Wednesday, December 23, 2009

'Tis the Season... To Fun(d) Raise!


It all started when a group of Lebanese bloggers decided to get together and collect a few toys from neighbors and friends to give away to underprivileged children this Christmas.

Soon, what seemed to be a small initiative between friends turned into a gigantic wave that took over the Lebanese blogosphere and quickly attracted more buzz on Facebook and Twitter than any already established charity. Snowballs are funny that way, and at Christmas they seem more unstoppable than ever!

So today, the group is at its third major charity event and counting, and Lebanese Twitterers and Facebookers can't wait for the next Fun(d) Raising activity which, as the name of the initiative already suggests, is all about fun.

Indeed, what could be better than having a great time while doing some good?

Well, great time, good deeds … And delicious sweets of course!

Fun(d) Raising's upcoming gathering will start at 5pm this coming Sunday, December 27 at Edde Yard in Byblos.

If you like getting your hands dirty (with flour and chocolate); if you love the smell of yummy goodies cooking in the stove; basically if you're a common human by day and a super-baker-(wannabe) by night, then this event if for you!

COOKI3MAN the legendary cookie-maker ruling the Lebanese blogosphere will bring the magic dough and everyone will be invited to add chocolate chips, kinder, m&m's and many many many other goodies! You will be welcome to eat them warm, on the spot and you could even save some for later and share your tasty delights with loved ones. 'Tis the Season of sharing after all.

Of course everybody loves cookies but not everyone's into baking. Fear not flourphobics, COOKI3MAN will bring some home-made cookies that you can purchase in batches of 6 and 12.

Perfect, right?
What more could we ask for, you say?

Well there's always more! Don't you just love the holiday spirit?

The queen of Lebanese cartooning will also be there, signing her now celebrated Amalgam! Do I need to say more? I don't think so (OK, fine, if you haven't heard of this book, the blog or the excellent Maya Zankoul, it probably means you haven't been going out much, Twitting, Facebooking or even watching TV! That girl's everywhere! But don't worry, we won't tell anyone, just click here and get on board!)

And every time you think it can't get any better, the Fun(d) Raising peeps surprise you with more!

There will be a draw to win cookies and Maya's book! And we all know that even if you're baking or buying, and even if you already own a copy of Amalgam; the extra bonus prizes will make for a wonderful gift this season.

For more details, visit:
Event FB Page
Fun(d) Raising Website
An excellent article on Global Voices Online which summarizes everything very clearly

. S H A R E . T H I S . P ✮ S T .

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