UPDATED: Sept. 28, 2012 – The winners of the contest have all been notified and the names are included in a comment to this post.
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.
- Create a Pinterest board titled “My Sponsored Child.”
- On the board you create,
- pin the image in this post and associate the following link with the pin:
- 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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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
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 :-).
Just pinned 🙂
Pinterest will not let me upload my picture. Can anyone help me?
I am just curious-is there any confirmation e-mail, or after I submitted the form, does that mean I am all entered in?
After you submit your form, you are entered. 🙂
Also-I’ve just created a pinterest account for this contest! Can anybody give me any tips as far as how to get started?
do we have to sponsor through the website? what if we sponsored another way, could we still be entered?
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! 🙂
Oops! Submitted the form before I had my board finished. Now it’s ready!
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.
Yes, it does need to be a picture of you. I’m sure your daughters are beautiful though! 🙂
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.
Holy Mackerel, how cool that you would paraphrase a Prince song!
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.
Let’s Go Crazy for this cause.
Is this contest open to ppl who sponsor through Compassion Canada? Or do they have to sponsor through the US account?
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!
Well “Lets Go Crazy” for children in need!!!
That would be Let’s Go Crazy by Prince. Fun contest. May it lead to many sponsorships.
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
You are correct Michelle. And you were first. I’ll get the Bible in the mail.
Thanks, Chris! 🙂
The name of the song is We Are Gathered Here in Jesus Name.