Hurricane Sandy Disaster Fundraiser! TODAY until Tues Nov 6th

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on November 2, 2012

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

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 at 8:16 am

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 at 8:26 am

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.

raechel November 2, 2012 at 8:28 am

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 at 8:29 am

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

Sara November 2, 2012 at 8:29 am

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 [email protected]) in case I an lucky enough to be drawn :)

Carla Ioshiura November 2, 2012 at 8:34 am

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 at 8:39 am

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 at 8:43 am

How nice of you :)

Kate November 2, 2012 at 8:46 am

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 at 8:49 am

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

Denise W. November 2, 2012 at 8:56 am

Yep…I did Ü

Kate November 2, 2012 at 8:50 am

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

Sami November 2, 2012 at 8:55 am

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!


Angela November 2, 2012 at 9:10 am

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

Denise W. November 2, 2012 at 8:55 am

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 at 9:11 am

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

Catherine November 2, 2012 at 9:23 am

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 at 10:27 am

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

Catherine November 2, 2012 at 2:54 pm

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

Angela (Oh She Glows) November 2, 2012 at 3:23 pm

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

Emily K. November 2, 2012 at 9:30 am

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 at 9:32 am

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 at 9:49 am

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

Briana November 2, 2012 at 9:49 am

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 at 9:49 am

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 at 9:49 am

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

Alicia W. November 2, 2012 at 9:50 am

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

Catherine November 2, 2012 at 9:55 am

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 at 9:55 am

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 at 10:07 am

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

Meg November 2, 2012 at 10:09 am

So generous of you! Thanks!
I forgot to put my email in the comment box after donating, it is [email protected]

Andrea @ Vegvacious November 2, 2012 at 10:19 am

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 at 10:21 am

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. :)

Ruthie November 2, 2012 at 10:21 am

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

Becky November 2, 2012 at 10:29 am

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

Christina Wadelton November 2, 2012 at 10:29 am

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

Stephanie November 2, 2012 at 10:31 am

That is such a great idea. I just donated.

Bless your heart for doing this!

Sarah Herrewynen November 2, 2012 at 10:36 am

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

Michelle November 2, 2012 at 10:42 am

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 at 11:26 am

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

sandra November 2, 2012 at 11:05 am

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 at 11:26 am

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

Jamee November 2, 2012 at 11:13 am

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 at 11:18 am

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 at 11:19 am

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 at 11:20 am

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?


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 2, 2012 at 11:27 am

Yes this is a separate giveaway all together. :)

Emmy November 2, 2012 at 11:22 am

I donated. Great idea and thank you!

Sonia the Mexigarian November 2, 2012 at 11:37 am

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

[email protected]/[email protected] (I dunno which email you needed)

Laura November 3, 2012 at 2:11 pm

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

Rajvinder Kaur November 2, 2012 at 11:43 am

Thank you so much for helping. You have such a huge heart. I’ve made a donation and I hope it helps. I will spread the word about this fundraiser as well. My email is [email protected] Thank you again!!

Kathy Steger November 2, 2012 at 11:45 am

Angela, this is a fantastic thing you are doing. I live in NJ and we got hit really bad. Our power just came back on last night and 50% of NJ is still without it. There are so many families that have lost everything so every little bit helps. I urge everyone that can donate to please do so. Thank you

Angela (Oh She Glows) November 2, 2012 at 3:26 pm

I can only imagine…so glad you are ok.

Sarah Scott November 2, 2012 at 11:49 am

i donated! i am more than glad to help out :)

Danielle November 2, 2012 at 11:51 am

You are amazing for doing this. I live in NJ and the sights that I’ve seen are unimaginable…I wouldn’t have been able to imagine them ever if I had not seem them with my own eyes. Luckily myself and my family are safe with minimal damage, but obviously many others were not so lucky.

Thanks again!

Angela (Oh She Glows) November 2, 2012 at 3:27 pm

That’s how I feel watching it on a TV…it’s hard to imagine even seeing it plastered over a screen. I’m glad you and your family are safe Danielle.

jo @ November 2, 2012 at 12:09 pm

This is a great idea. I’ve just donated from over here in the UK….I just noticed you are already over half way to your target!! xx

Augustine November 2, 2012 at 12:27 pm

What a great idea! You are so thoughtful and kind. I just donated. Thank you for doing this!!

