Apr 30, 2011

It's a Win Win for Everyone!

My friend, Julie, gave me the heads up about this event in Oakwood and I wanted to pass along the details to my readers. 

You see, I have A LOT of friends who are in the adoption world, which is AWESOME!  I sincerely believe that God uses Adoption to change lives in all kinds of ways.  Of course, there is the obvious, but He uses it also to grow people's hearts, to challenge their faith in new ways, and to show us a picture of the kind of love He has for us.  I have seen lots of families become whole through the process of adoption, and it has been truly amazing!

So when Julie told me about this fundraiser, called Molly's Shower of Hope, to benefit the adoption of a nine-year-old little girl named Molly from China, I was glad to help in any way I could. 

Maureen and Bill Wagner felt called to adopt Molly last fall, and while there is definitely a cost involved in adopting, there are additional expenses for Molly due to the medical needs she will face.  Molly is in a wheelchair due to muscle atrophy in her arms and legs, and will require medical attention and therapy once she is here.  All proceeds from this event will help cover medical expenses.

So tomorrow, Sunday May 1st, the fundraiser will be held at 118 E. Dixon Ave. in Oakwood, OH at the home of Linda Woods from 1-4pm.  This will be a time to socialize with friends while shopping and taking part in various raffles.  And the raffles sound GREAT!  Just take a look at these:

Raffle #2:  Homestyle Meal and Irish Jokes – what could be more fun?
·         Papa Bob’s Crockpot dinner for four (priceless)
·         12 pack of Smithwick's

Raffle #3:  Take Me Out to the Ballpark
·         Six tickets to Dayton Dragons game, upper deck directly behind home plate, Sunday June 5th at 2:00, donated by Jennifer and Bill Almoney
·         Various Dragons fan gear, and a Dewey’s pizza gift certificate ($30)

Raffle #4:  Cincinnati Reds Fanatic
·         Four Club Section tickets for Wednesday May 18th 7:10pm game with parking pass ($225+)
·         Two Reds players autographed prints (Ryan Hanigan and George Foster, priceless for the avid fan)
·         Reds straw hat, water bottle, slinky, and ladies t-shirt
·         And, to make it a truly Cincinnati experience, a Skyline basket ($30)

Raffle #5:  Nuts about the Nutcracker
·         Four tickets to the Dayton Ballet’s 2011 Nutcracker, you pick the date ($200+ value)
·         Gift certificate for lunch or dinner at The Dayton Racquet Club donated by Maria and Vince Russell
·         And, for your own ballerina, a handmade tutu and wand from The Mystic Moor ($40 value)

Raffle #6:  Ladies, Pamper Yourselves
·         Annette White Holistic Health Counseling, three hour package including an in-depth health assessment, a one-hour food consultation and a one-hour lifestyle consultation (priceless)
·         Holistic health gift basket
·         Makeover, anti aging cleanser, unwrinkled pads, canvas bag, and candle donated by Preen
·         One hour massage, Tudor Day Spa ($70)
·         Yoga card from Practice Yoga donated by Dr. Kristy Zechiel

Raffle #7:  Too much coffee?  Red wine?
·         Oral B supersonic toothbrush ($125) and Whitening System (impressions, trays, & whitening compound to do at home, $350)  donated by Dr. Zak Hallock

Raffle #8:  Mom’s Treat
·         Eden Salon – woman’s cut and style and assortment of Aveda products ($60+)
·         Jewelry by D’sign, handcrafted sterling silver beaded bracelet ($50)
·         Stephanie Dawn Bags (tote, wallet and cosmetic case, $80)
·         Organize-it-All 3 hours of personal organizing services, ($120)

Raffle #9:  Date Night
·         Siam Pad Thai gift certificate ($25)
·         Two bottles Sterling Vintner’s Collection 2009 Chardonnay

Raffle #10:  Revive Your New Year’s Resolution
·         Nutrition consultations as needed, Lori Kelch (priceless)
·         Fusion Fitness Bootcamp or Personal Training ($50 gift certificate)
·         EAT Food for Life Farm – 10 lbs local, organic, grass-fed meat ($100+)
·         Chiropractic Health and Wellness Center Complete Evaluation ($150)

Raffle #11:  Beauty Begins Here
·         An amazing Arbonne basket donated by Erica Kovach ( $250)

