Ami wrote: At this time any costs for the operations of cushings-help.com that exceed donations are paid for out of Mary's own pocket. Let's have some fun and raise some funds to support Cushings-help.com while Mary is moving it toward status as a non-profit. Remember: donations made at this time are NOT tax deductible. I don't know about you, but I cannot put a value on what the support boards there have given to me.
I am drafting YOU. Yes you... you know who you are... to offer an item that you have made or loved or just something fun that you are willing to give away in the name of showing some love to Cushings-help.com and to MaryO. You must be willing to post/send any prize donation directly to the recipient.
I will take donations of both "prizes" and money up until April 7th. On April 8th, which is Cushing's Awareness day, On April 8th we will use a random number generator to pick "winners" of the donations.
Members of this community are artists, quilters, jewelry makers, sewers, gluers, shoppers, readers. If you think someone else would like to have it, DONATE IT.
I'm talking that coffee mug that says "I used to care but now I take a pill for that" or a crocheted afghan that your Aunt Nelly made that clashes with your living room. OR what about that half finished project? DONATE IT. Endoscopic pictures of your surgical site? Sure... DONATE IT. (No donations of NJ sized boogers. PLease... I draw the line at bodily fluids.)
Either post a picture of your donation to this thread or you can send me a message and I will give you my e-mail address and post it for you.
How are you going to win? You're going to donate FIVE LOUSY BUCKS to this website. That's less then a large latte costs. You will note on your donation that it is FIVE LOUSY BUCKS to support MaryO and all she has done for us. For each FIVE LOUSY BUCKS you will get one chance at a prize. That's right... you can donate MORE if you want to. Imagine that? TEN LOUSY BUCKS will get you two chances, TWENTY LOUSY BUCKS will get you FOUR chances... you get the idea :)
Donate by PayPal or send it Snail Mail. You can find link and address here: http://www.cushings-help.com/support.htm
We are going to have some fun and raise some funds... COME ON BOYS AND GIRLS!!!
(fine print: if you really want at a chance at winning without donating you can send a 3x5 card with your name, address, e-mail and phone number on it to MaryO's snail mail address also found on the donation page. One entry per envelope per day... of course the really fine print is that FIRST WE NEED SOME PRIZES!)
I will post more details soon... So far I have a commitment of a donation of a medic alert bracelet from SherryC.
You can also feel free to use this space to brainstorm about ideas for donations. Everyone who donates a prize will receive one free chance to win a prize themselves. OMG! You might win your own prize!!! Make it a good one :D
(do you own or know a business that might be willing to provide something? Let us know!)
P.S. I will be having my first pituitary surgery this coming Tuesday, Jan. 27th, so I may be absent for a few days or more. If you write to me at that time and I don't get back to you right away that's likely why....