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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Rally 4 Jillie - Week 10 Giveaway

This is week 10 of 9 weeks of giveaways!
(that's right! We had so much support we are able to bring you and Jillie another giveaway) 
All sponsored by amazing companies with 
huge hearts and all for little Jillie. 

This giveaway will run from December 31-January 6 and is hosted by Kids, Clutter & Chaos and A Spectacled Owl!
This week's giveaway is sponsored by the following companies...
In The Zone Entertainment Group: Global entertainment company specializing in serving families, kids and tweens (ages 4-12) with music entertainment content! They are sponsoring a ZhuZhu Pets Gift Set which includes...(1 ZhuZhu Pets Meet The Beatles CD, 1 Quest For Zhu movie DVD,1 Quest For Zhu soundtrack CD, 4 ZhuZhu Pets movie character figurines, 1 ZhuZhu Baby toy with accessories, 1 movie poster and kid's activity book!
Music for Little People: Celebrating Over 25 Years Of The Best In Children's Music, Music For Little People has garnered over 140 awards, including:
  • 53 Parents' Choice awards (20 Gold and 2 Classic Gold)
  • 16 American Library Association "Notable Children's Recording" awards
  • 10 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio awards (including 4 Gold and 6 Platinum)
  • 20 National Association of Parenting Publications (NAPPA) awards (including 11 Gold)
  • 2 Grammy® nominations in the "Best Children's Recording" category
  • They have also received Parents' Magazine Parents' Prize awards and National Association of Independent Record Distributors "Indie" awards
In addition to CDs they also manufacture and sell DVDs, MP3 & CD Players and Musical Instruments.
Green Kid Crafts: Green Kid Crafts is the maker of the original kids craft subscription box. They are a mom-owned, green company that provides sustainable crafts for kids. Their eco shop provides monthly gifts for kids & more. Whether you are looking for green gifts for kids or eco craft products, their crafts and activities for children are sure to please. With Green Kid Crafts, both parents and kids can enjoy crafts and activities for children that spark creativity and cultivate respect and love for the environment. (Review 1) (Review 2)
Children Inspire Design: Children Inspire Design is a line of modern, eco-friendly and culturally diverse artwork designed to help children learn compassion for our earth and all who inhabit it. Each piece incorporates repurposed paper materials, soy inks, and biodegradable packaging. Encompassing everything from prints to posters, wall cards and more, the line even offers a very special Global Compassion Poster of which 100% of the proceeds go to Future Fortified to help provide nutrients for children around the world.
Lets Go Chipper from IAGmedia: The perfect gift for family travel! Soar to new heights with Chipper as he takes his first flight. From what to pack, to check-in, security, boarding, flying and arriving, Chipper playfully teaches kids good manners and safety when traveling. Eco-friendly packaging - arrives in a reusable tote! Includes:Story and Activity Book, 8-Pack crayons, Plush Pillow “back” Pack and Reusable Tote Bag.

It's all good. IAGmedia Inc. is a family-lifestyle entertainment company developing award-winning educational apps, movies, music, and books for children. We are committed to delivering products and programs that help build good character and positive life values in young children while helping encourage future stewards of the environment. Based on the principles of 4-H (head, heart, hands, and health) our characters and stories instill in children a sense of respect for self and family, and inspire contribution to community.

Prize Package includes for one winner: 
1. Zhu Zhu Pet Gift Set from In the Zone Entertainment Group
2. 6 Children's CD's from Music for Little People
3. Discovery Box from Green Kid Crafts
4. When Skies are Grey 11x14 print from Children Inspire Design
5. Let's Go Chipper Activity Set from IAG Media
Not only will one of you win this amazing HUGE prize package, but the same prizes will be sent to Jillie in the hospital as well! AMAZING!

In case you missed what Rally 4 Jillie is all about, read on then enter the giveaway below. I am truly blessed to have the opportunity to work with these amazing companies who have stepped up to help. 

If you would like to sponsor and be part of these giveaways please feel free to contact me.

It is hard to even know where to begin this post and even harder for me to write it. As most of us are parents to young children you all know how hard it can be to see our children sick or hurt. I can't even begin to imagine the feeling of finding out your child has the dreaded "C" word. Cancer.
No child should have to face cancer. They shouldn't even have to know what cancer means. They should be riding bikes, playing, going to school and just being kids!

Why am I writing this about cancer? Thankfully both of my boys are healthy. However a close family friend of mine hasn't been so lucky. Her little girl Jillie, just 2.5 years old was just diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. A fast moving, aggressive form of leukemia that if not treated, could be fatal in a few months.

Luckily after weeks of being sick, Jillie was diagnosed and quickly moved to an amazing children's hospital. She will now be living in the Ronald McDonald housing for the next 6 to 12 months as she undergoes many many treatments and blood transfusions.
Remember she is just 2.5 years old. How do you even begin to explain to her what is going on and why she is now living far away from home and facing months and months of treatments?

So far Jillie is being a rockstar and keeping a smile on her face! She actually feels good with new healthy blood running through her! She is a fighter and one tough little girl. If anyone can fight this it is Jillie and her family.

In my small way of feeling less helpless and helping out in any way I can, I've started Rally for Jillie on my blog! I'm seeking sponsors willing to donate two items. One to add to the giveaways and one to send to Jillie. My hope is that this will keep her spirits up, help keep her occupied, to just keep her being a kid through this ordeal.

If I could hug the sponsors that have stepped up to help, I would in a heartbeat!  Their kindness and generosity to help a sick little girl says more about these companies than any review I could ever post. So if you are reading this, please take a moment to show some love to these amazing companies. To thank them for their small act of kindness that can go a long way in the journey to heal and cure baby Jillie.
And please if the kindness of these sponsors have touched your hearts like it has mine, take an extra minute to say thank you on their Facebook pages or in a quick email.
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  1. Thank you wonderful sponsors! You are so generous!

  2. Thank you for all you do. Jillie keep up the positivity!

    Diane Sabatini

  3. Praying 2013 will be a year of healing for Jillie!

  4. What an awesome giveaway and even more amazing that Jillie gets everything here as well. I am praying for her!

  5. I hope for the best for Jillie! It's been 10 weeks so hopefully she is getting better.

  6. Hugs and Kisses to a brave little girl!

  7. Thanks so much for this GREAT giveaway!!!!

  8. What an awesome giveaway and even more amazing that Jillie gets everything here as well. I am praying for her! My neighbor is receiving a marrow transplant today so this is heart felt that Jillie recovers!

  9. praying for Jillie, thanks so much for your generosity.

  10. thank you for sponsoring this giveaway and jillie you are in my thoughts!

  11. Jillie, you are beautiful. i love your pink and red heart pj's, you are a stylin little girl. Get better soon! Thanks for the great giveaway.

  12. thanks for the awesome giveaway, sponsors!!

  13. thank you!!!

  14. Thanks for the giveaway and will be praying for Jilly!

  15. Thanks for the giveaway and Happy New Year!!

  16. thank you everyone that takes the time to give me so many wonderful things to hope and dream i can win some day ;)

  17. Prayers for Jillie and Happy New Year!