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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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(Anonymous) on November 10th, 2006 03:38 pm (UTC)
Could we send gift certificates to the grocery store or wal mart to the PO box jlake gave on his site? That way the neighbor could use some of the cash for other things?

Thanks,
Mickey
kitmizkit on November 10th, 2006 03:42 pm (UTC)
Absolutely.