GottaBeMobile’s HP Magic Giveaway Winner Announced

Of all the contests we’ve run on GottaBeMobile, this one has been by far the hardest to judge. There were so many compelling entries and videos submitted: from husbands being laid off just weeks ago to folks wanting to help out various organizations in need to people not even making ends meet, it is very clear that there are a ton of hurting folks out there that just need a little helping hand and encouragement. I only wish I had something to award everyone who submitted an entry. Thank you for taking the time to enter, for submitting awesome videos, for thinking of others in need, and for pouring your heart out.

And now on to the winner of GBM’s HP Magic Giveaway contest……


Congratulations to Dave Arpino, the winner of $6,000 in HP computers, Microsoft and Windows Live software, and various HP accessories! Dave’s entry really touched my heart because of who he nominated, what he was donating to them, and their mission. Dave “spread the magic”   by nominating The Restoration House, a non-profit whose mission is to help birth and single mother families by providing them housing and other services necessary in helping single mothers achieve their goals and dreams. Except for the TouchSmart PC, which Dave really wants for himself, Dave will be donating the rest of prize package, including several of his own tablet pcs, desktops, and a server to the Restoration House. Dave Arpino, and his nomination of The Restoration House, represents an amazing opportunity to help a lot single mothers and their children with some amazing technology.

In addition to submitting a regular text entry,   Dave also submitted a video entry, and has been quite active in our forums. He earned bonus points all the way around. Most of the regulars in our forums will recognize Dave Arpino as “DaveTN”.


Here is an excerpt from the Arpino’s nomination entry, a video about The Restoration House, and the Arpino’s nomination video as well. I encourage you to visit their website to learn more. Dave, we look forward to hearing from you on how your donation to The Restoration House was received, and enjoy the heck out of that HP TouchSmart PC, ok?


For those that didn’t win, don’t forget to checkout the remaining contests – there are still plenty of opportunities.

Video about The Restoration House and their mission:

Excerpt of Text Entry


I would like to nominate Mandy and Daniel Watson who own and operate “The Restoration House“, a non-profit home for single mothers. The Restoration House provides not only a home and work but fellowship, jobs training skills, and counseling for women with children who can not afford a place to live and need to learn the skills necessary to function in the real world. Daniel and Mandy started the house on their own and survive by donations and non-profit funding. They purchased an old apartment complex and did most of the refurbishing themselves. Currently, they are at their max number of families until they can get more units ready to live in. For more information about The Restoration House, please visit their link.

Video nomination entry