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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A Glove of Their Own Book Review & Giveaway- GREAT CAUSE!!!


A Glove of Their Own is a children's book, that goes far beyond the pages of the book itself. The story is timeless and tells about one of those neighborhood ballgames where the bases are made of sticks and what few gloves are had get shared between players. And then there's the man who comes in with a special gift for the children that reminds them about the importance of giving and having compassion in your heart for those in need.

A Glove of Their Own is also a movement. So many youth out there are underprivileged and don't enjoy city organizations like Little League or Pee Wee League. We encourage these youths to stay off the streets, become educated and enjoy clean fun, but they need help to do so. By showing these children that people care, it inspires them to do good with their life and in turn, pay forward the goodness that was bestowed on them.

There are many organizations right now currently raising money, working with athletes (athlebrities) and companies to help gain funds for sports programs or equipment in areas where it is not available. I urge you to donate or get behind these programs as they are FANTASTIC and as a parent, it is important for me to back things that keep kids doing what kids SHOULD be doing without having to worry about adult issues like the economy and hardships.

Visit A Glove of Their Own's website or email them at agototellus@aol.com for more information!

A special thanks to Bob Salomon, Lisa Funari-Willever and Franklin Mason Press for the opportunity to host this giveaway!

A Glove Of Their Own was written by Debbie Moldovan, Keri Conkling and Lisa Funari-Willever and was illustrated by Lauren Lambiase.

GIVEAWAY DETAILS
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I have FOUR copies of this book available for giveaway!!! They are first editions and signed by co-author Lisa Funari-Willever! It is open to US Residents only and ends August 22 at noon.

To enter:

1) Tell me about something generous that you have done for someone else or something that someone has done for you.

2) Tweet, digg, stumble or post a link to this giveaway somewhere and comment below.

3) Follow my blog.

52 comments:

  1. One of my favorite birthday presents ever was from my husband. He got me a certificate that said he had paid for a heart surgery for a child in Russia - it was the best gift imaginable! I have a great husband :) Thanks for the giveaway!

    annasmama0702@gmail.com

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  2. I follow your blog!

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  3. I tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/annasmama0702/status/2516046724

    annasmama0702@gmail.com

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  4. My husband was extremely generous to me this mother's day. He gave me a gift certificate to the Spa. He watched the kids for a whole Saturday while I went to the Spa. It was so sweet of him.

    jesskaufman at hotmail dot com

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  5. I follow your blog.


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  6. The book is wonderful and your review of it is tremendous. I will spread your site far and wide. Nice story about a great book.

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  7. A very close friend was going through a divorce. She had three kids and very little money. Her income was a bus driver and her ex wasn't sending her any money. I knew she was struggling so my husband and i bought her a bunch of groceries and severazl stacks of wood for her wood stove. We left it on her porch with no note. She called every one before she could figure out who did this. We were so happy to help her.

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  8. I love doing acts of kindness. My favorite school custodian had to leave on disability. She is raising her 3 grand daughters - 2 of whom have special need.s I love surprising "Miss Nina Faye" with clothing for the girls, cuttings from my plants and extra cash with I'm able.
    She is always so appeciative of whatever is given. I wish I could do more for her.

    mj.coward[at]gmail.com

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  9. I follow.

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  10. For Mothers Day I always buy something from The Hunger Site for my aunts and sister. :) They love it, and it helps people.

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  11. sometimes when I am shopping and have alot fo free or lowcost and save a ton of money and see someone really struggling for lowcost I will wait till they are outside and hand them a bag of my freebies- yep I have seen moms say sorry you cannothave that we cannot afford and i will have a bunch of free candy and pasta and hand the bag to them- or hand the cashier the rest of a gift card and say pay some of theirs...I know its hard to make it, we are lucky- we don't have alot but there are others have less so we share what we have as we are blessed

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  12. I don't tell anyone this but I like to leave extra things that I have like toys or books on park benches for someone to find. I only leave something that is new.

