Now, after reflecting on it, I’m changing my call a bit.
I am inviting you, my followers, to enter my Halloween costume contest/ raffle. Given the circumstances of my home state following Hurricane Sandy, this one’s going to be a little different. Instead of awarding a prize to the raffle winner (because, honestly, I’d be a terrible judge for picking a winner and I don’t want to waste time asking people to vote), the prize will be a donation to the Red Cross and Hurricane Sandy relief in the winner’s name, along with my name.
**YOU DO NOT HAVE TO SUBMIT A COSTUME TO ENTER**
As an added bonus, mainly because my paycheck just went through and I want to give back to those of you who have touched me so much this week, I’ll be putting together a Jersey Girl (or Guy or other self-identified label) gift package for the raffle winner. I’ll send you a package of some of my favorite things from the Garden State, and thank you for being Jersey Strong!
You also get a Jersey-themed prize pack, which includes this hat. I ordered one for me, and one for the winner.
When I posed the question “If I ran a Costume Contest on my blog, & the prize was a donation made to the Red Cross/ Sandy relief in the winner’s name, would people enter?” on Twitter and in the BlogHer Facebook group, the response was overwhelming. Many people DM’d or messaged me saying they’d participate, and I also received quite a few messages asking how people could contribute to the prize.
After being overwhelmed by the responses, I’ve decided to create a raffle to select the prize winner using Rafflecopter.
I will accept raffle entries for 2 weeks (until November 16th). After that date, I will donate whatever has been raised to the Red Cross.
So what are you waiting for? Upload your pics, send them to me, and join in on the Halloween Costume Contest while helping others.