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Thirteenth Anniversary Raffle

Welcome to HomeschoolChristian.com's annual raffle! HomeschoolChristian.com is the biggest on-line support site for Christian homeschoolers. With about 1,200 pages of free information and active message boards, HomeschoolChristian.com provides valuable encouragement to families seeking to provide their children with a superior education full of faith.

Have you been to our site recently? Be sure to check out our All About Homeschooling section where you'll find interviews with homeschooling experts and articles to support your child-rearing and homeschooling; our Curricula section for hundreds of pages of free curricula; our Homemaking section for tips, games, and recipes; and our Resources section for information on homeschooling college, laws in your state, and frequently asked questions about homeschooling. Just getting started? See our Beginner Page.

The raffle is the main fundraising effort of this ministry. Please help keep our site running by supporting us through your donations for raffle tickets and by beginning your shopping on our Affiliates page. Also visit our HomeschoolChristian.com BLOG for coupons and sales. We have three exciting categories this year: Home-made Items; Curricula and Homeschooling Materials; and Literature and Items of Interest for Christian Families. Scroll down to see all the goodies!

The drawing will be held May 10, 2011. All donations for tickets must be received by May 7. MAIL EARLY TO MAKE SURE YOUR ENTRY IS RECEIVED. Be sure to include an entry form so that your prize can be delivered promptly. Download the entry form.

SUGGESTED DONATION:

  • 5 entries for $5 suggested donation.
  • 15 entries for $10 suggested donation.
  • 40 entries for $20 suggested donation.
  • 100 entries for $50 suggested donation.
  • 250 entries for $100 suggested donation.

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THANK YOU to our donors for your generous gifts of items for the raffle, and thank you to all who enter the raffle for your support of HomeschoolChristian.com! Please visit our donors' websites for more information on these fine products and services!

Lovingly-Made Items from our Talented HSC Family

#1 Endless Hallelujah Wall Hanging

This "Endless Hallelujah" wall hanging is seven inches in diameter. It is intricately cut and made of dark, walnut-stained wood. Made by the 82-year-old father of HSC message board moderator, Laurajean. This item will be shipped by the donor.
Value: Priceless

WINNER: Carli

#2 Faith, Hope, and Love Wall Hanging

This "Faith, Hope, and Love" wall hanging is approximately six inches by seven inches in size. It is cut from light wood and beautifully finished. Made by the 82-year-old father of HSC message board moderator, Laurajean. This item will be shipped by the donor.
Value: Priceless

WINNER: Tory

#3 Hand-tooled Red-Brown Leather Cross

Hand tooled leather cross to hang on your saddle. This is 3 inches wide by 3 3/4 inches tall, on a leather lace. Dye: Red. Concho: Open Silver Cross. Made and donated by HSC message board moderator, Kysa. This item will be shipped by the donor.
Value: Priceless

WINNER: Sis

#4 Set of Eight Hand-Crafted Greeting Cards

Set of eight beautiful, hand-crafted greeting cards made by Laurajean using Stampin' Up! materials
Value: Priceless
Donated by long-time HSC supporter and advertiser, Laurajean. This item will be shipped by the donor.

WINNER: Bernice T.

#5 Hand-tooled Brown Leather Cross

Hand tooled leather cross to hang on your saddle. This is 3 inches wide by 3 3/4 inches tall, on a leather lace. Dye: British Tan. Concho: Brass Berry. Made and donated by HSC message board moderator, Kysa. This item will be shipped by the donor.
Value: Priceless

WINNER: Connie K.

#6 Handmade Cloth Jewelry Box

This pink, padded box is perfect for jewelry or other small treasures. Measures approximately four inches by four inches. Made and donated by HSC message board participant, Angie P. This item will be shipped by the donor.
Value: Priceless

WINNER: Hannah

#7 Kitchen Kitty

This lovely gift basket was put together by our creative friend of HSC, Donna NM. The basket includes Tea Pot w/infuser, Spearmint Tea, Honey, Tea Towels, Pin Cusion, Bib Apron, and miscellaneous surprise items! This item will be shipped by the donor.
Value: Priceless

WINNER: Pam in CO

Curricula and Homeschooling Materials

#10 $75 Christian Book Distributors Gift Certificate

$75 towards the many homeschooling curricula, Christian books, and gifts from HomeschoolChristian.com's top affiliate! THANK YOU to Christian Book Distributors for their many years of support of our ministry.
Value: $75
Donated by Christian Book Distributors.

