Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Fruit Snacks Plus One Laptop Per Child Giveaway

 

I'm so excited about this opportunity.  Not only will one of you get something but that person will also get to give something to others!  Read on....

There are so many things that we as adults take for granted.  Since that's the case just think what our children take for granted.  We live in a part of the world where the most basic of needs are not even questioned for lots of us.  Will we have a warm home, food to eat and water to drink?  For most of us the answer to that question is "Of Course."  The answer is the same though for other things that aren't the most basic needs.  I admit I'd be lost without a computer in my house.  My kids wouldn't know a house without electronics ... computer, game systems, TVs.

Betty Crocker is working with an organization called One Laptop Per Child.  One Laptop Per Child's Mission Statement (straight from their website )is: 

"To create educational opportunities for the world's poorest children by providing each child with a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop with content and software designed for collaborative, joyful, self-empowered learning. When children have access to this type of tool they get engaged in their own education. They learn, share, create, and collaborate. They become connected to each other, to the world and to a brighter future."

Specially marked boxes of Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks have a unique code with which your child could win a laptop for themselves AND Betty Crocker Flavored Fruit Snacks will donate another one to a child in Africa.  One prize will be won daily between now and May 30, 2010.  Watch for the specially marked packages and enter your code online for a chance to win and give!

That's not all ..... My BlogSpark and Betty Crocker provided me with 2 boxes of Betty Crocker Flavored Fruit Snacks.  (The codes on my boxes weren't winners.  Oh well!) AND they also made a $25 donation to One Laptop Per Child on my behalf.  They also generously offered to do the same for one of my readers.  

So here it is ... your chance to win 2 Boxes of Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks and help One Laptop Per Child with a $25 donation made on your behalf.

To enter to win you must do option number 1.  Options number 2-4 are up to you and will gain you additional entries!  Be sure to leave your name and/or email address so I can notify you if you are the winner.  I have 2 entries (from the same person I think) without a name or anything.  If that was you please email me.  Thanks!!
  1. Share what you have done to encourage your children to help others or what you have done to help others if you don't have children.
  2. Become a follower of Saving Bit and Pieces ~~~ Leave me a comment to let me know you're following.  Leave a comment if you're already a follower too (Thank You!!)
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  4. Share this giveaway on your blog.  Be sure to leave a comment.
Good Luck!  I'll close this giveaway at the end of the day on Tuesday March 9, 2010 and announce the winner on Wednesday March 10, 2010.  Only entries left here on the site will count and you must leave one comment per entry method.



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19 comments:

Brianne said...

We help our kids by teaching to help others with donations. We are always getting thing for the food bank, Goodwill, coat drives, toy drives etc. As they get alittle older we will spend more time volunteering, but their ages limit us on alot of what we could do. They think it is so cool to donate items to different groups knowing that it is helping other kids.

Brianne said...

I blogged about it!!

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* said...

We lead by example.

We talk about what will happen to clothing and toy donations....how they will go to other children.

We give of our time when we can't give money.

* said...

I just subscribed to your RSS feed

Jay said...

We haven't taught him but with 3 little siblings son has learned to help his younger siblings out of necessity sometimes.
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Buki Family said...

my son just turned two and he loves to put pennies in his piggy bank. when it is full we show him that we take half to his savings and the other half we donate to a good cause or friend in need.
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Amy said...

We always donate things to church & when school has a fundraiser or food drive, coat drive (ect) We donate to Good will too. But our favorite thing was last summer we volunteered to help to pack & prepare food for the kids in Haiti- I have a feeling that we will be doing this again soon.

Amy said...

I am a follower!

Aimee said...

I don't have kids, but my mother always taught me to be thankful for what I have, and to give whatever I can to others. I donate food, clothes, books, and whatever I can to various local groups, several times a year. I also encourage others to do the same.

cbmyers said...

I am very big on giving and helping my community. I work with the community garden, donate extra supplies to the food bank and belong to several civic organizations locally. My children are not old enough to understand what they are doing but I hope to teach by example to my children. They will be involved in 4-H as they grow up for sure and other organizations meant to help communities.

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I subscribe to your e-mails.

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I follow on GFC.

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amber said...

I started an annual food drive at work during the holidays.

Heavenly Savings said...

My daughter and I help to cook meals for familys in need. It feels so good to be able to help and to know that I am teaching her at a young age!
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Blakesmom said...

I had my son pick out a toy to donate to toys for tots for Christmas and plan on him doing this every year. When we are done with toys/ clothes we donate them as well. Thanks for the chance!

Natalie Pittman said...

I write notes of encouragement on my daughter's napkins in her lunch box. For her slumber party bday this year, we combined it with packing shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child and wrote notes to the children who would receive them.
Thanks for your blog! I enjoy it.