Christmas is the time for giving and this year I have decided to Join Menu for Hope! My mentor in Blogging, the most recognized wine blogger, Yarrow of Vinography, has asked many, me being just one, to help the great food blogger Pim , of Chez Pim who is the founder and moving force behind Menu For Hope!
What is it? Well, we will raise money for UNF, UN food bank, specifically for school children in Lesotho, Africa! We feed them and at the same time keep them in school so the can learn to feed themselves. What could be better! The money goes .85 on the dollar to these children 7.5 % to the UN and 7.5 % to the First Giving people who collect and administer the credit card receipts and finally transfer the funds to the UNF.
So, how it works is we are putting up many different items up for bid, in $10 increments, one ticket, a raffle! The prizes are listed for the wine bloggers at the vinograpy site Alder's Vinography
My prize will be an eight hour wine tour which can start anywhere between Healdsburg and San Francisco ,as far west as Guerneville and as far east as Napa. It can end anywhere in the outlined area.
I will take up to three people in a Lincoln town car any day between Monday through Friday until the beginning of April. This does not include tasting fees or lunch but if this is a concern I will work with the winners to go to places that do not charge. I have done hundreds of wine tours and know many wine makers and winery owners. Check out my list at www.limosamerica.com under winery listings. Hey, you know, you are reading my blog, so you know me! Well, I love doing wine tours and I love giving and if you win this tour I will do my best for you to have a great day! My prize code is WB13
Here are the donation instructions
2. Go to the donation site at First Giving and make a donation.
3. Please specify which prize you'd like in the 'Personal Message' section in the donation form when confirming your donation. You must write-in how many tickets per prize, and please use the prize code.
Each $10 you donate will give you one raffle ticket toward a prize of your choice. For example, a donation of $50 can be 2 tickets for EU01 and 3 tickets for EU02. Please write 2xEU01, 3xEU02
4. If your company matches your charity donation, please check the box and fill in the information so we could claim the corporate match.
Check back on Chez Pim (http://www.chezpim.com) on Wednesday January 9 for the results of the raffle.