January 17, 2012

Build a Burger

Omaha Steaks is taking to Facebook and urging fans to build their best burger (beef or chicken) to benefit one of four charities: Disabled American Veterans, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, charity: water and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

During the OS Ultimate Burger experience – which runs through February 29 – users can get crafty with more than 50 different ingredients including curry sauce, bacon, Worcestershire sauce, sauerkraut and guacamole.

The charity receiving the most virtual burger votes will receive a $25,000 donation, plus all four organizations will take home $25,000 if the Omaha Steaks Facebook fan count reaches 225,000 before the end of the promotion.

There’s already some stiff competition from several burger connoisseurs with concoctions named the Rowdy Reuben, the Glut-Ton, the O-Town Hottie and The Mess. Click here to build your own.

January 13, 2012

Big Miracle Blog

To celebrate the inspiring new movie “Big Miracle” with Drew Barrymore and John Krasinki, the folks at Huffington Post Teen Impact (HPTI) are kicking off a contest for teens – ages 14-18 – who are making a difference in the world. If that sounds like you, send HPTI a blog post (maximum 800 words) telling them how your story can possibly top the film’s tale about a group of people coming together to save a family of grey whales (say, for example, you saved a family of blue whales or great white sharks - you'd be golden).

Just kidding: the exact description is to “explain why you should be chosen as the best representative of your generation's unique power to do good." Feel free to jazz up your entry by posting a YouTube video, photo or video.

The grand-prize winner will see $1,000 donated to their charity of choice and win a trip to New York for a special screening of “Big Miracle” with host Arianna Huffington. Share your big story here.

January 12, 2012

Give Moore This Valentine's Day

Help save your children the embarrassment of showing up empty handed at school this Valentine’s Day by shopping now for cute cards designed by Julianne Moore and a few of her talented author friends. Of course 100 percent of your purchase – available exclusively from OpenSky – will benefit Save the Children, which provides health, education and literacy programs to the millions of children living in poverty here in the U.S.

It’s Moore’s sixth straight Save the Children’s Valentine’s Day campaign and this year she’s got help from beloved children’s book authors Ian Falconer, Kevin Henkes, LeUyen Pham, Brian Selznick and Mo Willems. Your $25 donation gets you 30 cute cards and envelopes, six from each kid-friendly author/illustrator (including the "Freckleface" author, herself.)

Click here to stock up on cards that share the love.