Hurricane Sandy Disaster Fundraiser! TODAY until Tues Nov 6th

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Update: Nov 9th – I am so excited to let you know that we raised $10,073 for Hurricane Sandy relief. I am simply blown away. Thank you all for your generosity!

I created a spreadsheet with your entries and we had a total of 591 people entered for the draw. All contest winners today were selected using Random.org.

The winner of my Vegan/GF Foodie Box is #79 – Charlotte Cromwell!

The winner of the Blendtec is #556 – Maria Winson!


Like many of you, I’ve been glued to the TV watching the coverage of Hurricane Sandy over the past week. My heart goes out to everyone who was impacted. As a spectator, it’s difficult to wrap my mind around the devastation, let alone what it’s like to be in the heart of it all. We were pretty fortunate here in Ontario, relatively speaking.

My second blog giveaway was planned for today, but I felt compelled to turn it into something that could help those in need. We’ve had great success in the past with the Japan Disaster fundraiser and Shop 4 A Cause and I know with your support we can also make this one a huge success as well.

Fundraising Page Update!! Thanks to the Canadian Red Cross, we now have our own fundraising page set up directly through their website. This means no transaction fees! Hooray. A big thanks to Teilo and Catherine for setting this up and the Red Cross team who put the page together! All links are now updated in this post to direct you to the new page. Don’t worry if you donated previously through Canada Helps – all of your info has been added into my spreadsheet for the giveaway draw. Thanks for your amazing support! The fundraising amount on the Canadian Red Cross page also reflects the total amount we’ve raised, including those earlier donations on Canada Helps. If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask!

So. My goal is to raise 50 billion by Tues. Nov. 6th. ;)

Ok, how does $3,000 sound? I know we can do that! Update: We raised $3,560 in less than 24 hours! Let’s see if we can hit $5,000?

As a thank you for making a donation, I will be doing two random draws for some pretty sweet prizes.

Giveaway #1) Vegan/GF Foodie Gift Box

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Oh boy did I have fun at the grocery store this week. I hand selected a huge gift box bursting with some of my favourite food products. So far, I’ve resisted busting open the kale chips…those are my FAV and they are taunting me…..must focus…

I’ll ship this box worldwide, so everyone who donates has a chance at winning. All products are gluten-free and vegan and many are also organic, fair trade, or raw. You can click the picture to scope out the loot closer up.

Included in the delicious gift box:

  • Cocovie Coconut Jam (my love!)
  • Nuts 2 You Organic Roasted Peanut Butter
  • One Degree Organic Green Lentils
  • Alter Ego Organic Rainbow Quinoa
  • Sweet & Sara Toasted Coconut Marshmallows
  • Emile Noel Organic Sesame Oil
  • Alive & Radiant Cheezy Kale Chips
  • Herbamare (my fav herbed sea salt seasoning)
  • 1 peanut butter Larabar
  • Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips
  • SeaSnax
  • TAZO Vanilla Rooibos tea (15 sachets)
  • Single serving of Vega Chocolate Performance Protein Powder
  • Single serving of Sunwarrior Vanilla Warrior Blend Protein Powder
  • box of Mary’s Crackers in Original

Giveaway #2) Blendtec Total Blender

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Blendtec has agreed to donate yet another Blendtec Total Blender (valued at $454.95 USD)! Major kudos to Blendtec for their generosity. This prize is eligible to anyone in North America.

Giveaway details:

To be eligible for the giveaway, I ask that your donation is a minimum of $5. If you can give more, that would be great too! Please be sure to check the box that says you give permission for me to see your info – this way I will be able to contact you if you should win.

I will randomly chose two prize winners (one for the foodie gift box and one for the Blendtec) on Tues. Nov 6th. Winners will be announced on the blog shortly thereafter.

If you would like to participate, please visit my donation page.

If you’d like to spread the word about the Fundraiser, feel free to share this post on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc. Thank you in advance for your support!

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Gabby November 2, 2012

Hey Angela, I think this is so great! You are so thoughtful and kind for thinking of it. I donated and hope it helps you reach and surpass your goal!

