Butcher Style Apron
4th annual, Menu for Hope, December 10-21, 2007for Menu for Hope IV

4th annual, Menu for Hope, December 10-21, 2007
There is nothing like a nice looking apron to jazz up the kitchen!

Sewn especially for Menu For Hope IV by me, this one-of-a-kind apron is constructed of 100% medium weight cotton with dark blue elephants, camels and leopards marching across a turquoise field.
(to closer view of fabric)

To be the lucky winner of the apron, all you have to do is purchase raffle ticket(s). (apron prize code: CA06) For every US$10 donated, you will receive one virtual raffle ticket.
(how to donate.)

Anyone is welcome to bid on this apron. The apron body is approximately 1 meter in length and roughly 90cm wide at the apron bottom. It has meter long waist-ties to ensure that the apron fits even the largest of cooks. When the raffle winners are announced by Pim on 9 January 2008, the apron will be sent by me via Canada Post to the winner. Please bear in mind that your apron will arrive eventually; Canada Post may sometimes be one of the slowest postal systems in the world but it is, for the most part, reliable.

And there are many other prizes from which to choose. Please take a look at Menu for Hope IV.

Menu For Hope, an annual fundraising campaign raising funds to support worthy causes worldwide was started by Pim Techamuanvivit (Chez Pim). In 2006, Menu For Hope raised US$62,925.12 to help the UN World Food Programme feed the hungry. (Here is last year's list of prizes.) This year the funds raised will go towards the UNWFP school lunch program in Lesotho, Africa. In the Menu for Hope IV announcement, Pim wrote:

Food bloggers from all over the world join the campaign by offering a delectable array of food-related prizes for the Menu for Hope raffle. Anyone and that means you too - can buy raffle tickets to bid on these prizes. For every $10 donated, you earn one virtual raffle ticket to bid on a prize of their choice. At the end of the two-week campaign, the raffle tickets are drawn and the results announced on Chez Pim.

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest food aid agency, working with over 1,000 other organizations in over 75 countries. In addition to providing food, the World Food Program's goal is to not only provide food for the hungry but to assist them to become self-reliant and escape hunger for good.

Please note that none of the funds raised will go to any of the bloggers participating in the campaign. To assure you of this, your donations can be made to the online fundraising company, Firstgiving, who has worked with Menu for Hope since its inception. Firstgiving collects and processes the donations and, at the end of the campaign, transfers the donations in one lump sum to the WFP. Firstgiving collects a small fee, which includes the credit card processing charges. Last year, the fee was reduced: Firstgiving gave back 1% of the total amount raised in lieu of a discount on their processing fee.

Donation instructions:

  1. Select your choice of prize(s) from the Menu for Hope site - remember to note the code number of the prize. (This is the global list of all prizes donated this year.) Please check the terms and conditions for each prize BEFORE you bid; some have shipping restrictions and/or expiry dates.
  2. Go to the donation site and make a donation.
    1. Please specify your prize code number(s) in the 'Personal Message' section in the donation form when confirming your donation. Each US$10 you donate gives you one virtual raffle ticket. If you are purchasing more than one ticket, please indicate how you would like the tickets to be allocated. eg: a donation of US$50 might be 1xCA06, 1xAP19, 1xUE06, 2xUK06. The apron prize code is CA06.
    2. For US donors: if your company matches your charity donation, please check the box and fill in the information for a successful corporate match.
    3. Please check the box to allow us to see your email address so that we could contact you in case you win. Your email address will not be shared with anyone.
  3. Finally, please remember to see the raffle results on Pim's blog (Chez Pim) on Wednesday 9 January 2008.
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to Menu for Hope IV apron fabric
to blog from OUR kitchen - Menu for Hope IV apron
to blog from OUR kitchen - Menu for Hope IV apron update
to Menu for Hope IV
to Menu for Hope IV - Canada
to Firstgiving - Menu for Hope IV (to bid on prizes - the apron is number CA06)
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