Whilst I was catching up on some of my online r&r this afternoon, something called Menu For Hope caught my eye on Vinography, a wine blog I enjoy reading.
Afer all the turkey earlier on, I am feeling rather sleepy atm. I’m also sure Vinography does a much better job of explaining what Menu For Hope is and how it all works, so rather than burbling on at you, I’m going to include a small quote of some of the info from their site and a link to the relevant post if you are interested in reading further or want info on what/how to donate a prize to the event.
“Think of this as the early warning system. Our annual Menu For Hope campaign is right around the corner. In its sixth year, this charity event brings together bloggers from all over the world to raise money for the United Nations World Food Program. It’s an awesome event that raises tens of thousands of dollars each year for hungry children around the world.
For those who are not familiar with this initiative, it is essentially a raffle, with prizes donated by bloggers (or other kind folks who want to participate but don’t have blogs). Participants post a description of their prize (or get me to post one for them if they don’t have a blog) and do all they can to attract donations (which will be made made on the designated donation web site) in increments of $10. Each $10 donated becomes a ticket for the raffle, which the person donating can specify as being used towards the specific prize they want.
In addition to supporting the UN World Food Programme, this is an opportunity to generate a large amount of traffic to your blog or a lot of really good press for your company/winery/product. Simple as that. You give to charity, the blogosphere gives you eyeballs.”
Full article and further details about how to make a prize donation, originally published on Vinography.Com:
Menu For Hope is Coming. Will You Donate a Wine Prize and Become Famous?