Last month Hurricane Irene battered the East Coast and caused as much as $6.6 billion dollars in damages to homes, businesses, structures, and vehicles. 46 Americans lost their lives, and thousands of American families are left homeless due to the dangerous storm surges and catastrophic flood waters. Luckily, my family remained safe from the storm, and unharmed (other than the inconvenience of no power for several days). However, I'd like to remind you all that not everyone in our country has been so lucky.
This week I was contacted by a Maryanne Taylor, a Pampered Chef Consultant who is working hard to raise money to help the families affected by Hurricane Irene. Over the next 2 weeks, for every purchase through her website, Pampered Chef will donate 10-15% of the proceeds (the more sales = higher percentage) to The American Red Cross to assist those struggling from this devastating storm. Ya'll might be saying, what's in it for me? Think of it this way: you will be getting great products, and at no added cost to you make a donation to the thousands of fellow Americans who have lost their loved ones, homes, belongings, and more from Hurricane Irene. This is an awesome opportunity for us all, as we are able to purchase high-quality kitchen and entertaining products and help others in the at the same time!
Maryanne has been generous enough to offer to sponsor a giveaway on my blog, and everyone has a chance to win this 1-2-3 Dip! Set from Pampered Chef:
This set includes the exclusive Lemon & Rosemary Oil Dipping Seasoning, Parmesan-Garlic Oil Dipping Seasoning, a Small Bamboo Spoon Set, all packaged in a adorable Muslin Gift Bag. Perfect for treating yourself, or giving as a gift!
There is NO PURCHASE NECESSARY to enter to win this giveaway. However, people who do make a purchase from Maryanne's personal Pampered Chef Website are invited to enter this giveaway for an awesome Bamboo Block Knife Set, valued at $149! Here is how it'll work:
- 1st entry: Visit Maryanne's personal Pampered Chef Website & leave me a comment on this post to tell me one item that you would LOVE to own. (no purchase necessary, although strongly encouraged!)
- 5 additional entries: Make a purchase from Maryanne's personal Pampered Chef Website (using Thoushallnot Whine as your host). Leave 5 more comments on this post to count as your entries. -Purchases will be confirmed with Maryanne when the winner is selected, so please do this after you've placed your order. Also be sure to enter the giveaway on Pampered Chef Hurricane Irene Relief Fundraiser Post. (open to purchasers only)