The winter season is here and it always brings wonderful reasons to celebrate and rejoice. The past few years, Getty Owl Foundation has been able to grant iPADs to SMA youths. We are proud and blessed to be in a position to help open the technological door for many kids.
We know the power of technology for Getty and how it has offered her all kinds of ways to access education, musical instruments, problem solving apps, and even a way to stream Taylor Swift. 🙂 Apple’s iPAD is a wonderful piece of tech that we are truly trying to get into the hands of as many SMA kids as we can. This year is no different, in fact this year we have increased our giveaway amount from 10 to 14!
Getty Owl Foundation’s 14 Reasons to Celebrate is our winter giveaway!
Please consider entering your SMA child into the drawing for an iPad, $50 gift card, Otterbox iPAD case, and Getty Owl Foundation tote bag.
Enter December 11th-14th: Deadline for entires is December 14th @ 12 noon PST.
One entry per SMA child.
Recipients will be announced December 15th @ 12 noon PST.
Please send the following to our email: email@example.com
-Your SMA Child’s name
-Address & phone number
-Attach a picture of your child
*For those who sent entries to our Fall Giveaway, we will be honoring your entry for this giveaway. No need to send another, we got you. 🙂
On November 8th the Camp Fire started in Butte County and as of today, still only 40% contained and has destroyed over 140,000 acres of land. West Sacramento, where we live, is about 80+ miles south from the fire. Once the Camp Fire started our local skies definitely started to show the affects of the fast moving and incredibly destructive fire.
This is the time of year we call “Lockdown”. We typically retreat indoors around the end of October. This fire has truly taken our efforts to keep Getty’s lungs protected to an absolutely new level.
We don’t expose Getty to the outdoors ever while the smoke is so thick and suffocating. But I guess what has taken on a new worry is that even with the limited amount of time a door is actually open, smoke still permeates inside.
So to combat the smoke we have two floor air filters going 24/7 as well as our HVAC unit air filter. We switch out Getty’s various machine filters daily. To give you some perspective, I would usually switched all of the filters out during a regular Lockdown season once a week, and now it is daily and I am starting to consider going to twice daily. This smoke is no joke.
She is doing well. She doesn’t seem to be affected and we are just trying to do everything we can to make sure it stays that way.
The image below is from Airnow.org. So as of today we are sitting in a Hazardous area which for me, as a Sacramento native, is mind boggling. I am not trying to suggest the air typically is clean, but to be at a level of hazardous has got to be so alarming for so many in the community. Sacramento is kind of a bowl shaped city and so it seemed as though once the smoke came down into the valley, it just sat here to fester. For the sake of so many people with compromised lung capacity, I hope the weather can change a bit to offer some relief.
Area school districts and universities have canceled school for a past few days and as of a few minutes ago have been notified that Getty’s school and district has also been canceled for tomorrow.
We offer our sincerest love and support to those directly affected by the Camp Fire. It is so heartbreaking to understand how many people, animals, land, buildings have been affected. It’s just so heart wrenching.
Fingers crossed for better conditions.
We would like to thank all of the entries for the Giving Thanks Giveaway! For those that were not randomly selected, please know that we will be holding our Annual Winter Giveaway again this year. So stay tuned for more details.
Announcing our Giving Thanks Giveaway Recipients. Congrats all four of you! Enjoy the great stuff and send us some pictures of how you are using all of the fun swag soon. 🙂
Congratulations you guys! Your special packages will be mailed out Monday.
Thank you for entering and enjoy!
From Kate: It was my intention to hold a giveaway at the beginning of the school year this August. Thankfully as life always does, it gets busy with great things. Getty started 3rd grade this year and to say we are over the moon excited for her and all of the adventures she is sure to experience, would be an understatement. We hope everyone has also had a great start to their new school year. Time is flying by and it is so crazy to realize we are almost into the month of November. Where does the time go? This giveaway focuses on elementary school age SMA kiddos. In year’s past we have found some great products that help support SMA kids access their learning just a little bit easier. Technology, adaptive scissors, easy glide crayons, and many more products that hopefully, will offer some support for their academic success. Giving Thanks Giveaway Bags to 4 awesome SMA kiddos! What’s in the Bag? iPad Otterbox iPad case $50 Apple Gift Card Getty Owl Foundation Tote Bag Crayola Twistables Crayons Crayola Twistables Color Pencils Dry Erase Markers Crayola Slick Stix Crayola Markers Dry Erase Board w/eraser Adaptive Scissors Glue Sticks Pencil Sharpener Watercolors Tape DETAILS: –Entries begin today, October 28th and end on November 2nd at 4pm PST. -Entries send to firstname.lastname@example.org Please add the following information to your entry: -Name -Your SMA Child’s Age & Grade Level -Address & Phone # -Attach a picture -Only one entry per child allowed. -4 SMA kids will be chosen in a random fashion based on number chosen from random.org. -The 4 SMA kid recipients will be announced and celebrated on Saturday, November 3rd at 12noon PST.