I’m so pleased to welcome Diana Cosby to Magical Musings. She’s an amazing writer and an amazing person. I’m thrilled that we’re hosting the kick-off of her Second Annual International Food Bank Food Drive challenge. Here’s Diana to tell you all about it.
International Food Bank Food Drive Challenge
It’s the holidays again, an emotion-filled time where it seems there are not enough hours in each day to fit everything in, not to mention dealing with the struggling economy. But, in this time of financial challenges, I ask each of you to please consider one more stop on your crazy to do list, that of making a donation to a local food bank. Your donation can be a dollar, a can of corn, whatever you can give. Anything you can offer to those with nothing is a gift they didn’t have.
I volunteer for Habitat For Humanity, and something amazing happens when you allow a person a flicker of hope, that somehow, incredibly, even a stranger understands that at times life shoves us on a road we never asked for.
Last year, in addition to my personal donation to my local food bank, I decided to start a Food Bank Challenge. Except, it kind of wonderfully got out of hand. Amazingly, once I posted The Food Bank Challenge on my Facebook page and my Facebook fan page, people from across the U.S. began donating to their local food banks. Then, I read posts of donations from Canada. Holy cow, the Food Bank Challenge went international! And you know what, this is truly a blessing. In this venture, we all win. Gifts from the heart do that, they fill you, remind you there is good in the world, and that you can make a positive as profound difference in others lives.
How it works: When you donate to a local food bank, post on my Facebook page or Facebook Fan page, beneath the daily International Food Bank Challenge post or, for this blog only, your donation along with your name and contact information, then I’ll add your name in a drawing. On 6 December I will use www.random.org to draw from all of the names received. The winner will receive an autographed set of the MacGruder brother series to date; His Captive, His Woman, His Conquest, and His Destiny. I will sign the set, and then send them priority to whoever you want to make a personal holiday present!
2nd Annual International Food Bank Food Drive schedule:
-1st: Kick off to the 2nd Annual International Food Bank Food Drive at Magical
Musings blog. http://magicalmusings.com/
-11th Blog: Making A Positive Difference In Others’ Lives
-15th: Interview at USA Today’s Romance Blog, Happy Ever After.
-21st: FIRST for Women magazine interview about how I started the annual
International Food Bank Food Drive. The article is scheduled to hit newsstands
on 11/21/11 and run until 12/12/11.
-6th: The winner’s name is drawn using www.random.org, and they are notified.
*If you haven’t signed up for my Facebook Fan page, please sign up today!
2012 International Food Bank Challenge – Goal: 1000 donations.
I wish each of you a wonderful holiday season filled with friends as laughter. May your every dream come true!
Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN Ret.
International Best-Selling Author of the MacGruder Brothers series
Highland vampire anthology: Title/Release date TBA