I believe in giving back to the community.  I also believe in supporting companies that give back to the community.  And because I am a blogger and I have this fantastic virtual real estate to use, I occasionally use it to bring attention to  people/brands/companies who deserve KUDOS.

Case in point:  HERSHEY’S

For over 20 years Hershey’s has partnered with Children’s Miracle Network. (CMN is a non-profit alliance of children’s hospitals dedicated to providing state-of-the-art care, life-saving research and preventative education across North America.) This Easter Hershey’s will donate up to $5000 to CMN through the Better Basket Blog Hop campaign. Hershey’s will donate $10 per post (up to 500 posts) to CMN.  That is $5000 raised for Children’s Miracle Network!

I received a “basket” from my friend, Kadi, at A Womb at the Inn(sane) and I am proudly passing it on to my pal Amanda at parentingBYdummies.

I would love for you to also consider supporting their efforts!  Here is all that you need to do:

* Create a blog post giving a virtual Easter Basket to another blogger – you can give as many Virtual Baskets as you want.
* Link back to person who gave you an Easter Basket.
* Let each person you are giving a Virtual Easter Basket know you have given them a Basket.
* Leave your link at BetterBasket.info/BlogHop comment section. You can also find the official rules of this #betterbasket blog hop, and more information about Better Basket with Hershey’s there.
* Hershey’s is donating $10 per each blog participating to the Better Basket Blog Hop to Children’s Miracle Network (up to total of $5,000 by blog posts written by April 4th, 2010).
* Please note that only one blog post by each blog url will count towards the donation.

I gladly support their efforts in this campaign!  Together we can make a difference, just $10 at a time.