Monday, December 18, 2006

Menu for Hope III - Give a gift this Christmas


You may have already heard about A Menu for Hope.

Guess what? You're going to hear about it again! It's the least I could do since I forgot all about it. (and of course I am going to buy me some raffle tickets!)

Give a gift this Christmas, buy a raffle ticket and support "A Menu for Hope", the Annual World Food Blogging Event organised by Chez Pim. This year, donations raised will go to support the UN World Food Programme the UN body providing food relief to refugees, countries with food crisis and emergency food aid in events of natural disasters. (Remember the earth quake in Kashmir, Tsunami crisis and drought crisis in Niger?)

If your 'good will bank' only credits one good deed per year, this IS the one deed you should be using it on.


What is 'A Menu for Hope'?

A Menu for Hope is an online Food Blogger fundraiser organised by Chez Pim. This is the third year the event has been running. Last year's event raised a total of US$17,000 for UNICEF.


What do I get for a raffle ticket?

Food bloggers worldwide have sponsored a number of gifts to encourage and entice you to participate. A list of gifts can be found here on Chez Pim's website. You may select which prizes you are interested in. (Don't forget to write down the code of the prizes that you are interested in! Eg. EU 07, or AP09)

You can also view prizes from specific regions:

US West Coast: Becks and Posh
US East Coast: The Amateur Gourmet
US (the rest): Kalyn's Kitchen
Canada: Cardamom Addict
Europe and UK: Davidlebovitz.com
Asia Pacific/Australia/New Zealand: Grab Your Fork
Wine related prizes: Vinography


How much is a raffle ticket?

Raffle tickets are US$10 per ticket and and each ticket gives you one entry into the draw for the prize of your choice. Your $10 will feed more mouths than one - so do it!


How can I help?

Tell your friends, in fact tell everyone you know and buy a raffle ticket! In fact buy two or three, even four raffle tickets .. the more the better. Not only are you helping raise money for the UN WFP, you are helping to fight the war on hunger!


Where can I buy raffle tickets?

Go to: http://www.firstgiving.com/menuforhopeIII

Don't forget to select a prize and write down the code in the personal message section.


Donations are accepted until this Friday, 22 December 2006. And the prize winners will be announced on Chez Pim's blog on 15th January 2007.


If you think this is a hoax, check out the donations page. They have raised over $24,000 so far and check out the prize's regional blogs. It's the real deal! It's as real as the World Vision ads you see on tv.

So click here now!


Have I convinced you if not bullied you into buying a ticket? ;)

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