Saturday, September 10, 2011

You Give = We Give. Donate and WIN!

You Give = We Give



Hosted by:
Jess from She Known As Jess BlogSpot
Brodie from Eleusinian Mysteries
Rachel from The Rest Is Still Unwritten

We know how great it is to receive books for Christmas, but even greater is the feeling you get when you give the gift of reading to another. In the lead up to Christmas, Jess from She Known As Jess, Rachel from The-Rest-Is-Still-Unwritten and Brodie from Eleusinian Mysteries are hosting You Give, We Give. What does that mean? It's simple. You donate books this Christmas to help those in need and in return, you'll be entered to win some seriously amazing prizes!

What is You Give, We Give?
We are calling for fellow readers to make a donation of either books or money to buy books. Donated books will placed under the Kmart Wishing Tree in December, which is an annual appeal held here in Australia and New Zealand to help families in need. People place gifts under the trees, which are located in every Kmart department store, and those gifts are then given to families struggling financially. Parents who may not be in a position to buy their children a gift for Christmas. We don't want any child to feel left out this year, so the genius behind this venture, Jess, came up with the idea to use our love of books to spread some joy to others.

You Give = We Give will run from September 10th until the middle of December. However, money donations through Paypal will end earlier (November 30th), due to the fact that it will take up to 10-15 days for any purchased novels to arrive from the Book Depository. Throughout the event you can either:

- Make a monetary donation which will be used to purchase books from The Book Depository. Big or small, every dollar counts!
- Buy a book yourself from an online bookstore and have it sent to us.
- Personally send us any extra books you have cluttering your bookshelf.

Are we updating our progress?
Each fortnight, all three of us will be posting an update on the books we receive to place under the tree. Our thoughts and picture evidence.

Which Kmart Trees?
Jess will be placing books under the Kmart tree in Tasmania, Rachel in NSW and Brodie in Victoria.

YOU GIVE

Wish to donate money for novels?
Please click the below button which will take you through to our PayPal donation page. Donations can be made via your PayPal account, credit card or debit card.




Wish to donate a novel from an online bookstore or an extra copy you have lying around?
Please email us at: YouGive_WeGive@hotmail.com and we will give you either Jess, Brodie or Rachel's address to send the book to. Books must be finished copies and not have any damage, for obvious reasons since these will be Christmas presents. We each live in Australia, so please take this into account if you wish to personally send us any book. If you want to purchase one instead, The Book Depository offers free worldwide shipping and they're cheap!

What books to donate?
We're aiming this at young children/teens. So anything from picture books to YA novels.

When you donate Books:
Please tell us what you plan to donate; the title, the number and how you are sending it.

When you donate through PayPal:
There will be a question in the Google form regarding this.


WE GIVE
Now, we know that act of giving is an incredible feeling of its own. But we want to reward your generosity and what better way with... yes, you guessed it, more books! Please try not to drool over your computers when you see the prizes below – you’ll be tempted, we assure you. For every donation you make, you will gain entries toward winning some amazing prizes! And even better; even if you have already won a prize pack, you will still have the chance to win again. Every time you donate to this amazing cause, you will increase your chances to WIN.

Each book donated = 5 entries
Each dollar donated = 1 entry

For example, you donate 2 books? That's 10 entries! Donate $14? 14 entries!

Extra Entries:
Share? For every Tweet/Facebook Post – 2 Extra Entries.
Did you make a Post to share/Blog/etc? – 3 Extra Entries for every ost you make.
Did you add the You Give = We Give Button? – 3 Extra Entries.

What can you win?
Thanks to the incredible kindness of authors and publishers, we have been able to put together these fantastic prize packs for you to win. These are only the beginning of the prizes we have to offer. Over the next three months we will be adding more, which of course, will result in more chances for you to win! Yes; we do think your jaw just dropped, ours did.

