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Chocolate Lovers’ Fling Winners!

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We are so happy to share with all of you RAWK STARS that Kids Gone Raw won Best Brownie at the annual Chocolate Lovers’ Fling on Sunday. This is extra exciting because we are the first Raw Vegan chocolatiers that have won in the event’s 28-year history. The Fling supports Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine, a vital organization that offers support and hope for victims. To learn more about SARSSM, visit HERE.

Our entry, Moose Mint Brownie Bites, had a minty cashew cream in the center, sandwiched with fudgy brownies then smothered in Pure Love

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Chocolate. Trust us when we say–they are to LIVE for!

Here we are happily accepting our award with long time news anchor and SARSSM supporter, Kim Block.

Thanksgiving Poem

SAVE A TURKEY by sponsoring a turkey at the Farm Sanctuary

Point of View

Thanksgiving dinner’s sad and thankless
Christmas dinner’s dark and blue
When you stop and try to see it
From the turkey’s point of view.

Sunday dinner isn’t sunny
Easter feasts are just bad luck
When you see it from the viewpoint
Of a chicken or a duck.

Oh how I once loved tuna salad
Pork and lobsters, lamb chops too
‘Til I stopped and looked at dinner
From the dinner’s point of view.
— Shel Silverstein

SAVE A TURKEY by sponsoring a turkey at the Farm Sanctuary

Storm Survival, Vegan Style

Here is a very useful Vegan-friendly checklist from THE SEED (http://theseedexperience.com/) to help you be prepared for the next time Mother Nature decides to take our power away for a while. Our stRAWberry gRAWnola made the snack list! RAWsome!

Here is a link to the live article where all of the hyperlinks to the products work ūüėȬ†http://theseedexperience.com/2012/11/naturaldisastersurvival/

Our hearts go out to all who have suffered, and are still suffering, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. With the help of our wonderful social media followers, we have assembled recommendations for a Natural Disaster Survival Kit made specifically for vegans! Be sure to stock up on the following items before Mother Nature strikes again.


Natural Disaster Survival Kit (Vegan-Style!)


Post-Sandy Resources

If you are currently unable to return to your home, use these resources to locate emergency shelters along the East Coast.

If you want to physically help in NYC, get in touch with New York Cares, which is the city’s largest volunteer organization and is recruiting volunteers to help with Sandy relief efforts. Sign up to help on theNew York Cares website, call them at #212-228-5000 or email nycservice@cityhall.nyc.gov with your name, email address and borough.

To financially support rescue and human relief efforts on the ground, donate to the American Red Crossthrough their website or by texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief.

The Humane Society of the United States is assembling workers and equipment to help animals hurt in Hurricane Sandy. Their website gives information on how to help. Also, the ASPCA is delivering crates, food and other supplies to evacuation centers in the affected areas. Visit their website to donate in support of their efforts.

Again, The Seed team extends our deepest sympathies for those who were less fortunate than us. Our roots are firmly planted in the resilient city of New York.

 

Watermelon Wednesday: Patrick Dempsey!

Made you look!!

October 13 and 14th is the annual Dempsey Challenge, a fundrasier bike ride that raises awareness and money for the Patrick Dempsey Center for Hope and Healing in Maine.

Kids Gone Raw will be there Saturday from 10-2 and Sunday from 9-4 in the Kid’s Zone making Green Smoothies and leading a Painting with Produce area!

Will Patrick stop by and try a smoothie? WE HOPE SO!!

http://www.dempseychallenge.org/kidzone

Also on Saturday from 10-2, KGR will be selling Green Smoothies, Kale Chips and RAWkin’ Rolls at the Wolfe’s Neck Farm Fall Festival.

Situated on some of the most gorgeous property in Maine, as we celebrate sustainable agriculture and the Harvest! There will be pumpkin hayrides, face painting, apple pressing and nature art.

We hope to see you at both events!!

http://wolfesneckfarm.org/fall-festival.html

 

Watermelon Wednesday: Today is National Gratitude Day!

A whole day of Thank You’s! Now that is RAWsome!

According to theultimateholidaysite.com, “The United Nations established this day to thank the people who’ve acted in the spirit of Globalism. It’s also a day to show gratitude to people in your life who’ve done good deeds. Yes, today is all one big ball of gratitude that should leave you feeling warm and fuzzy.”

Who are you going to thank today?

Kids Gone Raw would like to give a huge Thank You to all of you who have helped support our mission to Inspire, Educate and Nourish the children of the world to respect their bodies and the planet by choosing whole, living foods.

Say Thank You Anyway You Can

We chose to show our gratitude for the abundance of food we have the option of enjoying each and everyday. To show compassion for those who don’t have this choice, today we supported the Good Shepherd Food Bank Backpack Program. Our hearts ache at the number of children that go home each weekend to an empty fridge. When your only food is at school, the weekend is long and sad. This program fills backpacks with meals for food insecure children to have with them over the weekends. Learn how you can help at http://gsfb.org/how-we-help/programs/backpack-program/¬†or you can buy the back packs at Whole Foods in Portland.

No Child Should Have to Wait until Monday to Eat.

Outside of the Portland, Maine area, you can support through http://www.blessingsinabackpack.org/ or donate at your local food shelter.

One of the best ways to show what you are grateful for is to share that with those who don’t have it. Thank you!!