Tuesday, December 06, 2005

[event]Menu for Hope II: last call for participation

Hi there,

I'd like to drop another note to invite participation to my Menu for Hope II. We are raising money to support the victims of the earthquake in northern India and Pakistan.

You can read more about it in my previous Foodblogscool posting here. Basically, I'm asking food bloggers to offer up a gift for your readers to raffle. Each $5 donation will get a virtual raffle ticket. The donor can specify which gift they want. Each blogger will only be responsible for coming up with the gift, and the shipping cost to send that gift to the winner. Oh, right, and for a blog post about their gift, I will run the roundup of everything on offer on our Menu for Hope II next Monday.

I've already got a lot of bloggers who agreed to participate, but most of them are of the usual suspects variety, which is a good thing, mind you. Who wouldn’t want to be in the company of Clotilde, Adam, David, Alder, Heidi, Sam, Kate, Amy, to name but a few? But I'd really like to include a lot more of you whom I don’t' normally have an opportunity to play with. The more the merrier, no? And it's also for a very good cause.

Don't be afraid that you might not have anything fancy enough to offer. I've got pledged gifts ranging from a jar of home-made jam, to cookbooks old and new, to a fancy basket of goodies solicited from gourmet shops --and even to a chance to 'own' your very own sheep (guess who that's from). Anything you think your readers wouldn't mind giving just $5 for a chance to win it would be enough.

Please email me, chezpim@gmail.com, or leave a comment here to let me know you'd like to participate. And tell your blogging friends! As I said, the more the merrier! Hopefully we could raise a good amount of money for this very worthy cause.

Thanks so much,

This post was written by Pim from Chezpim.typepad.com


Sam said...

Let me just say what a great opportunity it is to be able to use the power of our blogs to do something good and make a difference in the world.

Every little bit counts and I hope you will all consider helping out by joining in with sponsoring a prize or, at least, donating in order to try and win one once the contest is announced on Monday.


Cate said...

Count me in. I'll donate a new copy of Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook. Let me know if you need more info in the meantime.

Sam said...

Hey Pim - when will you have link information and a logo ready so we can create our own posts about the event?
I guess you need us to do this by Sunday if you want to announce on Monday.

Owen said...

Pim, I sent you email some time back but don't know if you ever got it. I'm happy to donate four copies of Digital Dish to be raffled off - I'll even see what I can do to get some of the authors to sign them...

Sam said...

Update: Pim has been a little out of the loop whilst travelling back from Europe and is putting together all the necessary info for everyone which she hopes to send out later today...


vanessa said...

If it's not too late, I'm game.

Count me in for jar of buddha's hand marmalade.

Pim said...

Thanks everyone, as Sam said, I just got back home from Europe and am working on all the necessary info for everyone at the moment. The responses have been overwhleming, thanks to the generosity of all food bloggers.

I will email everyone everything you need by this afternoon.