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Dentist From Idaho Wins A $10,000 Amazon Gift Card!
The Shopping Spree Dream Giveaway® winner, won a $10,000 Amazon gift card after what started as making a monthly donation to charity.
By: New Beginning Children's Homes
Mr. Elkins made a donation to enter the Shopping Spree Dream Giveaway on October 31st, 2017, which was the last day to enter this giveaway. Little did he know that his last minute donation would end up being the winning ticket! "I try to make it a regular practice to donate to a charity every month," he said. "When I got the email for the 2017 Shopping Spree Dream Giveaway at the end of October I realized I hadn't donated anything for that month yet which is why I decided to enter the giveaway."
On Friday, November 16, 2017, he received the news via telephone that he had won the 2017 Shopping Spree Dream Giveaway. "When I first got the call that I had won I wasn't sure if it was for real but then I heard everyone in the background cheering for me,"he said. "When I told my wife and she saw how much the gift card was for she couldn't believe it. My wife and I have 6 kids so it is going to be a good Christmas for them!"
Mr. Elkins has been a dentist for the past 12 years. He served in the Navy for 3 years active duty. During his first year he was stationed in Paris Island, SC treating the Marine Corps recruits and then was attached to the USS Ashland for 2 years where he served as the sole dentist on their ship. He then moved to Idaho where he served 5 years in the reserves before leaving the Navy and has focused solely on building his practice in Idaho for the past 4 years. In his free time he enjoys making stained glass. He also has a band with his brother and they play local gigs.
Mr. Elkins had this to say to the people who still don't believe this is for real, "You see the people on the winners page and you never believe that you could win or anybody you know could win, but it can happen!"
New Beginning Children's Homes (NBCH) is a 501(c) 3 provider of family-style long-term residential care with a mission to provide foster children a safe and faith-centered family atmosphere where they can heal, grow, and be loved while working through difficult life issues. In addition to the funding they received, NBCH provided grants to several worthwhile charities, including Disabled American Veterans, National Guard Educational Foundation, Smile Network International, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Bright Pink and Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries.
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