On Thursday, April 1 at 8 pm, in celebration of our passing the 10,000 Twitter follower mark, Storm will be attempting to eat an entire Fudgie the Whale ice cream cake at ThinkGeek HQ in Fairfax, VA. (Full details of the event are in this post)
Because we don’t want to be seen as Wasteful Americans who have so much extra food lying around that we regularly eat 12-serving desserts all by ourselves, we are turning the event into a fundraiser for an area charity we have been working with for a while, the Arlington Food Assistance Center. And not only can you take this opportunity to donate to a good cause, but you can WIN COOL STUFF!
As such, we proudly present FudgieThon 2010!
Here’s the deal: click on this button right here…UPDATE: sorry; donations no longer being accepted. You can still donate directly at the AFAC website.
…to donate and sponsor Storm in his cake-eating attempt. (You know, like a walk-a-thon, just with less exercise and lots more cake) When Storm eats the entire Fudgy the Whale (and he will), 100% of all donations will go to AFAC—which, as it happens, has a matching grant right now through the Feinstein Foundation to “Help End Hunger in America”, so every dollar donated will actually equal two.
But that’s not all: every dollar you donate will count as a single “chance” in a random drawing to win one of two $100 ThinkGeek gift certificates. We will continue to take donations, even after the event has finished, until Sunday, April 11th at 11:59 pm. Two winners will be selected on Monday, April 12th. So if you donate $5, you have five “chances” to win; $10 gets you ten chances, etc. (See how that works?)
Our goal is to raise $2,000 to help feed families and individuals in need. We also heartily encourage making a donation to a food bank in your local community. So go donate now, and often, and tell your friends!