Tag Archives: charity

Today: The Clark Chronicles [a giveaway and a giveback]

UPDATE:  Congratulations to Shannon, who will soon be the (proud?) owner of a Clark calendar.  I will reach out to you by email to get your mailing address.   Thank you so very much to each of you who commented.  With 35 comments in total as of last night, I decided…. what the heck.  I’m donating $100 regardless.  My lovely parents offered to match my pledge on comments, so that gives us $135 in support of The Greater Boston Food Bank.  Not a bad way to start the day.

As 2012 winds down and 2013 approaches, what better time than now to break out a new wall calendar?  Perhaps one featuring the handsome mug of South Boston’s most beloved (real talk) French bulldog?  After playing around on Minted.com for a few minutes, I found the perfect design and got down to business.  The result:  THE CLARK CHRONICLES.

 

Because I am…

  1. truly grateful to you for stopping by On Tap for Today, and for all the comments, shares, likes, tweets, pins and pokes (Do people still do that?  On Facebook, I mean?) this year and
  2. because I am a firm believer that you can never have too much Clark…

I am giving away one copy of The Clark Chronicles, a truly special 2013 wall calendar, to one lucky and truly special reader.

This is not just a giveaway, though.  It’s also a giveback (I don’t think that’s a real word, but I am hoping that doesn’t matter.).  For each comment left below, I will donate $1.00 to The Greater Boston Food Bank (up to $100.00 of my very own straight cash, homey).  It is my honor to support the important work they do in Massachusetts to end hunger.  In eastern Massachusetts alone, nearly a third of families in need report that their children are not eating enough because they cannot afford sufficient food.  While I worry about which black shoes to wear with my black dress, one in nine of my neighbors is food insecure.  They may be unsure where they will get their next meal.  They may be choosing between food or rent, food or heat, food or medical care.  These are choices no one should face.  During a season so focused on giving and receiving, I encourage you to consider giving back, when and if you can, in support of the causes closest to your heart.

Please leave a comment below (and for Pete’s sake, make it a thoughtful one) for a chance to receive a Clark calendar (perhaps I could convince him to pawtograph it?  bahahahaaa) and I will donate $1.00 for each comment (up to 100) to the Greater Boston Food Bank.  I will select one random winner at the end of the day on Monday, 12/10/12.

P.S. If you are a very lovely and kind millionaire hundredaire and would like to match a portion of my contribution, please let me know.

Also On Tap for Today:

What is your top goal for 2013?  What cause is closest to your heart this time of year?

Today: A placeholder post

…with the promise/threat of a normal regular post as soon.  Not only is Christmas four days away, but we are also in the middle of an audit at work and my brain is a bit overwhelmed.  So while I get my act together, please enjoy this:

No Frenchies were harmed in the making of this photo...

and then judge me for dressing up my dog, and do the same while looking at this:

This is Clark's over-the-shoulder red carpet pose.

And if you haven’t left yet, a few more things to enjoy:

  • Every day from 5-7 PM, Santa answers calls from area children on WROR, one of Boston’s oldies stations.  You can listen live here or on your regular old radio– I promise you won’t be disappointed.  Heartwarming and hilarious at the same time.
  • Speaking of Santa (which I seem to be doing a lot of as of late), The Boston Globe’s Globe Santa has been helping underprivileged children in the area since 1956, collecting donations exceeding $1 million annually from readers and advertisers to ensure each child enjoys a visit from Santa.  If you are still looking for a last minute gift, you might consider making a gift to Globe Santa in honor of a friend or loved one.  You can read about families helped by reading stories such as this one.

I’ll be back with what’s On Tap for Today as soon as I figure out… what’s on tap for today.  In the meantime,  are you enjoying the snow (if you have snow)?  What are your go-to last  minute gifts?