Bloggers Unite for Africa Giveaway!

Posted by Jackie on Nov 1, 2011

Photo Credit: WFP/Rose Ogola

Just a few months ago, a terrible famine was declared in the Horn of Africa. What started out as a drought quickly became a life-ending famine, one that people are still dying from every single day. About 13 million people are slowly starving to death in Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti, and Uganda, and many of those are children. It’s estimated that almost 1 million people will die this year from hunger. 1 million people. And, to make matters even more heartbreaking: In Somalia, 1 child is dying from starvation every 6 minutes.

Here’s your chance to help save lives! A simple donation to our Global Giving fundraiser will help make a huge difference. The UN, OXFAM and Save the Children projects we have chosen will have a direct impact on families suffering from the famine. A donation of $10 will provide a family of 5 with clean water. $50 can help save a baby from dying. $100 will feed a family of 6 for several weeks. Every single donation will help make a difference!

And, every single donation will automatically enter you in our giveaway of fantastic prizes!! For every $10 you donate, you’ll receive 1 entry in our giveaway. Thanks to my wonderful blogging friends, you could win one of these great prizes. Speaking of prizes, here they are:

Giveaway Prizes!

You could win one of these fabulous prizes:

Back to Brilliant Y’all Cookbook by Virginia Willis

Donated by Debra from Smith Bites. Follow her on twitter and fb!

Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World Cookbook by Isa Chandra Muskowitz

Donated by Xiaolu from 6 Bittersweets. Follow her on twitter and fb!

$100 Gift Certificate to King Arthur Flour

Donated by Jamie from My Baking Addiction. Follow her on twitter and fb!

Best Darn Kettlecorn Chocolate Tower & Texas Tamale Company Gift Card

{Chocolate Tower will include 3 1-gallon tubs of Chocolate Covered Cherry, Double Chocolate Drizzle, and White Chocolate Cookie Crunch. Texas Tamale Company gift card is good for 1 Appetizer Kit, or products totaling $54.75.}

Donated by Lynn from Goodies for Gifts (via Best Darn Kettlecorn and Texas Tamale Company). Follow Lynn on twitter and fb!

Gift Basket of Homemade Treats

{Gift Basket will include: 1 Jar of Pear Butter, 1 Jar of Vanilla Extract, and 1 box of Buckeye Candy.}

Donated by Erin from Big Fat Baker. Follow her on twitter and fb!

1 Dozen Cupcakes from Kupcakes & Co.

{Winner will choose 1 dozen cupcakes or other treats (cookies, cake pops) totaling $25.}

Donated by Kupcakes & Co., and shipped by La Casa de Sweets. Follow Kupcakes on twitter and fb!

Catarina Dulce de Leche Gift Basket

{Gift Basket will include seasonal dulce de leche treats (scones, cookies, cake truffles, e.g.)}

Donated by Catarina Dulce de Leche and LaMare Bakery. Follow them on twitter and fb!

5 Sets of Kitchen Towels

{Kitchen towels are made of 100% unbleached cotton flour sacks. Each winner will receive 1 set of 2 kitchen towels in a design of their choice.}

Donated by Milisa from Miss in the Kitchen. Follow her on twitter and fb!

Wilton Chocolate Pro Fountain

{Winner will receive one Wilton Chocolate Pro Fountain.}

Donated by Wilton Enterprises. Follow them on twitter and fb!

3 Share the Love Petite Gift Boxes

{Each Gift box contains 3 Brownies, 3 Oatmeal Raisin cookies, and 3 Chocolate Chip Cookies. Each winner will receive 1 box.}

Donated by Michelle from Sweet & Simple. Follow her on twitter and fb!

Chicago Metallic Bakeware Gift Set

{The gift set will include: 1 set of two Jelly Roll Pans; 1 set of two 9″ round cake pans; 1 12-cup muffin pan; 1 set of twelve silicone baking cups; 1 cupcake plunger; 1 icing spatula; 1 large spatula.}


Donated by Chicago Metallic Bakeware. Follow them on twitter and fb!

