One of the things I love about the blogging community is how we rally around causes, injustice or crazy, clever excuses for a get-together.
In Cleveland, we have an active group of bloggers all over the city who are interested in everything from food to fashion to sharing their crazy 20-something nightly outings with friends.
It's no surprise that every one of us is passionate about Cleveland in some way. Spreading the positive and not the negative and cheering on our city, even if we do mock the weather every once in awhile.
If you are a betting (wo)man and have an $5 in your pocket to donate to a charity, hop on over to Cleveland Foodie for more information about an amazing contest she pulled together with the help of several local chefs to benefit a struggling program in Cleveland Metro School District. You have the opportunity to win up to $1,200 worth of gift cards to our top restaurants with a simple $5 donation to Veggie U, a national program that promotes the well-being of children through a healthy lifestyle with a focus on making wise food choices, combating adolescent and juvenile disease, and attaining an understanding of sustainable agriculture.
From Michelle V.'s post:
"If you donate $5 to Veggie U, you will automatically be entered to win more than $1,500 worth of gift cards to all your favorite eateries and shops. Want to increase your odds? Donate $10, $25, $50 or more (I promise you won’t miss $25). For every $5 you donate, you will earn another entry into the drawing. The more you donate, the greater your chance of winning. You have until February 13 to donate and be entered. It’s easy – just call 419.499.7500 ext 119; you must reference Cleveland Foodie (a winner will be picked using random.org)."
You have until February 13 to make a donation. I made my donation today and you actually don't need to dial extension 119. When I reached the person, I asked for extension 119 and he responded, "You must be calling in regards to Cleveland Foodie." I said, "Why yes I am."