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Blog Contest – Pay It Forward

*** CONTEST IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED*** Thank you to all contest entrants, after tabulation the results will be posted here: /charity-blog-contest/


This contest is brought to you by my daughters Emma, Hanna & Grace in the spirit of giving. Two of my beautiful daughters survived and thrived after heart surgery. It’s time to start giving back and paying it forward! If you have Stumbled Upon this contest, then we hope you will take a moment to enter and tell your friends!

Update 12/31/2008: It’s New Years Eve, and as we get ready to say goodbye to 2008 and usher in a New Year, we are very excited that 35+ people have entered our ‘Pay It Forward’ contest. With so many heart felt comments, my girls will have a very tough time selecting the 10 finalists. Less than a week left to go…


1st Prize $500 To The Charity of Your Choice, 8G iPod Nano ($135 Value)

2nd Prize $100 To The Charity of Your Choice, iPod Shuffle ($70 Value)

3rd Prize Mystery Prize (Unknown Value)

We wanted to keep it as simple as possible and give everyone a chance to win great prizes that will make a difference. Extra kudos will be given for creativity, humor and individuals who have a ‘pay it forward in the spirit of giving’ mentality.

How to Enter:

1. Simply comment on this post below with “WHY’ you feel you should win, or creatively choose a way to comment that you think will set you a part. 1 entry

2. Post about this contest on Your Site. 2 entries

3. Pay It Forward by telling three people about this contest. 3 entries (Just put the words ‘Paid It Forward’ at the end of your comment and we will trust that you did!)

Each entrant can have a maximum of 6 entries only.

Start Date: Contest Officially Starts Now & Ends Jan.5th/2009 23:59 CST

Yes, that’s it folks! Put your creative thinking caps on and have some fun. We will post updates as frequently as possible.

Rules: On January 6th/2009 three winners will be randomly drawn from 10 of the best comments and reviews. The 10 best will be selected by a panel of three highly trained professionals; my daughters Emma (9) Hanna (7) & Grace (3). Once the ten are selected, we will randomly draw for the prizes using and announce the winners as soon as they can be contacted.

Sponsors: If you are interested in adding to the prize pool, please contact me directly at leeraito @ We would love to have you participate, and will proudly list you as a sponsor.



Charity is often a deal of queens… So at least people who don’t rule or reign shouldn’t forget about charity=)

The only way to get amused
Can be a bit of joyful music…
To have some music to download
I need a brand new thing – iPod!

Posted about the contest here:

Paid it Forward

Maria P.

What a wonderful thing you’re doing! I like to find a boys and girls club or children’s home each year to donate bunches of toys to at Christmas. It makes me feel good to think that at least a few children will have a little something to open on Christmas morning. Seems like your girls are well on their way to becoming Santa’s elves themselves. I think they will look very nice with pointy green shoes 😉

Paid it forward, too. Wishing your whole family a happy, healthy new year.


Little over 26 hours left in the contest and we are totally excited to determine the finalists for the random draw… the judges are impressed :>) Thank you to everyone who has participated thus far, and we look forward to many last minute entries.


if I win, I would give away the prize to someone more deserving.

Smith Chua

The charity that I will like to win this for is MINDS (Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore).

Although I am still currently a student, I would help out financially as much as I could. But I will make up for it by finding time to head down to help out with their enriching programs and exercises that will help stimulate their physical muscular built and thinking. The smiles on their faces tell me I have done my greatest part in helping them lead a better life.

So I am hoping this potential amount contributed by you will do them a great deal in the long run.

And yeap, I have paid it forward (:

I will blog on this in a short while at, hoping this isn’t too late though


I definitely would want to win because I just want to update myself of today’s technology,I’m kinda super late already of these and that stuffs that my kids and pamangkins are into talking about,hehehe!
As for to whom/what charity I would want to share it with,definitely to kids… I don’t know but I just remember myself when I was growing up on our trip to my lolas & lolos in manila (christmas holidays)I would just open our fridge and would pack a basket of foods & goodies for any kid in the street I feel deserving of what I’ve prepared and just looked at the joys in their eyes and smile saying “thank you po…” It just makes me more thankful and happy of what life I have… and so this time if in case I would definitely still give it to children…

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