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10 November 2006 @ 12:11 pm
Christmas is coming.  
Christmas is a'comin' and the goose is getting fat...

jaylake has a neighbor who is raising her two granddaughters on little more than a social security income. There are details about the family at the neighbor link above, but in short, since August or so, Jay's been collecting donations via paypal to help them get along. It's made a huge difference to them, and in early December Jay's going to run a charity auctionlet to try to raise a bit more money for them for the holidays. I'm donating a kitsnaps photo (probably this one) to the auctionlet, but I would like to do something else, too.

I will match any donations my flist makes to the neighbor fund, up to $250. There are *more* than 250 of you on my flist, so in theory that'd be just a dollar from everybody. I don't expect that to happen, as I'm aware of financial practicalities, but I'd love to scrounge up $250 from all of you to this family, and match that myself.

Jay has an email address set up for this specific fund, neighbor (a) jlake.com, so it'd probably be easiest just to paypal money there. Please put 'neighbor' in the subject line, and maybe also (mizkit) or something, and email me (catie@cemurphy.net or leave a comment) to let me know you donated. I'll keep track of how much comes in, and match as much of it as I can.

ETA: If you've got something you'd like to donate to the auction, please email Jay (jlake (a) jlake.com), or comment on his entry here! Thank you! You guys all rock. :)
 
 
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Janne: juljanne on November 10th, 2006 12:52 pm (UTC)
Money sent
I have been giving serious thought this year to giving money to charity instead of christmas presents for the adults I know (at least for those adults that I know won't hate me for not giving them presents...) So, uhm, Merry Christmas, and your present has been sent to the neighbor :)
kitmizkit on November 10th, 2006 12:54 pm (UTC)
Re: Money sent
*beam* Thank you. Honestly, as far as I'm concerned, this is the best kind of present people could give. *beam*