Sheena November 2, 2012

What an amazing thing to do!!
I donated too and I hope it helps!
I have also spread the news all over my social media to help generate some more awareness.
~xo

raechel November 2, 2012

This is a wonderful idea. I just donated. I bet the OSG community will get to that goal in no time!

Joanna November 2, 2012

I donated! You are a very sweet person. Great idea.

Sara November 2, 2012

Amazing idea Angela, your readers will certainly come through! When I went to donate, you were at $50, and after donating, you had jumped to $150! Let’s go vegans of the world!
(I forgot my email address on the entrance, but its saramalkin@gmail.com) in case I an lucky enough to be drawn :)

Carla Ioshiura November 2, 2012

Hi Angela!!! I loved your initiative! I donated and shared in my Facebook to let others know about this fundraising! I hope we can surpass the 3000 goal!!!

Thank you for being so nice in so many ways!!!

Willow November 2, 2012

Wonderful!!! I was just about to look for a relief fund to donate to. I followed your link and donated immediately! So glad you’re doing this… I’ve only heard bits and pieces on the radio, but it sounds insane. My cousin lives in NJ, and he’s okay but he says it’s kind of post-apocalyptic there. He said there are only a couple operational gas-stations, and people are lined up for blocks trying to get in. Hopefully things will start looking up soon!

Cher @ Weddicted November 2, 2012

How nice of you :)

Kate November 2, 2012

Thank you so much for doing this! I’m from NJ and it’s so heartbreaking to see some of my favorite spots in the state so destroyed. We’re counting our blessings that losing power is the worst of it for us.

Breanna November 2, 2012

This is a wonderful idea- Can people donate through America- ? Great job!

Denise W. November 2, 2012

Yep…I did Ü

Kate November 2, 2012

I donated! What a great idea. Thanks so much for putting this together

Sami November 2, 2012

What an awesome, thoughtful idea! You’re so kind.
I did donate, but I forgot to enter my email address in the comments box so that I could be entered into the giveaways… could you please add me?

Thanks, dear!

xo.

Angela November 2, 2012

Sure I will make a note! Thanks for letting me know :)

Denise W. November 2, 2012

This is a great idea! I donated, and though it’s not much, I feel like I helped a little bit! Thanks so much for doing this!

Angela November 2, 2012

every little bit adds up!! Thank you for your generosity.

Catherine November 2, 2012

Hi Angela,

I have been reading your blog for over a year now and have gotten many of my friends to follow as well. This post really touched my heart because I actually work for the Disaster Management Program at the Canadian Red Cross’ National Office in Ottawa.I’ve sent your blog post around to some of my friends here (who love your blog as well!!) and we would love to help you out if you would like to partner with us directly for this fundraiser. That way you can avoid if 3.9% processing fee from Canada Helps and we can make sure all of the money donated makes it to the people in need. I wasn’t quite sure how to contact you otherwise so I thought leaving a comment would be easiest. If you are interested…[Contact info removed]

Thank you again so much for this initative! It means a lot to us here at the Canadian Red Cross!

Catherine Paquin

Angela (Oh She Glows) November 2, 2012

Thank you Catherine, I will shoot you an email now.

Catherine November 2, 2012

Thanks so much for working with us Angela! This is awesome!

Angela (Oh She Glows) November 2, 2012

I’m so happy it worked out, thanks again!

Emily K. November 2, 2012

Angela,
Thank you for raising awareness for the victims of Hurricane Sandy! I love your recipes and blog! I donated and many more of your readers will do the same! Thank you!

Kim November 2, 2012

I donated! Thank you for putting together such an awesome fundraiser! I am sure they can use all the help they can get out there.
I love your blog and this giveaway is definitely an awesome one! Thanks so much Angela!!

Meaghan November 2, 2012

wonderful idea! I just donated and will make sure to spread the word :)

Briana November 2, 2012

Thank you for setting this up! I live in Manhattan, but was fortunate enough to be relatively unaffected by the storm. I am happy to donate to helping my neighbors get back on their feet!

Lauren November 2, 2012

done! this is an awesome idea! i’m not sure if i entered my email into the comment box, but i included it elsewhere on the form. thanks for organizing this!

