I have arrived at Post #700! Whoopeee! That's about 695 more posts than I predicted I would write back when I began this blog. It has been so much fun! Thank you for being my blogger friends. Who knew there was a world of readers and writers that I could hook up with from my little computer while wearing my pajamas!?
Last time I had a post milestone, I pledged to give some money to Ampersand Families for each comment I received. I think I ended up sending them about $50.
This time I am going to do a similar thing, but for a different group. Here's my plan:
1) I will draw a name of someone from the list of comments. That person can choose to win either this --
a table runner pattern, and a FQ of Kaffe Fassett fabric;
or this --
4 stamps featuring a photo by me (they really work in the U.S. Postal Service).
If the winner foregoes receiving either of these prizes, I will add $4 to the pot I am discussing in #2 below.
2) Part Two -- In addition to the giveaway, for every comment I receive, I will donate some money to Pennies for Peace. Do you know who they are? They raise money to help Greg Mortenson and his institute build schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan. They especially emphasize education for girls! They have successfully built around 30 schools, if I remember correctly. It all started when Greg Mortenson was trying to climb a mountain and got lost! He promised to build a school for the village that nursed him back to health.
Pennies For Peace is modeled after a program started by school kids in Wisconsin. Every penny counts!
The students where I work have agreed to raise funds for Pennies For Peace from now through next April. At the end, we get to attend a party at which Greg Mortenson will be in attendance! So I decided to use my 700th blog post to collect money to help build schools.
So come on, leave a comment! I'll have to see how many comments I get. I'll donate a penny, a nickel, a dime, a quarter, a dollar, or whatever I decide I can afford per comment. If I get 2,000 comments, I will donate 2-3 cents per comment. If I get only 3 comments, I'll donate $10 per comment. So that's why I have to wait and see what happens.
I'll leave this post up for at least a couple of days, to give people time to find it and to leave a comment. Let's help Greg Mortenson build another school!
OK? Join the fun, help my students raise funds, and help us build schools for Peace!!