Chef Amber Shea November 2, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Donated! Thanks for doing this, Angela.

LeeAnn November 2, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Thanks so much for doing this, Angela. The hurricane came through Washington, DC, where I live, but we were fortunate to have very little damage. My heart goes out to those in NY and NJ who are really hurting. Canada and Canadians are such good neighbors to the US!

Emily November 2, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Inspired! Such a wonderful thing you’re doing Angela!

Erin November 2, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Thank you for doing this! I donated a bit. :)
best to you!

Mandy November 2, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Great idea! I donated :)

Jessica November 2, 2012 at 2:22 pm

I donated. Thanks for doing this.

Tammy Richer November 2, 2012 at 2:23 pm

This is very kind of you Angela. If only everyone was this caring. :) Just donated.

Allison @ Gold Stars Double Rainbows November 2, 2012 at 2:25 pm

What a thoughtful idea.Thanks for making it available to us! I’m a Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay right now so don’t have tons of disposable income, but every little bit adds up, right?

I didn’t put my email in the comment box on the donation form (when I read that the first time I assumed you meant the comment box for your website). Oops! Sorry for leaving that out, but you should have my email address now as part of this comment, right? Thanks so much for the chance to win two great gifts just for chipping in!

Angela (Oh She Glows) November 2, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Yes for sure I can add it in. Thanks for donating!

Amanda C November 2, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Thank you for organizing this. Such an important thing to do and great way to motivate people to do so!
Thanks again!

Amanda C November 2, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Oh and I donated! ;)

Dee S November 2, 2012 at 2:44 pm

This is sooo wonderful of you. I donated! :)

Emma November 2, 2012 at 2:47 pm

You are so kind-hearted Angela, What a great idea! I’m over in England but Sandy has had a lot of coverage all the same and it looks so horrendous. I can only contribute a small amount but like others have said, it all makes a difference.

Kris November 2, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Great work Ange! You are one in a million :)

Stephanie November 2, 2012 at 2:56 pm

I wasn’t sure where to enter the email, but I just donated! Thanks!! [email protected]

Stephanie November 2, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Oh, did that just share my email? Opps!!

Crystal November 2, 2012 at 3:00 pm

I just donated! Thank you for supporting this cause, and for your wonderful blog! :)

Email: [email protected]

Emma November 2, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Emma from Orange County, California. Just donated via the new website. Angela, thank you for helping us come together to support such a good cause. My mom has volunteered with the Red Cross, and she confirms that they really do help people with the donations they receive. Hoping we reach our goal by the end of Day # 1. We rock!

Angela (Oh She Glows) November 2, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Thank you Emma :) Glad the new page is working fine. Yes, Red Cross has been rated as one of the best charities in Canada. I’m happy your mom had a good experience with them too.

Tracy November 2, 2012 at 3:21 pm

I donated too :) I am not sure if I put my e-mail in the right place either but hopefully it will all work out. Thanks so much! You are almost at your goal!

Kat @ Kat's Health Corner November 2, 2012 at 3:36 pm

I live at the Jersey Shore and this post just brought a tear to my eye. I can’t tell you how thankful and grateful everyone here is to see so much love and support coming from people. Thank you so much, to anyone, who has donated time, money, or supplies to help those effected by the storm. It really means the world to us.

Lauren S November 2, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Thank you for doing this. I live in Toms River and although my house is fine some of my neighbors houses have been devastated. I have police at the end of my street checking ID becasue looting has started. My mother in law and I have been donating to the local shelters because so many of our neighbors and friends have lost so much. It’s nice to see that others are looking to help too!

Alex November 2, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Fantastic idea Ange!

Danielle J. November 2, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Just donated. I’m a poor grad student, but I know every dollar helps!

Amber November 2, 2012 at 4:10 pm

I donated. This is a great idea.

Amy Pink November 2, 2012 at 4:20 pm

oh no! i just donated but forgot to put my name in the comment box as i did not see one. hahaa. im sorry, angela! can you make note of it? happy to help but also happy to maybe win :)

Angela (Oh She Glows) November 3, 2012 at 7:46 am

Yup not to worry, Im checking the comments page and adding the emails all in :)

Moni Meals November 2, 2012 at 4:36 pm

YOU are AMAZING! Going todonate!

