A group of dedicated bloggers in Austin, Texas are digging deep into their pockets and asking their friends to do the same. Why Austin? According to the Capital Area Foodbank over 6,500 evacuees are housed in local shelters and thousands more are staying with friends and family. The Capital Area Foodbank, which supplies food to shelters and 25 lb. food boxes to families, is running out of chow and needs help!
A web site has been set up for individuals to make a donation through ChipIn.com's secure donation site. Or through the widget at the top left of my page.
Your money can initiate a match:
- a $5 donation provides $20 in food
- a $25 donation provides $100 in food
Also, you can give further assistance by putting a ChipIn widget on your blog or web site. See the one I have added at the top left of my page.
Kudos to Connie Reece of EveryDotConnects, the Social Media Club Austin and the Austin 501 Tech for making this happen
IN-KIND CONTRIBUTION: WORDPRESS SERVICES
The individual or company that makes the largest donation through this ChipIn widget will have access to two hours of time for a Wordpress installation, customization or training by Chel Wolverton, the very capable administrative assistant for Social Media Club. Upon completion of the ChipIn campaign, Chel will contact the winner to find out which of these services is preferred. The amount of your contribution will not be disclosed.
Note: your gift through this ChipIn page is not tax-deductible. If you need a receipt for income tax purposes, you must donate directly to CAFB by check or major credit card. (They are not set up to receive donations via Paypal.)