feeding the IDF: a call to action
Update: We still haven't received the appropriate link from the woman over at pizzaidf.org yet, so Tanya set up a Paypal account for donations. We will transfer any funds accumulated over to the pizza site once she sets us up over there. And no, I have no idea why this little button is taking up so much space.
Yesterdayís post about the pizza and donuts for the IDF has taken on a life of its own, as I was hoping it would.
Tanya thankfully took control and sent an email to the coordinator of the effort, who was thrilled with the idea of a group donation. She is going to set us up with our own donation link so we can keep track of how much we donated as a group.
For those who didnít see the previous post, Pizza for IDF is an website that utilizes pizza and donut shops in Israel to deliver food to Israeli troops.
This works on a couple of levels. First, sending the troops a nice little feast would show our solidarity and support. Being that Chanukah starts next week, this is a perfect time to do it, as Iím sure the soldiers would appreciate our well wishes and donations during their holiday season.
Because of the situation in the Middle East, tourism in Israel is at an all-time low. Many local merchants are suffering financially because of this. By using the Pizza for IDF website to send food to the soldiers, we would be giving business to some of these merchants who desperately need it.
You can also send messages to the soldiers with the food. I would like to collect all the messages myself instead of sending them separately to the website, so all of our wishes can be sent together with the food.
I urge you to join us in sending food, warm wishes and support to the Israeli soldiers. If you are in support of this action, please tell your friends, link to this post (and the post that will up at the Weblog Action Center shortly regarding this same thing), spread the word. The more money we get donated, the more soldiers we can treat. It doesnít matter if it is one dollar or forty dollars, or if you canít afford to donate and just want to send a message. Every little bit will go a long way towards bringing a little joy to a weary Israeli soldier.
Please keep checking back here for when I have a permanent link to our donation page. In the mean time, spread the word.
(I think this mission needs a catchy nickname. I was thinking mmmmm donuts, but that was merely for my own amusement. Once I think of a name, I can get started on a button and logo to keep up at the top of my page, and for anyone else to use to link to the cause)