Queen For A Day

Have you ever felt the urge to do a random act of kindness for someone?

Do you wish sometimes that you had the money to simply give to anyone and everyone who truly has a need?

I know that feeling strikes me often, so I have decided to start a new giveaway series here on my blog. It is going to be called Queen For A Day, and while I can’t really give you all the things you need to be a Queen, I can hopefully bring a little bit of joy into your lives!

I may have some anonymous (or not so anonymous) gift donors in the future, so you just never know what might pop up here. Everything from gift cards to art supplies, kitchen gadgets to music, I am hoping that we will be able to strike at least one chord that appeals to each of you.

The first giveaway of this $25 Amazon gift card will run until there are at least 25 comments on this blog post. Once we reach 25 comments, I will give a 24-hour notice and then the drawing will be held. I will be using a random number generator to choose the winning number, so everyone has an equal shot at winning.

There is only one rule for this giveaway;  answer the following question, and leave it in the comments box:

  • If you won the lottery, what is one charitable act that you would do with part of your winnings?

Remember to use an accurate and valid email address when leaving your comment, as the gift card will be sent via email. All comments are moderated (first time commenters) so it may not post right away, but I will be sure to approve all valid comments as soon as possible.

I suppose I should also mention … just in case I have any male readers out there … you can still enter, even if you don’t want to be “Queen For A Day.”

Keep an eye out for this pretty little sign to pop up here and there. When it arrives, you know that something good is about to happen!

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Now, don’t be shy … everyone is welcome to enter!

Leave your own comment with the answer to the question, then go tell a friend or share this post on your favorite social media so that we can reach the comment number goal for this particular giveaway.

Good luck, sweet friends!

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54 Comments

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    Wanda Tumlin
    March 6, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    The first thing I would do is tithe 10% of the total winnings, not after tax money. Then I would love to buy a few 4 bedroom homes. I would hire a Christian senior widow to care for 3 young unwed mothers, in each house. Help them complete their education while waiting for baby and try to give each of them a good start in life.

    It would keep 3 young mothers and their babies off the streets or government assistance, and provide for a home and comfort for a woman who needs help surviving financially.

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      Tori
      March 7, 2015 at 12:59 am

      A woman after my own heart. ♥ Love you, Mama!

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    Michelle Yeager
    March 6, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    I agree with momma Wanda. Tithe on total first. Then I think I would probably think backwards. I’d buy a house, pay off all of our debts and then all the rest would pay for a medical clinic in Rwanda. I love that place and because of the medical mission trips that have happened, lives have been changed and hearts have been given to Christ. Imagine what would happen with a permanent clinic?

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      Tori
      March 7, 2015 at 1:00 am

      That would be amazing, my friend! I love you, and I love your heart! ♥

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    Summer
    March 7, 2015 at 12:41 am

    I would build a apartment complex for all homeless people and pay all the bills.I know what its like to not have a home growing up. When I see homeless people it breaks my heart that they don’t have a place to call home. This what I would do!

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      Tori
      March 7, 2015 at 1:01 am

      What a beautiful idea, Summer! Love you, sweet girl! ♥

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    Mary whitehurst
    March 7, 2015 at 3:21 am

    I would totally be excited to take my 10 or 20% off the top and give it to God. My second venture would be giving to an animal shelter or raptor center or both! I would love to give money to a broke school system so that they can set up higher education in the school. When I give presents to my niece and nephew. ..I always give t h em education toys if I can. I would love to give lots of them to young k8ds and stimulate imaginations all over the place!! I would love to open a center for vets and there families where the money can cone rest together..ride therapy horses and get special therapeutic attention they need so badly.

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      Tori
      March 7, 2015 at 12:58 pm

      Oh, the things we could do, huh? Therapy horses are great. We have a place around here that uses horses for therapy, and I think it’s fabulous!

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    Angel
    March 7, 2015 at 5:48 am

    One of the first things on my list would be to purchase ultrasound machines for pregnancy centers. Having spent many years volunteering at a crisis pregnancy center, I know how much of a difference these can make and how much of a need there is! — Jeremiah 1:5

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      Tori
      March 7, 2015 at 12:57 pm

      That’s a great idea! I never knew there was a need for them in pregnancy clinics. Thanks for sharing that!

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    Erica
    March 7, 2015 at 6:52 am

    Wow. That’s a weighted question considering how broken our world is!!! Definitely would tithe first and then have fun blessing others. SO many local opportunities – we could help out the local homeless shelter (used to be two – one recently closed! ), we could give to the Pregnancy Support Center, we could help fund missionaries at our church, we could seriously stock local food pantries…. I would want to help family pay off debts…. and I think Dave Ramsey would agree that it would be wise to invest some of it, for our children and our children’s children – leave a legacy! (BTW – I love your mom’s idea!!! Beautiful!!)

