world aids day project wrap up

December 2, 2011

i have to give it to you people;
that 24 hours was fraking exhausting.
there were 94 entrants in the giveaway,
and the winners have been notified.

if i had tried to do this on my own, there’s no way i would have raised nearly the amount of money that we did. i’m not deluded; this was a total communal effort. without the sponsors and promotion by folks with two twitter followers to some of the knitterati who have thousands, none of this would have been possible without the help of all the people who worked to create a mini internet media blitz.

and this is really your doing,
you folks who donated the $10 you could spare
and some very generous folks who dropped some benjamins.
you all made it rain, and, according to my calculations,
we raised $4570.00 for the pittsburgh aids task force.

edit: according jennifer at the pittsburgh aids task, there were 99 donations and we actually raised a grand total of $4,765!

that’s equivalent to approximately 114 119 rapid hiv tests.
there were lots of sneaky folks who donated but didn’t tell me.

not bad for a day’s fundraising.

now i’m off for some finals reclusion,
but i’ll try to pop my head up occasionally.

later, bitches.

13 Responses to “world aids day project wrap up”

  1. Hope Musick Says:

    Fantastic!! Rest up and good luck with all the business of finals!

  2. Right on!!! yay you and everyone who donated!

  3. Janice Says:

    Wow, what a fantastic total! So proud of you for being the instigator, and all of us for being smart enough to know a good thing when we see it . . . a hundred tests, just amazing. Thank you, bitches!

  4. knitnat Says:

    I’m glad to have been a participant, and I’m very proud of my boys for scraping together their $25 donation. 🙂 Well done, bitch!

  5. Sally at Rivendale Farms Says:

    Fan-freakin-tastic!!! To echo Janice, thank you for being the instigator.

  6. bluesbee Says:

    amazing what a community can do!

  7. erica Says:

    Wow! Amazing effort by all!

  8. Nicole Says:

    Wow, that is fabulous! Thanks for providing the reminder (and incentive!) to support such a worthy cause. :o)

  9. Natalie Says:

    Well done! I’m so glad that it worked out that well.

  10. katjorgensen Says:

    Awesome job, Stephen! WooHOO.

  11. Frankie Says:

    I love it! Thanks so much for doing this — it was wonderful to participate.

  12. great job! you should be proud of what you accomplished!

  13. Adrienne Says:

    You rock like a mighty thing that rocketh.

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