Friday, December 30, 2011

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT IN 2011! A New Video to Reflect.

As the 2011 year comes to a close, I wanted to take this time to thank all of the many families and individuals who have supported all the lives Ordinary Hero has been fortunate enough to bless this year. YOU truly are Ordinary Heroes. You have provided FOREVER FAMILIES to orphans in need of homes through the miracle of adoption. Ordinary Hero has given away over $40,000 this year to adoptive families and those traveling on missions, thanks to your support. We have seen countless lives blessed in America, and in Africa. You have come alongside us this year to serve the homeless and those in need in America, and the orphans and the needy in Africa through our many outreach opportunities and mission trips.

WE ARE SO BLESSED!

As we close the Christmas season, and reflect on the birth of Jesus, my heart skips a beat to Africa and all the many beautiful lives that have touched us and made us better for knowing them this year. As we wrap our minds and hearts around the love of Jesus after just celebrating Christmas, take a moment with me to reflect on this past year of 2011 in Africa. Watch and see the LOVE, THE HANDS, AND THE FEET of JESUS being poured out to children in need through Ordinary Heroes like me and like you. We can all help someone in need. We are all better for doing so. We won't forget these little lives. You can watch this video and see why so many leave their hearts in Africa.

CLICK HERE to go to the direct link, or silence my music on the right sidebar and watch the video below.

Ordinary Hero ~ Ethiopia 2011~ We Won't Forget from Kelly Putty on Vimeo.


We can't thank you enough for your support of Ordinary Hero this year. We couldn't do any of it without you partnering with us. I don't ask for donations specifically for Ordinary Hero often, but it is the end of the year, and we do rely on support to keep doing what we do.  If you would like to make a tax deductible, end of the year donation, CLICK HERE. Email Charlene@OrdinaryHero.org to inquire about partnering with us in 2012. We have ideas and plans that are way bigger than what we could think or imagine for this next year. We couldn't do it without you. We humbly say THANK YOU and GOD BLESS YOU!!

WE LOOK FORWARD TO AN EXCITING 2012 WITH 5 NEW TEAMS TRAVELING TO ETHIOPIA, SEVERAL OUTREACHES IN AMERICA, AND MUCH MORE!

LET US ALL BE LIFTED HIGHER!!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!


From all of us at Ordinary Hero, 
we wish you a very Merry Christmas! 

Thank you for having the heart of giving and making it feel like Christmas every day for so many children in need across the world in 2011. 

Your love moves mountains and changes the world for many little lives! Life has twists and turns and sometimes looks hopeless for many. Circumstances can be turned around in an instant thanks to ONE PERSON. It all started in the beginning when Mary started out as a confused, pregnant, young girl, trying to figure out what was happening in her life. The words to this song say it so beautifully....


A BABY CHANGES EVERYTHING!


So if a little baby named Jesus came to this world and changed everything for us all through one Ordinary girl...


think how much you can do. 


Have a Blessed Holiday Season!
Merry Christmas

The Ordinary Hero Team

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Our Product Partners!!

A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR DECEMBER PRODUCT PARTNERS!!

Many of you who shopped during our last grant contest may have noticed some cool new items in our OH Store. We had some amazing families partner up with OH to offer some of their product in order to benefit our fundraising families. How awesome is that?? We have sold out of most of it and now you are left saying...."Where can I get more?" Well here is where you can get more cool items that you saw in our store in December. Be sure to check out the links below and shop with these families. Many of them are fundraising and make things in order to raise funds for their own adoptions, or some of them have adopted and are now pouring back into the cause that stirred their heart to give back. 

If you have items that you are currently selling, and you would like more info about how our Product Partners works, please email Gina@OrdinaryHero.org for more info. We are currently stocking up on cool new items for our January grant contest. Don't miss out.....and don't forget to support the families that are listed below, and purchase some really cool stuff!! 

Our cool headbands this month ~ MakHappi

Awesome hand-made items~ Sow To China

Art plaques, key fobs and more~ Teem Keehn

Awesome Ornaments!~ Ethiopia Dad

Monday, December 19, 2011

Don't forget to REACH OUT to someone in need this Christmas


As the Christmas season approaches we must all remember those that are less fortunate. We can easily get caught up in the hustle and bustle, and financial stress that the holiday season brings as we strive to provide for our own loved ones. 
We must not forget the REASON FOR THE SEASON. 
We can be a HUGE blessing to someone this Christmas season in some of the simplest ways. 
Let's teach our children what the spirit of CHRISTmas is all about by giving to those that really do need a blessing this Christmas. 

IDEAS.......

I heard on the radio this morning that the Salvation Army needs help passing out gifts.
The Meals On Wheels needs help passing out meals.
Let the kids make a card, you can bake something sweet and go visit the elderly. Call a nursing home in your area and find out who does not get regular visitors and take them a card and something sweet to eat and wish them a Merry Christmas. 
Call your local homeless shelter and sign up to serve a meal or take a family some Christmas presents. 

Visit our OH CHRISTMAS OUTREACH page for ideas locally and with our Blessing Bags. 

