Here we go, everyone! First of all, I want to say thank you so much for your support and generosity. Wow!
Next, I’ve had a few questions about donating. Awesome. I’m not collecting any of the money. I figure that would be way too complicated and potentially questionable. If you’d like to donate, please do it directly at the Save the Children website. But wait – they have a Matching Gift Appeal, where your gift can potentially be quadrupled. So if you’re going to donate… please make sure you click to that page.
(If you’re international, let me know. I’m more than happy to do my best to hunt down that page for you – Save the Children is in something like 21 countries, I believe.)
I also want to remind you that the fundraiser is going on for a month, so if you are considering a donation but need to check your budget, there’s no hurry. Take your time and consider carefully. I know finances are tight for everyone.
Along those lines, if you’re donating, won’t you please let me know? Any amount is fantastic, and I’d like to know for a month end grand total to see how much we raised. If you don’t want to put it in the comments, feel free to email me, and I’ll ask if you want your name and amount listed. Everyone is more than welcome to opt out of that part.
Next, I want to highlight some of the challenges that have been thrown out within the Romance Community. First of all, there’s this:
Avery Flynn issued this challenge – that if 50 small press authors donate money, she’ll increase her donation by $50.
Next, not quite a challenge, but Maya Banks is wondering if anyone is willing to match her donation. (Any group?)
Also exciting, the people participating in “Romance Biggest Winner” are joining together to make a donation as well. I’ll update the post to reflect that when I get all the information.
Won’t you consider asking any group you’re part of to do the same? If your yahoo group for example, has 50 people, and even half donate $1 each, that’s $25! Just something to consider.
Last things. If you have any questions, please contact me. People are still offering prizes, contributing donations, and so on. It’s wonderful. I’ll definitely respond. If I don’t, it means I didn’t get it, so please try again. This is important. Also… in case you were wondering “what does Limecello get out of all of this?” – nothing but the pleasure of seeing a group of awesome men and women be incredibly caring and generous. And the satisfaction of knowing we can make a different. We haven’t met all the goals yet, so keep spreading the word please!
I’m closing comments to this post as well, so there won’t be any confusion as to where to comment. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.