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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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Kristine Smithkristine_smith on November 10th, 2006 02:36 pm (UTC)
I was trying to think of something to send to the auction, but I don't think I have anything...

..do you think someone would be interested in a Tuckerization? Details are vague at this point--could be a short work or a novel, could be as a good 'un or a bad 'un, and I have no timeline. The work might not come out for *years*. But I would add their name and, if wanted, a few defining physical characteristics. Let me know if you think this would work, and if you want more details.
kitmizkit on November 10th, 2006 03:42 pm (UTC)
I think that might be very cool indeed! Email Jay (jlake (a) jlake.com) to discuss it!