Child's Play? (in Off-topic)

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] November 28 2009 4:05 PM EST

Every year, CB has a fundraiser to help support the excellent Child's Play charity. Is there any interest in doing it again this year? (For reference, see this thread.)

QBOddBird November 28 2009 4:15 PM EST

I thought about that this month, but by the time I remembered, it was far too late. I think it's just going to be next year.

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] November 28 2009 4:16 PM EST

I'm sure we can get this done by Dec. 25th. (?)

QBOddBird November 28 2009 4:21 PM EST

Uh, if you wanna try, good luck to you! :)

Previously we started this as far back as October. There has to be time to accrue donations, create tables, set aside a Paypal or whatever you intend to use, then make sales, hand out items being sold, manage the tables on the sale, and then once all the USD is in make a lump monetary donation. It's actually a pretty good deal of work, and you're talking about doing this in under a month.

three4thsforsaken November 28 2009 4:39 PM EST

maybe just a charity in the spirit of the holidays. The actual donations might be late, but many of us would enjoy an opportunity to participate in such an event.

QBOddBird November 28 2009 4:46 PM EST

I'd be up for that, 3/4, if an appropriate alternate could be found. I just don't think we have time to run a fundraiser for the CP charity.

deifeln November 28 2009 6:17 PM EST

I'm willing to buy a bunch of the CB at an elevated rate for this. Let me know.

deifeln at gmail

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] November 28 2009 10:37 PM EST

i am just wondering why we have to do it by any certain time, here is some info from their web site:

Q. How long does Childメs Play run?
A. Childメs Play collects donations year round. However, our annual toy drive only runs from November to the end of December, so our website is updated only during these months. Please be mindful of the shipping dates when youメre purchasing items from the wish list. In order to make sure that they get to the kids for the holidays, the hospitals would like to receive everything by December 20th.

QBOddBird November 28 2009 10:45 PM EST

Eh, OK, if there's no end date then I guess there's no reason not to do it. I was always under the impression that there was! x_x

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] November 28 2009 10:48 PM EST

if you want to buy toys for the xmas season for specific hospitals, that does only go during a certain time of year. if you are donating you can do it any time though is how i understand it all.

QBOddBird November 28 2009 11:32 PM EST

Alright, well, I've still got the Child's Play mule (Charity). If we've got plenty of time to do it in, I'd love to get together a nice, well-organized fundraiser, and I'll do the legwork for it myself. The money just won't reach Child's Play before the end of December, but since there's no deadline, that's OK.

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] November 29 2009 7:37 AM EST

Sounds good!

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] December 12 2009 11:05 AM EST

mr. bumpy!
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