Taste of Home Magazine is donating 10¢ for each unique visitor to their new Flag Cake recipe on the magazine’s website at www.tasteofhome.com/uso. It’s their way of partnering with the USO to provide a simple way for Americans to say thanks to our military and their families from Memorial Day through the Fourth of July holiday.
Taste of Home is pledging up to $100,000 for our troops, with 10¢ for every person who views their Flag Cake through the Independence Day holiday. Just one recipe view provides a full two minute free phone call from a current service member overseas to home. Every $1 raised provides 20 minutes of talk time for service members.
So far, over 350,000 minutes have been raised, but there’s still a long way to go before Taste of Home reaches their goal of 2 million minutes.
“We’re so proud to be able to support our military and their families through the USO.” said Catherine Cassidy, VP and Editor-in-Chief of Taste of Home Magazine. “Our readers are some of the most giving community minded people you will ever meet. Many of them come from military families and understand first-hand the impact that saying thank you for your service can have. We wanted to honor the generosity of our service members and readers by providing funding to the USO.”
How you can help raise money for the USO
“The USO does all that we can to maintain and deepen the connection between troops and their families. Communication works wonders for the morale of the troops and for their families back home. There’s no such thing as too much communication between troops and their families. We think the partnership with Taste of Home is a great way to lift the spirits of our troops and provide America such an easy, fun, and delicious way to support the troops,” said Kelli Seely, SVP of Development, USO.
Helping our troops and the USO via Facebook and Twitter
Other ways to help is by sharing the recipe via Facebook and Twitter. You can do this by clicking on the Twitter or Facebook buttons on the Flag Cake recipe page or by sending out a tweet like, Click on @TasteHome flag cake recipe and they’ll donate 10 cents to the USO up to $100,000! http://t.co/3JiD7FB
You can also visit the Taste of Home Facebook page at www.facebook.com/tasteofhome. Then click on the Support Our Troops! tab, then click on the Support our Troops button.
Disclosure: Occasionally I receive free copies of Taste of Home Magazine. All opinions are my own.