Last year, Madame Pim of Chez Pim introduced, "a menu for hope." The concept was simple: In the spirit of the holiday season, give what you can to help victims of the southeast Asian tsunami. Pim has asked us to give again this year to help the victims of the earthquake in Pakistan & India. But 'a menu for hope II' is more than a drive for donations. Once you donate $5 or more, you are eligible to win a fabulous prize of your choice. These prizes have been donated by the ever-creative community of food & wine bloggers, of which I am part.
In addition to my daily wine blogging, I also teach wine classes. The prize I am donating to the raffle drawing is a wine class for up to ten people. If you live in/near any metropolitan area in North America, I'll hop on a plane and bring me, the wine and a fabulously fun wine class to your door. You can select from any of the wine classes listed at basicjuice.com. I am also happy to build a custom class around the interests of you & your friends. All this for a donation of five bucks (or more)!
I urge you to hop on over to Pim's, take a look at the great prizes and then give (at First Giving) what you can. You'll be helping someone in need and you'll also be eligible to experience one of the world's most fun and informative wine classes :)