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Randall Flagg
01-12-2011, 02:00 PM
The 2011 Fundraiser benefitting The Haven Foundation kicks off immediately and will run through May 19, 2011.

We are streamlining this year’s event to make it easier to manage and hopefully increase the donation total.
Several book dealers have already committed to donating things that will either be used as giveaways, or auctioned off-we are hoping for more once this official announcement is posted.

100% of the net proceeds from all cash, check, Paypal gift donations and Ebay auctions will be forwarded to The Haven Foundation. (Ebay ad insertion, commission and shipping fees are the only expenses that will be paid from the Gross proceeds).

Every person who donates $10 or more, or donates an item used for auction or giveaway will receive one entry into our giveaway. Items for the giveaway have yet to be finalized, but rest assured they will be really exciting and cool!

Paypal donations must be noted as a “Gift” so that Paypal does not take a commission.
The Paypal address is Zoidsmith@aol.com.

Checks must be made out to Jerome Smith (Please don’t make them out to The Haven Foundation as I will have to forward them and they won’t count towards our fund-raising total) and mailed to:

The Haven Foundation Fundraiser
C/O Jerome Smith
PM me for address

Tito_Villa
01-12-2011, 02:44 PM
Cool i will try to sort something out ... looking forward to it!

Mr. Rabbit Trick
01-12-2011, 03:33 PM
Good to see the fundraiser on for 2011. Do we send donations (books) to you RF?

Randall Flagg
01-12-2011, 03:40 PM
Yes. However it would be best to contact me first-there might be situations where the shipping to the USA, and possibly back overseas may be prohibitive.

Patrick
01-12-2011, 03:40 PM
:thumbsup:

Merlin1958
01-12-2011, 08:24 PM
I'll start putting together a "Goodie" box and check right away!!!!

Way to go Jerome, You "Da Man"!!!! Great News!!!!

Darkthoughts
01-13-2011, 12:29 AM
Awesome! I'll have a look what I've got :thumbsup:

Erin
01-13-2011, 06:20 AM
Great news!

alinda
01-16-2011, 06:35 AM
*begins saving money * " Glad to be started on this project, finances promise to be slightly better this year.
( please dont jinx;) ) " I'll be contributing as much as I can , agreat start , and good idea for e-bay too it may indeed increase funds!

Ari_Racing
01-16-2011, 01:39 PM
I'll try to participate this year as well, but it'll be hard for now since I don't have a salary.

Randall Flagg
01-16-2011, 03:45 PM
$1 helps. Five hundred people donate $1 and it is substantial.

Randall Flagg
01-24-2011, 05:29 PM
Two auctions so far and we have already received over $350!!

Patrick
01-26-2011, 01:14 AM
Two auctions so far and we have already received over $350!!

:thumbsup: And the third item is already twice as high as the first two combined - and it isn't finished yet.

Jimimck
01-30-2011, 03:05 PM
I just went to make a donation, but on my Paypal page under personal payments, there is no "gift" option. Just shared expenses, rental charges, payment owed, and others.

Jerome, if I choose "others", it gives me the option of paying the fees, is this OK from your point of view? or does it have to be a true gift for other purposes?

Randall Flagg
01-31-2011, 05:59 AM
Jerome, if I choose "others", it gives me the option of paying the fees, is this OK from your point of view?

That would be fine.

Woofer
01-31-2011, 10:10 AM
Just donated $20 under Mr. Woofer's name (Robert Williams). There was confusion last year, so I am pointing it out now. Thanks for doing this again!

Randall Flagg
01-31-2011, 11:12 AM
Just donated $20 under Mr. Woofer's name (Robert Williams). There was confusion last year, so I am pointing it out now. Thanks for doing this again!

Got it. Thanks.

Woofer
01-31-2011, 11:49 AM
Yay!

I forgot to mention a big THANK YOU to all the donors. This will be a great year - I can feel it.

Randall Flagg
02-05-2011, 03:11 PM
Just wanted to update the total amount we have received.
Currently, net proceedings from our donations, and auctions (with two active auctions not included) total over $1,750!!!!

Please help any way you can.
The Paypal widget has been a surprising success.:excited:

Merlin1958
02-05-2011, 03:29 PM
Way to go Folks!!!!!!!!


We need to surpass last years Number, so give all you can!!!!!!!


:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

Merlin1958
02-07-2011, 06:46 PM
Folks, this thing is rolling on now!!!!! Get in whilst you can!!!!! The Paypal Widget is up and running and $5, $10, $15 anything you can give is greatly appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This all goes for a Great cause and there are "Giveaway" items of immense magnitude!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Give what you can!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Randall Flagg
02-08-2011, 01:49 PM
OVER $2,800!!!!!!

Merlin1958
02-08-2011, 04:39 PM
Woot!!!!!!!!!




:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

Erin
02-09-2011, 06:35 AM
So awesome, Jerome! I will be donating via PayPal, but first my taxmas check needs to come in. :D

Ben Staad
02-09-2011, 07:01 PM
The auction looks like it is going great. What was last years total so we can all have a goal in mind?

Merlin1958
02-09-2011, 07:15 PM
The auction looks like it is going great. What was last years total so we can all have a goal in mind?

Around $5,400 so we got a ways to go!!!!!!!

Welcome to the site!!!!!!!!!!!!

Randall Flagg
02-10-2011, 04:53 PM
Over $3,000!!!

Randall Flagg
02-15-2011, 08:34 PM
OVER $3,600!!

jhanic
02-16-2011, 06:08 AM
:cool:

John

Randall Flagg
02-17-2011, 06:05 PM
Close to $4,000!!!

Merlin1958
02-17-2011, 06:14 PM
Close to $4,000!!!

Very Cool, Jerome!!!!


