Archive for freestore foodbank

Two Days Left – Charity Challenge

Posted in News with tags , , , on June 28, 2009 by bearmancartoons

With only two days left in the Charity Challenge it is time to put up or shut up. Click the image below for all the details. But for the next two days only the next 5 people who don’t already have me on their blog roll, I will donate $20 instead of just $10 if you add me. Make sure to say so in the comment section if you do.

Sorry haven’t posted in the past few days…have something in mind but was at the Special Olympics. Very rewarding volunteer activity if you have not ever done it.

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Don’t forget your efforts cost me money… so spread the word about my charity challenge. Click the image below for details.


Bearman Charity Drive Update

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on June 7, 2009 by bearmancartoons

Last week I started the Charity Challenge that allows you to do things like blogroll me, follow me on twitter, tweet about the challenge or post a blog about it.  Details here.  Any of those activities would raise money for the local FreeStore Foodbank to help those in need.

Well week one was a great success and I thank all of you for your efforts.  Keep it going because the challenge runs till the end of June.  Here is a list of all the activity that was generated thanks to your efforts.  Please let me know if I missed anyone on this list.

$10 for Posting about the Challenge:

 $10 for Adding me to their Blog Roll:

$2 for Following me on Twitter: (if there were more that followed b/c of the challenge let me know)

$2 for each day You Tweet about the Challenge (up to 5x):

 For a Week One Grand Total of $156.  Thank you all.

If I inadvertantly missed your efforts from last week, please indicate in the comments section so I can correct. 


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Don’t forget your efforts cost me money… so spread the word about my charity challenge. Click the image below for details.


Beartoons Charity Drive

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on June 1, 2009 by bearmancartoons

No this isn’t one of those things where I ask you to support my site with a donation or buy raffle tickets

Readers from early on here will remember back in November I reported on some local bloggers (Cincinnati Blog and Cincinnati Beacon) throwing down challenges to other bloggers to raise money for the FreeStore FoodBank.  The FreeStore does a lot of great things locally to help families in need.

With so many people out of jobs, I have been fortunate to keep working.   So while I am by no means a rich guy, I felt it was important to do something to help others.  The FreeStore is a great beneficiary because donors tend to forget about them unless there is a holiday coming up.  So in honor of the launch of my new website URL,, and the celebration of another decade type birthday milestone this month, I am issuing this challenge to help raise money.  I will donate the indicated amount for each thing that you do in the month of June:

$10 – Add to your blog roll (for those who don’t already have it)

$10 – Blog about my challenge to your readers and link back to this entry in your post –

$2 – Follow me via TWITTER updates. (if you aren’t already)

$2 – For each Tweet that you include a link back to this challenge (once per day up to 5x)

If you add me to your blog roll, include this challenge in a post, or start following me via twitter because of this post please indicate in the comments.  If you tweet, just make sure to put @bearmancartoons somewhere in it and I’ll be able to account for it.

I am going to give a minimum of $100 so if no one takes me up on the challenge, at least someone will benefit with a maximum I am looking to do is $500, which I hope you will help me achieve.  I’ll post a weekly update of the money raised and who did what to raise the money with links back to your site if applicable.


Bearman Cartoon: Freestore Foodbank Blogger Challenge

Posted in BearToons with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 20, 2008 by bearmancartoons

Remember, the first 10 blogs to add this site to their blog roll, I will donate $20 per to the Freestore Foodbank in Cincinnati.

Bearman Cartoon Freestore Foodbank Blogger Challenge

Donating to the Freestore Foodbank

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on November 20, 2008 by bearmancartoons

Looks like several Cincinnati based blogs are challenging each other to have their readers donate the most money to the Freestore Foodbank (a local organization that provides food and clothing to those in need). See The Cincinnati Beacon, The Cincinnati Blog, and County Commissioner David Pepper’s Blog.

Given that I have started archiving my toons here, I put out my own challenge to the bloggers. The first ten blogs that link back to my site in their blog roll, I will donate $20. Just email me if you do. Hoping to be able to donate $200.