Thank you, everyone, for your part in helping raise awareness for Tiny Hands International and the work they're doing in South Asia!
A big thing happened since I posted last month's giveaway. (Besides the blog changing from SquishyTush.com to PrefoldsLove.com // you can read about that change here.)
People showed up.
You showed up.
Leaving a total of 122 comments on this baby blog ("baby" because the blog is just 1 mo. old) and almost that many shares on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
Thank you! I felt the love through all of your awesome responses answering why you love cloth diapers.
And I got to thinking, What if all that love shared on the blog was less about cloth diapers, and more about people? And, what if all those shares in social media were less about the giveaway and more about helping someone?
So, after a lot of thought, prayer, consideration and brainstorming over the last four weeks, I've decided to do something a little different with the giveaways here on PrefoldsLove.com. Here's the 4-step break-down on how it will work.
1 | First, there will be something up to win.This is essential for a giveaway, afterall. These might be gift cards to cloth diaper stores (like last month), cloth diaper or baby products or accessories, or products from companies that give part or all of their proceeds away (like this month). They will all be cloth-diaper or at least semi baby-related.
2 | Next, there will be an organization to share the love with.These will be chosen by me, or will be the company/organization where the product came from (if it's a company that donates some of its proceeds or if it's an organization that helps people).
3 | Then, you will share the love for up to 3 chances to win the giveaway.Instead of just promoting the giveaway, you'll help raise awareness for (or "share the love with") the chosen organization. Tweet, Pin, Instagram, share on Facebook, blog, post on Tublr. Do the top 3 social media shares that make sense for you to share the love (be sure to include #sharingthelove @theorganization and comment here with a link to your share) for up to 3 chances to win.
4 | Finally, someone will win the giveaway.And we all might sleep better at night knowing we have done something to raise awareness and help others in need. (Or maybe we'll actually lose sleep because we're finally awakened to the needs of our neighbors. Results may vary. Whatever happens, go with it.)
Now that you know how this giveaway (and I hope future giveaways!) will go down around here, let's get on with the giveaway, shall we?!
Enter This Hemp Bag Giveaway
|hemp bag // tiny hands international
1 | The Giveaway: An original hemp bag from Tiny Hands International.
This bag is 100% hemp exterior in slate grey (not blue like the filter made it look in the first photo), with a mustard yellow band around the top. It has two small open pockets on one side of the interior (smart phone size), and a zippered pocket on the opposite side. It's a very roomy bag to hold all those cloth diaper and baby essentials. Top zips closed. The strap is thick and the material of the whole bag flexible making it comfy and easy to carry.
It's a $25 value (more when you add shipping ;) And one of you loving people will win it!
100% of proceeds from Tiny Hands' product sales (bags, bracelets, necklaces, scarves, tees) go toward supporting and improving their children's homes, anti-trafficking efforts, and women's empowerment ministries.
2 | The Organization: Tiny Hands International
Tiny Hands International is a Christian non-profit that helps love "the least of these." They work with orphans, street children, and victims of the sex-trafficking industry in Nepal, India and Bangladesh. They run children's homes, intercept girls being trafficked and so much more.
Let's help raise awareness for the love they bring to South Asia!
3 | Share the Love...
Share the love for Tiny Hands for up to three chances to win this giveaway.
Use your favorite social media outlets (up to 3) and give a shoutout to share the love (and raise awareness for) @tinyhandsintl. Tweet, pin, Instagram, share on Facebook--whatever makes sense for you. Then, be sure to leave a comment below saying that you've done so with the link directly to where you shared it.
Need ideas on what "sharing the love" looks like? Try one of these phrases in your tweet, pin, share, or blog post...
- Win a @TinyHandsIntl hemp bag that helps orphans in Nepal. #sharingthelove via PrefoldsLove.com -- Click to tweet.
- Hemp bag giveaway on PrefoldsLove.com #sharingthelove @TinyHandsIntl -- Click to tweet.
- Over 10k Nepali girls trafficked each year into the sex slave industry. Help @TinyHandsIntl help them. #sharingthelove via PrefoldsLove.com -- Click to tweet.
- 603 girls intercepted by @TinyHandsIntl from sex-trafficking so far this year! #sharingthelove via PrefoldsLove.com -- Click to tweet.
- Praying for @TinyHandsIntl anti-trafficking efforts in Nepal. #sharingthelove via PrefoldsLove.com -- Click to tweet.
4 | Find out if you won...
This giveaway will be open through next Wednesday (May 29). The winner will be announced in this post next Thursday (May 30) and will have one week to contact me and claim the prize.
NOTE: This giveaway open to continental U.S. shipping addresses only. If you are outside of the continental U.S., you are still welcome to join in sharing the love with @tinyhandsintl but will not win the bag. Thank you for understanding.
Congrats, Dana at Happy Little Lovelies! You are the winner. Contact me at squishytush//at//gmail.com by June 6 to claim your prize.
Thank you, everyone, for your part in helping raise awareness for Tiny Hands International and the work they're doing in South Asia.