Tina November 2, 2012 at 4:53 pm

This is so wonderful of you to do. I live in Florida, so I’m used to seeing hurricanes come and go. I just cannot believe the devastation I’ve seen on the news. I hope everyone gets all of the help that they need.

kristina November 2, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Being a student its hard to donate a ton of money, but I have donated to other fundraisers, as well as this one, knowing that a little bit goes a long way each time I do donate. I wasn’t entirely sure of the email address in the comment box thing, but I did enter in my email address when completing the form…is that what you meant? Anyways, thanks for turning a giveaway into an even better “giveaway”!

Allie November 2, 2012 at 4:58 pm

I just donated :) awesome idea!! I can already tell you will surpass your goal, you are already at $2545!!!

Hailey November 2, 2012 at 5:03 pm

This is wonderful! I live in NYC, but the area I live in got incredibly lucky. It’s so heartbreaking to watch the devastation going on all around me. I’m trying to figure out how to bake some vegan goodies to bring into shelters and areas that need them! Thank you for keeping all of the hurricane victims in your thoughts.

Stacy November 2, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Thank you for doing this Angela!! It means a lot that you are far away but still thinking of us on the US east coast. I am from central NJ and was lucky to see only minor damage to my town. Our beloved shore, however, has been devastated, as have many other areas in NJ and beyond. I love your blog but this really makes you special. Thank you again!

Celina Tovar November 2, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Wow, great idea! I also can’t imagine what it must be like for all of the victims and friends and family of the victims, but I am so glad that there are people all over the world (like you!) that are doing their best to help out in some way.

[email protected]

Emily November 2, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Just donated! You are truly an amazing person Angela. I have been following your blog for over a year now and I can never get enough of it. I am currently living and teaching in China and although it is extremely difficult to find many vegan ingredients here I still manage to create some of your delicious recipes (I made your carrot ginger soup from the other day for some friends last night and it was a big hit!) I can’t thank you enough for your blog!

Sarah November 2, 2012 at 6:49 pm

I just donated but didn’t see a comments box. Here’s my email address to be entered to win those fabulous prizes!

[email protected]

Michelle Miller November 2, 2012 at 6:56 pm

I have been trying to leave a donation, but I get a decline message. Has anyone else had trouble donating through Red Cross’ page?

Molly November 2, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Way to mobilize resources! I just donated and am grateful for another way to help my downtown neighbors. On to flashlights, water, and nonperishable foods!

kally November 2, 2012 at 7:39 pm

what a fantastic idea. Well done on thinking this up.

Jess November 2, 2012 at 7:55 pm

I donated! Thank you for setting this up!

Amelia November 2, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Wow, already almost to $3000 and it’s the first day! I donated… same as many others with the broken college student thing, but happy to give what I can. My heart goes out to all affected.

Do we need to write our email in this actual textbox? I thought you could see it by filling it in to comment.

Angie November 2, 2012 at 8:25 pm

What a wonderful idea. I just donated on your page but I missed adding my email to the comment box. Thanks.

christina November 2, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Im so glad you are doing this! My area was hit horribly hard by the hurricane and the clean up will take awhile. while we were not as bad as some areas, 3 people were killed in my area alone. So thank you all for what you are doing.

Haley S November 2, 2012 at 9:06 pm

I donated!!! Thanks so much for helping spread the word!! (:

Monica November 2, 2012 at 9:13 pm

I love how you turned the give away around, and into a fundraiser. I donated and giving feels good :)

Brittany November 2, 2012 at 9:14 pm

What a blessing, Angela!! This is such an absolutely amazing, thoughtful idea and I was thrilled after reading your post & going to the donation website to discover that the current total is over $3050.00! Thank you for establishing this easy, convenient & generous way to donate to those who need our help during this recovery time. God bless everyone!

Meredith November 2, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Just donated! This is amazing that you’re hosting this!

Laura November 2, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Great idea! When I donated, it indicated that you have reached the $3,000 goal! So cool that you are helping out and allowing everyone else to jump on board as well! My sister lives in Manhattan and I have appreciated hearing her updates about the events. They had to bike and long board to a friend’s house after not having power for two nights but are now back home safe, sound, and with power!

Nicole A November 2, 2012 at 9:50 pm

Hi Angela,
Thank you so much for doing this for the victims of Sandy. I live in New York, about 15 minutes north of the city and am so lucky that the worst that has happened in my area is the loss of power for 2 weeks, the lack of gas, and downed trees. And lot of the surrounding area around me has extensive damage… but nowhere near the devastation of New Jersey, lower Manhattan, and Staten island. It is unreal. It is really amazing that you are doing something so that the communities affected can rebuild again.


