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Sweepstakes to Benefit Charity and to Win a Trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Posted by: Mel
August 29, 2010, 08:10 PM

Gimmee Jimmy's Cookies is offering a trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter as the grand prize in a sweepstakes to raise money for Habitat for Humanity:

Taking the magic beyond the books and helping out the community.
Gimmee Jimmy’s Cookies and Bakery is raising funds for its charity partner, Habitat for Humanity Sarasota.  Donations will be made to Habitat for every cookie order.
Gimmee Jimmy’s Cookies is also pleased to announce the Sweet Magic Sweepstakes, which will award one winner a 2-day, 3-night trip for two (2) to Universal Orlando® Resort for a chance to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

You will get one entry into the sweepstakes for every pound of cookies you purchase, and for every pound you will be donating $5 to Habitat for Humanity. You can read more about the sweepstakes here. Thanks to Daniel and Lee for the tip!

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The difference between the ICW and this is that this is helping out a veritable social endeavor, which is combating homelessness through Habitat for Humanity. The ICW seems to exist with the misconception that sending a random person on vacation is a cause worth dedicating a whole non-profit to. I don’t know about you, but helping to give a family a roof to live under is more important and vastly different than sending someone on vacation just because. The main selling point, for me, is helping out Habitat for Humanity while entering for a chance to win a fantastic trip, and eating delicious cookies. Who wins at the ICW? Well, when they actually start doing what they promise, you might be able to try and defend it as a valid example.

Posted by danoziami on August 30, 2010, 04:10 PM report to moderator
10161 Points

OMG that is so awesome.

Posted by SlyBones on August 30, 2010, 07:09 PM report to moderator

@danoziami You should go back to the cookie company and find another marketing angle. Bad mouthing another non-profit publicly is extremely bad form. Attempting to sabotage a fandom charity event will NOT sit well with the audience you’ve found here. My support is with the International Confederation of Wizards. Yes, they ARE trying to do a good thing for people. I wouldn’t buy your overpriced cookies if I was starving to death.

Posted by cherylann on August 31, 2010, 12:13 PM report to moderator

I’m not attempting to sabotage anything. Habitat for Humanity is a cause close to my heart, and I support any company that tries to help them. I just don’t think detracting from what good a company is doing by posting how an incomparable organization is doing the same thing (which it’s not), is very nice of you. I liked the ICW on Facebook until I saw that they were getting mad at the cookie company and Habitat for Humanity when these news were posted. They said that they deserved to be featured instead, basically. I think that’s very bad form. It sends a bad message to their fans, one of which used to be me.

Posted by danoziami on August 31, 2010, 12:36 PM report to moderator
131 Points

aahhhh, it’s too bad i live in estonia !!!

Posted by Triin on August 31, 2010, 01:03 PM report to moderator

@Danoziami I think the point is that there’s no reason why both charities can’t exist and reach their goals. Especially since they’re NOT doing the same thing. One is attempting to fight homelessness, and the other is trying to create a magical experience for two underprivileged people. Both are worthy causes, and if your cookie company chooses not to make this a contest, both can be successful.

Posted by cherylann on August 31, 2010, 01:10 PM report to moderator

It’s funny how you’re saying “my” cookie company. I am 18, and if I ever were to own a cookie company, it wouldn’t be kosher, seeing as I am Catholic. The only reason I am even entertaining anyone is because I have dedicated the past four years (high school), raising thousands upon thousands for Habitat for Humanity. I could care less about the cookie company. I just care that Habitat for Humanity is being helped, and honestly found it a bit off-putting that the ICW was saying how it deserved to be on MuggleNet and acting all glum about it; I had to defend Habitat for Humanity. But what you are saying is definitely valid, and I accept that. There’s no point in contesting which cause is better. The ICW is still trying to help, so I understand where you’re coming from. And anyways… I do love cookies haha

Posted by danoziami on August 31, 2010, 01:26 PM report to moderator
16832 Points

That’s awesome!

Posted by gingersnape on August 31, 2010, 06:47 PM report to moderator
4852 Points

Thats awesome!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on August 31, 2010, 07:57 PM report to moderator
80450 Points

Very nice indeed…

Posted by Won_Two on September 01, 2010, 01:01 AM report to moderator
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