Alright, this is an emergency podcast and update from ZFC.
For those of you who have your head in the sand (like us), or are from another country (also like us), you may not have noticed KFC's latest bid to raise sales, the pink-washed KFC bucket. Yep....the Susan G. Komen foundation gets a whole FIFTY CENTS for each bucket bought.
We've got a short podcast here explaining our thoughts about it and what we're doing.
We propose that KFC needs to pony up some real cash if they're planning to get the press for such a donation. 17 million buckets of chicken (which is what it takes to get to the $8.5 million donation they want to hit - the biggest ever to Susan G.) is a lot of sales, especially for a company who's sales were down 4% in 2009.
We're cutting out the middle man. We've donated the cost of a Canadian bucket (10 piece) straight to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Why should we subsidize KFC when we can give the money directly? Instead of the bucket, we're making our own dinner of home made, delicious fried chicken tonight (yes, pictures will follow).
We invite anyone who wishes to join us. We recommend in the podcast to either do a retro donation of what a bucket cost as a kid, what a bucket costs now, or even just send the $0.50 straight to Susan G. without letting it pass through KFC's hands (and eliminating however they get to claim it on their taxes).
How can you do it?
Click here - http://ww5.komen.org/Donate/DonateOnline.html Or - if you don't trust us (and who says we're trustworthy, anyway?) put Susan G Komen into google and go through their site to donate. You can even donate via text message on your cell phone.
We would LOVE to have folk's pictures of their dinner at home in lieu of picking up a bucket of chicken. Send pics to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll post 'em up here! We don't need fake corporate charity that only serves them in the long run.
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