Transcript for February 13th
Welcome to February 13th on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate the gifts of the heart and ponder on which Cheddar is better. More after the break from our founder, Marlo Anderson.
The spirit of giving is in the heartbeat of America, and thanks to the folks at givingheartsday.org you can connect with over 500 charities and donate to ones that resonate with you. Visit their website givingheartsday.org and discover the tribe that makes the beat go on.
Big hearts give big on National Giving Hearts Day! The second Thursday in February is the longest running “giving day” in the United States, with more than $70 million donated since it began 13 years ago. This day gives you the opportunity to give to your favorite charity, whether its a local soup kitchen or a national organization. There is no limit to the good you can provide to the charities closest to your heart.
If you think Americans are crazy for cheddar cheese, imagine how smitten the Brits are over their very own village of Cheddar in Somerset, England, which was established in the 12th Century. Enter Peter McIntosh, who brought his cheese making skills to Tillamook County, Oregon in 1894. Today there are more cows than people in Tillamook and the creamy results echo the superior skills of the Cheese King of the Coast, as McIntosh is remembered. On National Cheddar Day savor the flavor that’s favored on both sides of the pond.