Thursday, December 21, 2006

Menu of Hope: A puzzle and chance at a prize for you!!

Tomorrow is the last day to contribute to the world wide food blogger fund raiser event hosted by Chez Pim to benefit the United Nations World Food Programme. So far we have raised over $40,000!!! That is so amazing. Wouldn't it be even more amazing if we could get to $50,000? Just think, for $10.00, the equivalent of two triple grande-venti-super mocha chai lattes at name-your-coffee-shop, you can donate to the Menu for Hope and win a chance at some pretty fabulous prizes like dinner with a famous chef in San Francisco or New York, a brand spankin' new Kitchen Aid mixer (sigh), or some yummy treats like my donation of LA Burdick's signature chocolate mice! (For a full list of available raffle prizes go here to Chez Pim's site) Your $10.00 donation may only get you a chance at a wonderful prize donated by the food bloggers of the world but will definitely provide three people with enough food to eat for the week. Not a bad way to spend ten bucks...

The event ends tomorrow so instead of that coffee drink, brew your own and help us give a wonderful end of the year present to the World Food Programme.

Here is how you can help: Go to the First Giving: Menu for Hope page and click on Give Now and donate what ever you feel you can.

When you donate, please remember to:

1. Specify which prize or prizes you'd like in the 'Personal Message' section in the donation form when confirming your donation (My mice are UE23). Do tell us how many tickets per prize, and please use the prize code -for example, a donation of $50 can be 2 tickets for UW01 and 3 for UW02.

2. For US donors, if your company matches your charity donation, please check the box and fill in the information so we could claim the corporate match.

3. Please allow us to see your email address so that we could contact you in case you win. Your email address will not be shared with anyone.

Check back on Chez Pim on January 15 for the results of the raffle.

Now a puzzle about tomorrow's post with a chance at a Menu for Hope prize: What do the numbers 3, 157, and 590 all have in common?

I'll donate in your name one raffle ticket to Menu of Hope to the first five people who leave me a comment with an answer. Don't forget to tell me what prize you would like and your email address when you fill out the comment info. Note: I use haloscan for my commenting system so the "feature" of the new blogger not being able to do comments shouldn't be a problem.