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NEWS POST for 2.28.2011
Holmes & Watson
imaginarycircus wrote in help_nz
We concluded our first Lightning Round and so far we've tallied $1,679.00 NZD ($1261.00 USD) and $260.10 in v-gifts ($345.00 NZD) for a grand total of $2024.00 NZD ($1521.10 USD)! We are still waiting to hear from some people where and how much they donated. WOW! You guys are awesomeness.

Bidding is now open on all Main Auction posts! \o/

Crafts and Miscellaneous
Audio and Vids

We still need people to come and offer up items and people to bid, so please keep spreading the word! Thank you so much for all your help. We couldn't do this without all you lovely people.

We've been a bit stringent about how to choose charities to include in this auction and so we could not include a women's organization. I've been told that violence against women is on the rise since the quake. If you can donate any funds at all to them, please consider it. The reason we did not include them is that they are not vetted by a site like charity navigator, nor are they internationally reputable.

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If I thought they were a scam I would not have mentioned them at all. But when asking people to donate thousands of dollars from all over the world we felt we needed to be very careful about which charities we chose. We erred on the side of caution. Believe me if it were up to me alone they'd be in and the Salvation Army would be out. But it's not up to just me and we made guidelines and we have to stick to them.

And I am not disputing this, just adding anecdotal support.

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