You guys... you blew us away. Completely and utterly blew. us. away!! It's because of you and your support that in less than 3 days, we were able to raise $7500 for Make-A-Wish® to send Junior to LEGOLAND!! So today, in honor of Giving Tuesday, we're adopting two more wishes, Ayanni and Ronnie, to keep the spirit going strong!
This year, we started a raffle to raise money for a seven-year-old boy named Junior! Junior has acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL for short) and a big wish to go to LEGOLAND. With your support, we surpassed our goal in under 3 days! November marked his last month of chemotherapy, and we’re so excited to be able to help him celebrate this amazing accomplishment by granting his wish!
But the giving won’t be ending there! We’re also thrilled to announce that we’re adopting two more wishes from the Northeastern & Central California and Northern Nevada Make-A-Wish® Chapter to keep the spirit going strong!
Ayanni is a 16-year-old girl with a wish to feel comfortable in her own skin. Ayanni started her freshman year of high-school just like any other kid – a little anxious about this big step in her life and unsure of how to approach it. One day, she woke up and found a bump that was initially thought to be a bug bite. This bump kept growing, and would later be diagnosed as Ewing Sarcoma. This diagnosis and following chemotherapy treatments were devastating, to say the least, and while her self-esteem dipped, she never gave up hope.
Ayanni has recently started going back to school again, and while she has lost a lot of her hair through chemotherapy, she’s wearing a wig with a little more confidence now! Her treatments can make it a little hard to feel like herself, but that’s certainly not enough to stop her from hanging out with her nephew, Jayden (She even got to name him!), baking some sweet homemade treats, and listening to her favorite band, Banda MS. The little things like being able to still eat her favorite snacks like Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and Taco Bell keep her spirit up!
Ayanni’s wish is to be able to truly reinvent herself, to go on a shopping spree where she can buy lots of makeup, clothing, and jewelry. High school is already a scary and turbulent time for most, but being able to truly become who she wants to be will help her through it! The art of being a master makeup artist is more accessible than ever, and we’re confident we can help her achieve her wish!
We’re also sponsoring 19-year old Ronnie with his wish to go to Hawaii! Ronnie was always an active teen, playing soccer, running track, and playing football. This, however, was cut short during the summer of 2017, where he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia after starting to feel unexplainable weakness and pain. He immediately began chemotherapy and continued to get treatments for more than a year. His treatments gave Ronnie stomach problems and headaches that required staying in the hospital for up to 5 days following each session. While he still needs to receive treatments, Ronnie only needs about one a month now, which will continue until 2020.
Despite Ronnie’s illness making him take a break from school and athletics, he’s eagerly awaiting the day where he can sprint out into the field and get back in the groove of things! For now, Ronnie spends his time playing video games and watching telenovelas with his family, appreciating the time he can spend bonding with the people he loves.
Even though his treatments make him a little weak, Ronnie dreams of zip lining through the trees, swimming with the dolphins, and scuba diving in the clear waters of Hawaii! There, he can let his excitement loose with all of the fun activities during the day and still enjoy quality time with his family, truly getting to spend his vacation living the best of both worlds!
Our raffle will have 10 winners, each receiving one of 10 loaded project bags valued at $200 - $300 a piece! Each loaded bag is similar, though no two are indentical and differences may vary.
PLEASE NOTE: The metal basket is not included.
The prizes for this raffle couldn't have been possible without donations from:
- Q: Will Jimmy Beans take a percentage of the $5.00 raffle ticket cost?
- A: All proceeds gained through this raffle will be going directly to Junior and his wish!
- Q: When will the raffle drawing take place?
- A: The raffle drawing will be on December 31st, 2019.
- Q: What happens if I want to purchase more than 1 ticket at a time?
- A: However many raffle tickets purchased in an order will count as the same number of entries. For example, if you purchase three (3) tickets, you will be entered three (3) times!
- Q: Will I receive a physical raffle ticket?
- A: These are not physical tickets and your receipt counts as your entry (or entries).
"WISH" RAFFLE RULES AND REGULATIONS
You could win 1 of 10 knitting/crochet tote bags featuring yarn, needles, crochet hooks, and bags, all donated by our partners. Enter the raffle by purchasing a ticket for $5 USD at jimmybeanswool.com, by phone at 775.827.9276, or at the store located at 891 Trademark Drive Reno, NV. 89521. The Raffle will begin on November 29th, 2019 and end on December 30th, 2019. The drawing will take place on December 31st, 2019.
All net proceeds from the “Junior's Wish” Raffle benefit Make-A-Wish® Northeastern and Central California and Northern Nevada Chapter, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. EIN#68-0027351.
The “Junior's Wish” Raffle is void wherever prohibited or restricted by law. Ticket purchaser must be an individual 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Only one (1) individual may be identified as the purchaser (or buyer) of the ticket. Entries on behalf of another person will not be accepted and joint submissions are not allowed. MAW Northeastern and Central California and Northern Nevada, Jimmy Beans Wool, and respective employees, board members, along with members of their families, are not eligible to participate.
By entering the Raffle, the ticket purchaser acknowledges that he or she is aware of, and agrees to abide by, the official Rules and Regulations.
How to Enter & Odds of Winning:
The cost to purchase a single entry ("ticket") for the Raffle is $5 USD. All entries are final and non-refundable; and an entry cannot be canceled once processed. Entrants may purchase as many tickets as they wish, subject to availability. Odds of winning are determined by the total number of entries received.
The Raffle will begin at 6:00 am PST on November 29th, 2019 and end at 11:59 pm PST on December 30, 2019. Entries received outside of this time frame will not be considered. It is the purchaser’s responsibility to ensure that accurate first name, last name, a valid deliverable mailing address, current email address, and contact phone number are provided.
Prize & Winner Notification:
The drawing will occur at approximately 10:00 am PST on December 31, 2019. The winner does not need to be present to win. Winner is entitled to receive one of ten loaded tote bags. Winner must comply with all terms stated in the “Junior's Wish” Raffle Rules and Regulations. THE PRIZES ARE NON-EXCHANGEABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE.
Jimmy Beans will attempt to notify the winner by email or phone of the prize won and any requisite procedure to claim the prize. Preliminary winner will have 30 calendar days from the applicable drawing date to inform Jimmy Beans of their acceptance, provide proof of eligibility, claim, and take possession of the prize. If the winner is unable to be contacted, or the prize remains unclaimed or unaccepted after such 30-day period, the preliminary winner will be deemed to have forfeited the prize and an alternate winner will be selected. If a winner rejects their prize or the entry is invalid or in breach of these Rules and Regulations, the winner's prize will be forfeited and Jimmy Beans shall be entitled to select another winner.
By entering the “Junior's Wish” Raffle, entrants accept and agree to be bound by all the rules, limitations and restrictions set forth here. By accepting the prize, the winner agrees to allow Jimmy Beans, the right to use winner’s name, and statements for the promotion, trade, commercial, advertising, and publicity purposes, worldwide, at any time or times, in all media now or hereafter developed, including but not limited to radio, television, the internet, without notice, review, or approval and without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.