It’s easy to forget that it was just a few short weeks ago that we were all staring blankly at our televisions as the news came in about the earthquake in Haiti. It was awful, and I knew that I wanted to do everything that I could to help. Giving money is one thing, but I also wanted a way to motivate others to give.
A few other bloggers has similar thoughts, and together we decided that the best thing to do was to pool our talents and create a cookbook, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders. And create a cookbook we did – with the support of West Canadian Graphics and Blurb, we put together 100 full-color pages filled with recipes from some of your favorite bloggers. And, staring today, it can be yours.
Click the image above to be taken to a page where you can order either a softcover ($25) or hardcover ($50) book. West Canadian Graphics/ Blurb have agreed to match donations (up to $10,000) and until Febuary 12, the Canadian government will match that. I know that the economy is bad and money is tight, but if a gorgeous cookbook that was put together with love and the knowledge that your contribution wil be tripled isn’t motivation to give just a little bit more (since I know you all gave already, right?), I don’t know what is.
In our first day of sales, we’ve already raised over $7,500. That is amazing, and I am so proud to be part of a community that has come together in this way to make a difference in the world. I’m especially proud of Julie for organizing the effort and making things happen, as well as all of the other contributers:
Chef Michael Smith,
Catharine from Weelicious,
Cheryl from Backseat Gourmet,
Jeannette of Everybody Likes Sandwiches,
Nishta from Blue Jean Gourmet,
Lauren of Celiac Teen,
Charmian from Christie’s Corner,
Shaina from Food for my Family,
Marisa of Food in Jars,
Shauna and Danny from Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef,
Alice from Savory Sweet Life,
Tara from Seven Spoons,
Jess of Sweet Amandine,
Helen from Tartelette,
Gail from The Pink Peppercorn,
Pierre of Kitchen Scraps,
Tim from Lottie and Doof,
Tea from Tea & Cookies,
Jamie from My Baking Addiction,
Lori from Recipe Girl,
Melissa from The Traveler’s Lunchbox,
Brooke of Tongue-n-Cheeky, and
Aimee of Under the High Chair.
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