Thursday, December 16, 2010

Second Annual Cans for Comments!

I was listening to the radio the other day when the news came on. Two stories caught my attention. The first, was that the "Honeybee Killer" was shot and killed during a botched robbery in a strip mall Johnny and I had just been at not even two weeks ago. (I know!!!)

The second was a little more somber: The Salvation Army reports that donations this year are down 13% from previous years' figures. At first I thought "well, yeah that's because everybody uses debit cards and doesn't have change for the little red buckets." But then I realized that couldn't be the reason for a 13% drop. Debit cards have been around for years and it hadn't affected donations this badly before.

It made me stop and think how devastating it must be for many families this time of year. To not only be struggling to pay the normal bills and costs of life, but to add the stress of presents, a tree, decorations, a big Christmas dinner, and other holiday expenses that add up.

To hear that even the charities trying to help these families are struggling made me want to chip in! I emailed Laura to see if she'd be up for another serious ass-kicking friendly competition of Cans for Comments this year. Her response? "Hells yeah!"

So here's where you come in!

Each comment left on this post between today and Monday, December 20th will equal a can of food donated to a local Chicagoland food pantry.

Leave a comment for yourself, your mom, your dog. Tell me what your favorite color is, what you want for Christmas this year, or what your middle name is. Just leave comments so I can beat the pants off Laura donate tons to charity this year!

And if you'd like to join in too, just let us know! We'll add you to the list!

Cans for Comments 2010 Hosts
Hey What's for Dinner Mom?

50 comments:

Laura said...

Obligatory getting you at least one comment start up!! :D

love you and yeah for feeding people other than ourselves!!

my captcha was sodarke--WTF? so-dark? last one was anger--next will be paranoid I bet!

fittingbackin said...

Great idea and best of luck for such a wonderful cause!

Kim said...

Since I don't know Laura I'm rooting for you Christina! Kick some butt!

Such an awesome and worthwhile cause. No one should have to go hungry this season or any season. Great job!

Anonymous said...

Go Christina I hope you beat last years total.Love Daddy

Elizabeth said...

My favorite color is blue, I want a remote starter for my car for Christmas, and my middle name is Grace. :)

Simply Life said...

GRRREAT idea! I love it!!!

Simply Life said...

my favorite color is red...

Simply Life said...

my skin is really itchy this winter due to dry skin (this works too, right?) :)

sophia said...

I finally got your package today. Damn post office!!!! the bread was a bit stale, but nothing some toasting and butter won't fix it up! (toasting right now as I type, actually!) Actually, even if you sent me a burnt loaf, I'd still eat it with glee bc I know it was made with love by you!

sophia said...

Oh, and I freaking LOVE you!! You are awesome!

sophia said...

Purposely forgot to mention about the tea towel so I can comment again and force you to donate more. :-)

I loved the tea towel! It's SO freaking adorable. I bought a new soap just to go with it, because we have no soap at our sink and it would be nice to use the towel often. Hee hee.

Oh, and the soap smells of peaches!

Kim said...

Kick some ass sea bass!

In the words of Rob Schneider on "Waterboy": YOU CAN DO IT!

FilipinaFoodista said...

awesome idea, Christina! You never cease to amaze me!

Amanda said...

ooh I'm interested in seeing how many comments you guys will get! I remember this from last year!

Kristina @ spabettie said...

you are wonderful.

<3

BASIL @ spabettie said...

Basil wanted to sing you a song this morning:

"I Whip My TAIL Back and Forth, I Whip My TAIL Back and Forth"...

XXO

Deb (Smoothie Girl Eats Too) said...

Great job here. My middle name is Kara. And I have another one too.

Deb (Smoothie Girl Eats Too) said...

My other middle name is Elizabeth. It makes for a very confused Driver's license card.

Deb (Smoothie Girl Eats Too) said...

My cat's middle name is Kaelin. As in Cato Kaelin, OJ's lazy houseguest (old reference)

dawn said...

My middle name is Marie :)

dawn said...

Got your christmas card today! love the photo!

dawn said...

How many times can I do this?

Hubble the dog said...

Hi Auntie Christina. I love you, Hubble

Jasmine the doggie said...

I also love you Auntie Christina!

Kim said...

I like cookies. And I love lamp. I'm just sayin'...

Hayley said...

This is a great idea :)

Foodtographer said...

Great idea! Rock on with your Bad self...Wife (Kim) says I never posted here before but I know I did last week. And my favorite color is blue and like slow walks on the beach...

Teamarcia said...

Love this! Happy holidays!

Molly said...

this is a great idea!

Molly said...

Merry Christmas!

Molly said...

Happy New year!

winkingannie said...

What an amazing idea!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I couldn't play favorites, I commented on both blogs! Great cause!

Elaine said...

I like this idea so much!

21st Century Housewife© said...

This is a really great holiday idea. I'm staggered to think of donations being down 13% - I always give to the Salvation Army and similar charities, and especially this time of year, but I will definitely bear that in mind!

errign said...

I adore this idea! Goooo Christina!

Anonymous said...

The Etch A Sketch on Mara's blog is fantastic! Thanks for your charity.

Kim said...

Merry Christmas!

One more comment from wonderful me before this ends. Yay!

Beth @ To the Fullest said...

What a GREAT idea!

Beth @ To the Fullest said...

Oh, and I expect to see a cowl photo or two! Roar!

Haha okay, no photo necessary. I'm just glad the cowls got there in time for Christmas! Thanks again for ordering!

Beth @ To the Fullest said...

My confirmation name is Rose. Because I know you were dying to know.

Beth @ To the Fullest said...

My middle name is Ann. Like 90% of hot blooded American woman.

Beth @ To the Fullest said...

My dogs are middle name-less.

Beth @ To the Fullest said...

It dumped a foot of snow overnight here. Ouch.

Beth @ To the Fullest said...

This is the end of my commenting...but not of my love of this Cans for Comments project!

Dawn said...

Hi Christina! J, W and I had awesome sushi tonight. How was yours?

dawn said...

I hope everyone has a very merry christmas!

Kim said...

More comments! Yay for more comments!

Dawn said...

I just ate 6 cookies.

Kim said...

Hey! Where are my cookies?

Oh wait, they're in the kitchen.