Katie November 2, 2012 at 10:16 pm

Donated =D This is so wonderful of you to do this Angela and I am happy to help!

raffa November 2, 2012 at 10:22 pm

hi angela, i’ve been following you for a few year now as I am myself a vegan cook. I’ve always liked a lot your recipes, especially the treats you get so creative.
this fundraising that you’re doing is a great idea and a good way to get as many people involved. it can really make a difference, so thank you for organizing it.

Jackie November 2, 2012 at 11:09 pm

I was going to donate anyway but a group of people together has much more energy to send!!! I donated as well

Sara November 2, 2012 at 11:53 pm

I’m so happy that you have already reached your goal!! Now lets shoot for that 50 billion! I just donated.

Jen November 2, 2012 at 11:58 pm

This is so wonderful of you!

LaurBucks November 3, 2012 at 1:51 am

Fantastic idea!!!
Just donated Angela:)
[email protected]

Megan Hallinan November 3, 2012 at 4:59 am

Put in my donation while eating your pumpkin pie oatmeal. Great initiative, Angela!!

Carly November 3, 2012 at 6:24 am

Wow, I just donated and it said you were already past $3000 is that right??? Go Vegans! Thanks for getting this started Angela! : )

Caryn November 3, 2012 at 6:29 am

It was fun to not only make a donation in the United States but in Canada as well! Thanks for making the donation process so easy! Hugs from the US!

Ali Schwartz November 3, 2012 at 6:54 am

Thanks for putting this together! What a fantastic idea! I just donated and you have already surpassed your goal! My family (is fortunately safe) is living on Long Island and the devastation is absolutely unbelievable. What’s been amazing though is the kindness of the human spirit. People helping people…because they can. Thank you.

Ulli November 3, 2012 at 7:15 am

I would love to give something, but I cannot do it on the page, as there are only the Canadian states to choose from and I live in Europe :-( Am I doing something wrong??

Angela (Oh She Glows) November 3, 2012 at 7:41 am

Hi Ulli, Just select your country first and all will be good to go. Thank you!

Ulli November 4, 2012 at 10:53 am

Haha, sorry, I got it now!! Thanks for organizing this, its really great!!!! Have a good day!!

Katie D November 3, 2012 at 7:28 am

What a wonderful idea! From the pictures, it looks like the East Coast is going to need a lot of help!

Rachel b November 3, 2012 at 8:04 am

Thanks so much! I donated. – Rachel

Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 3, 2012 at 8:39 am

What an awesome giveaway for such a worthy cause!! Thanks so much for organizing this Ange. I have a feeling your goal will be totally smashed by the 6th!

Amy November 3, 2012 at 8:47 am

Thanks Angela for creating this opportunity – what a great idea ^^ And thanks to everybody for supporting this effort!

Heather November 3, 2012 at 9:04 am

this is such a generous idea! i donated!

Melanie November 3, 2012 at 9:05 am

Hi Angela. Thank you so much for encouraging us to give! I have been meaning to so having the link was the extra reminder to do so! I also forgot to leave my email…could you add me too?

cidy steiler November 3, 2012 at 9:07 am

So wonderful that you are doing this! I used to live in New York in my younger days and the devastation is heart breaking. Thank you again for your warm heart and fabulous recipes! [email protected]

Heather's Creative Concoctions November 3, 2012 at 10:16 am

Being a New Jersian I can’t believe what I see on TV let alone around me. Thanks for the support, hopefully the people suffering will be able to find warmth, food and love again soon.

Amber from Slim Pickin's Kitchen November 3, 2012 at 10:20 am

Donation made! I think this is amazing for you to do! I’m totally going to share this post on my page. Being from SC, I’ve been through my fair share of hurricanes! We got a wee bit of Sandy’s winds, but nothing too horrible. In fact, I kept making fun of the people up North b/c they were freaking out so badly about a category 1 hurricane. To us, that is nothing to worry about at all. Then, of course, I saw the devastation and the wreckage, and I could not believe my eyes. First off, I stuck my foot in my mouth and my tail between my legs for being so naive, and then I said my prayers for all of the people affected by the storm. I will never, ever make fun of a hurricane again!

