BEA'S BOOK NOOK "I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once." C. S. Lewis “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” ― Oscar Wilde

Friday, March 1, 2013

Paws with a Cause Fundraiser and Giveaway!

Hello Everyone! We have a total of 59 blogs that have gotten together to help raise money for a great cause. There are going to be some awesome prizes up for grabs for people that donate money to the cause.  Here is a little about the company that we are raising the money for:

Paws With A Cause® enhances the independence and quality of life for people with disabilities nationally through custom-trained Assistance Dogs.

PAWS® increases awareness of the rights and roles of Assistance Dog teams through education and advocacy.  Founded in 1979, Paws With A Cause is dedicated to helping its clients who are challenged by many disabilities, such as Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Seizure Disorders, and Hearing Disorders to name just some.  Each of our dogs are trained to meet the specific needs of our clients. Tasks may include opening and closing doors, picking up objects, pulling a wheelchair, turning lights on and off, and alerting a person to particular sounds like a telephone, doorbell, smoke detector and many others. Our dogs change lives by enhancing the independence of our clients. By just opening a door, a dog opens up the world for a person with a disability and your donations will go to making that happen.  PAWS thanks you so much for your donation and allowing us to open more doors.

Paws With A Cause
4646 South Division
Wayland, MI 49348

How to donate:

2. Click on "Make a Donation"

3. Enter a amount you wish to donate. Everibbon will add a small fee to your donation for processing. My fee for donating $5.00 was .49 cents. So keep this in mind when deciding your donation amount. You will receive 1 entry into the giveaway for every $1 you donate. 

4. In the box that says "on the behalf of" please put your name. This is the name that will be listed on the everibbon website so put a name you do not mind being visible to everyone. Do not check the box to make a anonymous donation because I will not be able to track your donation to enter you into the giveaways.

5. Next it will ask you for your credit or debit card information.

6. Then it will ask for your email address to send you a receipt. This is so that you can submit it for tax purposes.

7. Ta Da! You're all done making your donation. Now you need to contact Danielle to enter the giveaway.

8. Please email Danielle at with the name you used to donate your money. For example the name I used to donate on behalf of was Romance Book Junkies. Do not send me your name off your credit or debit card because I will not be able to see this. Along with the name you used please tell me how much you donated and if you live in the US or are International.

9. You're all done. Thank you for donating!

Warning: Do not try to email Danielle the name and donation amount of another person that is not yourself. If Danielle recieves more than one email with the same persons name and donation amount she will have to ask for your copy of the receipt from everibbon to verify that you are the correct winner. Thank you.

We will have 4 winners for the main giveaway.
We have 2 $65 gift certificates to any online book store.
Also we have 2 huge boxes of books and swag from Romance Book Junkies and Bitten by Paranormal Romance for US residents only.

Good luck to all and thank you for helping make this fundraiser a success. 

I am an animal lover, with cats being my favorite. Many studies have shown the emotional and physical benefits of living with a pet. My own cat provides benefits, including letting me know of impending asthma flare ups. We all know of people who have service animals and the tremendous services they provide and enable their owners to live a normal, full life. Please take a minute, donate as much as you are able, and please spread the word - post on your blog, share a link to this post, share on twitter, facebook, Google+ and any other social media sites you use.



I'm giving away one cat-themed book of your choice, fiction or non-fiction, print or digital, from either Amazon or The Book Depository, worth up to $10. Enter by commenting below. Giveaway ends at 11:59PM EST on March 8th. Please read my Giveaway Policy. Open internationally.


  1. Cat's have become my favorite too. Thank you for participating.

  2. A great cause, Bea. Good luck with the fundraising.

    1. Thanks TJ and thanks for sharing.

  3. I loved my cat when I was little...had no idea they can help predict asthma flareups, too!


    1. I don't know if other cats do but mine does. He starts sticking close to me, practically glued to me and I know that means I'm getting sick. He's rarely wrong. I call him my Canary Cat.

  4. Kitty book! Love that idea. Love that you have your own helper kitty for asthma.

    1. So do I! He's one of my early warning signs. I don't know if it's possible to train a cat or dog to warn of impending flares but it would be so handy.

  5. I love cats and dogs! When I was younger I remember I had nine cats at home xD They were all adorable! Thank you for the giveaway!
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  6. I donated. I love my kitty. I grew up with animals and love them all.
    Such a great cause! Thanks for being a part of it!!


  7. Best of luck! Thank you for raising awareness on a great cause. I have seen how wonderful cats and dogs can help a person emotionally. They just sense our feelings so well.


  8. Using, a winner has been chosen - Melissa (Books and Things)! Congratulations. I've sent you an email.


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