How our Amazing Love Giveaway began…
Our Amazing Love Giveaway started out as a dream for owner Jarrod Jeffcoat, but has turned into a reality year after year with the help of God and His Amazing Love.
Jarrod wanted to bring happiness to children who had suffered heartache throughout the year. The best way he could think to do this was to GIVE them a NEW playset of their very own in their own backyard. He wanted to find families that showed God’s Amazing Love, no matter their situation. Jarrod also knew he couldn’t do this alone so he decided to reach out to the community around him for help. The best way we could think to do this was to ask for nominations from our surrounding community.
What started out as a simple post on our Facebook page ended up being spread throughout the DFW area. Our first year we received just over 20 nominations and we were deeply humbled and saddened by some of the heartache we were reading about from the nominations. After reading through the nominations, we KNEW the right family to receive the playset. Our first year we awarded the playset to the Capener Family. This family showed God’s love in a deep way to children that needed it most. We knew very quickly that this was something Backyard Fun Factory wanted to try to make happen every year.
Our second year, 2015, we had the honor of awarding the William’s Family with this gift. This family lived for Christ in a big way, both mom and dad had true servant hearts. Tara, the mother, was battling cancer and needed a safe place for her kids to play and “be kids” while she was in the battle. Tara recently lost her battle with cancer and we can only hope that the playset brought some joy during those precious months together.
Last year, 2016, we received over 30 nominations. This was our biggest year yet. We were so blessed to award the playset to the Stawski Family. This family was such a joy to be around. The Stawski’s lost their husband/father suddenly and was trying to get on with life as a one parent household. Shortly after Samuel’s passing Tina learned that she was expecting a sweet baby boy, which she so aptly named Samuel, after his father. We have never seen happier kids as they ran and played on the playset for the first time.
As the end of 2017 approaches, we have started receiving nominations for this year’s Amazing Love Giveaway. We pray that God will send us the perfect family to receive a new playset this year. If you know of a family that really “needs” a win, nominate them today! We look forward to receiving your nomination.