The Annual Thanksgiving Challenge

I am sending this out to all five of my blogs, and I hope other blog publishers will also pass this along as we try to help others.

Next week marks the celebration of Thanksgiving here in the USA – a time to be reflective of all of our blessings and to give thanks for what we have, our family, and our friends as well as the UAS tradition of eating a huge meal. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people who aren’t as fortunate and don’t have a guarantee of a meal each day let alone for Thanksgiving Day.

I think we can do a little something about it…

This year marks the fifth year I’ve run a promotion around Thanksgiving, where 100% of the net proceeds (sales less Amazon’s percentage of the take) is donated to a charity. So from now through the end of the month, if you purchase the title mentioned below I will donate 100% of the net proceeds to the East Texas Foodbank. These people can stretch a dollar – they can make just $1.00 feed 8 people, and have a mission of feeding children and the working poor throughout 26 counties in East Texas: in fiscal year 2014, they provided 20.2 million meals.

Let’s talk about the economics: the book is priced at $2.99 in order to maximize Amazon’s commission structure. At $2.99, that puts the commission at 70% (Amazon only pays authors 30% of the sales price if it is priced at $2.98 or less). To make the math simple, if you purchase the book you will feed 17 people. I hope I am writing a big check to the East Texas Food Bank!

So, what’s the book? I thought I would combine a food payoff with a food winner with a small Kindle book of my own personal recipes for authentic Tex-Mex beef and chicken fajitas. Yes, I’ve won a couple of contests with it (DizzyDean used to say something to the effect of “It ain’t bragging if you can do it.”), and they taste damn good if I do say so myself. Don’t settle for some store-bought concoction when you can have a little fun making it yourself. To compliment the fajita recipes, I’m also including easy-to-make recipes for pico de gallo, guacamole, and marinated onions. It’s no frills, easy to read and follow.

You can snag it if you click here or type in into your web browser.

Can I count on you? If you’ll click the link above, for less than the price of a Starbucks you can provide 17 meals to people who would otherwise go hungry. We have a vibrant community here, and I think our collective efforts can help a lot of folks.

If you do purchase the book, I appreciate it – I’ll keep you updated on where we stand on the effort as the challenge continues throughout the rest of the month.











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2 responses to “The Annual Thanksgiving Challenge

  1. Gail Everson

    I don’t have a Kindle but would like to donate- do you have a link or address? Thanks! LOVE your daily emails. 🙂

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