WINNER: Hannah

#11 First Phonics Set

by Betty Cain
This First Phonics set of videos, manuals and lessons ensures that a child's first experiences with reading are fun and successful. Each student is given a Learning Pocket which teaches skills they need to learn. Reproducible flashcards of numbers, lowercase and uppercase letters, phonics sound sentences, and a few simple words address a variety of learning levels. In addition, reproducible Picture Charts that emphasize sounds can be enlarged to poster size or passed out individually. An original poem, video picture story, and vocabulary list accompany each letter, as well as a variety of cooking, creative writing, language arts, craft, and math projects.
Value: $50
Donated by Bedford Publications. This item will be shipped by the donor.

WINNER: Melissa S.

#12 Teaching the Trivium
Christian Homeschooling in a Classical Style

by Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn
How can you give your children the tools they need to teach themselves? Can you homeschool in a classical style without compromising your Christian principles? Can you homeschool in a classical style without buckling under the burden? These questions and many others are covered in this interesting and inspiring book on the Christian Trivium. See the review on HomeschoolChristian's review page. This is an outstanding book to encourage new or veteran homeschoolers.
Value: $33
Donated by Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn of Trivium Pursuit. Also enjoy the interview with the Bluedorns. This item will be shipped by the donor. Domestic shipping only.

WINNER: Sis

#13 Far Above Rubies

Far Above Rubies Unit Study by Lynda Coats is designed to train girls of high school age to become the godly women our Lord wants them to be. It is based on Proverbs 31:10-31, and is designed to cover all subjects for a complete high school education, including many suggestions for expanding into specialized areas of interest.
Far Above Rubies is now available on CD-ROM!
Value: $69.95
Donated by the author Lynda Coats. The unit study will be shipped by the donor.

WINNER: Connie K.


#14 Learning Through History Pack

  • King Alfred's English, A History of the Language We Speak and Why We Should Be Glad We Do -- an entertaining combination study in both English and history with bits of literature, grammar, and linguistics. It includes the story of the Reformation and the struggle to get the Bible into English. Grades 7 to 12 and curious adults. Softcover. One of Dean Andreola's TOP TEN PICKS FOR HOMESCHOOLERS
  • Baktar, A Tale From the Andes The setting for Baktar is the cloud covered mountain of Machu Picchu during the years of the ancient Inca nation. The story is based on recent evidence of Pachacuti's conversion from sun-god worship to worship of the invisible creator god, Viracocha. Told through the eyes of the animal (kin to a cat) who guards the king and his beautiful granddaughter Amushua. For ages 9-12. Softcover.
Value: $28
Donated by the author/publisher, Laurie White of TheShorterWord.com. This pack will be shipped by the donor.

WINNER: Sis

#15 TheMathWorksheetSite One Year Subscription

The Math Worksheet Site allows you to create an endless supply of math worksheets. The intuitive interface gives you the ability to customize each worksheet to target a student's specific needs. It is a web site that creates the worksheets you want when you want them according to the criteria you specify.
Value: $25 each (Two subscriptions offered)
Donated by Scott Bryce of TheMathWorksheetSite.com. This item will be delivered via email.

WINNERS: Pam in CO and Hannah

#16 TruthQuest Gift Certificate

Gift certificate toward TruthQuest History guide of your choice! Value: $20

Donated by TruthQuest History. The guide will be shipped by the donor.

