Thursday, June 30, 2011

Another prize! And some FAQs

First, Carin from Round the Twist was one of the lucky test knitters of the My Wish Shawl and she has generously donated her shawl to the drawing! I've seen this shawl in person and it is stunning. It's made out of her own handspun SW merino from Enchanted Knoll Farm in Sedona and Wollmeise 100% in WD Gianduia. She's working on getting photos sent to me.

The details. Unless otherwise noted, for every $10 donation you make to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado using the following information, you'll receive one entry.

If you live in the U.S. here's how to make a donation to Make-A-Wish:

Click Here to visit the Denver Oyster donation site.
Select City: Denver
Select Team: Cupcake Mafia
Team Member: Lynn Zimmerman
Then, complete the rest of the form with your donation amount and contact information.
I will receive an email with your donation amount. With a $5 donation, you will receive the My Wish shawl pattern designed by Laura Linneman. I will email you the pattern and enter you in the drawing. For every $10 you donate, you will receive one entry in the prize drawing that will be held at the end of August.

If you live outside of the U.S., you can make your $5 donation for the My Wish pattern on Ravelry. If you would like to make a larger donation, please send me an email at LynnATlynnzimmDOTcom.

What are you doing?
For the 2nd year, I'm teaming up with my little sis Mary and my friend Tali to form Cupcake Mafia to race in the Denver Oyster. It's an urban adventure race that has Amazing Race style challenges. We won't know that they are until right before we have to do them. We had a blast last year and can't wait for race day!

Who are you raising money for?
All of the money we raise goes to the Make A Wish Foundation of Colorado. Their mission is grant the wishes of Colorado children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Each wish costs an average of $5,000.

Why are you raising money?
Last year, we started raising money because we had to raise at least $100 to participate and we would benefit by earning extra clues to help us on our challenges. If we raised $300, we would get two clues. We decided to set the bar a little higher and try to raise $800 because we thought Make A Wish was a very deserving organization. When we hit that after only a couple of weeks, we were hooked and decided to see how much we could raise. We ended up raising more than $2,600. Thanks to our fundraising and the efforts of other Oyster teams, Make A Wish was able to grant three wishes.

We felt so good about what we did last year that even when they took away the fundraising requirement for participating, we couldn't imagine participating in the race without giving back. To us, it is the most important part of this race.

When is the race?
The race is on Saturday, Aug. 27.

When is the last day I can donate?
The online donation site will be turned off at noon MDT on Friday, Aug. 26.

When will you draw for the prizes?
I plan on doing the prize drawing on Sunday, Aug. 28. I'll post an update on the blog if this should change.

How can I donate a prize for the drawing?
Send me an email at lynnATlynnzimmDOTcom and let me know what you'd like to donate. I'll get the information posted on the blog ASAP.

Can I donate multiple times? Will my donations add up for the drawing?
Absolutely! I get a list of the names of donors and the amounts donated, so I can combine donations for the drawing entries.

I'll keep updating the FAQs as the fundraiser continues. I'll probably even get fancy and create a link on the left navigation for the FAQ and the prize drawing.

1 comment:

Sheila said...

Thanks for the update of prizes and the FAQ list. Very hepful Lynn, I will be cheering for you and it sounds exciting.