I absolutely LOVE The Melting Pot! We go at least once a month as a family to eat their delicious fondue. My kids have an absolute blast using their sticks and as they call it, “making their food”. That is why I am so happy to team up with Melting Pot to tell you all about the good this restaurant is doing. From party planning, meal prepping and gift giving, this crazy time of the year is really all about family and giving thanks to those who matter most.
Unfortunately, we all know that not everyone has the luxury of spending time together during the holidays and it’s one of the reasons why The Melting Pot has partnered up with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
From now until Dec. 24, guests are encouraged to come in and dine at the Melting Pot during our Thanks and Giving® campaign, in effort to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For every donation of $10 made through the campaign period, guests will receive a Donate and Dine card that gives guests $20 off a future purchase of $50 or more, which can be redeemed between Jan. 2 – Aug. 31, 2017.
Since 2003, The Melting Pot has raised more than $10 million for St. Jude to help in the fight against childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The Melting Pot couldn’t do it without the generous support of team members and customers who make this meaningful contribution possible for the kids of St. Jude.
This is so meaningful to me because we have a family friend who has been helped by St. Jude in the past. They are such a wonderful organization that helps so many children in the times, when they need it the most. With the holidays upon us, now is a good time to dine at The Melting Pot. While you are having a delicious dinner, you can also help such an important cause. What do you say?
GIVEAWAY: One winner will receive a $100 Melting Pot gift card. This giveaway is run via rafflecopter so click read more to see the actual giveaway. The only mandatory entry is to tell me how you plan to give this holiday season. While the other entries are optional, I highly suggest filling them out to increase your chances of winning. US only. Good luck!
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Adrienne Gordon says
We give back by being a secret santa to someone in need.
Kate - Highlights Along the Way says
We LOVE The Melting Pot and how they give back! We personally donate to several children’s charities as well as our kid’s schools and feeding programs during the holidays.
Gwendolyn J says
Giving to the food drive
Liz N says
Our Jeep club is part of the Toys For Tots toy drive – so we collect toys and then decorate our Jeeps with lights to be in a parade to deliver them to the local event!
I am donating toys to a toy drive our local police department is holding.
I am donating to my local food bank and Toys for Tots.
Kelley H says
We give back by donating to the various holiday drives my sons school has like the Angel tree, the coat drive, canned food collections, etc.
Natalie J Vandenberghe says
I am donating new toys to children and food and/or money to the mission.
I am giving back by donating clothes and food to the local homeless shelter
vickie Couturier says
working at the local food bank and taking some names off the angel tree
Cammie Coburn says
My husband and I have started a food pantry at our church to help needy families. This year we supplied complete Thanksgiving meals to 13 families.
The Melting Pot is my absolute favorite restaurant! We like to celebrate special occasions by going to the Melting Pot.
Stefanie G says
I’m donating to shelters around my town and volunteering when I can!
Renee Walters says
We do the angel tree and toys for tots every year.
Will G says
We are giving back through donations!
Jenny Scheldberg says
We do an “Adopt a Family” through work. It’s nice making a difference in someone’s holiday.
Ellie Wright says
We donate to food and toy drives.
Kelly D says
I am going to donate to our local soup kitchen.
Amy L. Norman says
We are donating toys to the child survivors of the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg fires for Christmas.
We give back by donating toys to our community
I make cookies and treats for everyone.
Cheryl Chervitz says
We are going to go to our local mission on Christmas Day to help serve others. I love doing this every year.
marlene harris says
i am working in a food kitchen again this year and helping in our church activitys
I am donating to Toy’s for Tots this holiday season.
Samantha B. says
I pack an extra sandwich for my husband everyday, so he can share it with someone on his commute.
Dawn Ganey says
This is my 10th year for toys for tots.
Charlene S. says
My family donates food and blankets to our local pet shelter. Animals need help too 🙂
Margaret S Porter says
Donating Winter clothing and food to a family in need
Soha Molina says
I give back by donating to schools.
Steve Weber says
I give back by donating my time at a local food shelter.
Mindy DeLisi says
My 3 kids made Christmas shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. They get excited every year to do that!
ellen beck says
We do Toys for Tots every year without fail. We also are helping serve a community meal for Christmas.
