Friday, November 20, 2009
On Nov. 21, BlogCatalog.com and HalfHourMeals.com are asking bloggers to help someone in need by packing a meal and delivering it to a family in need, holding a food drive at your school or church or business, or donating food or money to your local food bank.
Then, use your blog to raise awareness about hunger, share what you learned from giving, or motivate others to help someone who is hungry.
BlogCatalog.com and HalfHourMeals.com staff will be hand delivering meals to families in San Antonio on the day of the event. We will be delivering them anonymously and attaching a card that says "from someone who cares about you."
If you are unable to physically deliver a meal to someone or deliver food to a food bank, there are ways to donate online.
Our local San Antonio Food Bank has a virtual food drive that makes donating food or funds as easy as clicking a few buttons. You can donate to their virtual food drive here.
Or, look for a virtual food drive sponsored by your local food bank.
Not only have BloggersUnite events generated widespread awareness for a variety of causes, but BlogCatalog also encourages philanthropy within its own company. Encouraging consumers to participate in philanthropic endeavors is great, but it has little impact if your company isn't taking action as well. It seems simple, but leading by example is a powerful thing.