January 20, 2012

List of Raffle Prizes for Fund Drive (Vaidehi Ashram of Destitute Girls, Hyderabad)

A Big, Heartfelt Thank You to all my blogger friends who responded to my request and came forward with their amazing raffle prizes. Love you all. Trust me, from Ice cream makers to Cookbooks to Amazon Kindle to Gift Hampers, we have it all :-)

Before we go to the list, a brief overview of how the Fund Drive will work -

1 raffle ticket = 10$ or 500Rupees.

1. For Example - If a donor contributes 50$ or 2500Rs, then he/she can avail 5 raffle tickets which can be used to bid on any of the raffle prizes below. One can use all 5 on one prize (in turn increasing the chances in the lucky draw) or on different raffle prizes. At the very end, a randow drawing will be conducted  by the Ashram kids to decide who gets each of the raffle prize(s).

2. Once the Fund Drive kickstarts on January 26th 2012, those of you, who would like to contribute  (Click here for more details about the various payment options) choose your raffle prize(s) and after your donations are complete, please send me an email to info(dot)siri(at)gmail(dot)com with the raffle prize details that you would like to choose.

3. As soon as I receive your email, I will add your name to the Fund Drive Contributors List along with the raffle code names..

4. Random drawing will be conducted and winners for each of the raffle prizes will be announced on Monday, February 27th 2012.

It is as simple as that. If you have got any queries/questions or concerns, please use the comment section or shoot me an email.

Now..Let's have a look at all the exciting raffle prizes being offered for the Fund Drive. Shall we..

Shipping within India Only

Code Name: RF1
Description: Samsung Hero Music E1232B (Titanium Silver)
Sponsor: Siri of Cooking With Siri

Code Name: RF2
Description: 4 slots for her Chocolate Nirvana Workshop in J P Nagar, Bangalore
Sponsor: Madhuri of  Cook-curry Nook

Code Name: RF3
Description: 10 Boxes, one for each lucky winner (1 dozen each) of Home-made Chocolate Truffles
Sponsor and Image Credits: Arundati Rao of Escapades

Code Name: RF4
Description: Rs.2000 Gift Voucher to the restaurants at Taj Banjara, Hyderabad
Sponsor: Anu of Love & Lentils

Code Name: RF5
Description: A Box of 12 Assorted Cupcakes - for 10 lucky winners
Sponsor and Image Credits: Madhuri of  Cook-curry Nook

Code Name: RF6
Description: Signed copy of Sukham Ayu
Sponsor: Jigyasa and Pratibha of Pritya Books

Code Name: RF7
Description: A goodie bag which has great organic products such - organic millets, organic jams, pickles, soaps, and Krya (India's only organic detergent). these are directly sourced from farmers who grow/make them.
Sponsor: Preethi of Krya

Code Name: RF8
Description: Ice Creams & Frozen Dessets by Tarla Dalal and 101 ways to prepare Curries by Aroona Reejhsinghani
Sponsor: Chandana of Indian Cuisine

Code Name: RF9
Description: Kitchen Library Eat Lite (Set Of 5 Books) by Sanjeev Kapoor
Sponsor: Dershana of The Footloose Chef

Code Name: RF10
Description: A gift hamper which has items such as candles, flowers, necklaces etc, hand-made by the Ashram kids.
Sponsor: My Mom

Image Credits

Code Name: RF11
Description: Apple iPod shuffle 4th Generation 2 GB (Orange)
Sponsor: Sailaja (My little sister)

Shipping within US Only

Code Name: RU1
Description: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens - perfect for food photography
Sponsor: Siri of Cooking With Siri

Code Name: RU2
Description: Modern Spice: Inspired Indian Flavors for the Contemporary Kitchen
Sponsor: Monica Bhide

Code Name: RU3
Description: Gift basket with Wine and Cheese, For non-wine lovers - Chocolate/Coffee and Tea basket
Sponsor: Kavita of Tasty Touch

Image Credits

Code Name: RU4
Description: Amazon Kindle e-reader
Sponsor: DK of Chef In You

Code Name: RU5
Description: Wüsthof® Gourmet Hollow-Edge Santoku Knife - 7" (OR) Wüsthof® Gourmet Chef’s Knife, depending on winner's choice
Sponsor: Sig of Live To Eat

Code Name: RU6
Description: Gift Sets from The Body Shop - 2 lucky winners
Sponsor: Sangeeta of Musical's Kitchen

Code Name: RU7
Description: Cuisinart ICE-21 Frozen Yogurt-Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker + Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home by Jeni Britton Bauer
Sponsor: Nupur of One Hot Stove

Code Name: RU8
Description: Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Nicole S. Young + one professional quality print of any of her photographs (winner's choice).
Sponsor: Prerna of Indian Simmer

Code Name: RU9
Description: Babycakes Pop Maker: CP-94LV - Purple
Sponsor: Smitha of Smitha's Spicy Flavors

Code Name: RU11
Description: Rachael Ray's Whistling Tea Kettle (Available colors: Blue, Red, Orange) winner can choose their choice of color.
Sponsor: Divya of Dil Se..

