**THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER OF THE GIVEAWAY WAS JANET@ORDINARYMOM, CHOSEN BY RANDOM.ORG. CONGRATULATIONS JANET... PLEASE CONTACT ME AT LEMONADEMAKINMAMA@COMCAST.NET TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE!**
I don't know if you know this or not... but there's a lot of you out there. My man calls you guys the Lemon Nation. Or as I spell it in my head, "Lemonation." (And side note here- did you guys know that my man not only reads every single word I write... he also reads every comment you leave? He loves you guys as much as I do, and when I mention any of your names he knows exactly who I'm talking about.) You know... I think we could do some big things together if we all got on the same page.
The other day I got an email from Blood Water Mission (the organization I've come to just love) talking about a new campaign they are promoting. (You may remember me talking all about them here, when we hosted a Lemon:AID stand. If you want a real blessing, host a Lemon:AID stand of your very own.) They want to build a dam in Northern Kenya, an area that suffered the worst drought it's had in six decades. The campaign is called "Give a Dam for Africa." (You can totally admit that you laughed just like I did.... and perhaps pictured Rhett Butler talking to Scarlet O'Hara. Or was that just me?)
Anyway, it's going to provide enough water for 3000 people (for a lifetime) when it's done... and there's more of you reading this blog post than that!! They are inviting us to participate by donating $25 (or more) per person, toward the construction. I was laying awake the other night thinking about you guys, (and yes I lay awake and think about my blog sometimes) and while I realize that not everyone who reads LMM is in a financial place to give $25.00, I couldn't help think about what would happen if three thousand of us just up and did it. We could make that dam happen all by our little selves.
And as it happens... today is National Lemonade Day. Who knew? I feel like we need to be passing around yellow and white stripey straws and lemon cupcakes in honor of the day. But... what if we do something else to celebrate? What if we all give $25.00 toward OUR DAM, and what if the fun peeps over at Blood Water Mission give you guys an opportunity to win some great loot in the process?
cherry bomb red. Ya gotta love that.
National Lemonade Day, go ahead and click over here to donate. Either way, you can enter to win this cute hoodie, (in whatever size you'd prefer) fun mug, and some other "undisclosed loot" that Kellie's going to throw into the prize box for ya.
All you've got to do in order to be entered into the drawing, is like Blood Water Mission (here) on Facebook and leave a comment back here, letting us know that you did! Easy peasy.
Let's Give a Dam people!
I'm Lemonade Makin' Mama... and I approve this message. (Bwahahahahaha!)