Jessica, The Debt Princess November 3, 2012 at 10:37 am

Thank you for doing this for those affected by Sandy. I do not live in the affected area but to know people across the world want to help out residents of the US means a lot to me (and I’m sure many others).

Amanda November 3, 2012 at 11:10 am

Great idea, Angela! Donation sent!

Lisa November 3, 2012 at 11:34 am

What a wonderful way to encourage people to donate! Thank you!

Lia November 3, 2012 at 11:41 am

You’re amazing and have such a big heart. I really respect the love you have for others. I just donated and it looks like you’re pretty close to your goal at this point!

Sara November 3, 2012 at 11:56 am

Done! I’m italian but I did anyway! ;) Vegan power around the world!

Jamie Williams November 3, 2012 at 11:56 am

I just donated – I hope you reach $5000!

saniel November 3, 2012 at 12:48 pm

i am not able to donate at the time but will do my part in volunteering my time

Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours November 3, 2012 at 1:32 pm

It’s a wonderful, thoughtful thing that you’re doing Angela. My donation has been made.

Karin November 3, 2012 at 1:56 pm

I admire your thoughtfulness and generosity! Thank you for organizing.

Natasha November 3, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Thank you so much for the opportunity to donate! I live in Christchurch, New Zealand and starting September 2010 we had a devastating earthquake, and in Feb 2011 we had another that took many lives and has bought our city down so its unrecognisable. The rebuild process has only just begun and i know how difficult these times are when your homes are damaged or gone and loved ones have been lost or hurt. Ive been watching on the news and my heart just breaks so ive contributed a small amount and i hope it helps in some way. Thank you!

Lindsay November 3, 2012 at 2:14 pm

I just donated and saw that you are already above $5000!! The power of your readers is amazing!

But now that I think about it, I am not sure if I checked the permission box?! Hopefully you’ll be able to contact me WHEN I win! (<—— using the power of positive thinking!)

Thanks for doing this, Angela! You are awesome!

Angela (Oh She Glows) November 5, 2012 at 6:51 pm

yes I will announce it on the blog as well, no worries!

Sarah B. November 3, 2012 at 2:46 pm

What a great idea! Just donated!!!!! I was not sure where I was supposed to leave my email address. Thanks for the giveaway! sarah (dot) 12b (at) yahoo (dot) com

Sarah B. November 3, 2012 at 2:48 pm

sorry, sarah12b (at) yahoo (dot) com :)

Hannah November 3, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Just donated :)

Dori November 3, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Wonderful giveaway, great prizes – thank you for raising money for hurricane victims.

Irina @ Chocolatea Time November 3, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Yay you surpassed your goal of $5000! I donated and I hope to see the donation sum continue to rise!

Nicole Marie Story November 3, 2012 at 7:16 pm

This is the loveliest post that I’ve ever read!
I have donated.
Very caring person you are, and I shall be sharing this with my readers.
Merci beaucoup, Angela.

Jenelle November 3, 2012 at 8:26 pm

you’ve surpassed the $5,000 mark! congrats! I was more than happy to donate!

Sarah November 3, 2012 at 9:56 pm

Lovely idea Angela – thanks!

Rachel Yance November 3, 2012 at 11:09 pm

Thanks for holding another draw, I donated through the link you provided. My e-mail address if I’m lucky enough to win anything is: [email protected]

Dora November 4, 2012 at 12:19 am

hey, i’m jewish, so i don’t disclose donation amounts (anonymous tsdaka is way more respected), but i’d still like to participate in the fundraiser/giveaway. is there a way to donate and then give you my email for contact info, without making my donation public?

Angela (Oh She Glows) November 5, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Yes for sure that is no problem. Just shoot me an email after you donate : press[at]ohsheglows[dot]com thanks!

Dora November 7, 2012 at 4:36 am

I already tried to donate using both methods. It won’t let you unless we disclose our financial info to you. Is there a different way I can donate?

Angela (Oh She Glows) November 7, 2012 at 8:17 am

Let me email my contact and I’ll get back to you. It must be a glitch.

Angela (Oh She Glows) November 9, 2012 at 9:05 am

Hi Dora, Unfortunately, I did not hear back about my questions. Sorry I could not be of help to you!

Sasha November 4, 2012 at 2:06 am

This is so thoughtful of you to set this up. I just donated and the total is over $6000! I will also be sharing this on my Facebook and blog.

