We’re Saying “Thank You”—By Giving YOU a Gift

In celebration of all of our terrific fans helping us reach a big milestone—30,000 fans on Facebook—Graco is in a giving mood! We appreciate it so much, so we’re doling out some awesome prizes. This week, we’re launching “GOGO,” a chance for you to give a Graco gift to someone deserving and to get a Graco gift for yourself! For the next three days (October 24-26, 2012), we’ll give you three chances to help someone in need and also win that day’s prize for yourself.

Enter to win one of the following fabulous prizes:

WEDNESDAY – 10 Graco Zoo Crew™ Health and Grooming Kits (5 for a someone else, 5 for you)

THURSDAY – 4 Graco Highback TurboBoosters®, in Baldwin Fashion (2 for a someone else, 2 for you)

FRIDAY – 2 Graco SnugRide® Click Connect™ 40 car seats, in Moonstruck Fashion (1 for a someone else, 1 for you)

Here’s how it works:

  • Each day of our Graco GOGO program, we’ll share a blog post here on the Graco blog with more information on that day’s Graco prize.  We’ll also promote the day’s GOGO giveaway on Facebook and Twitter.
  • To enter, comment on the Graco blog post.  In your comment, share a story of a parent or family in need that you would “Give One” of that prize to and why they deserve it. It can be an organization that you care about, a neighbor that is having a tough time or you can leave it up to us choose a recipient.
  • We’ll choose one qualifying comment at random every day as our winner for that day’s giveaway. You will have until 10:00 a.m. EST the following day to enter. At that time we will close the comments and announce the giveaway winner. For Friday’s giveaway, you’ll have until Monday, October 29 at 10 a.m. EST to enter, so you’ll have some extra time to be creative!
  • If you win, we’ll send you that day’s prize (the “Get One!”) Then, we’ll also send that same product to your nominee/organization in your name, or anonymously if you’d like (the “Give One!”)
  • Plus, if you spread the word by on Twitter by sharing this post, we’ll give you an extra entry. You are free to enter each day’s GOGO, but please only one entry per person per day.

We hope you’ll join us and “GOGO” with Graco this week!

Void where prohibited. Winners are chosen at random. Your odds of winning vary by the number of entries. Limited to residents of the US only. For a full set of rules, contact us at blog@gracobaby.com.

Ashley Mowrey

Ashley is the PR and Consumer Engagement Manager at Graco. She loves catching up with friends on Facebook, relaxing at the beach and playing baseball with her three boys, Evan, Chase & Connor.


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437 Responses to “We’re Saying “Thank You”—By Giving YOU a Gift”

  1. Kelly Bratt October 26, 2012 at 2:01 pm #

    A very good friend of mine with 4 children (one infant) is in a very bad situation and is still using a very OLD style carseat for her toddler. One of the ones where the lap bar comes down over the childs lap! She can’t afford anything new & I don’t think she fully comprehends the importance of car seat safety! My 3 year old is still in her Graco MyRide 65 rear facing (THANK YOU!! ) I gave her an infant car seat for her toddler that he has outgrown and if I could afford to purchase a car seat for her myself, I would.

    This would be a huge blessing for her, and her baby.

  2. Marcela October 26, 2012 at 2:01 pm #

    We just had our fourth son and would live to upgrade his cars eat! I have a friend expecting a girl soon who would appreciate a new car seat like this too!

  3. Megan Lierman October 26, 2012 at 2:01 pm #

    My husband’s uncle and his fiance have 4 teenagers between them, and they both work full-time jobs. Money is very tight, space is limited, and they just found out that they are pregnant. They don’t have enough money to buy much for the new baby, and we’re giving them as much as we can. They will only have what is given to them for this little one. Getting a fantastic car seat will help them so much more than baby clothes!

  4. lauren October 26, 2012 at 2:02 pm #

    I could really use one of these we travel all the time for my boys doctors appointments i have 3 boys 1 is autistic, hydrocephalus. My sister in law could really use one a she just had a son

  5. Jill October 26, 2012 at 2:03 pm #

    My friend Angela is a foster mother who is adopting her second child in 12 months after the children were abandoned by their biological parents. She works tirelessly to help the children in CPS care in her area, and now has 2 children under the age of one. I don’t know how she does it!

  6. Cassie Ungerank October 26, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

    I would love to win the car seat for my daughters school. She goes to an exceptional school with children with a wide range of special and developmental needs. They can always use new car seats they have some children that have to ride the can too and from school and they also need any extra car seats to accommodate and children that don’t normally ride the van just in case they ever have to evacuate.