Code Name: RU12
Description: Cuisinart GR-1 Griddler Panini and Sandwich Press
Sponsor: Sridevi of Sreelu's Tasty Travels

Code Name: RU13
Description: The Food52 Cookbook: 140 Winning Recipes from Exceptional Home Cooks
Sponsor: Usha of My Spicy Kitchen

Code Name: RU14
Description: Polder KSC-310-28 Easy Read Digital Glass Top Scale, Silver
Sponsor: Usha of My Spicy Kitchen

Code Name: RU15
Description: Atlas Pasta Machine
Sponsor: Swati of Chatkor

Code Name: RU16
Description: EatSmart Precision Pro - Multifunction Digital Kitchen Scale w/ Extra Large LCD and 11 Lb. Capacity
Sponsor:  Swati of Chatkor

Code Name: RU17
Description: Lilly Bloom Cross Body Handbag. This gorgeous and ultra-cute bag is very creatively made using recycled material.
Sponsor: Sakshi of Cracked Chronicles

Code Name: RU18
Description: Grains, Greens, and Grated Coconuts: Recipes and Remembrances of a Vegetarian Legacy by Ammini Ramachandran
Sponsor: Sangeeta of Musical's Kitchen

Code Name: RU19
Description: Masala Farm: Stories and Recipes from an Uncommon Life in the Country by Suvir Saran
Sponsor:  Sangeeta of Musical's Kitchen

Code Name: RU20
Description: 4 slots of Weekend Baking Classes (6 hours) at her Philadelphia Home
Sponsor and Image Credits: Champa of Versatile Vegetarian Kitchen

Code Name: RU21
Description: Magic Bullet MBR-1701 17-Piece Express Mixing Set
Sponsor: Vardhini of Zesty Palette

Code Name: RU22
Description: Beautiful Jewellery Set from Padma Fashions
Sponsor: Padma Fashions

Shipping within India/US Only

Code Name: RU10
Description: Oriental gift hamper containing chopsticks, customized wall hangings, and spices.
Sponsor: Nags of Edible Garden

Shipping within Europe/US Only

Code Name: RE1
Description: The Perfect Scoop: Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas and Sweet Accompaniments by David Lebovitz
Sponsor: Finla of My Kitchen Treasures

Shipping within UK

Code Name: RE2
Description:  Chasseur Cast Iron Fondue with Forks, Meringue Satin
Sponsor: Padmaja of Spicy Andhra

Code Name: RE3
Description: Philips Imageo LED Rechargeable Candle Lights, White
Sponsor: Padmaja of Spicy Andhra

Shipping WorldWide

Code Name: RW1
Description: An Assortment of Props for Tabletop Food photography
Sponsor: Susan of The Well Seasoned Cook

Image Credits

Code Name: RW2
Description: Two professional prints (of winner's choice) from her beautiful photo gallery
Sponsor and Image Credits: Harini of Tongue Ticklers

Code Name: RW3
Description: Simple Indian by Atul Kochhar
Sponsor: Shruthi of Yummy 4 Tummy

Code Name: RW4
Description:  $50 Amazon card
Sponsor: RV of Food for 7 Stages of Life

Code Name: RW5
Description: The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches: Recipes, History, and Trivia for Everything Between Sliced Bread by Susan Russo
Sponsor: Valli of Cooking 4 all Seasons

Code Name: RW6
Description: Handmade Journal where the paper on the covers is decorated using suminagashi, an ancient Japanese marbling technique. Dimensions: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches.
Sponsor: Simona of Briciole

Code Name: RW7
Description: 660 Curries by Raghavan Iyer
Sponsor: Sonia of Seven Spice

Cleveland Amory once said - "What this world needs is a new kind of army - the army of the kind." Yes, we are such an army - this amazing food blogger community which I am proud to be a part of. Thanks guys. You Rock!


My visit to Vaidehi Ashram here.
Second visit to Ashram for my dad's birthday.

cya for now,

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  1. siri, I think there's a mistake..

    1 raffle ticket = 10$ or 500Rupees.
    1. For Example - If a donor contributes 50$ or 5000Rs, then he/she can avail 5 raffle tickets..

    Shouldn't that be 2500Rs instead of 5000Rs??

    1. Thanks Kay for pointing it out. I have updated the post with the correct details.



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