Raise your hand if you like to ask people for money! Raise ‘em high so I can see 'em! Yeah, I’m not seeing a lot of hands. Sure, you could argue that it’s because I’m sitting alone in my cubicle typing these words but we all know that even if we were sitting in a room together there would be few hands raised. Fundraising is hard and it is even harder right now because there are so many people in need. We all know people who have lost their jobs, people who have no health insurance, people who can’t make ends meet for whatever reason. These are tough times and nobody likes to ask for money but (you knew there was a “but” coming, didn’t you?) – I’m going to ask you for money. I’ve been asked to get the word out about the Fiercegrrl Fund. Go here and read about it and then come back. I will wait. Don’t be sneaky - I will know if you didn’t read it because there will be a quiz.
…Vikki kills time by taking pictures of Hammy…
Are you back? Ok…I lied about the quiz and I know some of you are a little disappointed. Ya big bunch of overachievers.
Anyway, I don’t know Nicole and I don’t know Meaghan who set up the site for her friend but I do know that people are generous and want to be helpful. So, what am I asking of you?
I’m asking you to help by doing one of the following:
1) Donate money to the Fiercegrrl Fund (click here to donate) 2) Donate something to be auctioned off on the site (click here to donate an item) 3) Bid in one of the auctions (see the blog for auctions as they arise) 4) Spread the word via blog, Twitter, Facebook or Bat Signal (grab a badge on the main page of the blog)
You are an honorable bunch and don’t need external motivation but I’m gonna sweeten the deal for you. If you donate money or an item to be auctioned off, I will enter you in a drawing to win a prize. That’s right people – another Up Popped a Fox giveaway! All you have to do is donate and then send me an e-mail with some sort of evidence…like a receipt or confirmation e-mail…not evidence like DNA or fingerprints or mysterious microfibers mounted on a slide. See your non-body fluid evidence to:
Luisa…tell them what they’ll win!
Luisa? Hello? Luisa?
Alright, Luisa and I haven't had a chance to consult on a prize yet but I assure you there will be a good prize, modest but good. I'll get back to you on the details.
Spread the word and remember that any amount helps and all of the money goes directly to Nicole. So...pass it on...