My Sponsored Child Pinterest Contest

pinterest contest UPDATED: Sept. 28, 2012 – The winners of the contest have all been notified and the names are included in a comment to this post.


Dearly Beloved,

We are gathered here today to learn about a new opportunity to bless your sponsored child.

Electric word, bless, it means to confer divine favor upon, and that’s a mighty good thing.

And I’m here to tell ya. This is how it’ll work.

  1. Create a Pinterest board titled “My Sponsored Child.”
  2. On the board you create,
  3. pinterest contest

    Pin this image to your “My Sponsored Child” board

    • pin the image in this post and associate the following link with the pin:
      compassion.com/my-sponsored-child.
    • pin any one of the following and tag this second pin with #mysponsoredchild.
      • A photo of you and your sponsored child together.
      • A photo of you with a letter from your sponsored child.
      • A photo of you holding a photo of your sponsored child.
    • pin anything else you want that is relevant to your sponsored child or Compassion.

Once you have created your board, share the URL with us, along with your contact information, using the form at the end of this blog post.

You will receive one contest entry for every repin your “Pin It for My Sponsored Child” pin receives.

You can also enter the contest by sponsoring a child via compassion.com/my-sponsored-child during the contest period. You will receive 30 contest entries for each child you sponsor.

All winners will be chosen randomly.

Ten separate sponsors will win a $25 gift for their sponsored child.
Five separate sponsors will win a $100 gift for their sponsored child’s family.

The contest runs from Sept. 17 to 23, 2012.

Now, go forth and pin!

The first person that leaves a comment below with the name of the song I paraphrased at the beginning of this post will receive a free Compassion Bible.

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    Chris Giovagnoni September 28, 2012

    I’d like to thank everyone who participated in our contest. And I apologize that it has taken so long to announce the winners. We received nearly 200 submissions and had five children sponsored as a result of your efforts. Again, thank you.

    The winners are:
    Janet Ridgeway $25 child gift
    Erin Kessler $25 child gift
    Jenn Garcia $25 child gift
    Teresa Oldridge $25 child gift
    Luanne Taylor $25 child gift
    Petie Radicchi $25 child gift
    Yvonne Reynolds $25 child gift
    Brenda Rodgers $25 child gift
    Michelle Johnson $25 child gift
    Cheri Duchrow $25 child gift
    Alyssa Veliquette $100 family gift
    Kayla Groth $100 family gift
    Kimberly Hall $100 family gift
    Emily Muller $100 family gift
    Brianna Bell $100 family gift

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    Tanara McCauley September 24, 2012

    I just created my pinterest and pinned. I know I’m late for the contest but I figured better late than never. It sounded harder than it was :-).
    Blessings!

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    Christine September 22, 2012

    Just pinned 🙂

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    corina lucas September 22, 2012

    Pinterest will not let me upload my picture. Can anyone help me?

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    Stephanie September 20, 2012

    I am just curious-is there any confirmation e-mail, or after I submitted the form, does that mean I am all entered in?

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      Jacquie Parella September 20, 2012

      After you submit your form, you are entered. 🙂

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        Stephanie September 20, 2012

        Thanks!

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    Stephanie September 19, 2012

    Also-I’ve just created a pinterest account for this contest! Can anybody give me any tips as far as how to get started?

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    Stephanie September 19, 2012

    do we have to sponsor through the website? what if we sponsored another way, could we still be entered?

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      Jacquie Parella September 19, 2012

      Hi Stephanie! If you’ve sponsored a child another way, you can still enter the contest by creating a Pinterest board as outlined in points #1 and #2. But, if you want to enter the contest by only sponsoring a child and not creating a Pinterest board, you have to sponsor through this url: compassion.com/my-sponsored-child. Let me know if you have any other questions! 🙂

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    Nancy Franson September 19, 2012

    Oops! Submitted the form before I had my board finished. Now it’s ready!

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    Michelle ~ Blogging from the Boonies September 19, 2012

    Question: Does the picture have to be of ME with a photo of our sponsored children or letters? I tend to think that my daughters are much more photogenic and I am better behind a camera.

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      Shaina Moats September 19, 2012

      Yes, it does need to be a picture of you. I’m sure your daughters are beautiful though! 🙂

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    Teena September 18, 2012

    Yay, Michelle! I am not sure I am pinning right but trying anyway. Trying to get the word out as much as I can about Compassion. It has forever changed our lives…. the way we do life and see life.

    grace~

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    Natalie September 18, 2012

    Holy Mackerel, how cool that you would paraphrase a Prince song!

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    Shelly Richardson September 17, 2012

    Let’s Go Crazy… Prince. Not sure if it is good or bad that I know that, but when you grow in the 80’s how could you not know about Prince.

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    Becca September 17, 2012

    Let’s Go Crazy for this cause.

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    Teresa September 17, 2012

    Is this contest open to ppl who sponsor through Compassion Canada? Or do they have to sponsor through the US account?

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      Jacquie Parella September 18, 2012

      Yes it sure is Teresa. But just know that if you sponsor a child as your entry to the contest, it needs to go through compassion.com/my-sponsored-child. Let me know if you have any other questions!

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    Rick Phillips September 17, 2012

    Well “Lets Go Crazy” for children in need!!!

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    Janet September 17, 2012

    That would be Let’s Go Crazy by Prince. Fun contest. May it lead to many sponsorships.

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    Michelle ~ Blogging from the Boonies September 17, 2012

    Well….of course you paraphrased “Let’s Go Crazy” by Prince. I loved him as a tween. And my mom hated that I loved him. lol

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      Chris Giovagnoni September 17, 2012

      You are correct Michelle. And you were first. I’ll get the Bible in the mail.

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        Michelle ~ Blogging from the Boonies September 18, 2012

        Thanks, Chris! 🙂

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    Elaine Gagne September 17, 2012

    The name of the song is We Are Gathered Here in Jesus Name.

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