Monday, March 2, 2009

Comments For Cans

Recent newspaper articles in the Canton Repository and Akron Beacon Journal have highlighted that more and more Ohioans are losing their jobs, and are relying on local food banks just to get by. In some of the worst economic times we've ever witnessed, the increasing strain on our food banks is obvious.

We launched our Bullseye Blog last year as a way to educate people about our justice system and how legal developments in and out of Ohio affect your rights. As a way to combine that goal with a small measure of social responsibility in more pressing matters, I am asking for your help, and it won't cost you a thing. Simply leave a comment on this blog post or any other post as you browse through the site. When the number of comments reaches 500, Nicodemo and Wilson will make a $500 donation to the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank.

We're calling this program "Comments For Cans." So leave a comment, and spread the word around in the Internet community. And I invite other bloggers to outright steal this idea if you think it's worthy of copying. In fact, we'd be honored if you did.

After all, little hinges can open big doors. Let the comments begin..

78 comments:

Terra Dawn said...

How fabulous!!! Great idea, and I will definitely be borrowing this idea!!!!

j said...

yet another reason why i am so very prooud to call you my husband!

flute4peace said...

What an awesome idea!

black-acre said...

Great idea, happy to help.

-Amy- said...

Great idea! I am a fellow "pea" of your wifes! I hope to do something like this on my blog, thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Great Idea-let your wife know she is very convincing as a 'pea'

Mom2Aliyah said...

What an awesome thing to do and great idea!! I will definitly steal this idea as soon as I figure who or what it is that needs the most help in my area. Way to go!!

Anonymous said...

Brian-
Great idea! We just did a drive in January for the Dayton area Foodbank at our office. Great participation. You are RIGHT times are vey tough out there...Everyone needs to make an effort to help those less fortunate. If it's okay, can I use your comment/contribution idea on my Ohio Family Law Blog?

Lori said...

What a sweet thing that you are doing. I'll definitely try to pass your giving idea around.

Heidi said...

I was gettting my daily "pea" on and saw the post from your wife...=) Love what your doing...what a great idea!!!

--sme said...

What a great idea! Good luck!

Nicki, said...

Great way to accomplish 2 goals - get folks to check-out your blog and donate to support a worthy cause. I'm married to a gentleman on the other side of the bar (across the river in WV though); and I still found your blog to be informative (also worked defense litigation for 20+ years - didn't make me like the insurance "MAN" any better).

Best of luck on your food drive.

Becca said...

I'm a Pea...here's my comment! :)

This is a fantastic idea! God bless!

mark said...

You guys are too good to be true! More lawyers should follow your example. Good luck!

Mom2Drew said...

I will definitely spread the word around, great idea!

Amy said...

This is such a great idea!!

Anne Reed said...

This gives new meaning to the phrase, "a good blog." Great idea.

Lou said...

Great idea for a much needed cause!

doris geiselman said...

Brian,
What a wonderful thing to do. So many families need help today. God Bless you for all the thoughtful things you do.
Doris

Jami said...

Such a great idea!!! Jodi is a lucky girl!

Nancy said...

Love your idea and I think this just might spur others to doing something similar, me included!! I'm also a *PEA*, and we are always up for a good cause!!

Anonymous said...

Behold the power of peas! LOL. Good luck on your project. It is a very nice thing to do.

Jenn said...

Thank you for doing this, you are very generous.

Kim J said...

Great Idea! I may have to steal it!
From a Pea!

sherrie turner taylor said...

I have known your sister for years...and anything she supports...I support. Feed the families my friend and let me know if I can do more....
Sherrie Turner Taylor

Anonymous said...

Go little engine! your very proud Momma

Anonymous said...

go little engine! love ya, your fishing buddy and proud Poppa

Karen McWilliams said...

Thank you for the great act of kindness. In this electronic age, my hope is that many people see this, engage, and help their fellow man. 3 Cheers for you!

Jason T Porter said...

This is great Brian. Sending it out to my entire FB list.

Mark said...

This is a great idea, and your efforts will be greatly appreciated. There are many people that say they want to help out and do nothing, but you have taken the initiative to make a difference. You make me proud to call you my friend!

Mark Mitchell said...

Thank you for your support. The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank experienced an unprecedented increase in food distribution of 25% last year to a record level of 16 million pounds. We provided over 11.5 million meals locally. We anticipate increased demand this year as more and more people are coming to local food pantries and hot meal sites for the first time ever. We need and appreciate the support of efforts like this from our local communities.

Anonymous said...

Great Idea! Good luck with your cause!

