Monday, April 15, 2013

Novgorod Playground Fundraiser!

Novgorod Playground Fundraiser!

It's time for another MEGA fundraiser!  If you missed our exciting announcement last week, the elevator project has been FULLY funded and we are excited to use this to kick off our next big project:

A playground at the Children's Home in Novgorod, Russia

Here's how it works:

View all the items below.
Click the paypal link on the right hand side of the blog under the fundraiser heading.
Tickets are $5 each, 12 for $50 or 25 for $100.

Each item is numbered 1-36.
Email us at with the item number and amount of tickets you would like on each one.
We will send you a confirmation email with your entry numbers.
Winners will be chosen using, an unbiased third party.
Tickets can be purchased until midnight on May 6th.
Winners will be announced May 7th.

#1 - Android Tablet

*7" 5 Point Capacitive Screen
*Allwinner A13 1.2GHz Processor
*Apply Android 4.0 System
*GPU Mali400, support 3D Gaming
*Webcam Wifi

Value: $90
Donated by The Segebarth Family

#2 - Olympus VR-340 digital camera

*16 MP
*10x zoom
*HD 720
*24 mm
*3.0 LCD
*100 bonus prints from Walmart

Value: $150
Donated by The Windsor Family

#3 - Kindle Fire

*7 inch LCD display
*8 GB
*All new-40% faster, twice the memory, longer batter life
*The most popular apps and games - Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, HBO GO, Pandora, Angry Birds Space, and more

Value: $159
Donate by Two Hearts for Hope

#4 - iPod Shuffle with $30 Gift Certificate to iTunes

*2GB newest model
*You choose color
*15 hours of battery life
*Clip it to your backpack, shirt, jacket, workout gear, or purse strap, and your music is just a tap away no matter where you go!
*$30 iTunes GC included

Value: $75
Donated by The Prud'homme Family

#5 - $200 Gift Card to Target

*Gift cards can be redeemed for merchandise or services at Target stores or on

Value: $200
Donated by The Sarandis Family and The Vought Family

#6 - $100 Gift Card to The Disney Store

*Redeemable at DisneyStore.come, Disney Store locations in the U.S., participating locations at Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida, Disneyland® Resort in California, Disney Cruise Line®,, and

Value: $100
Donated by The Peterson Family

#7 - $100 Gift Certificate to LeslieDeanDesigns

*Gift Certificate towards the purchase of one piece of handcrafted designer jewelry

Value: $100
Donated by Leslie Dean Designs

#8 - Pizza by candlelight gift certificates

*2 gift certificates to California Pizza Kitchen for a free large pizza
*2 gift certificates to Jacks for a free large pizza
*1 gift certificate to DiGiorno for a free large pizza
*1 gift certificate to Tombstone for a free large pizza
*All issued and have an authentic seal from Nestle
*Good in any store and valid for 1 year.
*One scented candle included

Value: $55
Donated by The Elrod Family

#9 - Kazakhstan Felt Map

*Handmade in Kazakhstan
*Features 14 regions
*Measures approximately 18 H inches x 24 W inches

Value: Priceless 
Donated by Two Hearts for Hope

#10 - Kazakh alphabet quilt

*Handmade in Kazakhstan
*Features 42 letters; 33 Russian letters and 9 distinctly Kazakh letters
*Measures approximately 24" H x 18" W 

Value: Priceless 
Donated by Two Hearts for Hope

#11 - Kazakh Nativity Yurt

*Handmade in Kazakhstan
*10 piece Nativity yurt

Value: Priceless 
Donated by Two Hearts for Hope

#12 - 5 piece Matryoshka Doll

*Handmade in Kazakhstan
*5 pieces
*6-7 inches tall

Value: Priceless
Donated by Two Hearts for Hope

#13 - Kazakh Tea Set

*Made in Kazakhstan
*Hand-painted (one cup has small chip)
*Purchased in Taraz

Value: Priceless
Donated by Two Hearts for Hope

#14 - Kazakhstan inspired Thirty-One bag

*Large Utility Tote
*Turquoise Cross-Pop embroidered in Golden Yellow
*Can hold a variety of items

Value: $42
Donated by The Heckert Family

#15 - Kazakhstan colored CROCS and A Family For Eve book

*Turquoise and yellow CROCS
*Size 1/3 youth
*"A Family for Eve" by Kristan Keefe Struck is an endearing story of love, family, and adoption.

Value: $45
Donated by The Kitzman Family and The Struck Family

#16 - Traditional Kazakh Outfits and Matryoshka doll

*Outfits made in Kazakhstan
*Girls dress size XS (probably size 3-4)
*Boys vest and hat.
*Purchased in Almaty
*10 piece small matryoshka made in Kazakhstan.

Value: Priceless
Donated by The Segebarth Family

#17 - Got Love? Tumbler

*16 oz tervis tumbler with lid
*Tumbler says got love? adopt in bright pink and green

Value: $18.95
Donated by The Apisa Family

#18 - Bows and Basket

*18 handmade bows
*1996 Longaberger Charter Membership Basket, new original in box

Value: $110
Donated by The Hochstetler Family

#19 - Boutique Headbands

*A selection of brand new, high quality boutique style headbands
*One size fits all

Value: $20
Donated by The Herman Family

#20 - Pampered Chef Great Grilling Set

*12" BBQ Pizza Pan
*Slots give pizza direct exposure to heat, creating a rich, smoky flavor and grill marks.
*Seasoning and Recipe Collection includes: Chili Lime Rub, Smoky Applewood Rub, Smoky Barbecue Rub and The Pampered Chef®  Grill it Quick! in a muslin gift bag.

