Instagram bloggers often give away prizes to help spread their platforms and earn some cash for their blogging. We see prizes given away such as free bikes, services to gain clientele, beauty products and more. While these are common to see on your Instagram feed, there is a team of bloggers currently giving away $1,000 to a person in need.
The COVID-19 Pandemic has devastatingly struck the world over a few simple months. Hospitals are panicking as the staff is running out of equipment and spaces to care for their patients. Grocery stores are in a frenzy as the general public rush to gather supplies needed to stay indoors for as long as possible, due to the stay-at-home orders taking place globally.
The contest has a set of four rules: like the post, follow the bloggers involved, nominate a person who has been affected by COVID-19 and repost the giveaway to your Instagram stories. For the post to be seen by the bloggers, they must be tagged.
The giveaway includes the Instagram users: @hibahthefoodaholic, @genie_cooks, @Eidparty.co.uk , @Summers_homemade_meals, @Muslimmomof3, @nadines_homemade, @maysounscuisine, @Homeschool_maker, @halalfoodjunkie, @rundventures , @wasanalobeidi, @atmlifestyle.
Genien Sheikah (@genie_cooks) said she got involved with the giveaway to hopefully help a family affected by the virus. “Whether it was a lost job, they contracted the virus or they’re an essential worker, we just want to give back to someone in need,” the Chicago native said. “I hope that this goes to someone who truly needs it for rent, food, bills or just to catch up on lost wages and bring a sense of normalcy back into someone’s life.”
Hibah Alabbadi (@hibahthefoodaholic) from Phoenix, said that she hopes this act will inspire others to want to help in any way they can.
“Helping others during this difficult time doesn’t have to be monetary. A simple phone call to check in on someone who is struggling with being alone at home, an extra thank you to the grocery clerk, sending thank you letters to your local doctor’s office or fire station- the list is endless,” she said. “We should all do our part to make the best out of the situation we are in, and to also help others in the midst of this chaos.”
Other users involved in the giveaway noted that this is a way to change how we help others. “It gets you to stop for a minute and think other than yourself who in your circle was really affected,” Nadine Abou-Karam (@nadines_homemade) from Dallas said.
Abou-Karam also suggested other things people can do to help during these times.
“Help the elders around by getting groceries for them and dropping it off. [Don’t hoard essential] things at the stores, and the most important is staying home. The sooner we all follow this, the sooner it will be over and hopefully, people can get back to [work].”
The giveaway ends April 15 at 11:55 p.m. participants must be at least 18-years-old.