The Family Fest
is open now until April 30. All kinds of creative and meta pursuits are welcome (and we've already seen some, huzzah), and there are no minimums or maximums on the length or size of an entry.
In the spirit of Family Fest, one of our memebers, jiapa
, has decided to make her participation in the fest a donation challenge. I'll let her speak for herself here:"I'm not a writer. I'm a reader, and a rather voracious one. I especially like Snupin Family stories, so I'm delighted to see this fest, and anticipate lots of fun reading, where I benefit from the fruits of all the writers' (and artists') labors.
I want to contribute in some way."
What she has decided is to donate $5 for every contribution to Family Fest, up to $200. What Jiapa would like is help from potential contributors in deciding where to send her final donation. After her initial thoughts on where to send donations, I made a few suggestions. Again, I will use her words:"I've been thinking about what you said about international charities. All of the four I originally listed are through donorschoose.org, which is an American charity (at least for now). It has a very cool premise, which is that school teachers post what they want, the charity authenticates that they come from an impoverished school and figures out how much it will cost to get the teacher what they want. Donors choose a particular teacher's request from their website, and when enough donors have chosen a particular project, the charity buys the stuff the teacher wants and gives it to the teacher. Then the teacher is expected to write a thank you note and, if possible, get their students to also write thank you notes, and these notes are sent to the donors.
I picked four projects that supported literacy, since that's something that's important to me. OTOH, health is also very important to me, and I don't feel strongly between any of these charities, so it'd be great if the Lupin_Snape community choose."
Now we come to the reason I am making this post, instead of Jiapa - I have poll-making abilities! Hee! Please note at this time, this is not a mod post, just me helping to facilitate an incredibly generous, inspiring offer. If you'd like to read our entire exchange for more information, it's here
What follows under the cut is a poll with choices on which charities Jiapa is considering donating to, and a question of who the donation should be contributed to. If you're considering submitting to the Family Fest this month and would like to help Jiapa choose, please click the cut and fill out the poll. Only mods and Jiapa will see your answers. I left the "other" for "which charity" to replies so that if one proves to provoke discussion and seems popular, Jiapa can consider it. ( Poll )