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Cans for Comments – 2010

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

As you may remember, my friend Kasey and I produced an awesome event benefiting Mid-Ohio Foodbank last year and we are hard at work on Cakes for a Cause 2011 (save the date – March 1!).  I think that Mid-Ohio Foodbank is an incredible organization that benefits so many people.

To me, this time of year is all about warm hearts and full tummies and in that spirit, I am thrilled to participate in Cans for Comments again this year!

My family will be making a $100 donation to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank (which will buy an amazing $800 worth of food for hungry people in Central Ohio).  This is in addition to the $100 from Emilie Duncan Event Planning for the 50 Things that I didn’t complete from Round 2 of 101 Things in 1001 Days.

I would LOVE to donate more than $200 – all you need to do is leave a comment on this post telling me what you are most thankful this time of year.  For every comment, I will donate another $1 to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.  Please spread the word: tell your friends, link back to this post, share on Twitter, on Facebook, on your blog – the more comments the better for the Mid- Ohio Foodbank.

Thanks for your help and please consider giving in your community – the need is so great for so many.

Wish Upon a Wedding – Ohio

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

I am absolutely thrilled to announce that my participation on the Board of Directors for Wish Upon a Wedding’s Ohio chapter. I am so honored to be part of this incredible organization!

wuw

Wish Upon a Wedding is a charitable organization that gives weddings to brides and grooms facing terminal illness.   Our couples have quite often been together for quite a while or already planning a wedding but when faced with a catastrophic illness, priorities change.  That is where Wish Upon a Wedding comes in – we give them a day, without any thoughts of existing health issues, while surrounded by their closest family and friends to celebrate LOVE.  One day to forget that by their 3rd anniversary, one of them will be gone.  Pretty incredible and really powerful.  WUW was started in California in January of 2010 and has already spread to chapters across the country – we are getting things up and running in Ohio and hope to start granting wishes for deserving couples very soon!  Keep your eyes open for our launch party in January and our Blissful Wishes Gala in November 2011.

Whenever I mention this to vendors and brides and random people on the street (I like to talk after all), the first question I get is “how can I help?”   The answer to that varies by who you are:

For my fellow wedding vendors:

Sign up to be a Wish Granter – we’ll call on you to help make these special couple’s day amazing by doing what you do best!

Donate to the Wishing Well – donate 1% of your profits from one event or from the sale of your products to help fund weddings for our couples.

Donate your Services for Auction – In October and November, brides and grooms will be able to bid for wedding related services with all the proceeds going back to Wish Upon a Wedding.

wishbidding

For everyone:

Volunteer as a Committee Member – we have lots of roles for committee members to help us spread the word, plan events and operational needs.

Make a Monetary Contribution or Donate Airline Miles or Donate In Lieu of Favors/Instead of Gifts

Bid on Auction Items for Your Wedding – You need vendors for your wedding – why not bid on their services and benefit Wish Upon a Wedding at the same time?

Follow Wish Upon a Wedding on Twitter and Like Wish Upon a Wedding and Wish Upon a Wedding Ohio on Facebook

If you would like to get involved, please feel free to contact wish Upon a Wedding via at cwo@wishuponawedding.org or {877} 305-WISH.

Wish Upon a Wedding – Ohio

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

I am absolutely thrilled to announce that my participation on the Board of Directors for Wish Upon a Wedding’s Ohio chapter. I am so honored to be part of this incredible organization!

wuw

Wish Upon a Wedding is a charitable organization that gives weddings to brides and grooms facing terminal illness.   Our couples have quite often been together for quite a while or already planning a wedding but when faced with a catastrophic illness, priorities change.  That is where Wish Upon a Wedding comes in – we give them a day, without any thoughts of existing health issues, while surrounded by their closest family and friends to celebrate LOVE.  One day to forget that by their 3rd anniversary, one of them will be gone.  Pretty incredible and really powerful.  WUW was started in California in January of 2010 and has already spread to chapters across the country – we are getting things up and running in Ohio and hope to start granting wishes for deserving couples very soon!  Keep your eyes open for our launch party in January and our Blissful Wishes Gala in November 2011.

Whenever I mention this to vendors and brides and random people on the street (I like to talk after all), the first question I get is “how can I help?”   The answer to that varies by who you are:

For my fellow wedding vendors:

Sign up to be a Wish Granter – we’ll call on you to help make these special couple’s day amazing by doing what you do best!

Donate to the Wishing Well – donate 1% of your profits from one event or from the sale of your products to help fund weddings for our couples.

Donate your Services for Auction – In October and November, brides and grooms will be able to bid for wedding related services with all the proceeds going back to Wish Upon a Wedding.

wishbidding

For everyone:

Volunteer as a Committee Member – we have lots of roles for committee members to help us spread the word, plan events and operational needs.

Make a Monetary Contribution or Donate Airline Miles or Donate In Lieu of Favors/Instead of Gifts

Bid on Auction Items for Your Wedding – You need vendors for your wedding – why not bid on their services and benefit Wish Upon a Wedding at the same time?

Follow Wish Upon a Wedding on Twitter and Like Wish Upon a Wedding and Wish Upon a Wedding Ohio on Facebook

If you would like to get involved, please feel free to contact wish Upon a Wedding via at cwo@wishuponawedding.org or {877} 305-WISH.