Danielle Wood says
Taking the kids to help volunteer at the soup kitchen! We also like to empty our piggy banks and each buy a toy to donate to toys for tots
I’m giving back this holiday season by donating toys and personal hygiene products to our church. Our church then gives the items to people in need.
Betty B. says
I love the melting pot! The flaming turtle chocolate dip is my favorite! I’m giving back this season by donating coats, boots, food, and blankets!
Natalie U says
We are giving back by giving food, blankets, and coats to the homeless.
Brittney House says
We volunteer every year at a local shelter.
Rebecca Graham says
Donating to the local toy drive.
Dan Dykstra says
We own a laundromat. We like to give out free washes during the holidays.
Debra Guillen says
We volunteer and donate to our local food bank.
we have donated to a family in need program for a service man family in our area
Anita Duvall says
We are buying gifts for the Children in Church who are less fortunate to choose and wrap for their own family.
William Thomas says
We are giving back this holiday season by donating and cooking meals for elderly homeless Vets in our rural town.
Ashley C says
I am giving back my adopting an angel tree child
sheila ressel says
Loving the turtle fondue! We donate to toys for tots.
Devona Fryer says
Right now I’ve just bee kind to everyoe while shopping because I know how frustratedc people can be while shopping with long lines and big crowds. I give a smile and offer to help wherever I am needed. I am also getting gifts for the children at our church.
Tari Lawson says
I had my boys go out and buy some gifts for a local child in need. They did a great job, buying him a new coat, hoodie and some toys.
Heather sell says
Helping organize and run a fundraiser to help feed kids over their weekend where they might not otherwise have ready access to something to eat.
Stephanie Phelps says
We always donate to the Toys for Tots each year and the food drives!
Stephanie V says
donating clothes and gifts to the ones in need
courtney b says
we are donation old pairs of shoes to the homeless/needy women’s shelters..
rita leonard says
we are donating to the local food bank
Daniela Tapa says
We usually donate food or toys!
Kelly McGrew says
we did a huge cleanout to drop off at Goodwill. we also like to pay for a meal or two of an elderly person or couple when we go out to eat at a restaurant. i also donate a toy or pet toy when i go to a store that has the box in the front for toys for tots, animal shelters, etc. i also have made a promise to myself since i was a little kid that every time I see the red kettle bellringers outside of stores i donate whatever i have- $1, $5, or coins if that’s all i have. it makes me feel good to help others especially during this time of the year.
June S. says
My husband and I always donate every year to our local Toys For Tots, we just dropped off about fifteen different toys and DVD’s for different age groups of children.
We donate clothes and coats
Mary Jacobowitz says
I have donated to St.Jude’s, Toys for Tot’s, and a gift as part of an angel tree group donation.
Kimmy Ripley says
My daughter’s school has a canned food drive and we donate a ton for the cause!
Kristin C says
We give back by donating to a local children’s organization.
Jenny Q. says
We always donate to the local toy drives and we donate to the food banks.
Courtney Hennagir says
We are giving back by donating food and toys to the school food/toy drive and also buying gifts for several children on the angel tree.My husband and his work buddies also went shopping for toys for tots and bought lots of great stuff for some sweet kiddos.
We donated lots of new toys to our local group
Lauryn R says
We always donate to Toys For Tots during the Holidays. I also try to give to our local children’s hospitals when I can.
Dana Rodriguez says
We give to the local food bank and Toy’s For Tots every year.
Sonya Morris says
We are giving back by donating to Toys for Tots and to our church pantry.
heather s says
Donate to local food bank
Sarah L says
I volunteer at several places.
Thanks for the contest.
Seyma Shabbir says
I donate supplies like shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, etc. I also donate to Mypack Food back.
Dominique Cloutier says
I am teaching my children to donate their old toys to less fortunate
Carole Walker says
I make blankets all yr for Project Linus so I’ll have a donation this month for that.
casey everidge says
donating many items to children in need!!
Natalie S says
Last year we bought a bunch of kids presents at a local shelter. This year, will need to find a local charity to do something for as well.
maria b says
We donated canned goods for a local school drive and I donated scarves at clothing drive.