Value: $43
Donated by The Falk Family

#21 - Tupperware Perfect Prep Set

*11 piece set includes Quick Chef®  Pro System (Enhanced Quality Guarantee), two each Thatsa®  Bowl 6-cup/1.4 L Minis, 12-cup/2.8L Juniors, 32-cup/7.6L Bowls and 42-cup/10L Mega Bowls, and two Pie Press/Empanada Makers.

Value: $249
Donated by Beth Smith

#22 - Scentsy Gift Pack

*Ashbury plug in warmer 
*Jumpin Jelly Bear Bar
*Blueberry Cheesecake Scent Circle

Value: $28
Donated by Soltana Fox

#23 - The Man Pack

*Cuisinart 14" Portable Charcoal Grill
*Kobalt 24 pc Precision Tool Set
*Wilson NCAA Final Four Basketball (Intermediate size/28.5)

*Wilson Hex Soccer Ball (size 5/12 yrs & older)
*Wilson NCAA Red Zone football (official size/ages 14 & up)

Value: $79
Donated by The Staggenborg Family

#24 - EcoSense Chemical Conversion Pack

*Conversion kit replaces all existing household cleaners and laundry supplies with chemical free products!
*Laundry kit includes 8 chemical free products; stain remover, detergent, color-safe brightener, fabric softener, dryer sheets, wrinkle relaxer, laundry pump, and drain back caps.
*Household kit includes 10 chemical free products; disinfectant, stain remover, wipes, all purpose cleaner, bathroom cleaner, shower cleaner, furniture polish, glass cleaner, and cleaning clothes, 
*Dishwashing kit includes 2 chemical free products; detergent and hand dish liquid.

Value: $100
Donated by Karen Kady

#25 - Bashful Bliss

*Bashful Bliss heart necklace in turquoise with yellow sunflower
*Bashful Bliss T-shirt with three adorable matryoshka dolls, size women's fitted medium

Value: $40
Donated by Robin Jonas

#26 - Ava Anderson Skin Set

*6 piece set with gift box includes; cleanser, toner, moisturizer, lip scrub, eye makeup remover and exfoliator.

Value: $108.95
Donated by The Arbolino Family

#27 - BeautiControl Bath and Body Set

*Basket includes; body lotion, foot scrub, moisturizer, foot lotion, spa socks and margarita lip balm.
*Not pictured but will be included: margarita hand creme and bath salts.

Value: $105
Donated by The Morley Family 

#28 - Thirty-One Tote

*Black Happy Dot Organizing Utility Tote
*Great for your cleaning supplies or sporting gear, or use as an everyday tote or gym bag! Seven side pockets are perfect for shampoo, magazines, and water bottles!
*Approx. 15.5" W x 10.25" H x 6.5" D

Value: $30
Donated by The O'Brien Family

#29 - Thirty One Wristlet

*Patchwork Paisley Timeless Wristlet
*This sleek style is big enough to hold a smartphone but small enough not to drag you down while you're on the run.  If you only need to carry a few essentials, this is the perfect alternative to a heavy purse!
*Approx. 5.25"H x 3"W x 1"D

Value: $25
Donated by The O'Brien Family

#30 - Coach Bag

*New Coach mahogany patent leather crossbody bag and matching wristlet!

Value: $226
Donated by The Peterson Family

#31 - Ronaldo Prayer Bracelet

*The Prayer bracelet features two diamond cut 14K Gold artist wires with center round wire.  There is a center 'window' housing 7 beads representing a prayer for each day of the week.  

Value: $110
Donated by Inga Bass

#32 - Hermes Homage Cuff Bracelet Redux

*Tres Chic! An homage to the great Hermes.  A beautiful cuff bracelet from the orange color leather that Hermes prefers.  There is a gold tone "H" that is very reminiscent of the chic Hermes H.  The cuff bracelet is one inch wide and covered back and front in soft luxurious leather.  This versatile bracelet can be worn dressed up or down.

Value: $135
Donated by Leslie Dean Designs

#33 - Handmade Vintage Custom Jewelry

*Bracelet is made from a vintage replica of a cloth tape measure.  The buttons and earring are 100% vintage  
*Bird-cage pendant is made from a glass marble and comes with 20 inch ball chain

Value: $30
Donated by Bethany Jones

#34 - Tutus, Wings and Girly Things 

*Pastel Polka Dot pettiromper size M (1/2 years) 

*Matching chunky necklace 
*Chevron over the top bow with headband

Value: $40
Donated by Brenda Rogers

#35 - Boys Sleeping Bag

*New, never before used, toddler boys sleeping bag
*Includes heavy vinyl carrying sack

Value: $50
Donated by The Catania Family

#36 - Kazakhstan Photo Book

*One of a kind coffee table book featuring 165 pages of the people and places of Kazakhstan!
*Beautiful photos taken by local Kazakh photographer

Valute: $50
Donated by Jen Kiran