Monday, November 19, 2007

exciting day!

Today I walked out to my mailbox and found it completely empty. That never happens. We always get at least some junk mail. As I was walking back to the house, however, I saw a stack of packages next to the garage. That's right...packages!

So today I received the Castle of Llyr organic merino that I won last week at the Elliebelly charity raffle! Check out her website to read more about her upcoming donations to heifer.org.

With the yarn that I won, I will be raffling off a custom sized pair of longies or shorties, or a soaker, and I'll be raising money for the Women's Rape Crisis Center in Burlington, VT. The Women's Rape Crisis Center provides services to female and male survivors of sexual violence (and their supporters) in Chittenden County, VT. They also provide educational workshops to raise awareness and promote prevention.

I hope to raise at least $100 for WRCC. $100 would provide one night at a safe home for sexual assault survivors. Since the overwhelming majority of survivors are assaulted by someone they already know, it's incredibly important that survivors have a safe place to go. That money could also provide emergency clothing and transportation to someone who was recently assaulted, and could cover the cost of staffing their 24 hotline for three days. Please help me in raising money for this very important organization. I'll post more details soon.

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