Laurie Nykaza says
We gave toys to Toys for Tots this year.
amber whitehead says
We sent care packages to our troops this year .
Pat B says
I always give to the Salvation Army bell ringers.
Cheryl Brown says
By donating to local charities in my area.
Tiffany S says
We are giving back this holiday season by donating toys.
Courtnie Miller says
We are donating to the local kids in need.
We give a cash donation to help provide Christmas meals for the holidays and we make up Christmas stockings for the homeless shelters.
Trisha Burgess says
We gave by donating toys, clothes and food to our local charities. We also donated time at the soup kitchen.
We do several different things to give back, Operation Christmas Child, Blessing Bags for homeless people, canned good drives/donations, etc.
I give back by donating at a local food shelter.
Julie Murphy says
I am helping with a coat and blanket drive
Am away for work atm, so Salvation Army gets near daily donation at Harris Teeter. Missed the coat drive & the county sheriff’s christmas party. Which only leaves last minute food & toy drive at local Food LIon.
pu ye says
I am donating to my local food bank
shannon fowler says
We always adopt a child through our church. We get a gift list of what they want and need, and then we provide christmas gifts for them.
jeremy mclaughlin says
We donated toys to our salvation army!
Ryan origin says
We donated food, a new toy, and our gently used clothes to the drives at my daughters school
Debra Jensen says
Donating to food pantries
We’re buying gifts for 2 children from the giving tree, we donated toys to the firefighter’s toy drive and we’ve donated food to the local food bank.
Cassandra D. says
I enjoy the Spinach Artichoke from The Melting Pot.
Cindy Peterson says
I am working with the Kindness Foundation in my area
Laura B. says
I do donate throughout the year to the food bank and for the holidays I buy toys and donate them.
Amanda lea says
We do shoeboxes for Samaritans purse every year!!
I’ve donated to charities this holiday season.
Erin Crooks says
I’m giving back a little bit to a bunch of different causes this year. I gave a little bit to a food drive, donated toys for children and I plan on giving a donation to the local animal rescue group!
Sandy H says
I donate to the Real Life Children’s Ranch.
I will be donating some clothes to the local woman’s shelter for this upcoming winter season
Danielle A. says
I get my two nephews to join me doing “Meals on Wheels”. They seem to enjoy meeting and helping others.
Allie Gates says
I made baked goods for the library and gave some donations.
Annalisa K says
We donate to the Salvation Army at the holidays
Nancy Olson says
I have just graduated at almost 60 years of age as an Occupational Therapist. OT’s goal is to give back our client’s independence. Help them regain a skill we all take for granted, cooking, bathing, grooming. As a new grad with a job I have had for 2 weeks I will go out to my patient’s homes, (the job is home care OT), and I will share my enthusiasm and verve for life with everyone I see! Merry Christmas all!
Allan F says
I have just been spending more time at a transitional housing unit and a food bank helping out as much as I can.
Alison King says
We are giving back by purchasing toys for kids in need.
Victoria Scott says
Everytime we visit a store, we donate to the Salvation Army 🙂
Sara B. says
I plan to give by surprising friends with things they need.
Trinity Rosario says
We donate and volunteer at our local food bank!
We volunteered this Thanksgiving feeding the homeless, so this Christmas we’re going to be spending time with our family. I love volunteering around the holidays though. It’s a great way to give back!
Kris mihalov says
I am giving back by helping my disabled aunt learn new skills
DailyWoman (Lacey) says
I donated some clothes to kids in need.
My kids play the piano and visit with the elderly in a nursing home on Sundays. I know they enjoying spending time with them. My boys also shovel snow in the winter for neighbors.
Rhonda Y says
Our family donates food to our local food drives and our outgrown clothes and toys go to the Goodwill.
My husband and I are gathering home supplies for those in need. We asked for that kind of thing for christmas instead of gifts for ourselves and we will donate whatever we get.
Donna B says
I crochet hats for chemo patients and we also adopt a child in need each Christmas.
kitty kelleher says
donating to a food bank
aaron reck says
I have been blessed this year with some needs still outstanding but the Good Lord enabled me to be able to donate food items and other necessities to a local charity. I am blessed. Many prayers of well being for you and your family. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.