Melanie November 4, 2012 at 6:05 am

Hi Angela,
This is just a great idea!
I am from Germany but I lived in the USA for three years. I donated whatever was left on my bank account that I still have in the US!

Angela (Oh She Glows) November 5, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Thank you, that’s so kind!

Annie November 4, 2012 at 8:27 am

Hi Heather..nice already over $6000..
(I didn’t check the box that says I give you permission to see my info, well I didn’t saw it.. anyway if i that lucky… you can contact me for sure.. ).
And I really like your blog… Have a great Sunday.

Alison (Fueling for Fitness) November 4, 2012 at 8:50 am

Really great thing you’re doing. Thanks for providing a forum for us to donate easily, and for using your presence online for a good cause. :)

Adair November 4, 2012 at 9:10 am

Hi Angela! I donated to this (this is the first time I’ve ever donated anything). Right now I’m using/adapting your recipes for granola (I made banana bread granola) to sell and giving the profits to women’s rights (through Half The Sky). I’m so glad you’re doing this!

Carrie (Carrie on Vegan) November 4, 2012 at 9:28 am

I am so happy you organized this fundraising, Angela; you are such a wonderful, giving person!

Abby November 4, 2012 at 9:30 am

Great idea!! I donated:)

Jen November 4, 2012 at 10:05 am

Thank you so much for doing this! NYC, NJ and other places on the East Coast need everyone’s help so badly.

On another note, I am a very new “vegan,” only about a month in, and I love your blog! Thanks for all the creative and delicious ideas!

Angela (Oh She Glows) November 4, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Thank you so much Jen! Congrats on going vegan :)

Jayne D. November 4, 2012 at 11:56 am

Thank you so much for giving us a place to donate! Hoping they get all those people back in their homes safely SOON!

Kandace November 4, 2012 at 12:45 pm

I have been reading your blog for awhile now, and love your recipes! I have been planning to donate to a relief cause for Sandy relief efforts and was pleasantly surprised to find this today. Just made my donation. Bless you for taking on this initiative!

Kandace November 4, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Just realized that I posted my full name with my comments, wouldn’t mind if you took my last name out! Thanks!

Angela (Oh She Glows) November 4, 2012 at 1:12 pm

done and done! :)

Amy November 4, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Thanks for organizing this. I am happy to say my donation just took it over $7000. This is awesome.


Lena November 4, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Thank you thank you thank you!
I’ll be donating goods directly (all of the churches on long island are accepting donations, and I know a lot of people need stuff now, and since I’m within the proximity to give immediate aid, this is a better option for me), but I will definitely share this with anyone who’s looking to make a monetary contribution! We also need your thoughts and prayers as another storm rolls towards us this week.

Angela (Oh She Glows) November 5, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Thank you, I appreciate it Lena! It sounds like you are doing a lot of good, keep it up.

Jenna @ Fresh Food Perspectives November 4, 2012 at 3:13 pm

This is such a great idea! Thanks for the opportunity to be a part of this giving effort.

Lisa November 4, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Just donated and also did not put my email in the comments box but it was on the form will that work?

Angela (Oh She Glows) November 5, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Yes no worries! I will get a master list at the end :)

KIM November 4, 2012 at 3:15 pm

What a wonderful thing to do !- I just donated- hope the total exceeds your goal ! It is so hard to imagine what the victims of this terrible storm are enduring –

kaity @ kaityscooking November 4, 2012 at 3:30 pm

your awesome for doing this! my house wasnt horribly damaged by sandy ( a tree fell on the house but nothing to damaging) but some of my friends and families lost everything its absolutely horrific down here all the chaos with the gas situation on top of this.. thanks soso much for doing this!

dc November 4, 2012 at 3:39 pm

After watching the NBC concert on Friday night, I was a searchin’ for a Canadian site that would accept donations to the cause and voila – there you are – making this easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy for us.
Bless your big, big heart and the good folks at the Canadian Red Cross for helping us reach out to help others.
Gros bisous de Montreal!

Angela (Oh She Glows) November 5, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Im so glad you found me…that’s cool! Thanks so much for helping out.

Stacie November 4, 2012 at 7:49 pm

You changed your header! :) Love it! Hope you broke $5000 this weekend!