  7. Nikki muroski October 26, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

    My cousin and her husband have a 1 year old little girl and they both just lost their jobs. They are in need of a transition seat and this would be perfect! I just had baby #3, a girl, 7 weeks ago and we would love one of these as well! Would be perfect and I was laid off from my job too :(

  8. shawna altaffer October 26, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

    i would love to win this for my sons daycare, they can always need a good seat that works for multipul size kids, u never know when they need to go with you somewhere. thanks

  9. Sarah buki October 26, 2012 at 2:11 pm #

    Our friends have struggled to have a baby and now they are starting to get to the end of the adoption process and will be waiting for a phone call. As soon as the call comes they will need a seat right away!

  10. Cameron Grant October 26, 2012 at 2:12 pm #

    My sister could really use a new car seat. She is the mother of 2 wonderful boys and just became a single parent. Her soon to be ex-husband is not paying child support, so she is living with our mother to try to make ends meet. The boys are with my mom a lot, so her current car seats are going from car to car all the time and as a result are starting to get pretty worn. I would love to be able to help her out by getting her a new one.

  11. christa October 26, 2012 at 2:14 pm #

    My sister, Stacy! She just had baby #7. All her kids use hand me downs including baby items. She could use an up to date carseat. I know how quickly baby items change and become more safer for kids. I would love to see her get something “new” for Bentley. She is a great mom, and her husband works hard to support the family. This would be a great gift for her!

  12. Nicole-Lynn October 26, 2012 at 2:15 pm #

    What a generous giveaway! I would love to win so I could donate a car seat to a local womens shelter in my area. It’s called Harbor House and it’s for battered women. They take their children to the shelter with them, often leaving much needed items at home. I’d love the opportunity to win one for someone in need.

    I’m also expecting my first child and it would be a wonderful opportunity to win one for myself as well.

    Thank you.


  13. Jacqueline Vega October 26, 2012 at 2:16 pm #

    On September 07, 2011 my younger sister was in a terrible car accident. She fall asleep at the wheel on the highway, and rolled her car 7 times. She was in a coma for 9 days, and now suffers a tramatic brain injury. The doctors were unsure of what her future held. Everyday she showed tremendous progress, and is a walking miracle. She was in the hospital for two months. She continued with out patient therapy, and has done well. Looking at her today you would never know she was in such a terrible accident. Besides her physical daily pain she is doin so well.

    In December of 2011 She got surprising news, she was expectiing her first child! Exactly one year later from the day she got in her accident she was in labor. She gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby girl on September 08, 2012.

    Before her accident she was managing a retail store, and doing well. Since her accident she hasn’t been able to work. She is struggling financially, and is currently using a borrowed, older car seat.

    We are so blessed to have her, and to now have been blessed with a new addition to the family. She has always been the sweetest, kindest person. Always willing to help others. She truely deserves this car seat, and will greatly appreciate it.

  14. Christie Williams October 26, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

    Id like to nominate my sister Mandi, she has been through alot. and could use a new carseat for her new baby shes expecting. She also has a 3yr old and 1yr old twins…..

  15. Danielle October 26, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

    My cousin just had a baby and is using an old SnugRide that I believe is expired. I would love to give her a new infant seat that will keep her baby rear facing until at least 2.

  16. Daisy October 26, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

    I would give it to my friend that is a single mommy of a 2 year old .. And doesn’t have a job

  17. Jacquanette Johnson October 26, 2012 at 2:22 pm #

    There is a little girl in my daughter’s preschool that gets picked up and dropped off by her grandmother. Her mother is a young, working mother. Her grandmother does not have a carseat. The little girl is 3 or 4 and needs to be in one. I don’t know if they’re ignorant of the carset laws in our state or just can’t afford one, but I don’t know how to approach the subject without sounding like a know it all.

    I think if I showed up with an extra seat and offered it to them it’d take care of that.

  18. Chris Baker October 26, 2012 at 2:24 pm #

    My mother in law has been disabled for as long as I can remember. Her husband left her alone to raise her two daughters while they were still young, and she was forced to accept aid from the state. When she got back on her feet, still living on disability and what little side jobs she could do cleaning houses and such, she decided to take in foster children. Linda has cared for over 100 children in the 15+ years she has been doing foster care. She has inspired many others to take in foster children as well, including myself, and I have been doing foster care for over 9 years now because of her.

