We did it! With the help of my incredible team and so many of you, the 2013 Bloggers for Babies team walked this past Saturday proudly knowing we not only reached our big goal but surpassed it. What a great feeling. Despite the rain, it ...
We did it! With the help of my incredible team and so many of you, the 2013 Bloggers for Babies team walked this past Saturday proudly knowing we not only reached our big goal but surpassed it. What a great feeling. Despite the rain, it was a fantastic morning and I can’t thank everyone who was involved (in any way!) enough.
Each year my team grows bigger and bigger and I can’t wait to see how this keeps growing. In 2010, my mom, Harper and I walked together and that is when I decided I would make a team out of local bloggers the following year. In 2011, 12 of us plus our babes and a few husbands headed out for the walk and raised $2400. In 2012, 12 of us plus more babes and more husbands did the walk in the sunshine wearing hot pink and raised $3900 for March of Dimes. I was blown away last year. This year proved to be even more amazing.
On Saturday, 20 of us, plus tons and tons of babies, toddlers, husbands and family members walked in the kind of really gross rain after raising a whopping $6870 dollars for March of Dimes. To say I’m proud of these people, proud to know so many of you who are willing to donate, proud to be part of something so cool, is an understatement. Each and every one of these ladies on my team are people I know because of this space. This blog has brought me many things over the years. I am really proud of this one. To see people come together and raise money for a great cause, deal with my constant “pep talks”, and show up early in the morning from all over the area with their kids ready to walk is pretty damn amazing.
This year we had an extra special team member who was there in the form of purple (MoD’s color!) baby carriers and mini doll carriers for our toddlers – Ergobaby. I have been working with them on some other things recently, and I asked if they would be interested in donating an Ergo to my yearly raffle to raise money. Their response? Yes! And how about also we send along Ergos for all the baby carrying mamas and any little ones who want to carry their lovies? My face was like O_O as you can imagine. So generous. Needless to say, we were a sight to behold, and there were many very happy babies and kiddos that day. Can’t thank Ergo enough.
Each day for the past couple of weeks now, I’ve been opening emails from MoD when a donation comes in. Many of you donated, and donated a lot. My personal goal was set at $1000 and I finished at $1670. You guys came through so hard and every time I opened one of those emails I was so happy to have you all here. It seems just about everyone is touched in some way by what the March of Dimes does and I couldn’t be more grateful for your support each time I do this. Thank you all!
Without further ado, here are the winners of the raffle! If you see your name here, keep your eyes out from an email from me – I’ll be putting you in touch with the person in charge of getting you your awesome prize!
The Ergo goes to: Kerri Green!
The Onesie of the Month Club goes to: Harper Herdeman!
The Little Hipsqueaks $50 credit goes to: Maggie Jantzen!
The Ruche $50 credit goes to: Jessica Thomas!
The Narwhal cozy from Life Geekery goes to: Jennifer Webster!
The mask from Opposite of Far goes to: Hanan Webster!
The $30 credit to Yarn Bombed Antlers goes to: Olivia Vasquez!
The Umi Sling goes to: Jessica Romito!
The city and state necklace from GlassCast goes to: Elise Nelson!
The print from Nole & Paper goes to: Kara Higgins!
The crocheted narwhal hat from Jess Judkins goes to: Lisa Cherry!
The $25 to spend at Quarter Life Luck goes to: Kaitlin Deckard!
The earrings from Elladolce go to: Tracy Euler!
The cowl from Sarahnade Shop goes to: Amy Sleep-Kelly!
The 5 winners for a block set from Littlest Lulu are: Maegan Murphy, Bethany Aldecoa, Renata Ramclam, Marissa Waters and Kristi Van Wormer!
The year subscription to the Monthly Spread goes to: Andrea Rynders!
The $30 to spend at Peach State Yarnworks g