    Thank you!

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  13. I blogged:
    http://blog-giveaways.blogspot.com/2009/07/mom-on-random-glove-of-their-own-book.html

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  14. I had a lot of people help me out when my hubby was sick
    kitkat234 at gmail dot com

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  15. Our adult children planted ground cover and installed a water fountain in front of our deck.

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  16. I'm working with my 2yo on being generous... We bake cookies for church, put money in the SPCA dogs around town, etc. Always looking for more ideas!

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  17. Last Christmas we helped to give over 40 families a Christmas they might otherwise not have - it was a great feeling to be able to give back! hernandez5621@netzero.com

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  18. Following you :)

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  19. I organized a collection for some sports equipment for the local parks.

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

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  20. I volunteer with a group that assists with Remote Area Medical - providing free health and dental care to people in East Tennessee (RAM actually serves a much larger area, but my group stays in TN).

    I subscribe via RSS.

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  21. I started a drive with my daughter sending care packages to the troops overseas. We include toiletries, personal hygiene items, pens, notebooks, playing cards, snacks, etc. We also include Beanie Babies. They request these so that they have little toys to hand out to the children in those countries. So far we have collected approximately 500 beanie babies. They make a good alternative to bubble wrap! We also collect coupons to send to military families overseas. So that they'll be able to get food and baby supplies at a more reasonable rate.
    There was a story written about our drive here:
    http://www.baristanet.com/baristakids/blog/troops-in-iraq-needbeanie-babies/#more

    I believe that service and charity is one of the most important things to teach your children.

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  22. I came home and my daughters had the house clean and even made dinner! This meant alot to me I had a hard day! What a blessing!
    Carla
    cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. I want to say that it is my nature to be generous, not only with gifts but with time and concern. I am always there when someone need me. A few weeks ago I took my friend for an emergency medical procedure, waited for her, took her home, bought he something to eat.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. I always put others before myself.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  25. My father in law was very generous to us last week. We had problems with bills, and had to ask for money. WE asked for $150, and instead he paid our bill for us, the whole thing. Almost $600! He told us we didn't have to pay him back. That was very generous, and very very needed!

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  26. I follow your blog! mom2anutball

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  27. My sister had an estate sale and I bought 2 comforters. Later I found out they were faded in spots and she gave me half of my money back.

    kngmckellar@hotmail.com

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  28. http://twitter.com/kngmckellar/status/3461134920

    tweeted
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  29. follow your blog as kngmckellar

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  30. When we were driving, Victoria, ahead of me in her car, paid my toll. What a surprise! I now do this when I am driving also!

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  31. i bought lunch for a coworker who was down on her luck

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  32. We had several medical emergencies hit my family all at once. The church made sure we were taken care of. One person paid our water bill; another one gave us a grocery gift card. We appreciated them very much. Thank you

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  33. I am following your blog. THanks

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  34. What comes to mind is the time my friend, then a perfect stranger, saw me walking with an armload of heavy child, pulled over, and offered me a ride. That was almost 30 years ago. We've been friends ever since.

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  35. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/sunnydaze98/status/3466699724

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  36. It was very generous of my husband to move half way across the country for me!

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  37. WE HELP WHERE WE CAN WHEN WE CAN:)

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  38. My neighbor and I organized yard sales on our street to raise money for our local women's shelter. Our funds go toward furnishings and supplies for the home. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  39. A friend needed help moving so I spend all helping her do that.

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  40. I helped my friend find a great job.

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  41. I recently made a car payment for a friend who was behind

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  42. Our friends needed help paying their rent, so we helped them out putting ourselves in a whole.

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  43. We lost 3 parents in 9 months and every single time, my friends rallied together and made us meals and just really helped with the things we just didn't have the heart to do at that time.
    doot65[at]comcast{dot}net

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  44. tweeted

    http://twitter.com/Ardy22/status/3473056706

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  45. Digg (bluevioletof2)
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  46. I'm a follower!
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