CLICKS FOR COOKIES: Something Different for the Holidays

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THANK YOU for putting a smile on a child’s face! For simply visiting this blog post, Louder Than Words will purchase one additional molasses clove cookie from the Dancing Deer Baking Company, to be donated to the ultra-inspirational nonprofit, Birthday Wishes.

Massachusetts-based Birthday Wishes throws birthday parties for children living in homeless shelters. The service they provide is so pure and the joy they bring so tangible, that we couldn’t resist making them the beneficiary of our holiday campaign. NBC Nightly News captured the power of their work in this segment earlier in 2009.

Our hope is that we can amass 1,000 unique visits to this post before Christmas Eve, thereby earning enough cookies for every Massachusetts-based birthday party in the month of January (one cookie per child in attendance).

Frankly, we have no idea whether the goal of 1,000 cookies is a reach or whether we’ll hit that number within 24 hours. If you want to track progress, we will provide daily updates on the right-hand side of this blog, tallying unique hits over the next week. We’ve capped the campaign at 1,000 because after that point, the folks at Birthday Wishes wouldn’t be able to distribute the cookies quickly enough for them to remain fresh. Also, while the folks at Dancing Deer have generously extended us a bulk discount, we still only have budget enough for 1,000 cookies.

If you’re reading this blog, then you’ve already done your part to make the donation happen. That said, you can certainly extend the reach of this campaign by forwarding the link to friends or sending out a Tweet about it.

Finally, we would love to say thank you for visiting us. If you leave us a short comment below (your name and email are required, but the email won’t appear, nor will it be used for anything other than saying thanks), we will send you a special 20% discount coupon off any purchase from Dancing Deer before February 28, 2010. Also, if anyone is interested in underwriting cookies for future Birthday Wishes parties (after January), please let us know and we will put you in touch with the right people at Dancing Deer and Birthday Wishes.

From all of us here at Louder Than Words … here’s wishing you the very best for a happy, healthy, and productive 2010.