Sunday, October 30, 2011

#SpreadTheWarmth Charity Raffle

Living at the Whitehead's Zoo is so excited to bring you this raffle today.  Spread the Warmth brings a new standard of care to babies who can not regulate their own body temperatures yet and need the extra help.  Many areas can not afford the proper equipment or supplies to help these babies.  Spread the warmth is on a mission to help them.  When I read about these babies and watched the video about them I knew I wanted to join this charity team .  My youngest child was premature born at 34 weeks.  He had to spend some time in NICU here and one of the things he had to learn how to do was regulate his temperature.  Thankfully, here we had a great NICU who had everything my baby needed to help him become a strong and healthy baby boy. 

Welcome to the 1st #SpreadTheWarmth Charity Raffle Giveaway Event.

We have well over $3000 prizes lined up for you to win! All you have to is make a donation to Embrace Infant Warmers and you are entered to win!
(Donation minimum is $10 - see details below)
About Embrace Infant Warmers:
Embrace is a social enterprise that aims to help millions of vulnerable babies through a low cost infant warmer. Unlike traditional incubators that cost up to $20,000, the Embrace Infant Warmer costs 1% of this price. The device can work with or without electricity, is portable, safe and intuitive to use.
Who Embrace Helps:
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Story of Ayesha: Ayesha is a beautiful baby girl who weighed only 1100 grams at birth. Her mother and father had already lost two previous children after birth due to lack of proper medical care. They saved every penny so that Ayesha could be born in a city hospital, a four-hour walk from their village. Ayesha had a very low chance of survival and was kept in an incubator under constant observation for 10 days. However, as her parent’s savings ran out it was not possible to keep her in the NICU any longer. It was at this point that Ayesha was placed in an Embrace Infant Warmer for thermal support.
Ayesha went home with her mom and dad after about a month, and has been putting on weight and doing well. Without the thermal support of the Embrace Infant Warmer, it is unlikely that Ayesha would have survived.
Empowering Doctors to Save Babies: Embrace is empowering doctors in resource-poor settings to provide better care for babies. Recently one doctor, who runs a birthing center in a small town, was given and Embrace warmer. The entire town only has two NICU centers that receive babies from a 50-100 mile radius. During our visit, we were shocked to see that the clinics two radiant warmers had NO temperature control and could get hot enough to cause severe burns. The doctor told us about a baby who had almost gotten burnt when a nurse accidentally turned on the unit. It is in innumerable places like these where Embrace can and will really make an impact.
How Can You Help?
By making a donation into the charity raffle giveaway event today, your money will go directly to support Embrace's Programs in India and soon across the world.
The Prizes:
Check out this page to see pictures of all the prizes included in this awesome raffle.
We have 90 prizes to giveaway, many open to Canada and World Wide! For a $10 (MIN) donation your chances of winning something are very good!

How the Charity Raffle will work:
The mandatory entry is a minimum of $10 donation.
This will automatically give you 3 entries in to the raffle.
We would love to have you donate more. (Hey, we are saving babies here!)
For every addition $5 you donate you will get 1 more entry.
EXAMPLE - $10 = 3 Entries, $15= 4 Entries, $25 = 6 Entries, $50 = 11 Entries
Donating is super simple. All you have to do is use the Donation Widget right here!
(If you have any questions about how to donate - or how many entries your donation is worth,
EMAIL familyandlifeinlv(at)

Once you donate you can do the following for extra entries.
Tweet (1 Entry) (Only to be done once!)

Help @EmbraceWarmer Save Babies by donating $10 to #SpreadTheWarmth Raffle (WW) $3000+ in prizes 90 Winners 11/12
or create your own tweet using #SpreadTheWarmth and
(Due to Facebook's new Terms of Service - we can no longer give you an entry for this. However, we would love for you to share via Facebook just because. Remember, we are saving babies here :P)
If you want to share on Facebook, please use this link, and you are welcome to tag Family and Life in Las Vegas and Embrace in your post.
Blog about this Charity Raffle (1 Entry)
If you can not afford at this time to donate. We understand, and will allow you to blog about Embrace Infant Warmers and this Charity Raffle Event. If you do this, you can only have a total of 3 entries (1 for blogging, 1 for tweeting, 1 for just because.)
You can still do this even if you did donate.
Just Because (1 Entry)
Must contain this link
You can win up to 2 prizes in this event. If you win more than twice, your name will be put back to allow another amazing donating person to win.
Once you have done that - please fill out this form.
(You will be putting your top 3 choices for prizes here.)

(No one will be able to see your information or how much you donated with the exception of myself and
This event wouldn't be possible without our amazing sponsors! Please check them out on our sponsor highlight post. If you see one you really love - tell them thank you for participating in #SpreadTheWarmth.
Disclosure: 100% of money donated will go to
This Raffle closes on 11:59 pm PST 11/13. All winners will be picked via Winners must be 18+ years of age. For more complete list of rules - please check out my giveaway rules.