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And the Winner is…

20 July 2011 9 Comments

Today we held the drawing for our first ever Aura’s House Birthday Raffle. Overall we had 57 entries and raised over $400 for our current projects to benefit needy children in The Philippines and in the USA.

The drawing was held in the kitchen of Aura’s House Founder, Kristen Palana in Rome, Italy at 6PM Rome time. Her 21 month-old son Lukas chose the winning name.

View the drawing here:

Congratulations to Elizabeth Popovich! We’ll be in touch to arrange whether you would prefer the $100 Amazon gift card or a $100 donation to the charity/cause of your choice.

Thanks to all who participated on behalf of the children you are helping!

Best wishes,
Kristen and the Aura’s House Team



  • Inga said:

    Aw,I love how Lukas is saying “Congratulations” at the end! 😀 He’s super!

  • Inga said:

    Congratulations, Elizabeth! 🙂

  • Dorothee said:

    Congratulations Liza! And thanks again to everyone who participated in this raffle! You really are all changing lives.

  • Anastasia said:

    That was adorable!! Congrats to Elizabeth. 🙂

  • Kristen (author) said:

    Congratulations Elizabeth!

    Personally it looked like Lukas wanted to choose many many winners. Sorry! 🙂 If only my wallet could accommodate his budding generosity.

    Thanks to everyone who participated.

  • Liza said:

    Thank you, Kristen. I’m so excited, I couldn’t wait to be contacted! I would love to have your very generous donation go to Children International Lifeline Food Program. The amount, $100, will purchase a significant amount of food, and the Lifeline Food Program has the potential to help children and families in all the countries CI operates in, so everyone who sponsors actually participates. The “raffle” was such a fun idea, and I wish Aura’s House a happy, happy birthday.
    P. S. Lukas is precious. Best wishes with your new addition!

  • Kristen (author) said:

    Hi Liza,

    Thanks! What a great idea. I will go to the CI website now and look for the exact link, then email you the receipt.

    BTW- I emailed you immediately but didn’t see a response. Do you use another email aside from the one you used to donate to Aura’s House via CI?

    Congratulations again! This was our first raffle, and it went so well we will do another one hopefully soon.

    Best wishes,

  • Kristen (author) said:

    Done! The $100 donation has been made. Thanks Liza for donating your prize money to even more families in need.


  • Anastasia said:

    Kudos to Liza for directing the raffle winnings to such a worthy cause, and kudos to Kristen for donating the funds!! You both rock. 🙂

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