Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Time to Vote! Aviva Community Fund Charity Contest-Round 2

This post brought to you by Aviva Community Fund. All opinions are 100% mine.

 

A couple of weeks ago, the Aviva Community Fund Charity Contest started. It is now time for the second qualifying round and it is so easy to cast your vote! First, a quick recap about what the contest is all about. The Aviva Community fund helps give the chance to those with ideas on how to improve their community an oppourtunity to do so. Those who have submitted their ideas on how they can improve their community enter the contest and try to gain as many votes as possible in order to win the funds to turn their idea into reality. It is personally important to me, because I know our own community is in need of reading programs as well as more donations for the food bank. 

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Anyone in Canada, registered on the Aviva Community Fund website can vote. Once you have registered simply sign in and click on the "Vote now" button on the idea you like most. You can also vote directly through their Facebook voting app, which can be found here Facebook.com/AvivaCommunityFund.

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During each of the qualifying rounds and the Semi-Final phases of the competition, voting will take place. You are allowed to vote up to 15 times during each of the 3 initial rounds and 15 more times during the Semi-Finals. Each idea can only be voted for once a day, but you can vote for as many ideas as you would like. Keep in mind that you have only 15 votes and once a vote has been cast, it cannot be changed.

Please make a difference by voting for your favorite idea. For full voting details, visit http://www.avivacommunityfund.org/about/voting. 

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

One Kings Lane Sale!

 

Starting today, One Kings Lane is launching multiple sales on the most adorable must haves for your kids and your travelling needs! This pooch stamped umbrella from the Bon Voyage Sale will definitely be making many appearances this winter. And I cannot stop thinking about the cute cuddly monkey rocking horse from the Gifts for Little Ones Sale as a perfect present over the holidays! But don't take my word for it, go take a look at One Kings Lane yourself and see what kind of trouble you can get yourself into! If you’re new to One Kings Lane, sign up today and get a $15 credit for purchases of $30 or more. 

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Jack O Lanterns are a fun part of Halloween. We usually carve them a few days before Halloween and put them out on the front steps. We Pick a big one, a medium sized one and a really small one for variety. Some carved pumpkin designs are really cute and then I have also seen some extremely scary looking ones! Ours are somewhere in between and usually just simple designs.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

One King's Lane Kids Day!



Attention all moms and dads, or anyone with a special little someone in their life! Today only, One Kings Lane has dedicated their entire site to kids and kids only! All day on October 4th, you can shop One Kings Lane for children's must-have items in all categories, for all ages - furniture, art, rugs, toys and everything in between. Stock up on items they need now or stash some away for great holiday gifts! Plus, if you're new to One Kings Lane, sign up today for a $15 credit for purchases of $30 or more. Head over to One Kings Lane now before these deals are over!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Make a Difference with the Aviva Community Fund Charity Contest

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Aviva Community Fund for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

This year's Aviva Community Fund charity contest has started, so now is the chance to potentially make any ideas or plans to improve your community a reality. The first qualifying round runs from October 1st to October 15th, while the 2nd qualifying round starts on October 22nd and ends November 5th, 2012.

The Aviva Community Fund is important to me, because every community can use a helping hand including the one I live in. Our food bank is always low on food, yet high in demand. I always hear more about people donating food during the holidays, but food donations are needed year round. It is my favorite community oriented cause, because without food, it is impossible to survive.

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The Aviva Community Fund competition offers Canadians $1,000,000 to lead, empower and support community initiatives across the country. By submitting your idea and rallying support from everyone that you know, positive things can happen. Whether you have a small or really big idea to improve your community, Aviva can potentially fund it. They will fund a minimum of one Small Idea (up to $50K), one Medium Idea ($50K - $100K), and one Large Idea ($100K - $150K).  Ideas should be self-contained, without needing other pooled funds.

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Whether your idea is to gain more support for the local food bank, open a new shelter or something else altogether, the sky is the limit.

To submit your idea, visit the Aviva Community Fund, Click on "Submit Your Idea Now" and follow the instructions.

You can also show your support by liking the Aviva Community Fund Like Aviva Community Fund or Follow on Twitter Follow @Aviva.

To be eligible, your idea must:

-Create change that positively impacts your community

-Your idea should be completed or well underway before Dec. 31, 2013

- Written in either English or French

-Be able to implement using $150,000 or less.

- Only ideas that will be implemented within a Canadian community will be funded.

Contestant Eligibility:

-You must not be an Aviva employee or immediate family member (spouse, child, parent, or sibling, regardless of where they live) of an Aviva employee.

-You do not have any preferential relationship with Aviva plc or Aviva as determined by the sole discretion of Aviva.

-You are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada.

-You have approval by a parent or guardian, if under the age of 18.

-You are not a judge or immediate family member (spouse, child, parent or sibling, regardless of where they live) of a judge participating in the Aviva Community Fund competition.

-You are not an employee or immediate family member (spouse, child, parent or sibling, regardless of where they live) of any promotion or development partners of Aviva involved with the Aviva Community Fund.

For full details about eligibility, visit http://www.avivacommunityfund.org/about/full-eligibility-criteria

Good luck!


 

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