To celebrate my blog’s first birthday I hosted a little comment-luv contest and the lovely Angella was the winner. She chose a coffee shop in her town for her gift certificate and after several of my bone-headed attempts to call them at 5 AM (I kept forgetting the fact that they are in a different time zone – duh!) I finally connected with them. But they wouldn’t take my money. I was bummed and kept trying until I talked to the owner who said they wouldn’t take a credit card without me there to sign the receipt. As much as I’d love to make a little trip to the Okanagan Valley, it isn’t in the cards.
When I told Angella the bummer news and asked about another choice she graciously said “Here you are trying to support local and they won’t let you. I have a better idea – why don’t you take the $ and treat YOURSELF?”. I felt bad that I wasn’t able to fulfill her request and that my idea to pay it forward flopped. So instead of indulging myself I made two contributions: one to the Summerland, BC Food Bank in Angella’s name (sorry, they don’t have a website) and one to the Cleveland Food Bank. According to those I talked to at both places they can turn $1 into 4 meals; so in the comming days 100 meals in each of our communities will be provided in Angella’s honor .