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Closing Up...at least for Now

Thank you so much to everyone who stepped up and helped out with this auction either by donating, offering up stuff, or simply signal boosting our existence to those who could help. I've totaled up how much money has been raised once all the bidding donations come through and it comes to $320. I know compared to fandomaid and many of the other charity auctions out there that doesn't seem like a lot but frankly I'm impressed considering this came at somewhat of an odd time of year when a lot of folks are gearing up for the big holiday season to come among other things. Every little bit helps and $320 raised is money that these various organizations will have to add to their efforts that they might not have had otherwise. I may make another run at this after the first of next year since from the looks of things the tide of refugees is not going back "home" any time soon and they'll likely need even more help to deal with the depths of winter in climates they're not used to.

I've gotten donation emails from everyone who "bought" something in the Buy it Now post and at least one from the auction post. If you haven't made your donation yet and managed to win your auction, please make your donation at your earliest convenience and pass confirmation along to me so that I can notify the author/artist/etc and they can get started on your item.

Thank you all again for your help and if anyone has ideas, suggestions, feedback to offer about how things were run and what can be done better in the future please don't hesitate to reach out to me by PM or email.

Payday Extension and Update

Thank you so much to everyone who has either posted auction/buy it now offers or has "bought" or bid on those offers. As things stand right now with all the bids and buy it nows we're looking at about $250 which is awesome and far better than nothing at all.

Still there are a lot of offers without takers and so to try and encourage just a little bit more interest I'm doing a payday extension. I know I personally don't get my paycheck till tomorrow and there are likely others who are the same or are getting their paychecks today so I'm extending the current run of Fandom 4 Syria until Sunday at 11:59 pm CDT. I've tweeted SuperWiki for a signal boost and will be trying to do some more cross posting elsewhere for this final push so if anyone has suggestions for where I should post to get us more attention please let me know either in comments or via PM.

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AUCTION POST - Closed to New Offers/Bids

Auction will run until Thursday, October 22, 2015 @ 11:59pm Central Daylight Time (CDT) unless demand requires it to be open longer.

Authors/Artists | Sign up with a reply to this entry using the form below (if you want to offer multiple work types, ie. fic, icons, fanmixes, craft, jewellery, other items, please sign up separately for each).





Donors | Bid on your author/artist and make your donation to an approved organisation once bidding ends if you are the highest bidder. Remove any identifying information and send confirmation through to ladysimoriah@gmail.com

Credit to fandomaid for the posting text and formatting.
FIRST COME FIRST SERVED WITH DONATIONS TO BE MADE IMMEDIATELY.

Authors/Artists | Sign up with a reply to this entry using the form below (if you want to offer multiple work types, ie. fic, icons, fanmixes, craft, jewellery, other items, please sign up separately for each).





Donors | Claim your author/artist and make your donation to an approved organisation immediately. Remove any identifying information and send confirmation through to ladysimoriah@gmail.com

Credit to fandomaid for the posting text and formatting.

Donation Options!

Donation Sites:

UNHCR: http://www.unhcr.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/home

Doctors Without Borders: http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/

UNICEF: http://www.unicef.org/

CARE: http://www.care.org/emergencies/syria-crisis?loc=home_CAR1

MercyCorps: http://www.mercycorps.org/

Save the Children Fund: http://www.savethechildren.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?supId=0&ievent=1091398&lis=1&kntae1091398=A3991AC8BFD34DE2A543B714E33D36EE&team=


If anyone knows of any other reputable orgazinations that are looking to provide aid during this refugee crisis please let me know and I'll gladly add them to the list.

Call for Aid!

As many of you have likely seen on various newspapers and news stations around the world, millions of people from Syria have been displaced by the fighting going on in the country. Some have fled to the surrounding Middle Eastern nations but as those neighbors have been maxed out many more have continued onward to Europe and elsewhere in search of a safe place to live. Many have traveled with very little if anything in the way of day to day needs and the various agencies are struggling to provide anything more than just the bare essentials for so many people. alycat made a post yesterday on her journal highlighting the difficulties the refugees are facing and asking for help going above and beyond to take care of them. So now I'm amplifying that call and passing it along to all of you by running this charity community.

As of right now there will be at least two options, either buy it now or traditional auctions with the possibility of more being added later if there's an interest. Both the buy it now and auction posts will open tonight, October 8, and run until Thursday, October 22, 11:59 pm Central Daylight Time. If there are any questions please feel free to reach out to me via PM or email at ladysimoriah@gmail.com.

Please feel free to signal boost this relief effort wherever you can on LJ, Twitter, Facebook, etc. Let's spread the word people!

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