HP’s Magic Giveaway Entry

While I can say that donating to a charity is very honorable, I hope the contest pickers choose someone who can specifically share with people whose lives will benefit. Its nice to actually see where someone has gotten something and put it to great use, rather then just donating to a “large” charity. I believe helping the individual person is just as strong and needs to be considered and recognized. So here is my entry. First off, I would keep the desktop. I am a work at home dad trying to get my business off the ground. Like so many other people, I am trying to keep my head above water in this economy, as well as, make something great for my family. I work very hard, sometimes up to 15 hours a day, and its not easy, but I see that I can do something great. I am also an avid blogger, so having a great computer is worth gold to me. Not only in function, but in the fact that it limits my online time so I can still spend time with my family by not wasting time fighting with slow programs.

I would share the 2nd notebook with my father. 2 years ago he ended up in the hospital unexpectedly with diverticulitis. He nearly died from a staph infection he got while there and had a portion of his intestines removed. He still has massive scaring from it. He is a Realtor and has inspired me my entire life to be something great, to help others lives, and to be independent. While he was in the hospital, he ended up being there for over 2 months and because of that, his company pulled all of his listings from him and he came out of the hospital barely able to move, trying to get his life back, 100K worth of hospital bills, and all of his business gone. He has worked two years to just get his head up again, but the economy is so bad that its like fighting an upstream river.

Recently he has started taking his customer service online. Learning twitter, myspace, facebook, and a slew of other online programs and social networks. I would love to give this computer to him so he can continue to work on the trend and to reward him for NEVER giving up. The 3rd notebook I would reward to my wife. She has always been there for me through thick and thing, for the good and the bad. And has never doubted me. I would love to give her something nice for Christmas but due to the harsh economic times I don’t know if that will happen unless I win this giveaway.

The last computer I would pass on to my brother. His family hasn’t had the best of times lately and they need a little cheering up. I would love to be the one to give them a laptop and see a smile from them once again 🙂

Thanks for the opportunity and for this awesome giveaway!

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6 Responses to “HP’s Magic Giveaway Entry”

  1. Laurie/Mobile Mommy Says:

    It is hard to be a work at home parent and try to grow your business and be there for your family. Keep on working though and hopefully you find much success in 2009. Good luck to your dad too, I know it’s probably very hard to be a Realtor in these markets.

  2. Zoey Says:

    Wow it is really neat that you want to share with your family! It is also neat that your father is still learning and keeping up with computer technology. Best of luck.

  3. jyl_mommygossip Says:

    I think giving is wonderful… in all its many varieties. Charitable organizations big and small definitely could benefit from the magic, but it is always nice to read about real people who are in need. I feel for your father and am glad, even though he is experiencing some major challenges, that he is on the mend.

    Good luck with the contest. I wish you and your family well in this economy. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  4. Gwynne Says:

    Sometimes, I think personally touching a person’s life has far more impact that giving to a charity. Charities get so much attention that sometimes, the individual gets lost in the mix. I think your ideas are wonderful. Good luck on your business, I know how tough it can be. Blessings and good luck.

  5. Jolly Joan Says:

    That is really great how you’d use the one computer for good, and then share so much with your family. Definitely better than giving to a large organization that will stick the goods in a closet/warehouse, etc. and send you a form letter thanking you!

  6. TheSlimJim Says:

    That’s nice to think about sharing it with someone that you know needs it rather than simply donating it to a large charity. My dad’s just started back to work as a surgeon, and he works sunup to sundown to try to support us, so I imagine he knows what you’re going through. Wish you the best of luck with your business.

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