GLAD is a proud supporter of Cookies for Kids with Cancer and when they asked me if I wanted to participate in a Recipe for Giving Contest, there was no way I was going to say no. Having lost a relative at such a young age due to cancer, the cause is close to my heart and was honored to participate.
It always amazes me to see the power of a mom/parent, of a community and what becomes of that unity and determination. I have, on many occasions, baked cookies, pies and cakes to help raise funds for various causes. It’s just a small something that anybody can do that can literally make a huge difference.
My Recipe for Giving
Something I like to give is, a home cooked meal to a family who has had a newborn baby, a family who’s just moved in to the community, someone who is sick, and even to someone who doesn’t have any place to go for the holidays. In fact, the very first Thanksgiving meal I cooked (I was 17) was for my husband, our newborn son, and two fellas with no family close by. They were his coworkers and I made sure they felt like they were “home”.
Now I’d love to know what YOUR recipe for giving is, how you give back to others that is food related. If you don’t have your own personal story to share, create one. Create a recipe for giving idea that others can use in their own lives and communities! I honestly just want to know how you give back.
I’ll choose ONE winner to receive a $500 Gift Card (hopefully to be used towards a family service activity or perhaps to even give back in some way), courtesy of GLAD. I’ll be reading through each answer so make it count.
ONLY ONE entry per person for the entire contest. You have until June 13th, 10pm CST to enter. Official rules Will will have 24hrs to claim prize!
I would love for you to share this via twitter, facebook or your favorite forum/blog post but doing so will NOT earn you any additional entries. It would be a “just because” moment…
Disclosure: I did NOT receive any compensation for this post. I did, however, receive a donation in my name of $500 to the Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Foundation. Pretty freakin’ awesome!