WINNER: CLW

#17 Creation Science DVD's

  • Distant Starlight: Not A Problem for A Young Universe
    Scientists often attest that it must have taken billions of years for distant starlight to reach us on earth today; they then take this claim and apply it to the big bang, saying that the earth must be billions of years old, since it's taken that long to see! Dr. Lisle disagrees with this argument and gives us some alternative possibilites. 47 minutes
  • The Privileged Planet
    Is Earth just a speck of dust, drifting in a vast cosmic sea? Exploring evidence for intelligent design in the universe, this documentary reveals that our planet is far more than the product of time, chance, and random process. 60 minutes
Value: $27

Donated by friend of HSC and site supporter, FLDonna. These DVD's will be shipped by the donor.

WINNER: Briva

#18 $50 Gift Certificate for Trivium Pursuit

The Bluedorn family has so many wonderful products to offer, and here is your opportunity to be blessed by your choice of their offerings!
What can you choose?

  • Teaching the Trivium in English or Spanish
  • Logic products from the Bluedorn brothers
  • Johannah Bluedorn Stanford's charming art prints
  • Picture books for Christian children by Johannah Stanford
  • Greek study programs
  • and much more!
Visit the Trivium Pursuit Online Catalog to choose how you will spend this generous gift certificate
Value: $50
Donated by Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn of Trivium Pursuit. Also enjoy the interview with the Bluedorns. This item will be delivered by the donor.

WINNER: Pam in CO

#19 First Language Lessons

by Jessie Wise
Includes Levels 1 and 2 in hard cover. Copyright 2003, Peach Hill Press. Excellent, gently-used condition. Value: $20
Donated by HSC message board moderator and site supporter, Carli. This will be shipped by the donor.

WINNER: TX Stephanie

#20 Story Starters:
Helping Children Write Like They've Never Written Before

by Karen Andreola
Stoke the fires of your child's imagination and awaken the creative writer within! Featuring a teacher's guide and 19th-century black-and-white illustrations, this rich resource boasts over 65 "story-starters": narratives designed to suspend students in the middle of a predicament so that they can pick up a pen and determine what happens next! Ages 8 to 18.
Value: $30
Donated by Hannah, long-time HSC supporter. This item will be shipped by the donor.

WINNER: CLW


#21 Faith Basics for Kids

by Crystal Bowman and Ava Pennington
Faith Basics for Kids is a series published by Standard Publishing that presents deep spiritual truths in a kid-friendly format. Through entertaining and lively rhyming stories, biblical concepts are communicated in age-appropriate and fun contexts. Each book includes an addendum for parents and teachers to assist them in understanding and explaining the spiritual truth. This raffle item includes the first two books in the series:

  1. Do You Love Me More? teaches children about the grace of God
  2. Will I See You Today? teaches children the ways God reveals Himself.
Value: $19
Donated by the author, Ava Pennington. The books will be shipped by the donor.

WINNER: Melissa S.


#22 Children's Bible Study Pack

Includes the following:

  • The Child's Story Bible by Catherine Vos -- Originally published in 1935, this beloved Bible storybook is still a favorite with today's children, parents, and teachers. More than 200 stories from the Old and New Testaments are retold in simple language appropriate for 4- to 12-year-olds, while remaining faithful to Scripture. Set of three soft covers. Gently used
  • Studying God's Word Books A, B, C, and D by Christian Liberty Press. New.
Value: $50
Donated by Angie P., long-time HomeschoolChristian.com supporter. This pack will be shipped by the donor.

WINNER: TX Stephanie

#23 Logic Study Set

by Nathaniel and Hans Bluedorn
Have you been interested in studying logic but been hesitant to get started? Here's everything you need to make logic study fun and easy! This raffle includes two items:

  • The Thinking Toolbox - This book is like a toolbox, full of tools for thinking tasks. The Bluedorn brothers wrote this book for children and adults who want to learn logic and critical thinking skills. See a review of The Thinking Toolbox on HomeschoolChristian.com! Value: $22
  • Logic in 100 Minutes DVD - The Bluedorn brothers have found that people are easily intimidated by their first encounter with logic. It looks very abstract, difficult, and boring. In these workshops, Hans and Nathaniel introduce what logic is and how to use it -- all in a useful and fun way. Value: $15
Donated by ChristianLogic.com. This item will be shipped by the donor. Domestic shipping only.