Giveaway Terms

Here’s how the giveaway will work:

  • For every $10 you donate, you will receive one (1) giveaway entry. If you make a donation of $50, you will receive 5 giveaway entries, e.g. I will keep a record of donations, and assign numbers in the order the donations are received.
  • Once you have made your donation, please leave a comment below stating you have done so. Once your donation amount has been verified, you will be assigned an entry number in the giveaway.
  • If you had made a donation before the giveaway launched, please leave a comment here. You do not have to donate again, unless you want to!
  • Although it won’t earn you another entry, please consider including the following in a tweet or a facebook status update to reach more people:

    I just entered @LaCasaDeSweets fundraiser #giveaway to help fight the famine in East Africa! Enter here:

  • The giveaway will end on Sunday, November 13 at midnight ET.
  • Winners will be chosen via a random number generator.
  • Winners must have a USA address to qualify.
  • Once the giveaway ends, I will draw winners. The first number drawn will receive the first prize, and so forth until all prizes have been awarded.
  • Winners will be contacted via the email they provide in their comment. Winners will have 48 hours to respond to my email. After 48 hours, the prize will be awarded to another person.
  • Although it won’t get you any additional entries, it would be great if you would follow the prize donors listed above!
  • This giveaway has been approved and supported by Global Giving.

Donate Here:

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42 Responses to “Bloggers Unite for Africa Giveaway!”

  1. Maggy@ThreeManyCooks November 2, 2011 at 1:27 pm #

    Wow! This is amazing. Great work, Jackie 😀 I’m donating now!

  2. Maggy@ThreeManyCooks November 2, 2011 at 2:22 pm #

    I donated!

  3. Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies November 2, 2011 at 2:42 pm #

    I donated!

  4. Aimee @ Simple Bites November 2, 2011 at 2:56 pm #

    I donated! Great list of prizes!

    • lacasadesweets November 2, 2011 at 3:02 pm #

      Yay! Thank you so much, Aimee! That means so much to me 🙂

  5. Cassie November 2, 2011 at 4:17 pm #

    This is amazing, thank you for organizing it!

  6. Kala November 2, 2011 at 7:27 pm #

    I donated and shared on facebook! 🙂

    • lacasadesweets November 2, 2011 at 10:48 pm #

      Thank you so much for your donation!! And thank you for spreading the word!!

  7. Alexa Philippou November 2, 2011 at 10:56 pm #

    I donated a few months ago, but I would love to make another contribution soon!

    • lacasadesweets November 2, 2011 at 11:20 pm #

      You are definitely in the running for a prize. Thanks for all you do, and for giving such a great example!

  8. Carrie @ poet in the pantry November 3, 2011 at 1:25 am #

    I’ve made 2 donations in the past and will likely do another one soon. What a great giveaway and a fabulous cause!

    • lacasadesweets November 3, 2011 at 1:32 am #

      Thank you so much, Carrie! You’re making a difference!!!

  9. Richa@HobbyandMore November 3, 2011 at 3:33 am #

    This is an amazing cause. I just donated $10. Thanks for the amazing fundraiser and giveaways!

  10. Amanda November 3, 2011 at 1:55 pm #

    Donated! 🙂

    • lacasadesweets November 3, 2011 at 2:05 pm #

      Thanks so much, Amanda! Let’s spread the word so others can follow your great example 🙂

  11. Cassie November 3, 2011 at 1:58 pm #

    I got my donation completed and just posted about the giveaway. Thanks Jackie!

  12. jose November 3, 2011 at 10:56 pm #

    A donation for a great cause.So proud of you Jackie for doing all this hard work.

  13. Nelly Rodriguez November 3, 2011 at 11:39 pm #

    Just donated! Great cause!

  14. Nelly Rodriguez November 3, 2011 at 11:42 pm #

    Also had my boyfriend (Brian Murray) donate! 🙂

  15. Ann November 4, 2011 at 3:09 am #

    Donated – best of luck with the fundraiser

  16. Jen at The Three Little Piglets November 4, 2011 at 5:38 pm #

    Just donated. Thanks for putting this together. This is the perfect season to remember to lend a helping hand!

  17. Kelly November 8, 2011 at 11:17 pm #

    I just donated. What a heartbreaking situation. Thank you for doing this, and for all of the generous giveaway donations from various people.

    • lacasadesweets November 8, 2011 at 11:20 pm #

      Thank you so much for your donation–you are helping out in a huge way!!!

  18. Kassidy November 9, 2011 at 9:02 pm #

    Oh wow!! I think this is such a wonderful contest! This is such a great cause ! Bravo

  19. Sheryl Beck November 10, 2011 at 5:01 pm #

    I donated, thanks for giving us the opportunity! It’s wonderful to see the passion you have for this project. 🙂

    • lacasadesweets November 11, 2011 at 10:40 pm #

      Thank you, Sheryl!!! I hope you win a prize!! 🙂

  20. lacasadesweets November 3, 2011 at 2:06 pm #

    Thanks for doing this, Cassie. You are truly awesome!!

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