Valley Advent Calendar

Help support the Chrysalis House!

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We have a winner!

Just shortly ago I arrived back home after having the privilege of delivering the complete thank you prize pack to our winner!

Early this afternoon at the Chrysalis House we randomly drew a winner from all the people who donated on GoFundMe. The winner was Dianne Looker! We emailed her right then and she called me back a few hours later and we made arrangements for me to deliver. It was an incredible package and I’m once again humbled by all the donors, both businesses with the prizes and everyone who donated money.

Dianne was one of our  anonymous donors on the fundraiser but she was very happy to allow me to publish her name, thank you so much Dianne. I hope you enjoy your awesome thank you prize!

Thank you so much!

The fundraiser is now over. Early this morning the last prize was revealed and at 10:00 am donations were turned off on the GoFundMe page. We broke the goal! The aim was to raise $1000 and we ended up having $1070 donated. Thank you so much to everyone who participated.

The support from our Annapolis Valley community is outstanding to me. This time is a busy time of year and has added financial pressures for us all. Despite that local businesses put up an amazing prize pack to give away, and we had people donate over $1000. Thank you again!

The Chrysalis House is certainly a deserving recipient of the generosity for all the hard, important work they do. As a reminder here is part of what they do 24 hours a day, 365 days a year including these holidays we are in right now.

Chrysalis House is a non-profit grassroots organization that provides shelter, support, counselling, advocacy, and outreach for abused women and their children. Services are available for women who have been psychologically, emotionally, physically, and/or sexually abused. We work with individuals, organizations and businesses in our community to end violence against women. Chrysalis House is located in Kentville, Nova Scotia. We serve the communities of Kings, Annapolis, and Hants County. Public education and community development are also important elements of our Association.

Later today we will get together at the Chrysalis House and find our winner!

Even though this fundraiser is over you can still donate to the Chrysalis House directly. If you visit their website at http://www.chrysalishouseassociation.org/ there is a link to Make a donation which you can do online when ever you are able.

Cotton Tale Cafe & Go As You Grow

Day 24, the final reveal! Today is brought to you by two awesome New Minas businesses. We thought they went pretty well together and combined them as one day. Go As You Grow Kids’ Gear has provided a $25 gift card for their store. You can stop by and pick up some toys or clothes for your little one. Then once you are done you can head over to Cotton Tale Café + Play where you can use the $10 gift certificate they have provided to have a coffee and snack and let the little ones play.

Donate now to support the Chrysalis House and, as thanks, you’ll to be entered to win this huge prize package filled with 24 great prizes! For every $5 donated you get one entry.
https://www.gofundme.com/valley-advent-chrysalis-house

Almost Done!

Thanks so much to everyone who has donated so far, both businesses with their prizes, and everyone donating their hard earned money! We’ve reached the initial goal which was set of $1000. There is still a bit more time to donate and it won’t hurt anyones feelings if we blow the goal number away 😀

Tomorrow morning I’ll reveal the final prize earlier than normal. Then at 10:00am I’ll be turning off the GoFundMe campaign so it no longer is accepting donations. This will allow me to gather up all the names of those who have donated and all their entries. In the early afternoon we’ll be getting together with the Chrysalis House to pick the big winner! Shortly after that I’ll contact them by email to let them know.

Swiss Chalet New Minas

Day 23 has been donated by Swiss Chalet New Minas! They have offered coupons for two Quarter Chicken Dinners. This would make a perfect date night out, or to go towards a family dinner out.

Donate now to support the Chrysalis House and, as thanks, you’ll to be entered to win this huge prize package filled with 24 great prizes! For every $5 donated you get one entry.
https://www.gofundme.com/valley-advent-chrysalis-house

Acadia Athletics

For day 22 we thank Acadia Athletics for donating 6 ticket vouchers to upcoming home games. Anytime I’ve been to an Acadia game it has been a fun time. I’m looking forward to catch some more when they start back after the holidays!

Donate now to support the Chrysalis House and, as thanks, you’ll to be entered to win this huge prize package filled with 24 great prizes! For every $5 donated you get one entry.
https://www.gofundme.com/valley-advent-chrysalis-house

Island Green Golf Club

Day 21, and the first day of winter, what a better time to thinking ahead to playing a round of golf! Island Green Golf Club has donated a green fee and a bit of swag with a hat as well.

So forget about the long winter ahead and picture yourself instead on the course.

Donate now to support the Chrysalis House and, as thanks, you’ll to be entered to win this huge prize package filled with 24 great prizes! For every $5 donated you get one entry.
https://www.gofundme.com/valley-advent-chrysalis-house

Wheatons

Day 20 is a $50 gift card donated by Wheatons! The new Berwick store and cafe are in the process of being built right now. Having this gift card ready for when they open would be just one more reason to check things out. They are an awesome local family business story and have a wide selection of items for your home.

Donate now to support the Chrysalis House and, as thanks, you’ll to be entered to win this huge prize package filled with 24 great prizes! For every $5 donated you get one entry.
https://www.gofundme.com/valley-advent-chrysalis-house

Abs-o-lute Health Club

Day 19 is here and it hopes to counter balance some of the other awesome prizes which have been revealed. There have been lots of food and drink related prizes, and more to come, but thanks to Abs-o-lute Health Club in New Minas you can work off those delicious calories with 2 free month memberships!

Donate now to support the Chrysalis House and, as thanks, you’ll to be entered to win this huge prize package filled with 24 great prizes! For every $5 donated you get one entry.
https://www.gofundme.com/valley-advent-chrysalis-house

Pie R Squared

Day 18 is a special treat from Pie R Squared. They have provided both a 9” Tourtiere and a 9” Apple Cranberry Orange Pie! I picture a family get together during the holidays with a simple,  delicious meal and dessert all ready to go in the oven for you.

Donate now to support the Chrysalis House and, as thanks, you’ll to be entered to win this huge prize package filled with 24 great prizes! For every $5 donated you get one entry.
https://www.gofundme.com/valley-advent-chrysalis-house

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