Nominate a giving person and you can both win

Everyone knows someone who is generous of their time and talents and does a lot of good for others. I happen to know A LOT of people like this. Last weekend our community held a 3-day festival. It was the second year for it, so things are still getting off the ground, but it was amazing to see how many volunteers came together to put on this event to bring our community together. You had the high school football team there moving tables. You had church groups organizing games for youngsters. You had a Marine mom organizing a ceremony to honor our military. And many, many others who were part of making the event a success. And most of them are active volunteers in other ways. And knowing each of them enriches my life and inspires me.

Cooking Planit wants to hear all about the most giving people that you know. The folks behind this cooking app are looking for inspiring stories about the giving people in your lives. And they want to reward them for their generosity and you for sharing their story. Tell us about the most inspirational local leader who demonstrates what giving is all about.

This holiday season I am partnering with Cooking Planit to celebrate the Givers in our lives and communities. Tell us their story in 300 words or less. Five stories will be selected for a $250 reward. And the grand prize winner will win $1,000 for the charity of their choice.
Five winners will be chosen from all the entries based on how inspiring their story is and how they empower others through their efforts.

In your story, tell us how they:

Make a difference in the lives of others in your community

Donate their time, energy and love to help others without expecting anything in return

Work to improve the lives of others

If your inspiring person is chosen, they win a $250 gift card to help them celebrate Thanksgiving. You will win $100 as our way of saying "Thanks" for inspiring us with their story. Contest deadline is November 1.

You may enter on Facebook or on the Cooking Planit Blog - Giving Thanks ( page. See the entry page for all the contest details and rules