    A lot of these former foster children get back in touch with Linda because they still think of her as their mother, and come to visit often. Linda is still caring for children, and currently she has 5 children in her care, one of them terminally ill. The child has a rare condition affecting her auto-immune system, and takes 2 penicillin a day. She is only expected to live another 2 years at the most, and Linda cares for her as if she were her own.

    One of the unfortunate effects of this condition is frequent vomiting. Linda is constantly washing her car seat because the child vomits almost daily. To you and I, changing a car seat liner and throwing it in the washer is not really a big deal. To Linda, it means straining her back to get into the back of the car and undo the restraints, and bending over again to put the liner in the washer and dryer.

    The car seat she has now is looking horrible fast, and for someone on disability, the cost of buying a new car seat liner, or a new car seat every few months or so because the one you have is just not presentable enough to show the social worker, makes things quite difficult. If Linda had a break on buying a new car seat this time around, I think it would make her very happy.

    Feel free to contact me for any details or confirmation on things. Thanks for your consideration.


  19. Kerry m October 26, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

    I would give the carseat to my friends who having been trying to get pregnant for 2years after having a misscarriage. They are finally pregnant and are extremely happy. They both work to support their family and I know they would really appreciate the help. I also pregnant with baby #4 and my last carseat just expired so I had to get rid of it and we are in need of a good carseat. Thank you for these wonderful give a ways

  20. Pupa October 26, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

    My daughter was 16 when she had her child. She finished high school, has worked since her birth. Now in college and had to cut hours back to study. She does manual labor at frito.
    At this point my grand daughter rides in a car seat that she can get out of. I’ve seen her wiggle thru and open door.. My daughter can’t afford a safe car seat. She tries to keep a close eye on her. I fear that day she opens door and falls. She also opens Windows’s in car, she is like a puppy, loves the air.. Pushes herself thru harness which is one clip. Arms out and wala- she rides half out window. My daughter works til 2 am then class. Puts them both in harms way. I have bought one but when we play musical car seats, the 5 point harness is always in another car not available.

  21. Samantha October 26, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

    I do not have someone in particular that I would like to nominate, but I am sure I can easily find someone I would be honored to give one to. I am an Army wife, and I have seen many other military families struggling financially. I would be honored to nominate a military family in need for this car seat. I think a child’s safety in the car back home is not something that our brave men and women in uniform need to be worrying out while serving our country overseas. Thank you so much!

  22. amber October 26, 2012 at 2:31 pm #

    This is a wonderful give away. If I were to win I would donate one to a non profit group called OSOA (Operation Showers of Appreciation) they honor military families by giving them a baby shower to receive items they need but can’t afford. They also give support to families during difficult times. This organization deserves all the help they can get.

  23. Maggie Briley October 26, 2012 at 2:32 pm #

    I would give the car seat to the Potter’s Children’s Home in Bowling Green, Ky. The term orphanage has been replaced with the words children’s home but it is still a problem in today’s society. These kids need the best care and do not have the same opportunities as my children. I want to raise my children to have an open heart and to be generous. I would love to see the home receive a new car seat, its one things that those kids get to enjoy and experience.

  24. Laura Smythe October 26, 2012 at 2:32 pm #

    I know a lady, her name is Marta, who can look past the struggles she has with a smile on her face. She has a now 6 month old baby boy whom was her first born, but she is a mother of three boys full time. She worked hard and then gave it all up to help the father of her child raise his other two boys as well. With the cost of childcare she won’t be returning back to work fulltime come the end of her maternity. She had a really terrible bout of morning/all day sickness with her pregnancy but unless you knew her she would just hide it, granted she wasn’t with bucket in hand. She deserves this because she is a super remarkable mom and doesn’t ask for anything in return.

  25. liliana anguiano October 26, 2012 at 2:32 pm #

    My boyfriends sister just recently went out of a job and found out shes pregnant. She is due in one month and is taking anything she can from anyone who has anything. She also has a two year old. Also looking for a family car that’s cheap and durable she currently has an s10

  26. Jessica October 26, 2012 at 2:36 pm #

    If you were to bless me with this car seat I would give one to the local Crisis Pregnancy Center. This organization has been such a blessing to me & lots & lots of other families over the years. They provide parents with tools & resources to become better parents with books & classes. They also provide families with diapers, bottles, & other necessities when you’re having a tough time. In this tough economy more & more families are finding themselves in need. This car seat would be a HUGE blessing for this organization & the lucky family who receives it!!! Thank you Graco!

