I started the fundraiser and I posted about it on facebook. Everyday. A few times each day. I tweeted about it. I talked to my friends about it. I've emailed people about it. A lot of people.
Today, a week later, my book drive sits at $115. While I'm so incredibly grateful for those who have so graciously given of their money, I'm a little sad that I couldn't manage to raise more than that. Despite my near-begging, I couldn't reach that $500 threshold.