Brandi Dawn says
We do a local coat drive for the homeless every holiday season. We often serve soup and coffee. It keeps getting better and better every year.
Elizabeth Brooks says
Domestic violence shelter, coat drive, toy drive
Renee Elbel says
I don’t have a favorite, I love it ALL!
James Stringham says
By donating to local charities.
sarah walker says
I am giving back by donating clothes and food to the local food bank and food and clothing pantries.
Kaitlyn Ortega says
We always donate to the Salvation Army.
David s says
We love the melting pot and how they give back. We give to the food drive.
We donated gifts to the nursing and support staff at the local cancer center.
Beverly Edwards says
I bought some new warm jammies and cozy baby blankets and donated them to the local Pregnancy Center.
Ken C says
Angel tree gifts at work and Shoeboxes with the kids, some great way to give back. And always putting in the red kettle for the Salvation Army.
Paol Trenny says
I am giving back by donating packages to nursing homes and local shelters.
velder dixon says
I volunteer and feed the homeless.
Audrey T says
We donate clothing, toys, and books.
M. L. says
With the weather as bitter as it is, I keep instant hand warmers/foot warmers in my purse and give them to the people manning the Salvation Army kettles. I also offer to buy the person their choice of coffee or hot cocoa.
Michelle Levine says
I donated to a few charities this year.
Kyl Neusch says
donating new toys to children
Ann Fantom says
We donated to Toys for Tots
Did you notice that the heading and the question did not match? Anyway, to give back,my main thing this year was a slightly larger donation to the Salvation Army Red Kettle drive, since they are running behind their goal here this year.
Trina Chadwick says
By Smiling at the poor cashiers and offering an encouraging word
We served at a Ronald McDonald house.
Denise L says
I donated money to an international organization that helps refugees like those trying to leave Syria right now.
Michelle C says
We raised money at work to donate to a children’s charity.
Katie K says
I arranged donations for a refugee charity
Kathleen Whitney says
I am always donating stuff to Goodwill and Can Food Drives. My husband even donated his time off of work to sort the can Food Drive!
Heather Poindexter says
I donate thought the year to food banks.
KENNETH OHL says
our local food bank is where we donate
What an awesome restaurant. I have actually volunteered to work Christmas morning in the emergency room so that the other staff members can be with their children for Christmas morning. I lost my Nana this past May so I have decided to work rather be sad by myself!
Jessica Peeling says
Toy donations and Salvation army!
We donated toys to toys for tots.
Kristi C says
We donated toys to Toys for Tots and helped pack baskets to be delivered from the local Junior Service League.
laura ari says
We do a massive clean out at year end and donate to the Lupus Foundation.
Jake B says
Well my mother made a big dinner for the homeless and mentally challenged.
Aaron Humphrey says
By donating my time at my local food bank.
Cynthia C says
I donated to the Salvation Army and Toys for Tots.
We help charities like The Salvation Army.
Susan Smith says
We donate toys to Toys for Tots.
I gave to my school that I work at and to my husbands job..
Mia L. says
I give back by donating food to my church’s food pantry and helping to create holiday meal bags for families in need.
We help a local family in need .i also help distribute food baskets the sat before Christmas every year
Linda Szymoniak says
I’m involved in animal rescue and that’s my way of “giving back”. I was supposed to drive a transport for a puppy going to her forever home on the 23rd, but not enough drivers volunteered, so we’re trying again for this Friday. I also helped rescue a tiny kitten just four days before Christmas – it’s now being taken care of by a foster with a great local rescue (and should get a forever home quickly). We had some really frigid temperatures at that time and we were able to catch one kitten – unfortunately, not the second, who died overnight when the temperature was well below zero. At least we saved one.
Danielle Jones says
I like to give back by doing small random acts of kindness all year long. Just last week I was behind someone in a check out lane at the grocery. I wasn’t paying attention to what was going on at first but then I heard the cashier say what would you like to put back. I stepped forward and so no I will pay for it. It wasn’t much but the person was very thankful. In the summer we like to donate our gardens excess to locals in our community that are going thru hard times There’s so many ways we can all give back all year long
What a great cause
We do a RACK program for strangers, visit the local nursing home with carols and cards, do the angel tree, and take advantage of whatever other giving opportunities land in our path.
