With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching A Loving Spoonful Candygrams are not only the perfect gift for friends, family, lovers, and everyone in between but they are also gifts that keep on giving.
A playful throwback to grade-school love notes, the $10 Candygrams, which can be sent anywhere in Canada, include a special-edition Valentine’s Day card, two delicious Purdy’s heart-shaped chocolates, a Yelpstick lip balm, Shamin’s perfect-kiss mints and a $15 gift card for Shamin Jewellers. Senders can select from a variety of friendly, flirty or frisky messages and can choose to include their name or send it as an anonymous secret admirer.
Due to the generosity of the sponsors, proceeds from the sale of CandyGrams will go directly to help those living with HIV and AIDS. Last year the program raised over $20,000, and this year A Loving Spoonful has set a goal to raise over $28,000.
“The only thing people receive in the mail these days are flyers and bills – so who wouldn’t appreciate receiving a surprise package for a change?” says Lisa Martella, executive director of A Loving Spoonful. “CandyGrams bring a smile to the face of everyone who receives one and also help raise badly needed funds to provide nutritious meals to those living with HIV/AIDS – it’s truly a Valentine’s Day gift with heart!”
A Loving Spoonful is the only organization in Metro Vancouver that delivers nutritionally planned and ready-made meals to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS. Each year they deliver over 100,000 meals to those in need, and with very little government funding, they rely on the generosity of community and corporate partners alongside fundraising events or programs such as this campaign.
CandyGrams are on sale now at www.candygram.ca with only 3,500 are available for 2012. For on-time delivery (via Canada Post) by Valentine’s Day orders must be placed by February 6, 2012 for Eastern Canada, and February 9, 2012 for Western Canada.