subtitle: We did it, People. You did it. Next time I shall secure company sponsors (if by next time you mean I already have it in the works—-which I do).
Grand comment total: seven hundred and ten comments (uniques? schmuniques. this time we dont care.)
Grand donation total: I decided to double my donation and make each comment worth 20 cents. As a result we donated 142.00 to Safeplace which was then doubled through their matching campaign to 184.00.
Grand donation total overall: Ive no idea (you love me for my organizational abilities. dont lie.). Two Austinites and one non-Austin resident offered to match exactly what we raised & send to Safeplace. Many many more of you decided to match or percentage match in your own communities.
Grand sweeping generalization: We (as it really was a tremendous team effort and I appreciate all your links and tweets) caused a few more people to think about the fact that a worsening economy puts women & children at greater risk of abuse this holiday season. And that, oh Bumbling Band, was my main goal.
Thanks to all of you for helping me to spread the word & get the comments flowing.
I appreciate it and Safeplace, I’m certain, does as well.