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      Tori
      March 7, 2015 at 1:21 pm

      There *are* so many places that need help, Erica. I totally agree. That’s why I asked what ONE charitable act might be. I know that I have a bunch of different things I would want to do, too.

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    Ronni
    March 7, 2015 at 8:50 am

    This is such a fun idea, Tori! If I won the lottery I would use some of the winnings to give food and clothes to needy families here in Springfield.

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      Tori
      March 7, 2015 at 1:22 pm

      Thanks, Ronni! So happy you stopped by and joined in. It’s so great to witness how many people already have ideas about how they would like to help in their communities. God is good!

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        Angi jensen
        March 9, 2015 at 12:42 am

        oh yes ma’am… God IS good!!!!

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    Dianna A
    March 7, 2015 at 10:59 am

    I would bless my church and Show Hope because our church does a lot of missions support and community outreach for the people in our area and overseas. Plus I love Show Hope and being able to bless those little ones with the financing for doctors visits, clothing, food until they find their forever homes is something I believe we are called to do.

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      Tori
      March 7, 2015 at 1:22 pm

      That’s awesome, Dianna. I’ve never heard of Show Hope before. I will have to go look them up!

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    Erin tiede
    March 7, 2015 at 11:53 am

    Brian and I have talked of this so many times that it’s an easy answer. We’d tithe, do some giving by paying off our parents’ homes. Then we’d by 7 rental houses. We’d advertise them at market value for rent then when we met the one who the Lord leads us to rent to we’d get together and tell them the Rent is actually several hundred less and that’s our ministry. Then we’d pay off our home. Invest in the kids college funds and do some traveling.

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      Tori
      March 7, 2015 at 1:23 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, Erin! Wouldn’t it be great to be able to help house people like that? I appreciate you taking the time to come by and share what your ministry would be.

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    Patricia Counsell
    March 7, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    First i would have a little fun pay some bills off. Then I would like to do help with the disable vets.

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      Tori
      March 7, 2015 at 1:24 pm

      Ah, a cause that is close to your heart! I know your Dad would be proud. ♥

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    Gini Cooper
    March 7, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    There is a honeybee sanctuary in town and if I won the lottery I’d give them funding to continue their work to save honeybees. They want to do an environmental program for children and I’d donate to get that set up as well with enough funds to be sure that underprivileged children could participate. Then I’d set up a mentoring program for children with mental heath issues, which is the greatest need in my community. But I’d probably have to play to win the lottery.

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      Tori
      March 7, 2015 at 2:42 pm

      Ha! Me too, Gini. I don’t play the lottery either, but it’s fun to think about what you could with a boat load of extra cash handed to you. Thanks for stopping by!

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    Susan
    March 7, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    It was fun reading everyone’s comments and how they would bless people There are a lot of people who were important in my life when my children were little. After paying tithe, I would look each one of these people up and bless them. I would also help local charities with the Veterans being at the top of the list. And of coarse, I would help all of my family Thanks Tori!!

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      Tori
      March 7, 2015 at 4:30 pm

      Hey Susan! I love that you would give back to those who blessed you along the way. What a lovely way to reciprocate.

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    Kim
    March 7, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    If I won the lottery, I would help a couple of local churches. I’d love to build an apartment complex that would house mentally & physically handicapped people.

    I’d also build an apartment complex for local homeless teens. They could live there free while attending High School & College. I feel that God has put it upon my heart to help the teens here in the Flathead Valley area.

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      Tori
      March 7, 2015 at 8:37 pm

      That’s great, Kim. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your dreams.

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    Luana Jarecki-Lindop
    March 8, 2015 at 9:29 am

    If I won the lottery, I would give to the church of my choice first and foremost. I would buy a building that has a couple stories, use top story for living arrangements for homeless veterans, next story for classes to teach a skill for jobs, and last, bottom or first floor would be child care for veterans who have kids and special needs children who could paint, craft, read, and be taught to adjust to eventual new home life. Balance if I am lucky, could pay bills, possibly start art studio for seniors.

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      Tori
      March 8, 2015 at 1:49 pm

      All very thoughtful ideas! Thanks for participating, Luana!

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    Kathie VamDeraa
    March 9, 2015 at 12:36 am

    Who hasn’t dreamed of winning the lottery?! Only we don’t play and figure when our ship comes in, we would most likely be at the airport and miss out, anyway! But we dream of being better able to meet the needs of missionaries and the people to whom they minister, in ways that are life changing. We would enjoy giving random blessings like seeing a family pray before their meal at a restaurant and then paying for their meal and leaving a great tip for the waitress. There are so many kids in our communities with specific needs. We do what we can but would love to do more. It’s fun to give!

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      Tori
      March 9, 2015 at 1:33 am

      I think we’ve all dreamed of it at one time or another. It’s fun to dream.

