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Raffle winners, come get some!

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!

 

posted: September 17, 2011
under: elsewhere on the internet, products

Raffle extension and VeganMoFo V!

Yesterday after I had passed the link out to a few people, I realized that my site was down.  So I was sending them to…nothing!  Since I was down for about 24 hours, i’m extending the deadline until tomorrow.  So you have another day to convince yourself and/or others that prizes are awesome and they’re even better when you get them for giving to charity.  Or you could go chip in to fund someone’s vacation on Kickstarter, I hear that’s big.

I would also like to point out that, even if you aren’t interested in entering yourself, or are broke, you can still tweet the link or share it on your facebook.  If 20 people did that, and 10 new people donated just $5 because of that, the animals are $500 better off than they were before.  Activism can be small things, too!

In other exciting news, Vegan Month of Food is just a few weeks away.  I’m excited to be a part of the round-up squad this year, emailing companies for giveaways and having them reply so enthusiastically is awesome.  There are already some great prizes lined up, even though i’m not eligible to win them i’m stoked for all of the potential winners!

If you’re like me and had to watch from your computer as hundreds of people came together at Vida Vegan Con, this is your chance to join in on some vegan community, huggy-wuggy fun.  This is my fifth MoFo, I have a theme that is obvious but i’m going to put a lot of effort into making it awesome.  If you’re lost or maybe hesitant to participate, go check out the brand new VeganMoFo website for a whole slew of links to follow.  If you have a question, you can hit us up on twitter and there’s a good chance I will be the one to answer it.  Every time someone tweets at us that they are excited for MoFo, my tiny, black heart flutters.

posted: September 16, 2011
under: elsewhere on the internet, veganmofo

Vegans Things I Love, Raffle Edition Part 1

Up front, this is just an attempt to show people some of my favorites from the possible prizes in the raffle, to get more people to enter.  I would also like to point out, you don’t have to be vegan to win and enjoy these prizes!  Not everything has ‘vegan’ slapped across it.  So let’s look at some possibilities!

When I went to the Herbivore website to steal pictures, the first thing I saw was this brand new belt.  Who doesn’t love kale?  Okay, I don’t really love kale, but it’s good for me and i’ve been eating more of it with the help of a heap of pineapple salsa.

Herbivore also carries Sock It To Me Socks, which are awesome.  It’s about that time to start wearing socks again which I resent deeply, so they might as well be cute!

 

Obviously there are plenty of books available, and while with the $15 gift certificate you couldn’t get a whole lot of books, there are still a handful.

 

My favorite t-shirt that I do NOT have is the Deathless v-neck.  I like that the design is on the back, so I can wear it with a cardigan to work and thanks to the simple cross design on the front, it is work appropriate.

I have been meaning to get a new wallet for oh, two years?  I really want one that isn’t plain black so it’s easier to find in my purse.  Or when it falls out of my purse and gets crammed into a seat at the movie theater and I almost have a panic attack and it takes over a day for the movie theater employees to find it.  I wouldn’t have that problem if my wallet was bright blue with a PONY on it!  There are also classier designs and dude wallets if you have something against ponies and awesomeness.

 

So that was pretty much a ‘what I want for my birthday from Herbivore’ list, here’s stuff from the other prize donors!

I don’t know if I could pick just two prints from Amanda.  If I wanted a matching set I would go for these Edgar Allen Poe pieces:

 

For singles, it would be a huge tie.  I mean, I love Buffy AND Dr. Horrible AND boobs AND Melisser-inspired baking art!  How would I choose?

My favorite buttons from Kelly, of which I have several:

Part two (the one with the food stuffs) will come shortly!

 

 

posted: September 10, 2011
under: art, elsewhere on the internet, lists, pictures

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