Australia Prize Packs

Prize Pack 1:
Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
Burn Bright by Marianne de Pierres (signed)
Angel Arias by Marianne de Pierres (signed)
Burn Bright bookmarks
2 x Burn Bright Stickers

Prize Pack 2:
Hunting Lila by Sarah Alderson
Fated by Sarah Alderson (will be mailed early 2012)
Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
Notes From The Yeenage Underground - Simmone Howell (signed)
1 x Burn Bright Bookmark
1 x Burn Bright Sticker

Prize Pack 3:
Hunting Lila by Sarah Alderson
Fated by Sarah Alderson (will be mailed early 2012)
Everything Beautiful by Simmone Howell (signed)
Winter's Shadow by M.J. Hearle
1 x Burn Bright Bookmark
1 x Burn Bright Sticker

Prize Pack 4:
Blood Song by Rhiannon Hart
Fated by Sarah Alderson (will be mailed early 2012)
Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
2 x Burn Bright Bookmarks
2 x Burn Bright Stickers

Prize Pack 5:
Hunting Lila by Sarah Alderson
Blood Song by Rhiannon Hart
 Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
Emblaze by Jessica Shirvington
Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts

Prize Pack 6:
Blood Song by Rhiannon Hart
Divergent by Verionca Roth.
Emblaze by Jessica Shirvington (signed)
Winter's Shadow by M.J. Hearle
By These Ten Bones by Clare Dunkle

Prize Pack 7:
Graffitti Moon by Cath Crowley
Chasing Charlie Duskin by Cath Crowley
The Life and Times of Gracie Faltrain (Gracie Faltrain #1) by Cath Crowley
Gracie Faltrain Takes Control (Gracie Faltrain #2) by Cath Crowley
Gracie Faltrain Gets It Right (Finally) (Gracie Faltrain #3) by Cath Crowley

Prize Pack 8:
Joann I. Martin Sowles Book Swag

Prize Pack 9:
Jill Hathaway Book Swag

Prize Pack 10:
- Coming Soon

US Prize Packs:

Prize Pack 1:
Zitface by Emily Howse
Sing Me To Sleep by Angela Morrison
Taken By Storm by Angela Morrison
Tempest Rising by Tracy Deebs
Angela Morrison book swag

Prize Pack 2:
Zitface by Emily Howse
Darker Still by Leanna Renee Hieber (signed copy)
Invisible Girl by Mary Hanlon Stone
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (ARC)
Angela Morrison Swag

Prize Pack 3:
Zitface by Emily Howse
Darker Still by Leanna Renee Hieber (signed copy)
Invisible Girl by Mary Hanlon Stone
The International Kissing Club by Ivy Adams  (ARC)
Tracy Deebs book Swag

Prize Pack 4:
The Pace by Shelena Shorts
The Broken Lake by Shelena Shorts
Ashfall by Mike Mullin (signed, inscribed to the winner)
Miss Match by Wendy Toliver
Brodi Ashton book Swag

Prize Pack 5:
The Secret Life of a Teenage Siren by Wendy Toliver
How to Take the Ex Out of Ex Boyfriend by Janette Rallison (signed)
A Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep
Everneath by Brodi Ashton (mailed late January 2012)
Brodi Ashton book Swag

Prize Pack 6:
Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck (signed)
Tiger's Quest by Colleen Houck (signed)
A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley
Everneath by Brodi Ashton (mailed late January 2012)
Brodi Ashton book Swag

Prize Pack 7:
Flecks of Gold by Alica Buck
Remembrance by Michelle Madow (signed)
You Are My Only by Beth Kephart (signed)
The Comeback Season by Jennifer Smith
Beth Kephart Book Swag

Prize Pack 8:
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
The Hourglass Door by Lisa Mangum (signed)
The Golden Spiral by Lisa Mangum (signed)
Delcroix Academy by Inara Scott
Trisha Wolfe Book Swag

Prize Pack 9:
 The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer Smith (mailed out January 2012)
The Vision by Jen Nadol (ARC)
Laney by Joann I. Martin Sowles (signed)
The Beautiful Between by Alyssa Sheinmel (signed)
Jen Nadol Book Swag


Prize Pack 10:
My Invented Life by Lauren Bjorkman
Destiny's Fire by Trisha Wolfe (mailed out January 2012)
The Lucky Kind by Alyssa Sheinmel (signed)
How To Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford (signed)
Lauren Bjorkman Book Swag (including spiral bound journal with a My Inveted Life cover)

Prize Pack 11:
The Beginning of After by Jennifer Castle (signed)
Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters by Natalia Standiford (signed)
The Pledge by Kimberly Derting (signed)
Kimberly Derting Book Swag
Jennifer Castle Book Swag


International Prize Packs:

Prize Pack 1:
Misfit by Jon Skovron
Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts (signed)
The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton
Swoon at Your Own Risk by Sydney Salter