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    Angi jensen
    March 9, 2015 at 12:38 am

    this one is easy !! We talk about this all the time… My hubby and I would give at least 1/2 of the money to St. Jude’s hospital.. They are so wonderful for what they do!! Then we would help the animals out here in the valley!! I would have more fun giving my money to others!!! I would have to get me one thing tho …. A Kia Soul..

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      Tori
      March 9, 2015 at 1:32 am

      Thanks for sharing, Angi! St. Jude’s certainly does bless so many people. ♥

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    Madi
    March 9, 2015 at 9:56 am

    I would donate the money to st. Jude’s hospital as well! And the other half I would take so I could go on a mission trip to Africa and help with schools and medical. I have always wanted to do a mission trip!

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      Tori
      March 9, 2015 at 2:03 pm

      I have a friend who has done some mission trips to Rwanda, and she said it is the best thing ever! Thanks for coming by and sharing your thoughts, Madi!

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    Anne Renz Houle
    March 10, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    If I won the lottery, I would send a good deal of money to Caring Bridge and Icing Smiles to help keep hope, communication and light into the lives of those who are struggling.

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      Tori
      March 10, 2015 at 4:55 pm

      That’s wonderful, Anne! I love Icing Smiles!

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    Bonnie Cooper
    March 10, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    i would give 1/2 to casa for kids they blessed us with an amazing lady and they do so much for our little foster kids!! the other 1/2 i would give to our community kitchen, they always need food to feed our community who our struggling or need a dinner chicken, spaggetti and chilli gets boring for everyone :)! thanks for making me think… ill be volunteering again soon god bless you

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      Tori
      March 11, 2015 at 7:38 am

      Feeding the community is always a great thing! Thanks for stopping by.

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    Charity
    March 11, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    I would donate to the Neurofibromatosis foundation and the Celiac foundation. I have NF and know that there is almost no awareness.. The Celiac foundation because I know it is a growing problem and so few people see it as something serious. Then I would make my daughters dream restaurant come true. Since she was 4 (now 13) she has said she wants a restaurant where food that is close to out of date and needs used up, rather than throw it way she would have a soup kitchen on the back side to feed the homeless.

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      Tori
      March 11, 2015 at 7:57 pm

      What a great heart your daughter has! ♥

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    Ginger
    March 11, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    I would love to be able to help the disabled vets and seniors. They have done so much and many need help with everyday life.

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      Tori
      March 12, 2015 at 8:52 am

      I love how many people would look out for our vets and seniors. ♥ Thanks so much for entering, Ginger!

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    Marti McAllister
    March 12, 2015 at 10:18 am

    So if I won the lottery my charity would be to the children’s cancer, and other autoimmunity diseases. I would love to help find a cure for my son’s disease.

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      Tori
      March 12, 2015 at 10:26 am

      You haven’t talked about that in a while. Drop me an email and let me know how he is doing!

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    Michelle Leggett
    March 12, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    I would pay off my mom and mother laws debts and buy them each a house wherever they wanted.
    The pediatric unit at our hospital could really use some upgrades and expansion, i would donate enough money to ensure this could happen. After we put some away for retirement we would use it to surprtiss people whenever needed.

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      Tori
      March 12, 2015 at 1:27 pm

      I’ve always said that if we won the lottery, we would do the same thing; we would purchase a home for each of our parents. That’s awesome, Michelle!

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    Leslie
    March 12, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Hi Tori!
    I would help people around me by paying off some of their debt ( because I know what it’s like to be overwhelmed with payments! ) and also help fund the homeless shelters!

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      Tori
      March 12, 2015 at 1:26 pm

      That’s great, Leslie!

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    Michael
    March 12, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    My church would actually not accept a tithe from a lottery, but I’d end up giving most of the winnings away to various ministries as God directed.

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      Tori
      March 12, 2015 at 7:08 pm

      Hey Michael! Thanks for stopping by and entering. Good luck!

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    Laurale Scott
    March 12, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    I noticed a lot of people put up giving a tithe to their church. I remember in the past a person won the lottery and because it is considered gambling, his church would not take any of the money. You can still do a lot of good with it. And since you would have a lot of money, just give your own that you had before the winnings to the church! I would help our children out a little so the moms can continue to stay home raising our grandchildren. It is becoming difficult for them to live on one income. I would donate to organizations that are helping the homeless teens in the Flathead. There are a lot of teens couch surfing and most people don’t even know it. Their futures depend on us being aware, offering help, guidance and the bottom line is prayer (and money).

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      Tori
      March 12, 2015 at 7:35 pm

      I’ve heard a lot lately about homeless teens in the Valley. I never this before!

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    Patsy Clift
    March 14, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    If I were to win the lottery, I would first ask God where to put my tithes. Then I would open several Christian schools with free tuition and small classroom sizes. I would, of course, provide for the needs of my family. I would also provide a food pantry for the community as well as a children’s home. This would be such a joyous experience!

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