Thursday, July 17, 2008

Announcement: Another way to help the Auction

castle-ver3 In addition to the option I posted about earlier, Tim Devine of The Magic in Pixels, has provided a second option on how to help contribute to the Dream Team Auction's final talley from the comforts of your home.

Tim will be providing post card sized prints of his donation print for sale at MagicMeets plus some magnets.  The proceeds from these sales will go directly to the Dream Team Auction.

If you are not able to make it to the auction, Tim has posted the following on his forums:

As you probably know, it was announced that TMIP will be donating a percentage of all sales at MagicMeets on Saturday to the Dream Team Project.  I thought this would be a good opportunity to offer members of TMIP to participate in this endeavor who may not be able to attend MagicMeets.
The goal of the Dream Team Project is to send pediatric cancer patients and their families to Walt Disney World when they could not otherwise afford to do so.  If you are able and wish to help in the donation, you can send a PayPal to sales (at) themagicinpixels (dot) com and 100% it will be added into the Dream Team donation.
Everyone who donates will receive a postcard featuring the artwork on the 16x20 custom canvas print that is also being donated to the Project.  No donation is too small, even $1 or $5 will be more than appreciated. 
Donations must be received prior to 1:00pm Eastern Time on 7/19/2008 to ensure that they are added to the final total, which will be donated on the spot at MagicMeets.
Thanking you in advance,

Tim has told me that this offer is available to anyone who wants to take advantage of this option.  So, I thought I should post it here to get more eyes on this opportunity.

So to summarize, there seems to be two ways for people to contribute from home:

  1. Donate through the FirstGiving site, as outlined in the previous post, and the WDW Today podcast will announce your name on their Live broadcast from Magic Meets
  2. Donate through PayPal as outlined above, and you'll receive a postcard featuring the artwork on the 16x20 auction print.

I think it's awesome that there are such options for people at home to help participate. 

The location for MagicMeets is limited and only allows for about 500 people to attend.  Poor Fred has done the best he can to accommodate as many people as possible.  Unfortunately, there are many more people who would love to be there, not only the comraderie but also to participate in the Dream Team Auction.

We may not have found a way to allow people to be there from the comforts of home (WDW Today does their best with their live broadcast), but at least a few people in the community have found a way to allow those people who wanted to donate to the Auction to have a "voice"

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