The Christie Cookie $25,000 Charity Giveaway Generates More Than 100,000 Nominations Nationwide
Nashville, Tenn., September 14, 2009 — A little cookie company's sweet idea to help struggling nonprofit organizations is generating big support, as more than 100,000 fans have nominated their favorite charity for The Christie Cookie $25,000 Charity Giveaway. In marking their 25th anniversary, Nashville-based Christie Cookies will select the 12 charities with the most votes to share the cash prize.
More than 900 nonprofits and charitable organizations in all 50 states have received nominations since the giveaway contest began in August. Fans across the country can visit www.ChristieCookies.com through October 15 to vote.
The Top 50 most-nominated charities are listed on the Christie Cookies website, with continuous updates. Organizations, which are rallying much of their support through websites, e-blasts and social networking sites like Facebook, are encouraged to use the easily downloadable web banners, e-mail messages and posters from the Christie Cookies site to promote their campaigns.
In an effort to thank loyal customers, Christie Cookies launched the $25,000 contest in response to a rising climate of decreased contributions to nonprofits during the past year.
"Our company guarantee is that Christie Cookies will put a smile on your face," says Sue O'Donnell, executive vice president. "In celebrating our 25th anniversary, our goal is to bring even more smiles — especially in these tough economic times — by helping organizations dearest to our customers."
About Christie Cookies
Christie Cookies began in a small apartment kitchen in Nashville and has grown to serve customers and corporations nationwide, normally processing 250 mail orders per hour and 900 per hour during peak season and shipping approximately 250 mail order boxes daily, as many as 7,500 gift packages daily during peak season. Christie Cookies contain no preservatives are made using only the finest ingredients, including rich chocolate, fresh macadamia nuts, plump raisins, real butter and Heath®toffee. Every batch is mixed by hand and cookies are baked fresh when ordered.