Sunday, November 11, 2012

Fundraiser for The Snark Mistress

First off, let me just say that you all rock. Seriously. A whole bunch of folks have come forward with some just fantastic stuff that they're raffling off to help raise money to help Tam. I'm going to be the collector of links; Jennifer will be the coordinator for the raffle; and OldNFO is just plain awesome (but we knew that). I'm going to list all the raffles of which I am aware; if you have another one that you would like listed, please let me know ASAP.

A bunch of us have gone in together on the raffle in that it will be centrally planned - please send an e-mail with a copy of the receipt to Jennifer ( with a note as to which raffle you'd like your donation to go towards. All of the following are part of this raffle, which will see the winners picked on Thanksgiving (kinda fitting, no?):
Other bloggers also raising money for Tam:

Angus McThag is giving away a lower.  He's doing an auction-style, with bidding starting at $100, so this is a little on the different side.

The_Jack is offering a raffle for another handgonne for a $15 donation.

Again, if you've got something you're raffling, please let me know. You don't have to go in with us in the big consortium above (although with Jennifer doing the coordination, you'd be a fool not to!) - the goal is to raise as much money as we possibly can; no competition.

And in that vein, I've got a few items I'm offering up as well:
  • First off, Doubletrouble has asked me to include his offering with mine. He's giving up a gorgeous M4 bayonet reproduction:
 (I may have to bid on my own prize package for this...)
I'm asking for a $10 donation for all this cool stuff (hey, it worked for KTKC!), so if you want in on all this cool gear, drop $10 into Tam's tip jar and send an e-mail to Jennifer with the subject "Jay's fundraiser".

Look at all the cool stuff folks have donated - three handguns, two AR lowers, a bunch of gift certificates, a bayonet, holsters, hats, grips, a handgonne... This is how it's supposed to work, folks. When one of our tribe is in need, we band together to help. It's what we do.

So, basically, it boils down to this: If any of this stuff interests you, or you just want to help Tam out, toss in the appropriate donation and send a copy of the receipt to Jennifer with a comment as to which fundraiser you want the money applied towards. Obviously, multiple donations/entries/etc. are encouraged, and if you wanted a chance at all three pistols, one $75 donation could be made, or any combination thereof, of course.

Thanks to everyone that donated goods and/services, and thanks to everyone putting in! 

That is all.


Erin Palette said...

I'm putting together a care package. While it isn't as sexy as a big fundraiser, raising Tam's morale is just as important!

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Lookit all the great swag! I'd be a fool NOT to enter.

Ambulance Driver said...

I don't have much to donate, but I'll sweeten the pot with five signed copies of my book. Put them with whatever prize packages work best.

Wally said...

Mag well engraving on that York Arms lower is included too!

ZerCool said...

And as per usual when Wally throws in the engraving, I'll take care of the art as needed. (He has a ton of stock images now, too!) :-)

The Displaced Louisiana Guy said...

Jay- I already asked over at Old NFO's place, but where can I send a check? I don't use paypal, but I wanna help out. I need an address and payee name. I don't think I'm the only one. If Tam doesn't wanna give out her address, possibly a P.O. box?

Any way to help those of us living in the last century, so that we can contribute too?

Erin Palette said...

Louisiana Guy:

Send me an email. The check can easily be included in the care package I am assembling.

JohnW said...

I've tried for two days to hit Tam's Paypal tag with no result. Is there something or somewhere else I can try?

The Displaced Louisiana Guy said...

Old NFO got back with me on how I could donate! Disregard previous comment!

Thanks for all ya'lls effort guys. I love this community!