Saturday, November 22, 2008

Battle of the Blogs -- For a Good Cause!

As Republicans, we just had a tough election season. We won some races and we lost some crucial other races. Well, now is the time to make a serious comeback in a way that helps needy families across the Cincinnati region.

WE HAVE BEEN CHALLENGED! Local bloggers have come together in the "Battle of the Blogs" food drive to help needy families. There is a contest of local bloggers to make donations to the Freestore Foodbank at their Virtual Food Drive. The Virtual Food Drive is a fun way to help because it allows you to actually purchase food into a cart, buy it, and donate it to the Freestore Foodbank to help those in need. The Freestore Foodsank will help feed over 35,000 people this holiday season (click on the Freestore Foodbank logo to learn more about that organization).

Here is what I am asking everyone to do:

1. Visit the Virtual Food Drive.
2. Make your selections of items for needy families.
3. Pay for them.
4. Shortly after you pay for them, you will receive a receipt in your e-mail box showing payment for your donation.
5. Post a comment proving that you made the donation and the amount you gave. If you don't like posting comments, simply e-mail and tell her what you donated. We'll use the honor system.

A few years ago, John Stossell of 20/20 did an investigative report on charitable giving (click the link to read the story). He debunked the myth that liberals are more likely to help the needy by proving that, in fact, self-identified conservatives and conservative groups were much more likely to give charitably than liberals. LET'S PROVE HIM RIGHT by helping the FreeStore FoodBank and show these local bloggers what we are all about!

Thank you in advance for your participation in this worthwhile endeavor!