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Friday, September 25, 2009

Win $10,000 for Heifer International!


Good Bite and Quaker Instant Oatmeal is sponsoring a stir-a-thon! Okay, not really a stir-a-thon, but they definitely are kickin’ things up a notch by having 12 bloggers compete for a $10,000 prize! The money goes to a favorite charity, and I’ve chosen Heifer International as my charity of choice.


What I love about Heifer is that they don’t just hand out food, but rather they empower people to feed themselves and build a sustainable community. Gifts of goat, duck, water buffalo, chicken and cattle help create sustainable sources of food and income.

And when the mama cows give birth to baby calves….

…..the gift of the baby is passed onto another family or community.

See why I love them so?

$10,000 will buy:


10 water buffalo = plow fields, planting


10 cattle = milk


10,000 chicks = eggs

Soooo…this is where you come in. Quaker’s program is called “Awaken Your Senses” and the winner gets $10,000 to give to their favorite charity. Each of us 12 bloggers told Chef Hottie David our favorite food memory. With that in mind, David then created a custom topping using Quaker Instant Oatmeal.

What’s my favorite memory? Well, you gotta watch and find out!

9 Responses to “Win $10,000 for Heifer International!”

  1. We voted! Great contest for a great cause. Vote Vote Vote for this yummy treat. We hope you win!

  2. What a great cause and a wonderful way to create a sustainable food source.

  3. Maria — 9/27/09 @ 2:10 pm

    Great cause! I just wanted to say thanks for the Blogher after party. It was FABULOUS! You ladies are the best! I am looking forward to your book. Cheers!

  4. Kamran Siddiqi — 9/27/09 @ 2:35 pm

    Jaden, I love the charity you picked. Last year, I fundraised money for Heifer International in my school with one of the clubs that I am in.

    I voted and I am going to spread the word on twitter. :)

  5. Great cause! I just viewed and voted.

  6. Kristin — 9/28/09 @ 2:37 pm

    Voted! I also got an email from Amazon today that the copy of your book that I pre-ordered will be shipping early! It should arrive by Friday! I’m super excited about it. Good Luck!

  7. Angie — 9/28/09 @ 7:14 pm

    Voted! Good luck :)

  8. Asianmommy — 9/28/09 @ 10:41 pm

    I voted for you–what a worthy cause!

  9. Awesome charity and oatmeal recipe!! I voted for you… best wishes in this friendly and worthy competition!

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