Sunday, November 4, 2012

...about a holiday wreath giveaway.


The plans have changed for this year's second annual Holiday Wreath Giveaway. Hurricane Sandy saw to that. While many of us were extremely lucky, and weathered the storm with little or no ill effect, many saw the worst this area has ever seen... losing homes, businesses, and hope. I'd like to help bring a little of that hope back. But I need your help. 

This year, the giveaway will be an auction, to benefit the Ali Forney Center, whose West Village Drop-in Center was flooded, four feet of water ruining all facilities and equipment. Ali Forney provides support, counseling, a safe place and more to at-risk teens in the LGBT spectrum.

The rules are simple: Post here with your bid amount. If there's a bid, you need to beat it by $5, and the highest amount above the cost of materials ($150) by December 1st wins this year's fully custom wreath. 

On December 1st, the winning bidder will be contacted and a custom 20" wreath will be creating especially for the winner.

The money will be donated to Ali Forney, to help restore the space and equipment they lost this past week. Winner be be responsible for shipping costs. Any amount above $150 is tax deductible to the full extent of the law. 

Pictured, the winner's wreath last year. See more about how it came together here, and read some tips about putting together your own wreath here.

Opening bid is $155... and starts... NOW! 

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