Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Do You Give Back? Win & Give XO Laptop {Giveaway}

Win & Give{This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, Kimbuckjr!}

I think it's pretty darn safe to say that every parent out there hopes that their children will grow up to be kind, caring, giving human beings. As they get older we teach them everything, from sharing to washing their hands to looking both ways before crossing the street and hope that it all sinks in.

So where has that gotten us? According to the "Kids' Altruism Indicator," conducted by Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks in partnership with Parenting magazine, it has gotten us to the point where 83% of kids believe that they can help children in other countries in addition to people in their own communities. I, for one, am proud to hear that!

Kids dream big when it comes to charitable acts and they enjoy giving, so the next step for all of us adults out there? To encourage it, of course! And from now until the end of May, a wonderful way to do that is by joining Betty Crocker in making it easy for kids to give back through their Win & Give campaign.

XO LaptopThrough a partnership with One Laptop Per Child, Betty Crocker is helping this great organization in their mission to provide all children in developing countries with XO Laptop Computers. These rugged laptops are not only unique and child-friendly, but they are designed for tough conditions in remote areas.

Built with rugged plastic exteriors, 1 GB of memory and 4 GB of Flash storage, the XO was collaboratively designed by experts to combine technology with learning. By taking into account extreme environmental conditions, the need for easy repair, and local language support, the end result is durable, functional, energy-efficient, responsive, and fun.

Win One, Give OneBy providing laptops for as many children as possible, they will be able to use them at school or take them home and use the wireless broadband capabilities to access the internet for continued learning. About the size of a textbook and lighter than a lunchbox, the XO laptop can be configured in multiple ways (e.g. standard laptop, e-book, reading, and gaming), is extremely easy to use, highly durable, and doesn't even have a hard drive to crash.

What an amazing thing to provide to children across the world to help them succeed - I love this program!

children using laptopsAs well as this great cause, Betty Crocker is making things even better by giving kids in the U.S. an opportunity to instantly win an XO laptop from specially-marked packages of Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks.

Not only would that be a fun surprise for your child but for each laptop won, Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks will donate a laptop to a child in Africa. It’s that simple!

Betty CrockerTo find out more about the Win & Give program and how these laptops positively impact the lives of the children, visit Win One, Give One today. And, while you're there, your kids (or you) can "be a hero" by playing a fun game launching a hero to Africa. For every 1500 heroes that land on Africa, Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks will donate an XO laptop to a child in Africa (up to 442 laptops until May 31, 2011).

Do you give back? Thanks to the generosity of Betty Crocker, one person who does will be able to bring the experience of this program home to their children, because...

One lucky winner will win an XO Laptop! ARV $199!

laptop giveawayTo enter to win: Tell me, in detail, how you give back and/or encourage it in your children.

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).

1 Extra Entry if you visit Win One, Give One and launch the hero to Africa - it's a lot of fun and a bit addicting! Let me know which launch method you used and if you were successful!
1 Extra Entry (per giveaway entered) - Enter any (or all) of the giveaways running on Thanks, Mail Carrier for the duration of this giveaway.
1 Extra Entry if you follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the tweet below and leaving me the link. Tweet daily for an extra entry every day!

Give back! WIN an XO Laptop (ARV $200) and support Win One, Give One - a great cause! #thxmailcarrier http://bit.ly/hfwQ2m #giveaway #win

2 Extra Entries (per follow method) if you follow me publicly with Google Friend Connect, subscribe to my RSS feed, subscribe to Thanks, Mail Carrier by email, become a fan on Facebook, or add Thanks, Mail Carrier to your blogroll.
3 Extra Entries if you put my cute button up on your blog. Please leave an address where it can be found.
3 Extra Entries if you blog about this giveaway linking back to this post. Please leave an address where it can be found.

Giveaway will end on May 17th at 11:59pm CST. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

A big thank you to Betty Crocker for providing an XO laptop for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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moonsword said...

Our family volunteers at the local community center and donates regularly to several charities. Thank you!

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my son gave a quarter to a homeless man

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Through our church we give a tithe and also a monthly offering that goes directly to feeding those who are in need.

I also volunteer in the school and as a part of the local AYSO league in order to provide great programs for my children and others.

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jmajor4870 said...

my grandkids and a few friends walk around a few blocks from the house and pick up all the garabage and we collect food from neighbors and take to our local food shelf
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Lindsay S said...

I give back yearly through volunteerism and donating to charity.

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Heather said...

We give back by visiting the Retirement community by our house. They love spending time with our son. We also try to encourage giving by regularly going through toys and clothes and asking our son what he would like to give away. He loves picking things out for other kids to play with.

Heather said...

I used the mega-rubberband to launch the hero. It took me a couple of tries, but I finally got him landed!

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Kelly said...

We choose food together at the store and bag it and take it together to our local food pantry and we discuss why we are doing it.

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jacque4u2c said...

This is such an awesome giveaway - if you only knew how many boxes of gushers my dd has talked me into buying!!!! Yesterday I saw my dd finally part with some old skate shoes that she had and did not have the heart to part with, because the neighbor girls had never had skates before. She came home from school and made several boxes that she labeled for us to save stuff to take to her school to help save the planet, ie: old ink cartridges, cell phones - batteries....etc.....

coriwestphal said...

And this year, my kids and I are planning a trick or treating food drive in our neighborhood! We are sending out flyers ahead of time and then pulling a wagon trick or treating with us. We will collect canned goods for our local food shelf, in hopes of giving some local community members a happy, healthy Thanksgiving!

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I launched several heroes to Africa and goodgolly I finally made it! Supercool!

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BethElderton said...

I buy an extra item or two (on sale or coupon) each grocery trip to donate to our neighborhood food bank. We regularly participate in food and coat drives. When I was teaching, I organized the school-wide drives to benefit the food bank and an Assistance Center that helped young families furnish their first apartments. I always included my son in these activities--as a young child, he was responsible for choosing the toys for New Toy Drives at Christmas. As a teen, he volunteered at the local blood bank and is still a regular contributor.

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My husband, our two kids (ages 14 and 10) and I are currently in El Salvador as missionaries. We moved here in July of 2010 with plans to be here for one year. While here we are teaching Bible classes but also distributing medical equipment, clothing, toys, and various other items to those who need it. It has been wonderful for me to get to watch my children experience giving out the clothing and toys to children who have almost nothing. My children have learned a whole new concept of what "need" really is and how they can help others. These lessons of giving are ones that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.
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susanlanai said...

We hope we are teaching our little one by example by our actions. We help our senior citizen neighbors by helping them around their home and preparing meals to share with them. We also teach our little one about donating (by monetary or material items).

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

we make boxes for the troops and so much more....my fav is the kids mowing lawns for free for seniors in the summer so they stay out of heat

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