I know when I heard the words “fund raiser” during all the years my daughter was in grade school I would just cringe: more cheap plastic crap I don’t need but will feel guilted into buying. Occasionally fund raisers are eagerly anticipated and delightful: the Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival, Girl Scout cookies, and the flower bulbs that my kid sold in fourth grade are all good cases in point. But in general – I hate the idea of asking or being asked for money as much as the next guy.
But sometimes a fund raiser is exactly what’s needed. When the tornadoes wiped out neighborhoods in Oklahoma earlier this week, an immediate response was called for and I heeded the call. I can’t always do everything for everyone, but sometimes the right thing to do next just leaps out of the abyss and bops me over the head. So here we are: I am fund raising in a specific and hopefully delightful way! Purchase any item from my etsy store and I will donate $5 per item. Stock up on gifts and I will just keep upping the donation amount! My goal is to sell 40 items to raise $200 by Monday, May 27. We can do this. If you can’t make a purchase, share or tweet or tell someone. We can make a difference in these tiny, drop in the bucket types of efforts.
I haven’t specified a recipient organization yet – my plan is to donate $100 to a pet-oriented group and $100 to a child-focused organization. I have several leads but would welcome additional suggestions.
For you skimmers that don’t really read, here’s the super short and sweet skinny:
Shop at Malaprop Designs. For every item purchased, I donate $5 to tornado relief efforts. now through Memorial Day.