Jill Rivera says
I give my time to the PTA and the local school.
Jennifer W says
We pick a wish off of a giving tree and buy whatever that child wants for Christmas.
misty woods says
I like to donate to kids in need
Julie Matek says
My sister and I created some care packages and gave them to families in need.
Elizabeth Miller says
We did an entire Christmas under the tree for an 11 year old girl in a needy family campaign.
Danielle Porterrqballporter@gmail.com says
Helping kids that just came into foster care have Christmas presents.
Polly Hall says
We always buy toys for Toys for tots.
Kristyn Martin says
My family donated food to the local homeless shelter.
Sarah Cool says
I love donating to toys for tots and local shelters
Natalie Schilla says
Donating to Salvation Army
David Heath says
I’m giving back this holiday season by donating toys to our local Salvation Army
Stephanie Liske says
My kids are in scouts and help organize and assist in getting the toys to the kids who would otherwise not have them.
Karen D says
We set up recurring donations to some of our favorite charities. It seemed like it would be more useful to give all year, instead of just during the holiday season.
Dena Stewart says
W donate to nature preserve groups, food pantries, and St. Judes (also our local children’s hospital.
susan smoaks says
i like to donate to the local food bank.
Lyndsey R. says
I am giving back by giving away all my sons clothes that no longer fit him to Salvation Army. We usually sell them on local selling walls but with the weather being so cold here I thinking giving them away would be nice.
My family picked out toys for the Toys for Tots program. We also donated food to our local food bank.
Rose Santuci-Sofranko says
Right now I’m doing the most important thing, taking care of my sick husband this Holiday season. Oh, and we, though my “Tents for the Homeless” project, and our Churches gave over a dozen tents for the homeless. Thanks and God bless!
I usually give back by donating toys. Next year I hope I can help with an adopted family. I joined the Eagles for their community service. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you. Happy 2017!
Nancy Bowers says
I don’t have a favorite item. I donated to a local organization for the homeless.
Geri Sandoval says
We do the giving tree at our Church and at the local Mall each year
Yona Williams says
I’ve given back through donations to the Rescue Mission, and monetary donations at grocery store checkouts.
Becky VanGinkel says
We donated Christmas dinner items to our local Food Shelf, and we also bought items off of The Giving Tree at our local hospital! We live in a very small town, so we try to help out as much as we can, because there are a lot of kids who go without during the Holidays, unfortunately 🙁 Hurts my heart, so we do as much as we can while trying to teach our children to do the same. We teach that if you can’t give money, you can give your time, or even a smile to brighten someones day.
We donate to food banks, food banks, and our time to help.
I am giving back this season by volunteering at the local food bank.
Angela Saver says
We are giving back by donating toys and food to families in need!
Senna Kory says
We love to volunteer at the food bank!
We donated to doctors without borders this year. Next year we have decided to do zero gifts for adults and do donations instead.
I’ve been giving back by helping out the homeless I see on my way to and from work
Brenna H. says
We gave back this season by doing little acts of service each day during December, and also by provided clothing and home items for a family in need that came to our state from Bhutan and Nepal.
The Happy Wife/Danielle Garcia says
We helped collect and donate coats and other winter gear to newly resettled refugee families in our area.
Vanessa Vazquez says
We adopted an “unadoptable” dog from a shelter, my son gave his birthday money to a homeless shelter, and we sponsored a pet supply drive for our family Christmas party!
Christy Rivers says
Donated to 3 family in need of children clothes. Also donating another big batch of clothes to one of the 3 families again. Donating toys to our apartments front office for those in need.
Karen walker says
By doing a good deed for neighbors
ILona B. says
I am donating toys, clothing and can goods to our food pantry.
Lauryn R says
We gave to our local Toys For Tots this holiday season! 🙂 The kids love doing it.
We love being part of a local Teddy Bear drive each year. It is a really special tradition for our family.
Jessica Whitehouse says
We sent toys to several kids who I know wouldn’t have gotten much for Christmas.
