Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My Blog Spark: Win and Give: Fruit Snacks & $25 Donation

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My kids love fruit snacks, and they'd eat a whole package up in a couple days if I let them.  Not only that, but I love spreading the word about ways to help those who are less fortunate.  So, when I had the opportunity with My BlogSpark, to both spread the word and get free fruit snacks for the kiddos, I jumped at the chance.

With specially marked boxes of kid favorites – including Fruit Roll-Ups, Gushers, Fruit by the Foot, and Stickerz and Shapes – your child could win one laptop to keep and Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks will donate another to a child in Africa.


Each day from now through May 30, 2010, one laptop prize will be awarded to a U.S. winner. For every laptop won, one laptop will be donated to an African child through One Laptop per Child, an organization that creates educational opportunities for the world’s poorest children by providing each child with a rugged, low-cost, low-power connected laptop with content and software designed for collaborative, joyful, self-empowered learning. For your chance to win, simply enter the unique online code printed on participating Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snack packages on www.WinOneGiveOne.com.

My Blog Spark not only provided us with 2 boxes of Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks, but they also made a $25 donation to One Laptop per Child, in my name.  That's not all, though.  If you'd like to participate in this giveaway, and you win, they'll send you 2 boxes of a variety of Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks, and they'll make another $25 donation on your behalf.  How exciting!

If you'd like the chance to win this giveaway, you can enter in one or more of the following ways.  Just be sure to leave a separate comment for each way that you enter.  I'll draw the winner next week, Tuesday, February 23, 2010, using Random.org.
  1. Leave me a comment, letting me know ways you have encouraged your children to help others or what your favorite experience has been in helping others.
  2. Follow my blog, or you can subscribe to my posts.
  3. Follow me on Twitter; you can tweet daily about this post and gain extra entries.
  4. Blog about this giveaway, being sure to link back to Real Heart Prints.
  5. Vote for me on Top Mommy Blogs or Mom Blog Network (just click the buttons in sidebar).
  6. Digg or Stumble this post. 
  7. Place my blog button somewhere on your blog.
Good luck, and have a wonderful day!

(The Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks, information, and giveaway, were all provided, free of charge, by Betty Crocker, through My Blog Spark.)

88 comments:

cdziuba February 16, 2010 at 3:52 PM  

I grocery shop for an elderly lady, and my children help me both shop, and deliver the food.



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Stephanie February 16, 2010 at 5:45 PM  

We always help others just as a way of living. In fact my little boy's teacher recently complemented my little man on his empathy and helpfulness at such a young age.
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Anonymous February 16, 2010 at 7:00 PM  

Our Church group has encouraged the children in our church to make " Care packs" for Haiti: So far 23 have been assembled.writer61@yahoo.com

MOMFOREVERANDEVER February 16, 2010 at 9:55 PM  

angel tree, boxesforthe troops

cstironkat February 16, 2010 at 10:39 PM  

We help our church with the family the we adopt for Christmas. Helping our with fundraiser for our local dog rescue group is another way we get involved.

teedlemac862003 February 17, 2010 at 4:17 AM  

I do not have children, but I have nieces. One thing that I saw another family do was give their children an opportunity to give up their cable television in order to fund a child in Africa's education. It cost the same amount a month. I loved that idea!

wildcat32 February 17, 2010 at 7:29 AM  

I encourage my children to help others by having us participate as a family in helping out at the local no-kill animal shelter.
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Jus and Kat February 17, 2010 at 11:13 AM  

My favorite thing to do to help others is donating to the Children's Hospital. It's not always a huge donation, just what we can give, but it still warms my heart to know that we do what we can!

Anonymous February 17, 2010 at 11:26 AM  

My favorite experience has to be when I gave can goods to my friend while he was in a tight spot.

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Joannie February 17, 2010 at 11:59 AM  

I am an early childhood teacher. My favorite way to help others is to help children become good, self-confident readers and life-long learners.
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Sarah February 17, 2010 at 6:30 PM  

I really enjoyed translating for Latin American families who came to Iowa for life-saving pediatric surgery via Healing Wings International.