  27. cassidy russell October 26, 2012 at 2:43 pm #

    I love graco products there the only brand I buy I have a 7 week old little girl and my sister in law is due in may we would both love to have this

  28. Kristi Ann Smith October 26, 2012 at 2:44 pm #

    Would love to give one to a friend of mine having a baby in 1/2012. They don’t have alot and could use the help. I also just had a baby and would love this.
    Kristi Smith

  29. Jessica Jones October 26, 2012 at 2:44 pm #

    My cousin, Sandra Jones, is struggling with 2 children. A 6 year old and 4 month old. She lost her job and her husband is struggling to keep his. They never had a baby shower, and the things she does have for the baby, were donated. She has yet to get a carseat. She really needs one and this would mean so much to her. I would mean a lot to me if you could help me, help her. No child should be without something they need. Thank you Graco, for giving us the opportunity to make life a little better for this family.

  30. Heather October 26, 2012 at 2:45 pm #

    My brother is having a new baby next month and they could really use a car seat for her. He is out of a job and they are really struggling. I want my niece to be safe and this seat would ensure that. The other car seat would be gifted to my friend who is expecting her daughter in a couple of months. Her husband is in the military and they don’t have much extra to buy a nice seat. She is the sweetest and most deserving person.

  31. Sonya Caldwell October 26, 2012 at 2:46 pm #

    My cousin Tiffani Barnes deserves one of these car seats. She is 19 and due with her first child Nov. 18th. The father ran out on her so she is going to be a young single mother. She is a great person that would do anything for you and is a devout Christian who will bring her baby boy up with great morals. I am very proud of her for her decision to take care of this boy no matter what. I would also love a car seat for the times I have my grand-babies with me and this new little cousin! Thanks so very Much Graco for doing this great give-away!

  32. Rachel October 26, 2012 at 2:47 pm #

    My sister-in-law suffered a very traumatic miscarriage in April. After trying for months to get pregnant she was so excited and really had the pregnancy glow. At her 12 week appointment the doctor could not find a heartbeat. My sister-in-law is now 21 weeks pregnant again and is enjoying EVERY part of being pregnant, even the morning sickness and other issues that come along with pregnancy. She has also loved researching baby products and the Snugride 40 is her choice for the infant car seat. She spends countless hours at Babies R Us and online reading about the best products for her baby. She is truly the sweetest person and deserves a great surprise this pregnancy. She is also a 4th grade teacher and her students LOVE her. Her main goal in life is to be a mom and I hope and pray that this pregnancy continues to go well and in March she will have a beautiful baby boy to bring home in a Graco Snugride 40.

  33. LUANN KEMP October 26, 2012 at 2:48 pm #

    I would give the car seat to one of the many families that come to the emergency food pantry for my county. I would keep the other for my daughter.

  34. nel October 26, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

    This is a nice giveaway. I usually get a hand me down baby stuff because I don’t have a job and I’m a stay at home mom and expecting to deliver this coming December. I would like to give one to my friend who is also going to deliver her 3rd child this coming December. She is also a stay at home mom like me.

  35. Sarah October 26, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    Would love one of these seats. My 8month old has outgrown his snugride and i would love to keep him in an infant seat for alot longer. And a lady a our church is pregnant and cannot afford a new carseat she is planning on using one that is expired. I wish I would have seen these carseats when we had our 8 month old cause we definatly would have bought one. I only buy and use Graco products! Thanks for the great baby stuff!

  36. Isabel October 26, 2012 at 2:57 pm #

    I’m pregnant with my second child! Will give the other one to my sister.

  37. Shannon October 26, 2012 at 2:59 pm #

    I have a good friend who just had a baby boy at 34 weeks. Baby came early, they are not ready at all and have nothing for baby yet. They are not in a situation to buy a seat for him, he is getting a cousins OLD seat. It is a very old graco with a crank on the base that turns…very expired. They would LOVE a nice, new seat! Something safe and would keep the precious preemie baby rear facing even longer. We would love one as well…I have 2 kids that could both use it, it would get love here!

  38. Summer October 26, 2012 at 3:02 pm #

    My special someone is my sister. She is pregnant with her second daughter and right now her husband is deployed for a month. He comes back for a few months and then leaves again a month before the baby is due for 6 months or more. It breaks my heart he will not be there for the birth of his daughter. The military life is so hard and he almost missed his first daughters birth. They are searching for a carseat right now for the new baby. It will be such a huge blessing if I could win one and give it to her. I would keep the other one for myself as we are due with our first child in January. I really love how long this carseat can be used for. Thanks so much for the chance.

