Editor’s note: Text below taken from Greenplate promo e-mail.
My name is Ken Seville and Iâ€™m the founder of local startup Greenplate, a unique online marketplace for swapping home-cooked meals.
On December 8, 2015, at the McMaster Innovation Park (MIP), weâ€™ll be launching what we hope will be the Worldâ€™s Biggest Holiday Cookie Swap. The goal is to facilitate the exchange of more than 50,000 cookies, breaking the record 25 000 swapped through the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap of 2014. All funds raised through this swap will be donated to the McMaster Childrenâ€™s Hospital Foundation.
Our cookie swap will kick off at 9:00 am on December 8 in The Atrium@MIP, where our first few swaps will be showcased. In addition to the 800 people working at MIP, workplaces around the world are invited to participate by creating their own cookie swapping groups at Greenplate.co.
Participating is easy: users visit greenplate.co, join or create a local group, post their cookie offerings and assign dollar values. When someone buys their cookies, theyâ€™re given credits they can use to purchase someone elseâ€™s goods. If a user doesnâ€™t bake but still wants to participate, they can buy credits from Greenplate and their funds will be donated to the Foundation this holiday season.
A photo opportunity will be available in front of the holiday tree inside MIP, with the Greenplate team and our inaugural cookie swappers in attendance.
You can contact me at 289 489 2186 after 5pm during the week (I have a day job), or anytime on the weekend, or by email anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greenplate.co is an online marketplace for swapping home-cooked meals with friends, neighbours, colleagues, and other groups. Based on the cooking co-op, Greenplate enables users to bank meals when they have time to cook and withdraw other ones when they donâ€™t. Joining and creating groups, posting and swapping meals, is free and there is no charge to join the platform.
McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation, as part of Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation, is a registered charitable organization focused on raising funds in support of the inpatient and outpatient programs at McMaster Childrenâ€™s Hospital, including the Ron Joyce Childrenâ€™s Health Centre. McMaster Childrenâ€™s Hospital is home to the largest Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Ontario, and is the fourth largest inpatient pediatric hospital in Canada. The womenâ€™s high-risk obstetrical program including pre-natal screening is provided through McMaster University Medical Centre which is co-located at the hospital. Through the generosity of our donors, The Foundation funds capital redevelopment projects, purchases medical equipment and technology, and invests in research and education at McMaster Childrenâ€™s Hospital, McMaster University Medical Centre and their associated programs. Our goal is Health Care, Transformed.