I am all about giving back to my community when and where I can. That's why I'm on the board of the PTO for both the wee ones schools and seem to spend more time there than at home sometimes. Blogging has given me a great opportunity to connect blogging and companies' desires to give back, too.
Wendy's is the company who is making the donations this time around, and they are for the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption that focuses on finding permanent adoption homes for all children who need them. They go through a wide variety of avenue to accomplish this from education to supporting adoption agencies throughout the US and Canada to sponsoring A Homes for the Holidays, an annual CBS special on foster care and adoption featuring stories from some children and musical guests.
As with every charity, there is always a need to fundraise, and this weekend, Wendy's is partnering with ... us to support the DTFA and its program Wendy's Wonderful Kids, which is a program that helps foster children in need find great homes. There are lots of ways to participate, and only purchasing Frosties this weekend (June 18 and 19) costs any money - but who doesn't want an excuse for a Frosty?
You can use Twitter, Facebook, FourSquare, or buy that Frosty.
With Twitter, you can use the Treat it Forward application on the Frosty Facebook page via the Treat it Fwd tab, or tweet with the hashtag #TreatItFwd. A fifty cent donation will be made by Wendy’s for each designated tweet or retweet made from Treat it Forward.
You can also send a Facebook friend a “virtual” Frosty, or tell friends about Father’s Day Frosty Weekend through the Facebook application, again on the Treat it Fwd tab of the Frosty Facebook page. When you do, Wendy’s will make a donation.
Also, from Facebook, on Father’s Day Weekend only (June 18 & 19), offer a “Here’s to You, Dad!” Frosty “virtual toast” by snapping a photo of you raising your Frosty cup to Dad, tagging it with the words “Wendy’s Father’s Day Frosty Weekend” and posting it to Wendy’s Facebook wall or tweeting it. That's another donation from Wendy’s.
Plus, every person who checks in at a Wendy’s during Father's Day weekend only (June 18 & 19) will result in a donation from Wendy’s.
And of course, every Frosty purchased during Father's Day weekend - again, that's this weekend for those of us who haven't prepared to honor the fathers in our lives yet, June 18 and 19 - will result in a $0.50 donation to the DTFA.
I love it - and guess who's getting Frosties this weekend?
I have a Wendy's gift card to give away to one lucky reader who can go enjoy a couple yummy Frosties courtesy TheMotherhood. So what do you have to do to win? First of all, let me stress that you must follow all the rules. If you do not follow the rules, your entry will not count!
This contest is open until Thursday June 30 at 7pm CST. I must have a valid way to reach you, so leave me your email address in your comment or be sure your profile has your email address visible. No duplicate comments will count. This giveaway is open to US residents age 18 and older. Winners will be selected via random.org and must respond within 48 hours of being notified by me or I will select a new winner.
Mandatory Entry: Tell me - if you could donate $0.50 to any cause in the world, what would it be?
Bonus Entries (leave a comment for each entry - if you put it all in one comment, I'll count it as one entry):
1) Earn one additional entry for following me on Twitter, then tweeting this contest with the following tweet: "Win a @Wendys gift card from @honestandtruly. Tweet #TreatitFwd by 6/19 & you donate $0.50 to @DTFA too http://bit.ly/iZ3k2H" (leave a link to your tweet as your comment and make sure you do all the steps!)
2) Earn one additional entry by following this review blog publicly via Google Friend Connect.
3) Earn one additional entry by following my “regular” blog Honest & Truly! publicly via Google Friend Connect.
4) Like my blog on Facebook and let me know what name you used to like it.
In the interest of full disclosure, I was provided with a Wendy's gift card to go buy a Frosty this weekend via TheMotherhood. I have not received any compensation, and as always, all opinions expressed remain my own.