  39. Rebecca October 26, 2012 at 3:02 pm #

    I would give one to the family of a Marine who has just had a baby. I know of a few who could use new car seat instead of having to hope a used, old car seat is still safe. Safety at home provides peace of mind to those in the armed forces so they can focus on their jobs and stay safe while deployed, training, or doing day to day operations. The other car seat would keep my little guy safe and snug.

  40. Jennifer Pina October 26, 2012 at 3:09 pm #

    I could really use one of these because i was in an accident on the 7th of Sept. And my babies having to use her old carseat. And i would donate one to the Cobb Pregnancy Resource Center where women who r single or optioning for abortion or dont have the funds to pay for a carseat.

  41. Bazile October 26, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

    My brother-in-law and his wife are expecting their first child together in about a month, and I would love to win this seat for them. My brother-in-law is on disability and his wife got fired from her job right around the time she got pregnant. They’re mostly getting ready for the baby with hand me downs from other people. My husband’s step-sister has given them an old three point infant seat that I’m not sure is even still legal. We had planned to give them our Snugride 22 seat and the matching Flip It stroller that our daughter used, but recently discovered that we’re expecting number two and are going to need it ourselves.

  42. Jennifer P. October 26, 2012 at 3:39 pm #

    My friend Rebekah and her husband are in the process of trying to adopt a child. They have tried for years to have a child of their own and are now trying to have a children through adoption. They were actually looking at this seat as they could get a child up to age 2 but could get a baby as well. They would be so appreciative of this gift as they are finishing up getting on the adoption list.

  43. Shawna Beise October 26, 2012 at 3:42 pm #

    This Looks like an awesome carseat! I would love to donate the carseat to someone in great need of it. Being able to help someone out always warms my heart. The other one would be perfect fit for my son.

  44. Caitlin Bradley October 26, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

    If I won and got to gift one of these amazing items I would give ir to the Mother’s Refuge in my local area that provides help and shelter to young mothers and children. Their building recently caught fire and they lost everything (You can read on that here, http://www.mothersrefuge.org) I donated what I wasn’t using any longer but this would be absolutely wonderful for them! Thank you for this opportunity Graco!!

  45. Lori Filla October 26, 2012 at 4:29 pm #

    The person I would give it to is my cousin as she has had a hard time getting pregnet and had had several miscarriages she is finally far enough along that we can get excited as this one will make it and be my new god daughter as well as this year the love of my life is carting our child that we have been trying 12 years for and will be here just in time for Christmas do we both would really benifit from this great gift . I know there are lots of people that need it as well so I hope everyone is able to understand as it is just a great year getting our first child .

  46. Lesinda R. October 26, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

    This would be amazing to win. My kids get a lot of hand-me-downs from their cousins because we cannot afford to buy a lot of things. One of my best friends is a single mom with a 5 year old and a 5 month old baby. She gets a lot of hand-me-downs too for her kids. She is going to college full time and she volunteers in her kids preschool and works really hard on bettering herself to show her kids that hard work pays off. She is an inspirational person.

  47. Karina Lee October 26, 2012 at 4:58 pm #

    I would give one carseat to my sister-in-law. She’s such a great mother and deserves a little surprise. She’s been through a lot with her son, but has always stayed positive and shown him the love he deserves

  48. Anna October 26, 2012 at 5:00 pm #

    i would love to win this i have a little girl and she will soon need this size car seat we havnt bought one yet and they are expensive and and love to have this one i also just found out a friend is pregnant and will need one also when she has her baby thanks :)

  49. Lisa Ellis October 26, 2012 at 5:13 pm #

    i would love to win this since i’m due in just 6 weeks !!!!! I love the fact that it has a higher weight limit and it’s easy to connnect.
    I would let you donate the “give one” to a needy cause…. thank you !

  50. Heather October 26, 2012 at 5:24 pm #

    I think we should win because we where just in a car accident a few weeks ago and now my little one is in a used hand me down car seat due to the accident. Thank god my little one was not in the vehicle at the time of the accident but his seat was.

    I would donate the second seat to a local raffle. All the proceeds go to a very brave 14 yr old ggirl who had been diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer Hepatocellular Carcinogen. Check out her Facebook page Let’s Fund.