I'm matching the next $50 in donations over here:


http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?12016-HavenFund-Paypal-quot-Widget-quot-.............


Donate, and feed the Dogs!!!!!!!!!!

Randall Flagg
02-23-2011, 07:13 AM
OVER $4,200!

batsker
02-23-2011, 11:39 AM
Just so everyone knows, apparently if you donate with a debit card and it's a gift, there's no fee, but when I tried with a credit card, it made me pay a $3 fee on top. (maybe it's a percentage, I don't know)

Merlin1958
02-23-2011, 03:47 PM
OVER $4,200!


Woo Hoo!!!!!!!!


:thumbsup::rock::rock::rock::thumbsup:

Matt
02-24-2011, 10:35 PM
Great job with the fundraiser this year Jerome. It is an amazing success!!

Randall Flagg
02-25-2011, 06:03 AM
Thanks Matt. I learned from the best!

Merlin1958
02-25-2011, 06:28 PM
C'mon Matt!!!! You know you want in on the Joe Hill Auction!!!!


http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?12094-2011-Fundraiser-Auction-Item-11-Joe-Hill-Signed-Heart-Shaped-Box-With-Custom-Case

Go for it!!!!!


Great job you are doing, Jerome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Merlin1958
02-28-2011, 02:52 PM
I really like that Fundraiser Barometer thingy. Just curious, do you have to manually update it's progress or does it move automatically?

Randall Flagg
02-28-2011, 03:09 PM
Manually on the 8 different forum views, and 1 more for the Home Page.

Randall Flagg
03-15-2011, 02:37 PM
WE ARE AT $5,000!!!

Thanks to all.

Ari_Racing
03-15-2011, 08:00 PM
AWESOME!!! :) Congratulations!!!!

Merlin1958
03-16-2011, 06:36 AM
TRULY AWESOME!!!!!!


:thumbsup:

Ric
04-06-2011, 05:53 PM
I just donated via the PayPal widget and I believe that puts us over the $1500 mark!

Long Days and Pleasant Nights to all!

:rock:

Randall Flagg
04-06-2011, 06:44 PM
Thanks to you, and everyone who has or will donate.

Merlin1958
04-07-2011, 10:33 AM
The Haven Fund Paypal Widget is currently $15 past the $1,500.00 GOAL and climbing!!!!!!

Randall Flagg
06-03-2011, 11:19 AM
Today I mailed a check to The Haven Foundation for $7,706.10!

I will post the acknowledgement letter when I receive it.
Thanks to everyone who made this year a smashing success.

Merlin1958
06-03-2011, 11:37 AM
Today I mailed a check to The Haven Foundation for $7,706.10!

I will post the acknowledgement letter when I receive it.
Thanks to everyone who made this year a smashing success.

Awesome, Jerome. Just AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

:clap:

Ari_Racing
06-03-2011, 06:56 PM
Excellent job! As we say here: Para el aplauso!

Bravo!

Nerak
06-04-2011, 04:39 AM
boat load of awsome sauce...is what my daughter would say!!!

That's freakin fantastic!!! That's what I have to say!!!!

CRinVA
06-07-2011, 04:37 AM
Awesome News!

Was their a contributotr's wall this year? Did I miss it?

Randall Flagg
06-07-2011, 06:32 AM
I haven't made one (help from an artist would be appreciated). I will also need to start a contact donors to see whether or not they want their name/screen name mentioned.

biomieg
06-07-2011, 06:47 AM
Harrison Ryan would be a great choice but he hasn't been online for some time now, I believe?

Randall Flagg
06-07-2011, 09:00 AM
He's been MIA. I suppose I could make a weak looking one using PowerPoint.

Merlin1958
06-07-2011, 11:12 AM
He's been MIA. I suppose I could make a weak looking one using PowerPoint.

Or commission Mr. Chadbourne, he could knock one out during lunch!!!! LOL LOL LOL

Randall Flagg
06-16-2011, 05:39 AM
I will be putting together a Donation Wall for our 2011 Fundraiser. If your name is not on the list, and you donated and wish to be included, please let me know.
This is the list I have so far. Please advise if you are not on the list, but donated and wish to "opt in", you may use your screen name, or your actual name:
John Hanic
MichaŽl van den Berg
CRinVA
Ben Staad
evilash
In Memory of Michael Bender
Patrick
Richard D. Cook
ICry4Oy
Ari_Racing
agrabin
mulleins
Tito_Villa
James McKenzie
George at Ramstein
divemaster
Resident Chris
alkanto
SkippyD023
Stockerlone
oy-the-brave
Nerak
Ric
thegreattim
Cutter
Different_ Seasons
Cemetery Dance
Subterranean Press
PS Publishing
Betts Books
Dolso
The Collector
Gauntlet Press
Alex McVey
Greg Stanton (shibus)
Eric Lazansky
Alan M. Clark
Jerome


BTW, if I don't get some help designing the wall, it is going to look something like this (I have no art or Photoshop skills):

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1308160979-2011%20walljpeg.jpg

Randall Flagg
06-24-2011, 12:46 PM
BTW, they actually cashed the check, so the donation is "official".

Merlin1958
06-24-2011, 04:46 PM
BTW, they actually cashed the check, so the donation is "official".

Awesome!!! Great Job, Jerome!!!

Woofer
08-06-2011, 07:50 AM
Did my donation come through? It would've been under Big Dog's name.

Also, thank you all so much for The Colorado Kid. That is freaking awesome!

(Sorry that I've not been around much. I've been adjusting to the new job - no easy task, I assure you.)

Jean
08-06-2011, 08:00 AM
post post post silly lupine

there is no .org without a wolf

Woofer
08-06-2011, 08:04 AM
Jean, my dearest bear love! *WOLFHUG*