Well my friends, the time has come.... to raise some dough for the BIG fund...
See what I did there? Some of you may be too young, but it's a reference to the opening line of Lionel Richie's 1983 hit All Night Long (All Night). Anyway, on to the matter at hand.
It's fundraising season, at least it is for me. Every year I participate in several fund raising efforts; Breast Cancer, MS, Special Olympics, March of Dimes, MWPHGLMD, Signal 13, etc. This year I've decided to do things a little differently. Instead of asking everyone for donation after donation. I've decided to establish one big account that will be split among the various charities. This one page will be the site for all of my donations efforts.
These are the basic guidelines for donations this season:
If I have known you for 10 years or more, please donate $20
If I have known you for 5+ years, please donate $10
If I have known you for 5 years or less, please donate $5
Here is where is gets interesting:
If you're related to me, please add $15 to your donation.
If we went to school together, please add $5 to your donation.
If we have ever worked together, please add $10 to your donation.
If you know "How's the cow?", please add your line number to your donation.
If you are a F&AM, AF&AM, OES, or ANY affiliate, please add $3.57 to your donation.
If you're apart of my Balticon family, please add as many years as we attend Balticon together to your donation.
If we are friends on Facebook, and have never met face to face, please add $2 to your donation.
If we ever went to church together, please add $3 to your donation for the trinity.
If I have ever cooked or baked for you, please add $5 to your donation.
If I have ever worked on any technology of yours for FREE, please add $10 to your donation.
If you fit into more than one of these categories there's no limit to how much you can donate, but to alleviate some headaches, you can make a one-time donation of $50. The key here is donate, Donate, DONATE!!! Feel free to share this with EVERYBODY!!! Any amount will help, but obviously the more we give, the more we can actually make a change.