Angela (Oh She Glows) November 4, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Thanks Stacie!!! Just playing around with it. I loathed the last header…hah

Katy November 4, 2012 at 7:51 pm

I donated – looks like you’re almost up to $7500!! I’m angeltearsmc AT yahoo DOT com

(Is the donation amount in Canadian $ or US $? They’re almost the same, I just wanted to ask.)

Angela (Oh She Glows) November 5, 2012 at 6:56 pm

My guess is Canadian, but I will verify this with my contact.

Thanks Katy!

Char @ November 4, 2012 at 8:36 pm

This is amazing, Angela! I can’t believe you’ve more than doubled your original goal, and completely passed your second goal! Thank you for doing this :)
I don’t have much, but I donated what I could. I hope it helps <3

Melissa C November 4, 2012 at 8:50 pm

I just donated! Thank you so much Angela for setting this up and thank you for this amazing giveaway! My email is [email protected] incase I am lucky enough to be drawn!

Maria November 4, 2012 at 9:33 pm

You are a class act, Angela! I have been so excited checking the fundraiser page and seeing it grow from an already astounding 3,000 to 8,000! Incredible idea and thank you so much for your efforts!

M November 4, 2012 at 10:07 pm

wow- touched you are doing this, angela. finally a blogger using their notoriety in a good way. great idea.

Stacey November 4, 2012 at 10:28 pm

Wow! Can’t believe you’re over $7000 already! I donated on Friday, keep up the good work!!

Mari November 5, 2012 at 1:07 am

This is so incredible of you to set this up and for all your readers to be so generous and donate. I live in Manhattan (my area was spared from a lot of damage) and its really touching to see people from all over want to help. xo

Leah November 5, 2012 at 6:24 am

Nearly to $8000! I keep watching the number go up. A-MAZING.

Angela (Oh She Glows) November 5, 2012 at 8:48 am

Thanks girl!!

Maggie November 5, 2012 at 8:03 am

The website wouldn’t let me donate – didn’t like my card, I guess? – but I just want to congratulate you. Nearly $8000 when I looked!

Angela (Oh She Glows) November 5, 2012 at 8:47 am

Im sorry to hear that it wouldn’t work! Did you get some kind of error message?

LaurenAdele November 5, 2012 at 8:27 am

Thank you for doing this! We are up to $8000 now!

Kaitlyn M November 5, 2012 at 9:07 am

Hooray on the great fundraising success to date. I was happy to donate!

JenniferP November 5, 2012 at 9:22 am

Way to go on the fundraising! I sent in a donation on the original page on Friday, not sure if I got it to add my email correctly or not (I left it anonymous).

Meg D November 5, 2012 at 11:03 am

Wonderful idea. Thanks for organizing!

Amy November 5, 2012 at 11:06 am

Thanks for setting this up! Best Friends Animal Society has a link on their web page to directly help animals from the hurricane. I know most of us vegans are extreme animal lovers so thought this would be a great place to put our money as well.

Angela (Oh She Glows) November 5, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Lovely idea :)

Janice Babineau November 5, 2012 at 11:08 am

This is a great initiative! Thanks for your support and glad Catherine/Teilo were able to help you set up the webpage.
– Janice Babineau, community manager, Canadian Red Cross

Angela (Oh She Glows) November 5, 2012 at 11:23 am

Thanks Janice! I am thrilled with the response as well.

Vanessa November 5, 2012 at 11:17 am

Hi Angela! I don’t remember if I checked the box for you to see my info! (My donation was anonymous.) Should I be so lucky to be drawn, you have my e-mail from this comment :)

Lauren November 5, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Hi Angela,

What a great idea to help those impacted by Hurricane Sandy! I just made my donation but receieved an error and I’m not sure if the donation went through. Can we email privately to see what may have happened? I’ve looked on your site but can’t find a way to email you, so I thought I’d post.

Thanks! Lauren :)

Angela (Oh She Glows) November 5, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Hey Lauren,

I dont have a list of names until the fundraiser is over Im afraid. Did you receive a receipt after you donated? there should have been one emailed to you. If you have other questions, please contact Teilo Moore : Teilo.Moore [at] redcross [dot] ca

Lauren November 6, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Thanks for getting back to me! I tried again today with a different credit card and it went right through.

