I received an email from fellow Sydney foodblogger Grabyourfork with a call for donations for this years Menu For Hope. Its a great cause and in 2006 food bloggers and their readers raised a amazing US$62,925.12 in support of the United Nations World Food Programme.
This international campaign relies on the generosity of food bloggers sourcing or donating prizes that will be used to sell virtual raffle tickets. Over two weeks, the general public have the chance to buy virtual raffle tickets for the prize of their choice for US$10 each. You will be able to purchase tickets between December 10 - 21. Any donations after this date will not qualify for entry into a prize raffle. All donations will be collected by a third party, the online fundraising company First Giving.
Only too happy to help, my main task was trying to figure out what to offer. I could choose from offering my services or an actual tangible item and I kicked around ideas related to cupcakes like a cupcake decorating lesson or offering a cupcake baking set full of ingredients and tools that I know work.
Thinking about it more, I realised what the most useful and relevant thing was staring me right in the face, a set of Nigella Lawson kitchen utensils! So if you've ever wanted to be the Domestic Goddess, this set is for you. The suggestive spoon licking and wanton stares at the camera are completely up to you ;)
Prize code: AP05
Prize detail: Nigella Lawson Kitchen Utensils set in cream worth AU$160
Nigella Lawson set of Kitchen Utensils-Cream
Stylish, pretty, practical - youll love the coordinating items in Nigella Lawsons Living Kitchen range!
Utensil Set features:
- Steel utensils with vitreous enamel finish.
Small Soup Ladle 100ml.
Large Soup Ladle 250ml.
These will be giftwrapped and are boxed, nestled in the gorgeous signature Nigella tissue paper. Due to the weighty nature of this set, regrettably we can only ship this set within Australia
Here's what you can do to bid on these!
Step 1 - Go to the donation page at (http://www.firstgiving.com/menuforhope4)
Step 2 - Make a donation: each US$10 will give you one raffle ticket toward a prize of your choice. In the 'Personal Message' section in the donation form, please specify which prize or prizes you'd like, using the prize-code and detailing the number of tickets per prize you'd like to purchase. For example, a donation of US$50 can be 2 tickets for AP01 and 3 for AP02
Step 3 - For US donors, if your company has agreed to match your charity donation, please remember to tick the box and fill in the information so we may claim the corporate match.
Step 4 - Please make sure you tick the box to allow us to see your email address so we may contact you if you win. Your email address will not be shared with anyone.
Step 5 - Winners will be announced on Chez Pim in mid-January 2008.
Chez Pim who will provide an international round-up of prizes as soon as she can
Grabyourfork who will provide an regional round-up of prizes as soon as she can
The donation page on First Giving