Happy Fringe Friday!!
Tonight we follow Walter (and Peter) down the rabbit hole…
In the mean time, things are very much in motion! The coins have arrived, I’m driving down to Austin to pick up the slabs tomorrow, and thank you cards are in production.
In case anyone hasn’t seen them yet, here are the photos of the engraved slabs, coins, and cards:
I’ll take some more as soon as I get them home.
And because it takes a lot of trust to send money to strangers over the internet, I want to give you guys total transparency, so here are all of our receipts so far:
So far we’ve raised a total of $3096.04. Unfreakingbelievable.
$1225.00 on challenge coins
$760.00 on Ambergrams
$187.01 on thank you cards
And I’ve withdrawn $300 to cover shipping costs. Hopefully(!) this is an overly generous allowance and we’ll be able to put back what we don’t need, but we are sending stuff to multiple locations, including one (probably?) to Australia.
And they’re fragile, so we’ll need to baby them.
I’ve adjusted the cash-o-meter thingy to reflect the current balance left in the Paypal account. Our new challenge to you is to help us meet our new goal of at least $1000 in charitable donations.Toward that end, we’re happy to offer some nifty incentives – details will be posted shortly, as soon as we can assess our resources. Stay tuned! And those of you who’ve already donated so generously, don’t worry, sponsor packages will be cumulative and retroactive.
Fringe fans are good people, and they want to help wherever possible. We had four very worthy causes to start with, and then we had a natural disaster. Hurricane Sandy killed more than 100 people, and left tens of thousands homeless, with Brutus coming hard on its heels. It has also affected several of our wonderful and beloved Fringies. In light of the disaster, it seems reasonable to reassess our initial intentions, but this is not a decision we could ever make on our own, so once again we’re asking for your input. Please take a moment to give us your feedback on a potential change in our charity fund designations.