WINNER: Carli

#24 Blessed Is the Man

Blessed Is the Man Unit Study by Lynda Coats is based on Psalm 1. It is designed to train young men to fulfill their roles as future leaders in the Christian community and to be protectors, providers and priests for their future families.
Blessed Is the Man is now available on CD-ROM!
Value: $69.95
Donated by the author Lynda Coats. The unit study will be shipped by the donor.

WINNER: Sis

#25 $20 Gift Coupon from Unit Study.com

Over the years, countless homeschool families have learned to turn to Amanda Bennett for outstanding and ground-breaking curriculum. Choose from Amanda's four-week, K - 12, Unit Study Adventures studies or her one-week, K - 4 Download N Go studies. Either way, you'll find carefully researched material and unique, adventure filled topics.
All of Amanda's studies are cross-curricular in approach (including history, geography, science, etc.). These unit studies have been written in a simple, ready-to-use format; all of the research and preparation have been done -- all you have to do is open the study and let the adventures begin!
Value: $20 (THREE winners!)
Donated by UnitStudy.com. The unit study will be shipped by the donor.

WINNERS: TX Stephanie, Sis, CLW

Items of Interest for Christian Families

#30 Artist's Set

Three items from Dick Blick Art Materials make up this terrific set to inspire a budding artist.

  • Basic Watercolor Techniques, Edited by Greg Albert and Rachel Wolf
  • Van Gogh Watercolor 12-Pan Pocket Box -- 12 colors in half pans, including Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Payne's Gray, Viridian, Sap Green, Ultramarine Deep, Cerulean Blue, Permanent Red Light, Madder Lake Deep, Chinese White, Permanent Lemon Yellow, and Azo Yellow Medium; Van Gogh pointed round pocket brush (Size 4); Sponge
  • 5.5" x 8" Watercolor sketchbook -- Strathmore Visual Journals feature high-performing papers, heavy-duty covers, and a durable wire binding that help artists reflect, explore, create, and mix it up! Designed to meet the intense demands of the artist's creative process, Visual Journals feature heavy-duty covers with spiral wire binding that is thicker and stronger than traditional bindings. The journals lie completely flat for ease of use.
Value: $40
Donated by long time HSC supporter, Briva. This item will be shipped by the donor.

WINNER: Donna in FL

#31 Inspirational Art

Inspirational Art to Uplift and Refresh! Visuals are powerful, and art has the power to set the mood and tone of the atmosphere in the places where it's displayed. The Bible tells us in Hebrews 4:12, that the word of God is 'alive and powerful'-- thus beautiful imagery with scripture has the power to set an atmosphere of inspiration and encouragement.
The lucky winner of this item may choose an art piece from Visual Psalms
Value: $35-$40 for 8x10 or 8x12 art piece
Donated by Visual Psalms. This item will be shipped by the donor.

WINNER: Briva

#32 Starbucks Gift Card

Enjoy your favorite beverage!
Value: $20
Donated by long time HSC supporter, Carli. This item will be shipped by the donor.

WINNER: Hannah G. in NM


#33 One Ounce of Silver

One ounce of .9999 (almost pure!) silver. This silver "art bar" is enclosed in a protective plastic case. It has a buffalo image on the front and shows its purity rating on the back. Many people are buying silver and gold to protect their savings as our nation experiences inflation. Silver is continuing to soar, and this item will always hold its value.
Value: See Kitco.com for the current price of one ounce of silver. Approximately $37 as of 4/3/2011.
Donated by North Florida Rare Coins and Bullion. This item will be shipped by the donor.

WINNER: Bernice T.


#34 Seven Billy and Blaze Books

Billy was a little boy who loved horses more than anything else in the world. This series traces Billy's adventures with his horse, Blaze. Appropriate for ages 4-8. All books are gently used. Includes the following:

Value: $40
Donated by Angie P., long-time HomeschoolChristian.com supporter. This pack will be shipped by the donor.

WINNER: Melissa S.

#35 $50 Visa Gift Card

Treat yourself to whatever you'd like!
Value: $50
Donated by long time HSC supporter, TX Stephanie. This item will be shipped by the donor.