Wendi P February 17, 2010 at 9:20 PM  

For their birthdays, my girls (ages 7 & 9) ask friends and family to donate to the charity of their choice instead of getting them presents.

Wehaf February 17, 2010 at 9:30 PM  

I have volunteered as a tutor, and I love the look on a student's face when a concept finally becomes clear. It's very rewarding!

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Karen February 17, 2010 at 11:38 PM  

I dont have kids of age to really begin teaching them this yet but I imagine that I will just make them a part of what I do.

Luvdaylilies February 18, 2010 at 7:23 AM  

Our famlily contributes to a local food bank & we have volunteered in our community for many years.
My kiddos have seen me volunteer/contribut before they were old enough to do so on their own and I think they learned how rewarding it could be so now they both enjoy making a difference on their own=)
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Shelly February 18, 2010 at 4:04 PM  

I encourage them by donating our excess toys and clothes to a local shelter
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Charlotte Prescott February 18, 2010 at 4:29 PM  

Thanks for hosting an others-centered giveaway! I've read great things about the "One Laptop Per Child" project. I am convalescing from cancer, but am able to knit blankets and such for the amazing "Afghans for Afghans" program. It warms my heart to think of a baby in Kabul being wrapped in my cozy blankie made in the same pattern I've used for my own young relatives. If possible, I'd mail a big hug with each package!

Benita February 18, 2010 at 5:19 PM  

I encourage children to be kind and courteous, to hold doors, to help with packages, and to remember to say please and thank you.

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Andrea February 19, 2010 at 4:02 PM  

We try to do something for a family over the holidays and then we also donate are unneeded things to others
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Anonymous February 19, 2010 at 7:52 PM  

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I always help my nieces pick out gifts to donate!

Anonymous February 19, 2010 at 7:53 PM  

I follow on twitter! @desmoinesdealin

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Darcie K. February 20, 2010 at 12:53 AM  

My daughter is very agreeable when it comes to helping others. Last year I was diagnosed with cancer so she knows how traumatic that can be. Now she tries to help others in the same position that she was by making teddy bears
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wigget February 20, 2010 at 10:28 AM  

my favorite memory of helping others is when i volunteered at a soup kitchen helping to prepare food. it was amazing.

Stacy February 20, 2010 at 3:53 PM  

Last year my MOPS group collected change in baby bottles for the local pregnancy center. My daughter was so excited to put any extra change she found into the bottle "for the mommies and babies".

bison61 February 20, 2010 at 4:49 PM  

the kids and I help 2-3 days a month at our local food pantry

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Emily February 20, 2010 at 7:31 PM  

My favorite experience was feeding the homeless at a shelter in the worst area of town. It was in the middle of January and freezing. It was so great to do something for the community.
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EmmettFerret February 21, 2010 at 12:57 AM  

I run a non-profit ferret shelter and my son who is 4 helps fill water bottles with us each day. He likes to feed the ferrets too and is always willing to play with them. He knows that by helping animals and people, it makes a difference. lbaran.pcs @gmail.com

Anonymous February 21, 2010 at 4:55 PM  

For the past several years, we have packed gift boxes for Operation Christmas Child. My kids enjoy shopping for the gifts, and it helps them to understand how richly we are blessed.
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Luvdaylilies February 21, 2010 at 5:36 PM  

2/21
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erma February 22, 2010 at 9:02 AM  

My fav. is giving spare change to the homeless if I have it.
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Jennifer H February 22, 2010 at 9:44 AM  

I enjoy helping others. I'm always that friend to come to when you need advice, a shoulder, a ride, whatever the task may be. Jenprincess88 at aol dot com

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Susan February 22, 2010 at 11:35 AM  

At my last job we could volunteer at a local school. On my first year doing that I worked for an hour helping a student improve his reading skills. It was so fun at the end of the year when he could pick a book and understand what he was reading.