Prize Pack 2:
Jungle Crossing by Sydney Salter
So Shelly by Ty Roth (signed)
Struts & Frets by Jon Skovron
Warped by Maurissa Guibord (signed hardcover)
Ty Roth Swag

Prize Pack 3:
Change of Heart by Shari Maurer (signed hardcover)
Starcrossed  by Josephine Angelini
Emblaze by Jessica Shirvington (signed)
My Big Nose & Other Natural Disasters by Sydney Salter
Ty Roth book Swag

Prize Pack 4:
Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts (signed)
Vicious Little Darlings by Katherine Easer
This Is Shyness by Leanne Hall

Prize Pack 5:
Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendare Blake
Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey (signed)
Die For Me by Amy Plum (signed and peronalised)
Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton (signed)
Megan Miranda Book Swag

Prize Pack 6:
Bloodspell by Amalie Howard
Die For Me by Amy Plum (signed and personalised)
The Shattering by Karen Healey (signed)
Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton (signed) 
Amalie Howard signed Bloodspell bag



UK Prize Packs:

Prize Pack 1:
My Now or Never Diary by Liz Rettig (signed)
Elemental by Alexandra May

Prize Pack 2:
My Rocky Romance Diary by Liz Rettig (signed)
Elemental by Alexandra May

Prize Pack 3:
Jumping to Confusions by Liz Rettig (signed)
Elemental by Alexandra May

Prize Pack 4:
Sky Hawk by Gill Lewis (signed)
A Witch in Winter by Ruth Warburton (signed)
Still Sucks to Be Me by Kimberly Pauley (signed)

Prize Pack 5:
Laney by Joann I. Martin Sowles
(signed)
Still Sucks to Be Me by Kimberly Pauley (signed)
Joann I. Martin Sowles Book Swag

A HUGE thank you to every single author and publisher who donated novels toward both our prize packs and the Christmas tree. You guys are amazing and we cannot thank you enough for your generousity!

How do you enter?
Simple; at the end of this post there will be a Google Form waiting. However, before entering you will have to complete the donation so that you can answer the questions accordingly. If you are donating through PayPal; all you have to do is complete the process and then enter the form below. If you're donating novels, you will have to wait until we've responded with one of our address, which shouldn’t take longer than three days at most. We're sorry for this inconvenience!

How can you help?
To help make this a success, we're hoping you guys might be able to help out with promoting this event. If you feel so inclined to make a blog post, add our button your sidebar, tweet, facebook or share a link to this post, we would appreciate it so much! You can also increase your chances by helping as they will score you extra entries.

When will the Prizes be Drawn?
We will begin choosing winners through Random Org throughout December 2011. Emails will be sent to those who win regarding these prizes when the time comes.

You Give = We Give Button?
Please copy the following html code if you wish to add our button to your site:

We have multiple to choose from, all made by the super talented Jess. You can use the one below or choose from a different design HERE










How to contact us?
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email us at: YouGive_WeGive@hotmail.com

To all who choose to donate or help advertise this event - thank you!!

Giveaway Form:

Please be honest:



12 comments:

  1. Holy crap that's a lot of prizes!!! WOW. This is such an awesome idea, I love it. Way to go!

    A blog post will be written about this sometime this evening. :)

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  2. What a great program to help others. Alot of prizes too. I will be sure to post about this wonderful event on my blog for next week. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. What an amazing idea! I've got so many books lying around I could donate.

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  4. You guys rock! Thank you so much! :)

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  5. An amazing event Brodie! I'll definitely see if I got any spare books lying around. ;)

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  6. Holy crap that's a lot of prizes!!! WOW. This is such an awesome idea, I love it. Way to go!

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  7. What a great program to help others. Alot of prizes too. I will be sure to post about this wonderful event on my blog for next week. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. HI there I want to put some paypal $$$ in , how do I go about this:D

    Michelle

    tintinbrains@bigpond.com

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  9. Hey Michelle!

    If you would like to donate via paypal, just click on the "Donate" button in the above post :) Once you do that, fill out the Google giveaway form to ensure you're entered for the prize packs!

    Thanks so much for anything you give :)

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  10. Hi Brodie,

    All done I dontaed paypal $10.00 I have popped a blog spot up to advertise for you.

    Sorry I only just noticed this event...must have had my head in the sand....anyhoo, all done!!

    Have a great day!

    Michelle

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  11. Thank you so much, Michelle!! We really appreciate your donation :D

    Good luck with the prize packs!

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