WINNER: Michele Mathews

#36 Horse Lovers' Pack

Beautiful pewter-finish picture frame for a 5" x 3.5" photo. Has large trees on the right and left, a smiling sun peeking out from the clouds in the middle, and a horse grazing at the bottom.
Black cloth purse, measuring 11" wide by 7.75" tall. 4.75" wide at the bottom. Has embroidered horses with riders on it. Long strap. Snap close. Two compartments plus one small, zippered pouch in middle. Value: $50

Donated by the Long Grey Line Farm. These will be shipped by Martha R.

WINNER: Briva

#37 Starbucks Gift Card

Treat yourself to some Starbucks goodies!
Value: $20
Donated by HSC message board moderator, Tory. This item will be shipped by the donor.

WINNER: Reise

#38 Beautiful Scrapbook Ready for Your Photos

Twenty- (ten pages front and back) page, 12x12 scrapbook layout. Just add photos to complete! Includes some extra self-adhesive diecuts, several pieces of co-ordinating paper, and acid-free page protectors. This is a Stampin' Up! scrapbook.
Value: $40
Donated by long-time HSC supporter and advertiser, Laurajean. This item will be shipped by the donor.

WINNER: Michele Mathews

#39 "Get Fit" Pack

Two books to help you get in shape!

Value: $20
Donated by HSC message board moderator, Tory. These books will be shipped by the donor.

WINNER: Sis

#40 Nature's Sweet Life Cardio/Dark Chocolate Bars (10 bars)

Nature's Sweet Life Dark Chocolate Bar. Indulge in delicious chocolate without the calories and oral detriment of sugar. Unlike typical candy bars, these chocolate bars provide nutrients that benefit the body.
Our dark chocolate bar is packed with antioxidants and sweetened with all-natural xylitol. Xylitol's unique molecular structure translates to a very limited effect on blood sugar levels, making it the perfect sweetener for those concerned with blood sugar balance, weight loss or carb counting. Xylitol provides just 40 percent of the calories that sucrose does. It has a great dark chocolate taste with no artificial aftertaste.
Value: $25
Donated by Cindy Ortagus (CLW), longtime HomeschoolChristian.com message board participant and moderator. See her website or contact her on our message boards for help with your natural health needs. This item will be shipped by the donor.

WINNER: Laurajean

#41 Nature's Sunshine Solstic Twenty-Four Energy Drink

Benefits:

  • Provides at least 100% of the Daily Value for 13 vitamins.
  • Supports the immune and cardiovascular systems.
  • Offers bone support through calcium absorption.
  • May improve energy and stamina.
Solstic Twenty-Fouroffers 24 hours' worth of primary nutrition in a convenient, single-serving drink packet.
Solstic Twenty-Four contains vitamin D3 for immune, mood and bone support; vitamin K to help with calcium absorption and cardiovascular support; and B vitamins for energy and stamina. Solstic Twenty-Four also contains vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, folic acid, vitamin B12, biotin, pantothenic acid, calcium, magnesium, zinc, potassium. Empty the contents of one Solstic Twenty-Four packet into 14-16 oz. of cold water, shake and enjoy.
Value: $45
Donated by Cindy Ortagus (CLW), longtime HomeschoolChristian.com message board participant and moderator. See her website or contact her on our message boards for help with your natural health needs. This item will be shipped by the donor.

WINNER: Reise

#42 Nature's Sunshine Para-Cleanse

Benefits:

  • Provides natural, gentle, effective nutrients.
  • Creates an unfriendly environment for parasites.
Para-Cleanse Intestinal is a 10-day program designed to support the efforts of the intestinal system in cleansing. This carefully formulated herbal combination supports a healthy intestinal environment.
This item contains TWO Para-Cleanse packs because two courses are required to fully cleanse the body of all parasites.
Value: $60
Donated by Cindy Ortagus (CLW), longtime HomeschoolChristian.com message board participant and moderator. See her website or contact her on our message boards for help with your natural health needs. This item will be shipped by the donor.

WINNER: Coastal Carol

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