I made care packages and gave them to homeless people in my community.
Robin Abrams says
We are donating to several children’s charities. A friend’s 4-year-old daughter was just diagnosed with leukemia so we will be donating to them also.
We donated and I volunteered time through our church to provide food for school kids. Donated items to a toys for teens drive.
On the way home from Wisconsin, we stopped at a rest area. A couple needed gas to make it home, so they followed us to a gas station and we paid for a full tank of gas.
Candace Miller says
We give back by donate clothes and food to the local shelter.
Danielle Magee says
This holiday, I am spending more time with friends and family.
cheryl barker says
We donate socks, hats, and mittens to the homeless shelter.
Kayla klontz says
We donated all of our children’s old toys 🙂
We donate new toys for our local toy drives for the disadvantaged & give money to our local homeless shelter so that they continue to stay open.
Jennifer L says
I sent a homeless non profit 40 pairs of socks to be distributed, I always wish i could do more!
Wendy Pesce says
My mom’s group at church sponsors a give and take where people.donate clothes and toys an others in need can shop for free.
Teresa A Thompson says
We donate to a local church.
I’ve always donated to St. Jude’s Children and it’s so nice to see my fav place doing the same too!!!
Taylor Campbell says
I gave back by helping to organize my church’s annual Christmas Toy Drive for less fortunate families!
Bridget Combs says
We donate to Toys for Tots
Erica B. says
We donate to a local animal shelter.
Kathryn C says
continue to feed the stray cats and bring them extra food, Toys for Tots donations, donate money in the Salvation Army pots, donate blood when there is a blood drive in our area
rebecca day says
I donated to the local toy drive.
Participating in a living nativity scene! Thanks so much for the chances to win.
Jen R says
I believe in giving back to St. Jude’s and other cancer related charities because it makes me feel good to help this cause. As a cancer survivor myself I understand the importance of these charities.
Monica Kirkham says
I love the opportunity to give back by donating to the local food banks
Madison Hamilton says
I volunteer my time to a local soup kitchen here that prepares meals every week for the less fortunate. Giving back makes life worth while, and give me a purpose
LeAnn Harbert says
We donate to the needy at church.
Doing volunteer work with the fam and bought Christmas presents for kids at a local shelter!
Angela Newsome says
I helped get sponsors for our local Headstart program for their toys for Christmas as well as helped with our church Food Baskets for Christmas. Giving is so much better than receciving
allyson becker says
I gave lots of toys to Toys for Tots. Also gave to friends, postal workers, garbage men, and other people in the service industry. Even gave food to the food drive.
LYN WILLIAMS says
I will be giving back this year by donating items and time to help others.
sarah mayer says
I donate christmas cookies to our church.
laura johnston says
We gave back by helping a local family going through a tough time. Gifts for their kids, blessing them with meals, helping them get settled into a new home.
Leah Shumack says
We donated Christmas dinner to 2 families this year!
Rachel Travis says
We bought toys for foster children!
Bridget E Calfee says
Me and some ladies that I work with provided a family Christmas gifts.
Charles H says
Donated to charity
Leslie Davis says
Got a gift for a little girl in need and made dinner for my neighbor for the holidays
Lorena Keech says
We adopted a family for Christmas.
Giving to the food drive.
Richard Hicks says
We donated several toys to a local chairty this year.
Eugenia Hall says
We work with several local groups helping animals and people in our area, that’s how we give back. As for the Melting Pot, it would be a great date night, hubby and I love the Teriyaki steak.
I donated toys.
Maria Beas says
We donate toys to our local community church and hospitals. I wish you a very happy and prosperous new year.
Laurie Emerson says
I gave back this season by working in our local soup kitchen and helping to deliver meals with meals on wheels.
Trisha McKee says
We have volunteered at a local safe haven and donated items needed.
Sandy H says
We participate in the toy drive each year.
Janice Gabriel says
We made batches and batches of cookies and brought them around to folks who are alone for the holidays (i.e.; widowed or shut-in) and visited them.
Blessed Assurance says
Will do some volunteering that is how I’m going to give back.
Kim Cowgar says
Buying gifts for a child from the Angel Tree and volunteering at the food bank