Monday, December 15, 2014

Ronald McDonald House Book Drive: Your help is needed!

Last week, I started a fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House in Durham, North Carolina.  The goal of the fundraiser was to raise money to purchase Usborne books.  You see, Usborne has an incredible program in place for book drives.  Once your book drive reaches $500 in donations, Usborne then donates an ADDITIONAL 50% more books.  That means, a $500 book drive receives $750 in books; a $1000 book drive receives $1500 in books, etc.

$1500 in books?

And that was my goal--to make it to $1000 so I could walk in to the Ronald McDonald House with $1500 in books.  I thought there could be no better way to spend the days leading up to Christmas.

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.  

There are a few days left in the book drive and I won't count myself out of a Christmas miracle.  We'll see...

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