A Contest and Giving Back

If you’re a follower of this Blog, you know that contests have never made their way over here. It’s not the feel of the site. But when Boston Pizza reached out to me with an amazing offer for my loyal readers that incorporated childrens charities, I couldn’t resist.

With the Christmas season fast approaching, many people have started to think about how they can make a difference in their communities. Boston Pizza is supporting Canadian charities with the launch a national fundraising initiative in support of Canadian families.

Throughout November, for $5, Boston Pizza Kids Cards will be available at Boston Pizza locations across Canada – sales of these cards will support The Boston Pizza Foundation’s fund raising for charities across Canada, including Kids Help Phone, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

How does the Kids Card help both your family and other Canadian Families?  The $5 you pay for your BP Kids Card goes directly to the BP Foundation who uses these funds to support Canadian charities and families in need and at the same time you and your family get 5 FREE kids’ meals – an equivalent value of $35!

Since its inception in 1990, the Boston Pizza Foundation has raised more than $10.5 million through various fundraising initiatives! — BOSTON PIZZA

And that’s why I offered this contest to you.

Boston Pizza has offered Women On The Fence readers 10 FREE Boston Pizza Gift Cards to support children charities.

All you have to do to be eligible to win, is leave a comment below about a time that YOU helped someone in need.

We will be choosing the most heartwarming stories as the winners. The gift cards expire November 2011, and we will be selecting the 10 winners at the end of this month.

Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter… www.Twitter.com/WomenOnTheFence, and please ReTweet this post, so everyone has a chance to win this great offer!

And let me know, would you like to see more contests on Women On The Fence?

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Offer valid for Canadians only. Please enter your email address in your comment so if chosen, we may contact you for your mailing address. All email addresses are confidential and not shared.
5 Comments
  1. I once picked up an elderly woman at a bus stop and drove her to her destination completely out of my way. She looked so cold standing there and I rolled down my window and asked her where she was headed. She was really appreciative.
    Erica I love the contest idea!! Keep them coming.

  2. Every year my kids and I bring old clothes and toys to a local battered womens shelter. The look on the kids faces is nothing short of incredible when we carry all those toys in.We encourage our neighbors to do so and they have been doing their part.

  3. It’s just what we do. With my kids around to model social justice for, I’m even more motivated to take any opportunity that presents itself, such as the reader above who drove an elderly lady home. We have done the same, though from the library and not the bus stop. Made a great conversation starter with the 13-year-old!

    We also help out at the local food bank, both picking up from the donors and delivering to clients. We donate clothes and other stuff to the Salvation Army, of course. But I think it’s the small things like stopping the car if we see someone fall down, or offering change to the lady ahead of us in the grocery line who is just short of what she needs to buy her food, that make a greater impression on the kids. They see that that’s just how you conduct yourself in the community, no big deal.

  4. About ten years ago, I was an aid for a special needs boy in the 3rd & 4th grades. He was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and ADD. He was an amazing boy and someone that I will take with me throughout my life as one of my greatest accomplishments. I know I helped him enjoy his 3rd and 4th grades in school and the children in his class will always hold their heads up as ambassadors. They learned that people with special needs have brains and feelings like all of us do! The goal is always to pay it forward!

  5. I volunteer every month and give exercise to the elderly in an old age home. They appreciate when I visit and just the little bit I can teach them from a chair I know makes the difference in their life. It’s the very least I can do. I’ve been doing it for 6 years now and it’s such rewarding work.

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