GeeBee said...

wow, i was in the can once, it was a real adventure. Hand me the opener!

Anonymous said...

Barry says::Everybody is going through tough times right now. No matter how bad you think your situaton is, there many people that have it worse than you. This is a great thing you are doing and I will support you any way I can

mark allen roberts said...

great job Brian!

laura W said...

This is a great idea. I am all for helping others in need.
Thanks You!

Ben Glass said...

Brian:

There's lots of people who say that lawyers are only "in it for the money."

You are standing out because you care.

Congratulations... I hope that others rip off your idea to the better good of the whole!

Anneke Kurt said...

AWESOME idea! Good for you for helping so many people.

Art Zimmet said...

How creative ... add my name to the long list of people who are borrowing this idea. Thanks!

Art Zimmet said...

Not sure if my first comment made it, but I just wanted to say what a great thing this is that you're doing. Creative and socially responsible - what a great combo.

Anonymous said...

Great idea "partner".

Anonymous said...

You're the dude. What a great idea. I hope you reach far beyond your goal. Kara

Anonymous said...

Great idead. Good Luck!

Anonymous said...

The Twisted Sisters Bookclub of Raleigh applauds your efforts in this time of great need. Many of us are former Ohioans and watch sadly as Ohio suffers greatly in this economic downfall. Brighter days are in the future because people like you are shining a light instead of blaming the darkness.

Darren Wilson said...

This is a nice thing to do and I like the creativity of it.

Anonymous said...

Oh Brian...you are such a great guy. I have no doubt you will reach the goal.

debbie

Anonymous said...

Friend of Marni's just helping out...great idea and good luck!!
Sheri

Karl Truman said...

Great idea! Yes, I'll steal it for my blog too! http://www.injuryboard.com/regional-blogs/kentucky/

Anonymous said...

Hi Brian,
"The Body" and I support you in this. What a great thing to do!!!

Rob Mckinney said...

Ben Glass sent me a link. Great public service.I even posted a tweet about your blog @RobMckinney.

Rick O said...

Good work! A comment and a dollar from your friends north of the border.

Big Cliff said...

Wonderful idea, it's really nice to see someone taking the time to try to help others.

Anonymous said...

A friend from Raleigh NC supports your effort!

Ron and Miriam said...

Fantastic Brian! Another winner from Nicodemo and Wilson. I will forward this to others.
Ron

Anonymous said...

good for you on helping out the community

Brian said...

Instead of trying to respond individually to each person who was kind enough to leave a comment, just wanted to give a HUGE THANK YOU to all commenters. The response has been great and I am encouraged that others might try to duplicate this program.
Perhaps 500 comments is unrealistic, but not having done anything like this before I had nothing to go by and no idea what to expect.

If we reach 100 comments that will be an achievement and N & W will send the $500 anyway! Over halfway there...

Amy said...

Really great idea!

Anonymous said...

OFNC 4 Life!

Hi! I'm Kirsten... said...

What a truly excellent cause and a great idea to support it. I VERY much hope you reach your goal! Props to you just for doing good...not enough people take the time these days. Perhaps myself included.

Anonymous said...

Brian, you have a "heart of gold". "Long may you run!"

Anna Burr

Eric said...

Walleye Wilson, you are truly a great humanitarian and general do-gooder! I love this idea and am proud to have you as a friend. Good luck.

Eric

Nathan said...

This is Nathan. My wife is your wife's pea pal. Good luck on reaching your goal.

Anonymous said...

bedionaWhat a great idea! Happy I could be a small part.

jaw515 said...

This is such a wonderful idea, I wish you the best on making your goal!

Suzanne said...

What a great way to help.

scrapbrat said...

Oh I like this idea! You could call our part *peas for PEAS*!

maria said...

What a great way to give to our community!! So proud of you! Good luck on reaching your goal!!

TheShrink said...

I appreciate practical humanity in action, as do the families who receive your generosity.

Anonymous said...

great idea brain. another fine example of how we can each help to make a difference. scott

Anonymous said...

What a generous idea and the timing could not be better. Hoping you hit your target of 100 soon!

Anonymous said...

I can't imagine what it is like to not have enough food. thanks for doing this!

Dana said...

Awesome idea!!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful place to work!
-Janice

Yet another 'pea' said...

Excellent idea so simple but so worthwhile.

katie said...

This is a great idea!

katie said...

What a wonderful idea. Thanks for doing this.

Anonymous said...

hey brian this is scott and tasha!!!! i am glad to see that someone in our family is giving..just kidding everyone!!!! keep up the good work brian!!

hookedonstring said...

Great idea!