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Dawn (tbosier@msn.com) February 22, 2010 at 3:38 PM  

I do coupon shopping for elderly who cannot get out often to stock up on items they use regularly, my kids help me clip and sort coupons for the people and what they use (makes a great matching learning tool as well as giving back to others).

Dawn (tbosier@msn.com) February 22, 2010 at 3:39 PM  

I tweeted, love to tweet great items that help others :)

Anonymous February 22, 2010 at 6:17 PM  

I love paying the toll for the driver behind me on the expressway!

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Julie February 22, 2010 at 8:19 PM  

My daughter loves animals. She is presently volunteering at our animal humane society in the city where we live

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Julie February 22, 2010 at 8:21 PM  

I follow your blog as jelaws5

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amy16323 February 22, 2010 at 9:29 PM  

we like to help elderly.we hold the door open for them.thanks
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Heavenly Savings February 22, 2010 at 10:24 PM  

My daughter helps me cook meals for family's that are in need of them!
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Jessica February 22, 2010 at 11:06 PM  

I encourage my son to donate his toys that he isn't playing with anymore. I tell him that he is helping out other kids that don't have toys to play with...

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theolotto February 23, 2010 at 1:09 AM  

My mother knits scarves so during the winter we'll mail them to someplace that can give them out to someone that needs one.

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DEBIJOT February 23, 2010 at 6:51 AM  

We save and donate canned goods throughout the year.

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I follow through Google friend connect!
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susan1215 February 23, 2010 at 8:30 AM  

I donate to our local food bank

Barbarawr February 23, 2010 at 10:36 AM  

I do lots of volunteer work with the kids. My older son never quite got it, but my daughter is realizing that it makes her feel good about herself to help others, so that's been nice

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~*~lilshuga2001~*~ February 23, 2010 at 10:51 AM  

no kids here, but my little brother and I donate 2 big bags of clothes and toys every yr to Goodwill and also donate to our local food bank!

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Jeni February 23, 2010 at 11:16 AM  

Me and my children donate to our local food bank,plus we give a dollar everytime we go to the store for cmn

kathy pease February 23, 2010 at 11:23 AM  

every month or so i have my kids help me go through the pantry and we make up a couple bags of food for our local food shelf :)

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Gianna February 23, 2010 at 1:58 PM  

We donate our time to various charities/causes.

Timster February 23, 2010 at 2:03 PM  

I grocery shop for my grandmother.

Karen A February 23, 2010 at 2:45 PM  

I've always encouraged my children to volunteer their time in sports camps as both are gifted athletes. My favorite place to volunteer is at Rescate Malix, an dog shelter in Cancun, Mexico.
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Trina February 23, 2010 at 4:23 PM  

What a Great contest!I love that a donation will also be made. My children love fruit snacks! I have six children so this would come in handy. My husband and I love to teach our children to give. When we first got our four adopted children ( adopted this past june!!) they wanted to accept accept accept and not give back.

Today they not only help by donating every other month to our local charity they love giving to those at school that they know are in need of a little extra. They have became loving and caring and giving children and we are very proud of them!

Trina February 23, 2010 at 4:24 PM  

I am following you on twitter now! my name is trinasbabies!

dvice February 23, 2010 at 4:24 PM  

We've encouraged them to help others by working together to make sandwiches for the homeless

missrantsypants February 23, 2010 at 5:15 PM  

My mother and father taught me early on to have compassion and help others. I go out of my way whenever I can to help people that need it.



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Nicole February 23, 2010 at 6:54 PM  

I encourage my toddler to help the elderly woman across the street whenever possible. Whether it's helping in the garden, picking something up or just a friendly visit for a pick-me-up.

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purango February 23, 2010 at 7:52 PM  

I volunteered as a helper in my daughter's preschool. I wnjoy helping the preschoolers. garrettsambo@aol.com

Andrea February 26, 2010 at 2:25 PM  

They go through their own rooms and will donate things to other children
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