Thank you so much to everyone who participated, or even shared the link. The total amount of new donations raised was $545.86. Of course I wish it was more, but last week as I lay on the couch crying and watching Jersey Shore and feeling like a failure, I thought, “Well, as long as I get $500, I can live with that.” So thanks!
Raising money is really really hard. I have so much respect for people who do this all the time, it can beat a person down. I thought that offering prizes would mean people would fall all over themselves to give, but if people didn’t care to donate already, you can’t make them care. I also know a lot of people are broke, last summer I had zero extra income to give to Farm Sanctuary walks, and I felt so guilty. Which is silly, because it’s not like I was broke because I was spending it on blow and hookers, we were just on a ridiculously small income. There’s always next year.
Okay, onto the winners!
If you are curious, I made a spreadsheet with everyone’s name, and they got a row for each of their $5. I also forgot that First Giving lets you add a little bit to cover the fees of the charity, so in that case I rounded up, so if you donated $10.77, you got three entries instead of two. And then I made a list of the prizes, went over to random.org and went to town!
I will be emailing the winners, cc’d to the prize givers, shortly.
Herbivore gift certificate: Kali G!
Herbivore t-shirt: Miles S!
Herbivore cross necklace: Megan B!
Book from Celine and Joni: Shannon L!
Art prints from Amanda: Joceyln K!
Liz Lovely cookies: Amanda S!
Teeny Tiny Tantrums pins: Diana J!
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