Cocoa Daisy has put together something very, very cool for this holiday season. Here's the basic information from their website:
We’ve all heard the gloomy economic news this fall, the dizzying drop
in the markets, the increasing numbers of unemployed, falling home
values and hard hit retailers. We have all been affected in some way by
this crisis, but those hardest hit are those least able to afford it.
The demand for food assistant during these rough times has increased at
a staggering rate and food banks are being stretched to the breaking
point by the volume of need they are encountering.
Scrapbookers are women known for their generosity and for rallying
behind a cause. I want to help the international scrapbook community
join together during the holiday season to do what we can to help
alleviate hunger both here in the US and around the world. In light of
this goal, Cocoa Daisy is sponsoring an internet food drive. We are
asking scrapbookers to do their part to help their local food banks by
bringing in whatever they can spare. And we in turn, to help drive this
charitable giving, will hold a FABULOUS drawing full of amazing
If you’d like to get involved, here’s what you need to do.
- Gather up your donation and go to wherever you are donating it – a drop box at a school, a food bank, your church, etc.
- Then, take a photo of you and your donation.
- Upload it to the Cocoa Daisy Gallery and include a caption with your email and the number of items you donated.
- For every 5 items you donate, your name will be entered into the drawing.
- If you would rather not or are unable to physically bring food to a
shelter you can make donations through our store, in $5 increments, and
those donations will be distributed to food banks around the country.
For every $5 donated, your name will be entered into the drawing once.
- On December 20th we will close the food drive and draw winners for all the super prizes from our very generous sponsors.
The Making a Difference Food Drive will run from Nov 20th-Dec 20th and my hope is that we’ll be able to donate several thousands of pounds of food for needy individuals this holiday season.
Here is a list of items most wanted by food banks:
canned meats (i.e., tuna, chicken, salmon)
canned and boxed meals (i.e., soup, chili, stew, macaroni and cheese)
canned or dried beans and peas (i.e., black, pinto, lentils)
pasta, rice, cereal
100 percent fruit juice (canned, plastic or boxed).
We hope you will join us in the fun and help make a difference in our world today!
If you have any questions or comments about our food drive or the drawing, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
To see the great list of prizes go here.
Super busy here yesterday. My Mom was here helping me move my office from our spare bedroom into the den to make room for the baby. She and Chris did all the heavy lifting and I directed traffic. It is amazing how much time it takes to get all the computer, scanner, printers, hard-drives, etc set back up (not to mention all the other supplies I have tucked into so many corners of my spare bedroom space). Definitely not done moving stuff by any means, but a great start. I am loving the new room and hope to have some photos soon.
Hope everyone has a great weekend. I have tickets to see Twilight this morning and am hoping that it is not too packed.