Raffle #12:  Pink Power
·         Mary Kay gift basket donated by Tina Frantz
·         Vintage jewelry bracelet/necklace (can wear as either, $60)

Raffle #13:  Girls Night Out
·         Meadowlark gift certificate ($50)
·         Wine gift box donated by Michele Schoen

Raffle #14:  Experiencing God’s Grace
·         Gift basket from Common Ground Coffee Shop at Fairhaven Church, including a pound of coffee, the books Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby, Seasons of Grace by Beverly Lewis, and Total Abandon by Gary Witherall and more ($50+)
·         Wild Olive Tees (see co-hosts wearing one of the many designs), $25
·         An Angel for You by PJ Armocida

Raffle #15:  Spread the Word
·         Ahni art canvas, God’s word for God’s world, ($45-60) donated by Amy Kirk
·         Wild Olive Tees (see co-hosts wearing one of the many designs), $25

Raffle #16:  Dress Them Up While You Can
·         Kid’s haircut, Vanity hair salon
·         Detangling spray, Vanity hair salon
·         Handmade hair bows by Karen Wonders from the Maple Tree Cancer Alliance
·         Girls Mom and Me smocked summer dress, size 2T ($42)
·         Boys Mom and Me smocked summer romper, size 3T ($42)
Raffle #17:  Celebrate the Ones You Love
·         Family Portrait Package, Red Leaf Photography including sitting fee, one 8x10, one 5x7 and two 4x5s ($245)

Raffle #18:  Kid’s Birthday?  It’s Done!
·         Milano’s gift certificate ($25)
·         One hour of face painting for birthday party from JOY Entertainment, ($80)

Raffle #19:  Math Rescue
·         Five hours of math tutoring by Heidi Acuna ($125+)

Raffle #20:  House Need a Spruce Up?
·         Peach Orchard Design, two hours interior design service with Cindy McHugh ($100)
·         Planter from Oakwood Florist

Raffle #21:  Dream it Up
·         Lula Bell “Dreams do Come True” original art ($50)
·         SPARK Art Studio, one five-week session children’s art class ($50)
·         Kitty cat craft kit donated by Blue Turtle Toys ($15)

Raffle Ticket Prices:
$50 for 10
$25 for 4
$10 for 1
For every $50 spent on raffle tickets, get one blue ticket to enter door prize drawings:
1.       2:30 pm:  Two bottles of Hazlitt wine from the Finger Lakes Region
2.      3:00 pm:  Dorothy Lane Market gift card ($25) & bottle of 2007 Epicurean Bistro Grenache
3.       3:30 pm:  Starbucks gift box including French press coffee maker, 1 lb coffee, 2 mugs and coffee scoop ($65)

It only takes 1 Ticket to Win, and participants don't need to be present to win!  Plus, there are Silent Auction Items!  These include:

1.       Hilton Head Vacation – Minimum bid $500
Up to 10 days in a 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo 2 blocks from the beach and right on the bike path.  This is a private condo rented only to family and friends, so many 2011 dates are still available! ($1200+ value)
2.      Mickelson and Woods Golf Outing – Minimum bid $150
Need a Father’s Day Gift?  Golf hat autographed by four time major winner Phil Mickelson ($100 value) and a round of golf for three at NCR Country Club plus lunch with the other golfer named Woods…Kevin that is, of 118 E. Dixon Ave ($210 value)
3.       I70 Poles – Minimum bid $250
Original oil painting by local artist Annica Damico ($500 value)

4.      Sangria and Small Plates – Minimum bid $400
Dinner for eight hosted at the Hick residence by Kelly & Eric Hick, Stephanie and Sean Geehan and Margot and John Hadley (priceless) AND five hours babysitting from each of four babysitters: Sarah Geehan, Grace Geehan, Sarah Moulton and Allie Beach ($200)

As you can see, this event is definitely a WIN, WIN!  The Wagoner's get to bring their beautiful daughter Molly back to her Forever Family and you get some Fantastic Prizes!  I hope you can stop by, but if you can't but would like to purchase raffle tickets, please contact Linda Woods at lwoods@woh.rr.com

If you would like to donate, but cannot attend, you can make a donation to Molly's Hope Fund and mail to The Wagner's at 103 Spirea Dr. Dayton, OH 45419.

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