Menu for Hope

Here it is again, the great Menu for Hope III. It all started at Chez Pim a couple of years ago, and last year they raised 17000 dollars for Unicef. Which I think is amazing, and a pretty hard act to follow. This year it´s going to the UN ´s World Food Program.

Look at her site and see all the prizes you can bid for. There´s plenty of amazing stuff, and all can be yours for a 10$ raffle ticket, during the days of 11 to 22 of December.

Here are the two prizes from Lobstersquad.

The first, code EU23, is an original watercolour, size about 23 by 32 centimetres. It appeared in the food section of Metaphore magazine, and now you can see what a terrible state I´m in, when I confess, I don´t remember what the text was about. It may have been Asian food, but then again, it may not, since I was given a pretty free rein in that magazine, which may or may not have resulted in its dissappearance last year.

You can have a piece of that Titanic of the presses, by a paltry 10$ raffle ticket. This is a great opportunity not only because it will come tastefully framed and show off your walls to advantage, but because I never sell original illustrations. This is a once in a lifetime occasion.

The other prize, code EU29, is the offer of my professional services. Your tickets will give you the chance to order me about and comission one piece, whatever it is you want. For bloggers, it can be a header, like Neil´s here. Non bloggers, or everyone, really, may prefer a letterhead, invitation or even a screensaver. Bid and I´m all yours for this one piece that will change your graphic life. Check out my website for all the dizzying options you may have for the clicking of a finger.

Now, here´s the serious stuff. The region of Europe is being hosted by David Leibovitz, and very big thanks for that. You can see all the prizes for the region on his site, here . This is particulary interesting because some of the prizes are dinners, or blog events, or meetings with famours bloggers. It may be that you´re a travelling gourmand, and will want those far away prizes. For that you go to Chez Pim´s site.

Here's what you should do...

1. Go to the donation page at First Giving
2. Make a donation! Each $10 will give you one raffle ticket toward a prize
of your choice. Please specify which prize or prizes you'd like in the
'Personal Message' section in the donation form when confirming your
donation. Do tell us how many tickets per prize, and please use the prize
code-for example, a donation of $50 can be 2 tickets for UW01 and 3 for
If your company matches your charity donation, please remember to check the
box and fill in the information so we could claim the corporate match.
3. Please also check the box to allow us to see your email address so that
we could contact you in case you win. Your email address will not be shared
with anyone.
4. Check back on Chez Pim on January 15 when we announce the result of the
raffle. The drawing will be done electronically. Our friend the code wizard
Derrick at Obsession with Food is responsible for the application that will
do the job.

Thanks for your patience, and I hope we can raise the bar on last year´s record.

8 comentarios:

Anónimo dijo...

Oh Ximena, I'm sorry to hear you're not feeling well. Crawl under the covers and send someone off to fetch you some hot, restorative broth from Lhardy.

For those interested in Ximena's amazing prizes, the codes are EU23 for the watercolour and EU29 for the header design.

lobstersquad dijo...

Hi Brett, thanks so much. My mamá brought me some homemade broth, even better than Lhardy´s and I´m all shipshape again.

LE BLOG dijo...

¿Este dibujo tan absolut no lo habrás hecho estando malita no? Ya me espero cualquier cosa de tí, ajerosa....me parece precioso.

Anónimo dijo...

Mmmmm .... what an appealing offer! and what a beautiful pic!!!

Get well soon. We need you!

Anónimo dijo...

It was nice looking after you...and having your suero looking for funny noises in the house...

David dijo...

Ximena: Thank you so much for your very generous contributions to Menu For Hope III. We've already raised over $10,000 thanks to folks like you.

Your terrific artwork and your generous offer for web design (or other) are certain to entice many readers to bid for these prizes. Hope that you're feeling better, and muchas gracias for your support of this extremely worthy cause!

shuna fish lydon dijo...

I think I want your services more than any other prize. Thank you for putting it forth! My prizes will be listed tomorrow.

Sam dijo...

I am glad everyone else wants your services, because I just want your picture ;)

great prizes, thank you.