On Thanksgiving Let’s Reward Giving! | An SMS Donation Drive & GoodWorks Bracelets Giveaway

NOTE: Giveaway open NATIONWIDE…

Thanksgiving is coming up on November 28…and it’s hard to process but there are a lot of people locally who have lost more than anyone else can imagine after Typhoon Haiyan aka Yolanda hit our country.  There are many dazed and confused people and many refugees who even flocked to Manila upon arriving hadn’t bathed, eaten, or slept after losing loved ones.  I thought of ways to help and relief organizations are currently overwhelmed with volunteers in many areas.  Now I mentioned on Instagram that I wasn’t comfortable doing a Blog Sale, but I thought about it and I’ve come up with a way to inspire giving and reward givers in a different way that will bless their hearts DAILY, you’ll see what I have in store in a moment, we’ll use Rafflecopter again to make it simple and FAIR.  First off I’d like to say this,  I trust Red Cross organizations flat out simply because of their on-ground operations, international recognition, and I like that they give updates.  Here are some recent updates posted on the Red Cross Philippines site so far and the work they are continuing to do.  Now, here follows the sincere inspiration slash encouragement for donors.



Now here’s part of the inspiration, apart from giving out of the goodness of your heart I’d like to encourage you and inspire you with this positive incentive, Good Works bracelets!  They’ve got positive words from start to finish, the ones I chose are real leather (but they’ve also got fake leather for vegans), are made in the US, worn by some celebrities  and just completely inspiring.  What better way to reward giving with good words by Good Works!  The reason I chose these Good Works bracelets as a reward for giving is simply because they’re inspiring, they’re swag (in other words not “baduy”), they’re positive and you can share the warmth just by flashing your wrist, and if wrapped properly you can stack your favorite words :).  These bracelets are special because THEY’RE NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE IN RETAIL LOCALLY.  I bought these with my own money and my supplier Ria gave me a discount as part of her donation for this donation drive effort.  I will be giving away 6 of these, the 6 winners will be chosen by Rafflecopter from giveaway participants!









I’ve decided that for today’s post I’ll be doing a quick donation drive (SMS via Red Cross) and personally and thankfully reward 6 donors chosen by Rafflecopter with a gift, and all you have to do is FOLLOW the 2 STEPS in the Rafflecopter widget below .  I have 6 different colors on hand including this purple one I’m wearing, choice of color will be first come serve via Rafflecopter’s sequential picks, first Rafflecopter winner gets first color choice and so on and so forth. To join you must fulfill BOTH steps listed in the Rafflecopter below.  Proof of your text donation confirmation is required via email using screenshot/camera photo.  The donation amount should be a minimum of Php100. No old SMS donations made and dated prior to this giveaway will be accepted, please be fair.  Text RED<space>100 to 2899 (Globe) or 4143 (Smart)


a Rafflecopter giveaway
Thanks to those who want to join and help continue making a difference for the Yolanda relief effort

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  • This is a very good idea. 🙂

  • I’m thankful for the resilience and grace if the Filipino people. I come from Zamboanga (which members of the MNLF under Misuari’s command recently attacked). Zamboanga is going to recover from what happened,just as the areas affected by Yolanda will. Adversity brings out the best in Filipinos.:)

  • i’m thankful for friends and family!

  • Hi Julia. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to also help those affected by the recent Typhoon. May GOD bless you 🙂

  • I am thankful that me and my husband are able to provide for our family. There have been a lot of unplanned things that happened to us for the past two years yet we still stood up to the challenge. I feel blessed that I can see that our family has been living a simple life yet very happy. 🙂

  • I am thankful for good health, that I haven’t caught a flu that knocked me down. Also I’m thankful for my new cat. She’s smart, playful, so sweet that sometimes it hurts (clawing, biting..). She never fails to make my family laugh, she’s our stress reliever.

  • I am thankful for all the kind soul that have helped our family. We are from Roxas City, badly hit by the typhoon yet we can see how our most loved workers are willing to help us rebuild our villa, inspite of them losing their own homes. So know our family helps them rebuild their homes too. All glory to God for protecting my family and for his great love that gives us strength and courage amidst trial times.

  • Hi juls. I am grateful for each day I open my eyes; for the opportunity to work, to experience life, to appreciate beauty, to be in the company of good friends and family. 🙂

  • Hi there,

    Always sharing, never asking anything personal in return. That is why your bag is always blessed. =)

  • I’m thankful for the gift of life and presence of family and friends. I am thankful too for provision and ability to give back.

  • I am thankful for the gift of life. It was almost taken away from me twice, but God never left me. I am thankful that He gave me an opportunity to reach out to our nation, one news story at a time. I am grateful for my ever supportive and loving family.

  • No matter what, there is always something to be thankful for. It is so heartwarming to know that there are a lot of people who care and show their support for the Philippines especially at this time. Among many other things, I am so thankful for the good souls out there!

  • I’m thankful for the ability to stay optimistic and happy despite everything.

  • I am thankful most especially for the littlest things — the fact that I have a roof over my head, I have wonderful parents and a loving sister, I have food on the table, I have a dog that loves me and keeps me company. There are times that I am so exhausted with work (and sometimes even pissed!) but in the end, I realize that I should be thankful that at the end of the day we are safe, healthy, and a complete family 🙂

  • I am thankful for my husband who has remained patient and understanding despite my sometimes irrational behavior and rollercoaster emotions during the progress of my pregnancy this year. I am thankful that my family has remained healthy!

  • Always thankful I have a family right beside me! I also appreciate having friends I can talk to about anything under the sun.

  • I am thankful that I get the chance to live and experience life as it unfolds.