Let's bless someone this Christmas season. Send pics and emails of ways that you have blessed someone this Christmas season. We love to highlight our Ordinary Heroes!! 
Kelly@Ordinaryhero.org


Monday, December 12, 2011

December Grant Winners!!



OF


WON


TO BE APPLIED TOWARD YOUR ADOPTION 
OR MISSION TRIP!! Yay!!

Each month we give our top 3 Selling Affiliates $500 toward their adoption or mission trip in which they are fundraising for. We love supporting adoptions and missions!! It is where our heart is. We, at OH, love helping you all reach your fundraising goals through our Affiliate Program!! 

This month our Affiliates knocked our socks off!! We had some true go-getters who got the word out and had some amazing purchases on their behalf!! You guys have some AWESOME friends and family who love and support you in your passion to CHANGE THE WORLD FOR ONE!!

So.....our top three selling December Grant Affiliates, and winners of the $500 Grant, are......

#1  Shanna Bahn from Minnesota!! Her sales soared!! She is fundraising for a Visiting Orphans Mission Trip and in just 10 days she earned $1227.74 just from her 40% affiliate commission. THEN she earned the $500 grant which means in just 10 days she now has an extra $1727.74 toward her mission trip!! Incredible!!

#2  Kim Adams from North Dakota!! She is fundraising for an adoption and in just 10 days earned $810.26 just from her 40% affiliate commission. THEN she earned another $500 for being a top seller which brings her total earnings to $1310.26 in just 10 Days!!! Woo Hoo!!

#3  Anita Rives from Kentucky!! Anita is fundraising for her daughter, McKaila, to attend an OH Mission Trip in July. In just 10 days she raised $723.01 just from her 40% affiliate earnings and THEN she earned another $500 as being a top seller!! That brings her total earnings in just 10 days to $1223.01!! Your daughter better be loving you!! :-)

Wow!! Congratulations to our top 3 OH Affiliates!! 

We have SEVERAL HONORABLE MENTIONS who had over $1000 in sales credited to their name during this grant giveaway. Remember that means that they still earned over $400 with their 40% commission which is a huge blessing!We would like to give all of these honorable mention, strong selling affilates, who sold over $1000 in product, a $50 gift certificate to the OH store. We say "Great Job"!!

Those who had over $1000 in sales credited to their name, and get a $50 gift certificate, are....

Debbi Coder
Brooke Hennigfeld
Jordan Henderson
Brian and Heather Keehn
Jessica Heesch
Chelsey Bibb

GREAT JOB, GUYS!!

I must send out a major THANK YOU to all of our Affiliates, and all of you who supported our Affiliates through your purchases!! They could not have done this without the support of family and friends who purchased on their behalf to support their cause. 

Remember, Affiliates, YOU ARE ALL WINNERS!! 
You all receive 40% of every purchase credited to your name. 
We are thrilled to be able to offer this to you!! 

All of our Affiliates are making a difference, even by the purchases that others are making on their behalf!! In just 10 days we had the following items sold through the store which will help countless children and women in need....
8 Donkeys
37 1/2 sheep
44 Amharic Bibles
38 Donation Combos for kids in Africa
17 pair of shoes. 
YOU ALL ARE TRULY MAKING A DIFFERENCE!! 

We want to give a shout out to Ethiopia Dad, who donated several of his ornaments (that sold out quickly) to help these fundraising families and OH. These were awesome ornaments that you can go get more of at his etsy shop. We want to thank ALL of our families who have donated items toward helping these fundraising families. I will be doing a post VERY SOON announcing who they are and where you can go to buy more of their stuff!! We are excited about our product partners!! 
Who will it be in January??

If you are interested in partnering YOUR product with OH to benefit our fundraising families, please email Gina@OrdinaryHero.org for more information. 

Again, CONGRATS to our Grant Winners!! 

Next Grant Giveaway will start Friday, January 13 at 12:01am,  and run through Sunday, the 22nd at 11:59pm. 

See how 10 days can make a drastic difference in YOUR fundraising!! 
Check out our Affiliate Program and get signed up today :-) 

AWESOME JOB, EVERYONE!!
And AWESOME JOB, GINA, OUR FUNDRAISING COACH!! She is the best!!!




Saturday, December 10, 2011

New Shirts in the Store!!

 Could these kiddos be any cuter?? (Even if they are my niece and nephew :-)
Our new Kid's long sleeve shirts and Charcoal Women's hoodie are now in the OH STORE! 
We have ONE DAY left in December's Grant Giveaway. 
Be sure to grab these shirts and support our Adoption and Fundraising Affiliates during this grant giveaway. Grant Giveaway contest ends tomorrow, Sunday at 11:59 PM Central. 
Look at these cute new shirts! 
Your little one is GONNA CHANGE THE WORLD!






Then, check out these new Charcoal Hoodies! Our White Burnout Hoodie is one of our favorites because it is so soft and comfy. Now we have it in Charcoal. Get yours today! So cute!


Lucy is saying...."Mmmm, Hmmm. I'm liking that hoodie. I just might have to get me a burnout hoodie too!" :-)
Happy shopping in the OH Store!