Hi All! Intern Lauren here!
So, I know you guys are all like money, money, money, ok whatever. But I thought it might be incredibly useful and maybe pull at your heart strings a little more to know where the funds from this donation drive is actually going. So, I thought in lieu of a purple thermometer (but OMG a purple thermometer after so many days of taking my temperature kind of speaks to me, no? No.), I’d tell you about where we are so far. Since Monday we’ve raised just about $2,000 in mostly $5 increments. That means A LOT of people have donated. Like woah.
In real life terms, it means that Meg has the real life option to pay Alyssa and I for 3 months at minimum wage (coughcough nudgenudge), or she now has a little more financial freedom to really start planning and working on the sister site, Reclaiming Wife (set to launch sometime in 2011, fingers crossed!). We also have some other community based (hello, that means YOU!) ideas being thrown around and researched – all of which costs money. Le sigh.
Amazing, yes? But what if we could we raise a whole 5K? What if Meg could launch Reclaiming Wife AND still set aside some safety money to make the community bigger and better? Would it be worth another $5? How would you like to see APW grow and improve? What if I throw in a kitty?
Or leave a comment with something you’d like to see on the site or in addition to the site in the near(ish) future, or whatever.
You guys are really awesome and come up with lots of amazing, thoughtful ideas everyday in comments, so even if we don’t (or can’t) rock out reader suggestions, know we read them all and really appreciate them.
So click a button! And then I will kiss you right on the mouth. Too much? I’m out.
**EDIT** Okay, so I’m back again. For those of you who would like to make a donation at a later date or don’t want to use PayPal because you think it’s the devil, please email Alyssa at alyssa at apracticalwedding dot com. Meg will make her decision on the future of the donation button (which is SO CUTE, by the way, yay Super Runaway!!) at a later date. But for now, let’s assume that it’ll go away after this week and if you know you’ll make a donation later, please email Alyssa!
Okay, really for reals going this time!