Alicia W. November 2, 2012

As an east coast resident with family effected but safe, thank you.

Alicia W. November 2, 2012

I donated as well. Trying to do a round up of charities

Catherine November 2, 2012

This is one example of how wonderful the internet really is – great idea, and very generous on your part as well. I would give more if I could, though I imagine every little bit adds up. I donated the last $3 in my paypal account…

Dalyce Lazaris November 2, 2012

you are so lovely for doing this! I donated, broke college kid over here but this is a pretty profound disaster affecting friends, family, and friends and family of friends and family. will be sure to share this!

Elizabeth @ HobbyLobbyist November 2, 2012

What a great idea, thank you! I just made my donation– Elizaberth dot k dot parisi at gmail dot com.

Meg November 2, 2012

So generous of you! Thanks!
I forgot to put my email in the comment box after donating, it is megancake@gmail.com

Andrea @ Vegvacious November 2, 2012

It really is hard to believe that such a disaster hit so close to us here in Southern Ontario! When I see the devastation in New York and New Jersey, I am SO thankful for how lucky we were to only get a storm. I have donated and I am positive you are going to surpass your goal girl!

ilona November 2, 2012

Hi there from the Netherlands!
So kind of you to set this up – I’ve just donated a few bucks.
And such a cool prize! I know Sun Warrior and Lara bars from American foodblogs but of course I can’t get these products where I live so it would be fun to be able to taste products I usually only read about. :)
-xxx-

Ruthie November 2, 2012

Wow! You are so terrific for organizing this. We in the NYC/Hoboken area REALLY appreciate it!!!

Christina Wadelton November 2, 2012

I donated! Sending thoughts and prayers to Sandy. I will spread the word about your donation page! I hope you reach your goal!

Becky November 2, 2012

What a great idea, Angela! Every little bit counts! I just donated, here’s hoping we get to $3000 fast and exceed it!

Stephanie November 2, 2012

That is such a great idea. I just donated.

Bless your heart for doing this!

Sarah Herrewynen November 2, 2012

Such a wonderful idea! I donated what I could. :) I hope you reach your goal and even more!

Michelle November 2, 2012

Thanks so much for setting this up, Angela. I live on Long Island and was lucky as I only lost power. Some of my co-workers lost everything :( This is a wonderful thing you are doing. Xoxo

Angela (Oh She Glows) November 2, 2012

I’m glad you are ok Michelle! Sorry to hear about your coworkers :(

sandra November 2, 2012

I just donated! But forgot to put my email on the comment box…oops! if i win how will i get contacted?
also you are very sweet for doing this! :)

Angela (Oh She Glows) November 2, 2012

No problem, I will make a note of it :) Thanks!

Jamee November 2, 2012

So glad you decided to turn this into a fundraiser. I just donated, and I have every confidence you will surpass your goal of $3000! It’s so sad the distress Hurricane Sandy has caused but here’s hoping everyone can come together and help those affected quickly and safely. I’m so encouraged by what’s already being done by compassionate people like you and everyone else who’s donating to this cause.

Christa @ Edible Balance November 2, 2012

Thank you Angela for the opportunity you have given all of us to help in some small way. Your big heart just keeps getting bigger!

Jennifer M November 2, 2012

What a great idea! I donated, and it’s already past $1000! Love how everyone in the blog community is doing their best to help out! :)

Jennifer November 2, 2012

I am definitely going to donate, thanks for organizing the donation. One question though, I thought we were entered to win the blendtec when we left a comment on your page a few days ago? Is this separate?

Thanks,
Jen

Angela (Oh She Glows) November 2, 2012

Yes this is a separate giveaway all together. :)

Emmy November 2, 2012

I donated. Great idea and thank you!

Sonia the Mexigarian November 2, 2012

Just donated. <3 thank Angela for giving us the opportunity to donate and even offering a giveaway!

soniaorban@gmail.com/themexigarian@gmail.com (I dunno which email you needed)

Laura November 3, 2012

Thank you so much for giving us a platform to donate. Looks like you’ve just hit $5000 which is incredible!

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