Sunday, April 22, 2012

April Grant Contest Winners!

Each month Ordinary Hero holds a Grant Contest where our affilaites sell products and donations in our OH STORE over a specified time period. Our top 3 sellers in that given time period are awarded a $500 Grant in addition to their 40% commissions that they earn off of each order. Our affilaites can fundrasise with us at ANY time, but a lot of people compete for that Grant money each month! It's FUN!!! and it is a great way to earn some FAST CASH for your Adoption or Mission Trip!

If you are in the Adoption process or are going on a Mission trip and would like some extra cash, we would LOVE to have you fundraise along side of us! (If you know someone adopting or going on missions trip PLEASE tell them about our Affilaite Program!) It is FREE to sign up, Go here.

In a few weeks we will be in full swing with our May Grant Contest and we will be giving away $1500 again in Grant money! Our winning affiliates earn between $2500 and $1000 on average during a Grant contest! That could be YOU-- and you could make this much in 7 days! Who doesn't love FASTCASH? (and you CAN compete MULTIPLE times!- We have had many affilaites WIN more than once!)

Ok, so let's announce our

It was a tight race for our #3 spot all day yesterday and then one of our #3 contenders jumped to #2 in the last few hours of the contest! Wow!! Man, a lot can change in just a few hours! 

#1 Winner of the $500 Grant is Shannon Poulin from Enumclaw, WA! The Poulin family is adopting from Ethiopia thru AGCI. They have been waiting 16 months now for their referral of their son! Let's pray they move up the list and get their referral soon! Shannon sold a whopping $3791 in product merchandise and donations over the last 7 days! She had 62 orders placed in her name! Wowza! We will so be asking her what her receipe for success was later and will be sharing with the group!
 She earned $1516 in commissions and by adding that $500 Grant, she is walking away with $2016
 from Ordinary Hero that will be sent to their adoption agency, AGCI, to help with their adoption expenses!  She heard about OH through one of the pillars of the adoption world- Kristi Johnson!!! She is also friends with 2 of our past Grant winners!!!!! Shannon said "this has been fun and its such a great way to get others involved in not just our adoption, but helping out with donations and awareness of orphans!" Congrats Shannon! Your hard work has paid off! :) I think everyone Shannon knows bought an OH shirt! Pretty sure she sold more shirts than anyone person has ever sold in a contest!

#2Winner of the $500 Grant is Erica Halpin from Dallas, TX.
She catapulted her way from #8 spot two days ago to #2 spot
 in the final hours of the contest! Wow, is all I can say! You go girl! She is going on one of our 4 Ordinary Hero Mission Trips this Summer to Ethiopia! Erica is also in the adoption process and has been waiting for a referral of their daughter for 13 months now!! Erica, we are praying you move up that list quickly! How awesome it is that you are going to SERVE while you wait for the rest of God's plan to unfold for your family!!!! Erin sold $2671worth of product and donations in the OHStore for this Grant. She earned $1068 in OH comissions! Adding on her Grant win her total fundraised total for the last 7 days is $1568!!! Congrats Girl! Amazing! She said her friends and family had a blast buying the donation packages! She said "my sister never ever thought she would buy 1/2 of a sheep, and she was amazed by how many lives were touched by a contest!"

#3 Winner of the $500 Grant is Lisa Wilmert from Pekin, IL!! Lisa and her daughters will be traveling with ShowHope this summer to China for a Mission Trip! She heard about OH from one of our very first trip members and she heard OH/Kelly speak at an Orphan Care minsitry conference! She sold $2031 in product and donations made $812 in commissions and tacking on that $500 Grant she won, brings her 7 day fundraising total to $1312!!! Congrats Lisa! Lisa sold a mixture of EVERYTHING we had to offer. She said they got way out of their comfort zone and "begged, and we never do that!!"  Well, your persistence and showcasing products paid off girl! You are a little bit closer to your China trip now!!! Ya-Hoo!

Honorable Mention Awards goes to:

Kristen Gilliss $1259.47
Jessica Currey $954.73
Kristen Banker $895.64
Meredith Lagorga $846.19

These ladies worked soo hard! I wish we could give EVERYONE a Grant! I hope that you consider competing in another future Grant contest! Last month we had a winner that had won 2 honorable mentions before she landed in one of the Top 3 spots! Don't give up yet! And you are all winning because remember
everyone earned 40% of what you sold!! So all of your adoption funds/ Mission trip funds got a little smaller over the last 7 days! Yay! You all competed so well and have so many Extra- Ordinary Hero's to thank!!! Our Honorable Mention recepients receive a
$50 Ordinary Hero Gift Certificate to the OH Store! We hope you will consider selling again and next time YOU are the Winner of that Grant money!

OH would also like to send out a HUGE

to ALL of our APRIL Product Partners!!! Our Product Partners generously donate items to our Store to help offer a
Variety of goods for our Fundraising Families to Sell! In turn, we would like to ask you to stop by there blogs and etsy stores and check out what all they make and see if there is something you would like to buy! Thank them for supporting our afffilaites and for being EXTRA- Special Ordinary Heros! I pray they are all BLESSED by particpating in this opportunity to help our affilaites!

Our Product Partners this month were:

Etsy store "quiltnmama2" donated all those Africa and China necklaces.... They sold out in just 3 days folks. Check out all of her items! She has TONS of amazing stuff and she even does fundraisers with her jewelry! Check her out and tell her OH sent you her way!Thanks so much Gayly!
My Jie Jie & Me Custom Hand Stamped Jewelry

Amy Ruston from Wisconsin, sent us MORE adorable custom made boutique clothes. Liked her duds but needed a different size? Her stuff is ADORABLE! Go to Beautiful Brown Eyed Girl Boutique HERE.

Megan Chaffe from Indiana, designed all those precious, hand made note cards- she sent us Africa/China/ Homemade thank you cards and they were a BIG hit! Thanks girl! Check out her Etsy Store Here. We have very little of her cards left! The Africa cards sold out FAST!

Next we want to thank Shelley Brown at Grafted Together. She has a heart for those supporting Orphans and has an etsy store with several friends who make things and 100% of what they sell goes to Orphans. Shelley, has sent us MANY Product Parnters our way and we hope they are all blessed through this experience! Check out her Store HERE! Thanks Shelley! Those Buy 1, Give 1, Pray for 1 dolls sold out like hotcakes! What a great idea and what a sweet gift! Those dolls are going to kids in Kenya, and she is working on getting awareness out about a sponsorship program for kids in Kenya! If you want more infomation on how YOU can help go to

Diana Kramel also donated those fabulous John 14:18 Red Adoption shirts to us this month! She is hoping to sell 500 of these shirts to complete her adoption goal! Contact her to order shirts or you can go on her BLOG HERE and order directly! They are the SOFTEST tee's ever! You will not want to take them off!

Thanks again Product Partners for BLESSING OH with your donations! Thanks again for blesssing our fundraising families! If you would like more info on how to become a Product Partner with OH, contact Gina at - we would love to parnter with you and showcase you items in the OH STORE!

Ok, so when is the May Grant Contest?

Mark you calendars for 7 days of fundraising FUN which will start on Sunday **May 20th through Saturday May 26th! (contest as usual will close at midnight!)
**note this date has been changed! it was the week prior, but failed to realize that was Mother's Day, so we are pushing out one week!

1 comment:

  1. BLOWN AWAY!!! This contest has been so eyeopening to the people around me. People were even involving their children and teaching them about giving to those who have less! This contest has touched so many and will touch even more as all of the products are given to the children of Africa! Thank you for this AMAZING opportunity. When you pray for God to show up big, He shows up BIG!!!