12.03.2011

Stockings for Kids Giveaway Winners!

First off a GIANT thank you to everyone who participated in the first ever Stockings for Kids drive. I am very grateful to our awesome sponsors (go show them some love this holiday season please!) and to people who have sent in stockings from all over the world. As of this morning I have, wait for it...

219 stockings

I am seriously floored. That's more than four times the amount of stockings I was hoping to get. You guys rock! I never imagined that so many people from around the world would be willing to help make stockings for the foster kids. Not only have you made stockings, but some of you have donated money and even gifts to put in the stockings. Your generosity astounds me. I know it is because of you that these children will have a brighter holiday season.

Because I received so many stockings, I had to quickly figure out where the extras were going to go (my foster center doesn't need 200 stockings!) Most of them will be going to the foster children I work with and the rest will be distributed to other foster care centers in the central virginia area. I also will be taking a few to the hospital my husband works at where they will be given to kids who have to stay overnight on Christmas Eve. We are having a stocking stuffing party this next week so look for pictures of that soon!

Now on to the giveaway. Again another plug to go visit my awesome sponsors who have made this such a fun event. I used my friend Mr. Random Number Generator because my usual go to guy is very busy studying for an exam about how people breathe (apparently knowing that information is important). I thought I had saved the images of the random number but apparently I did not do that properly so you'll just have to take my word for it! =)




$50 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop goes to Ella






The countdown to christmas charm pack from Sweetwater fabrics goes to Joyce C.


The fat quarter pack donated by Tallgrass Prairie Studio goes to Melissa




The "Mystery" red and green fabric bundle donated by Pink Castle Fabrics goes to Jessica!


Happy Early Christmas to our winners and again THANK YOU to everyone who participated.


Quilters rock! 

13 comments:

Lisa @ Sixmunchkin Stitching said...

Wow! How awesome is that? Over 200 when you were hoping to get 50! That is so amazing.

Oh, and congrats to all the winners.

Melissa @ Sew BitterSweet Designs said...

It is because of YOU that they will have a brighter holiday! Thank you for organizing this wonderful drive and giving us all the opportunity to participate and do something so wonderful. And I'm tickled that I won too :)

WandaFish said...

Wow, what an incredible response! Thanks for organising such a fun drive for a great cause.
Congrats to the winners and thanks to the lovely sponsors.

MB in MI said...

Was so happy to help with this. Christmas is more special for it! Good work--and thankyou!! :-)

Denise in PA said...

Fantastic! I was so glad to be a part of this very special drive!

Beth said...

What a fantastic response! Hooray for you, for making this happen.

Congratulations to the winners, a big thank you to the sponsors, and happy holidays to all!

Caren said...

Yay! And just another huge thank you to you for putting the drive together! Also, for giving me (a non-quilter) the encouragement I needed (and tutorials!) to do my very first quilted project! Thanks, Ly!

Deb said...

Awesome, Lyann! I'm so excited that so many people helped out. It was a joy to make the stockings - a great way to kick off the holiday season for me. Congrats on such a successful drive!

Ella said...

Woooo!!! I did a little happy dance!

Pieces to Love said...

I'm glad so many were able to help and send a little love to a child this Christmas.

euphoria said...

YAY for 219 stockings!!!
Thanks for allowing me to participate- it was fun!

Amy said...

I was very happy to be able to participate in this drive. Thank you for organizing this and lots of love to the kids whose holidays will be a little brighter this year.

Snoodles said...

Just catching up on some of my blog reading...so happy that you had a super response! Yay! Lots of kiddos will have a happier Christmas! :) Thanks for letting all of us help!