UPDATE 2: I take back the previous update — the people have spoken, and credit cards seem to win. So I’ve upgraded the account and now you can give however is most convenient for you. In fact, paying with a credit card may of right now be preferable, as it will make me feel better about the decision to upgrade ;)
80% of the way to goal! Wouldn’t it be great to surpass it? (*hint hint*) Thanks everyone!
UPDATE: Thank you folks who have donated so far! As of this update, we’re already 35% of the way to my tentative goal.
I just want to let people know that if possible, it’s best to use your bank account with PayPal rather than your credit/debit card. This is because credit/debit card transactions are charged a small fee (5% + $.30) on the receiving end. Don’t worry if you’ve already sent your donation via credit card, because I didn’t realize the issue either, or if it really is your only payment option. While I’m happy to make up the difference in fees, the more I have to do that the less I can add on as an additional donation from myself! Especially since I can apparently only receive three more credit card transactions (eep!) and would have to upgrade my account and pay fees on everything in order to receive more. Thank you!
Alright folks, I need your help!
Because I apparently enjoy doing things on a whim, I just signed up for the Day of Blogs after seeing this post over at SAFER. Here’s how it works: on July 26th, a 24-hour blogathon begins. Participating blogs will be updated every 30 minutes. Each blogger has chosen a charity for whom they will collect sponsorships.
My chosen charity is RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network). They are the largest and most well-known anti-rape organization in the country.
Please help by donating below. I know that this is short notice, but that’s why I’m starting off with a modest goal and why I’m begging. Any amount will help!
If you would prefer to pledge an amount per post, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know that you’re pledging, and I will contact you after the Day of Blogs with the total amount to donate. Posts are going up every 30 minutes, for up to 24 hours — in other words, 48 posts is the absolute maximum number of potential posts.
Thank you, everyone! I hope that I’ll be able to raise some money here and stay awake as long as possible on the 26th. Please forward on this blog post or my ChipIn page to anyone else who you think may be interested.