Angela (Oh She Glows) November 7, 2012 at 8:24 am

thank you!

lisa November 5, 2012 at 1:56 pm

thank you for your fundraiser…since the night of the 29th its been a and friends lost there homes by flood and trees.long island looks like a bomb hit it.we finaly got electric today and i waited 7 1/2 hours for a full tank of gas saturday.we have been eating what we have but it has not been the best eating this week from stress and from just not having meat/fish/poultry..lots of mac and cheese,raman soup. peanut butter.chef boy-r-dee..people have been so generous with donating supplies to new york…our people thank you….we are bracing for a nor’easter and cold on wednesday. it will hit us dead on where i live on the north shore of long island. but as always we all will get thru it….banks have been waving late fees and credit card companys and others have been working with all of us who have had no work last week and no possible way of getting money into or out of banks…we apreciate that also…thank you for your help..i am letting you all know that it is greatly apreciated

Kathryn Polster November 5, 2012 at 3:55 pm

I just donated, I don’t know if I checked the box though. Oh well! Your fund raising efforts are indredible. I wish I could figure out how to do something like this. I work at a non profit yoga studio and money is tight!

This is great and I’m happy I was able to give.

Carolyn November 5, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Hi Angela, I am trying to make a donation, but am getting the following message: General decline code, may have different reasons for each card type. Please call donor services.

I called Red Cross, but they didn’t know how to help and gave me a Toronto number to call. Just wondering if you’ve experienced any trouble from donations coming from the states or maybe you could talk with your contact at the Red Cross. Thanks.l

Angela (Oh She Glows) November 5, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Hey Carolyn,

Im sorry that happened to you! Please email – Teilo Moore : Teilo.Moore [at] redcross [dot] ca

I hope you get it resolved soon!

Louise November 5, 2012 at 7:09 pm

I am having the same problem! Did you figure out what the issue was?

Lauren November 6, 2012 at 1:29 pm

I had the same problem yesterday and tried again today with a different credit card and it worked fine. Maybe that will work for you all too! I’m also donating from the states.

Valentina November 5, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Hi Angela,

This is such an amazing idea, you are so kind! I just made my donation and I hope you reach $10,000 by tomorrow :) !

Natalie Cote November 5, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Almost $9,000 raised now!!! Vegans are awesome people :)

Sherry November 5, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Happily donate to such a wonderful cause! Thank you for making it so easy!

Desiree November 6, 2012 at 9:20 am

I think this is awesome of you. I am from Ocean County NJ, thankfully my family was lucky and the worst we suffered was loss of power but during the storm there was a few minutes where we thought we were going to lose everything. The transformers outside of our house and all around town received massive power surges and went absolutly insane. It’s amazing seeing so many people from all over come together to help.

Tracy November 6, 2012 at 9:29 am

I donated! What a great idea. Cant believe how much you have raised already!

kassandra November 6, 2012 at 10:35 am

Donated via my photog biz! :)

Donna November 6, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Wow! the donations are almost at $10,000! What a great achievement :)

Catherine November 6, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Thank you so much for doing this fundraiser and prompting me to get involved and help out. It’s especially cool that a Canadian is so willing to help us here in America. I think that just shows what a great person and role model you are. Looks like your fundraiser have exceeded your expectations, so good job!!! oh, i just dontated, :)

Holly November 6, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Wonderful idea Angela! I just donated to the red Cross. Thank you for the opportunity to help.

Christy November 6, 2012 at 6:01 pm

I donated on sunday but i wasn’t aware (didn’t read) that I was supposed to comment here. Sorry, hope its not too late for the giveaway!. Thanks again for doing this

Angela (Oh She Glows) November 7, 2012 at 8:25 am

dont worry, you don’t have to comment here to be entered :)

Jenny Willden November 6, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Donating now! Thanks for setting this up!

Angela (Oh She Glows) November 7, 2012 at 8:25 am

Thanks Jenny!

Laura November 7, 2012 at 10:18 am

Awesome Angela! I think even though lots of people would donate anyway, doing it in a fun way gives the cause extra oomph. I just donated here! And I’ll take donation/fundraiser yoga classes. And, I may donate to a couple of more personal causes.

Yesenia November 7, 2012 at 1:23 pm

I think it’s so great what your doing. I’m from jersey myself and many of my friends and family were greatly affected. It’s so awesome to see people from other countries willing to help! Love your blog!!

Tracey November 8, 2012 at 10:42 am

Oh my goodness you got over $10,000!!! I’m so happy I donated!!! Great job to everyone!!!

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