little bit more about the non-profit she works for.
“It’s basically a kid’s wonderland— a resort designed for everything a kid could ever want. Our goal is to create a space where these kids can go and be kids again, where their families can forget about all the pain they are going through, and enjoy being together. Because we believe that happiness inspires hope, we want to give kids the world. It’s so wonderful to have won this $700 donation from Goodshop. We love Goodshop, it’s such a great service for us— every little bit really helps. Especially because 93 cents of every donation dollar we get goes straight back into the family’s experience, to cover operating costs and run programs.”
We love running sweepstakes because of stories exactly like this— enabling good people to give back in ways that aren’t normally feasible. Why? Because it leaves everyone feeling good. And the more good we spread, the more good we receive. And then we’re all one step closer to The Good Life.
“I have to admit, I’m a Sweeper— I enter a lot of Sweepstakes online. But this is the best one I ever won,” said Jessica. “Because, not only do I get cut flowers delivered to my door every single month, but I got to donate to my favorite cause at the same time! It’s probably one of the coolest things I’ve ever done. I love Goodshop now, I am literally telling all of my friends about it. I want everyone to use it, all the time!”
List of all the Motivated By Mom Sweeps Winners:
Grand Prize Winner: Gabriela Guillermo-Garza chose The Labrador Connection as the non-profit for a $1,500 donation.
First Place Winner: Jessica Mullins chose Give Kids The World for a $700 donation.
Second Place Winner: Lauren Pawley chose Hphzibah House—Winona Lake for a $500 donation.
Third Place Winner: Leslie Montoya chose Unicef for a $250 donation.
In celebration of Mother’s Day, Goodshop is giving away GREAT prizes for moms! To enter, SUBMIT A QUOTE PIN that reminds you of the mother in your life and highlights how she motivates you. Submit your pin for a chance to win one of four prizes! Plus, Goodshop will match the value of your prize to a charity of your choice!
Eligibility: United States; Ages 18 and older
Entry Dates: begins on 4/13/2015 and ends on 5/12/2015 11:59:59 PM PT
Here’s how to enter:
Find your favorite motivational quote on Pinterest that reminds you of the mother in your life.
Complete the short form here.
Submit the link to your motivational pin on Pinterest through the form.
Entry Limit: one entry per person.
One Grand Prize: $1,500 in Care.com FreeTime Credits plus a 12 Month Membership.
One First Prize: 1-800-Flowers ‘Bloom of the Month’ 12 Month Bouquet Subscription
One Second Prize: Blue Nile Pearl & Diamond Hoop Earrings.
One Third Prize: Citrus Lane 12 Month Gift Subscription.
Random Drawing Date: on or about Monday, May 18th, 2015