Two fundraising things I’m doing for Weavolution:
First, in an effort to raise money for development and spreading the word, we are asking people to “Bring out yer stash!” and donate unwanted items – yarns that no longer please you, “extra” equipment (how DID I wind up with twelve shuttles? and two identical reeds?), and finished items that don’t quite suit you (but might suit someone else!). We’ve got quite a few pledges already, but we want to have a bang-up auction in November/December, so if you have stuff you might be willing to donate, drop me an email (or leave me a comment) and let me know!
I can drive to pick up stuff in the San Francisco area, and might be able to reimburse for postage (it depends on what you’re donating – a 72″ rug loom might be a bit much!) – just drop me a line and we can work something out. We would love whatever you have to offer!
And now, the tasty tidbit you’ve been waiting for. I have decided that I will (most likely) not be doing the AIDS Ride next year, and am therefore throwing my chocolatiering fundraising efforts behind Weavolution. The deal is the same as it was for the AIDS Ride: donate $50 or more to Weavolution (there’s a donation button in the left sidebar of the Weavolution blog ) before Thanksgiving, and I’ll put you on this year’s chocolates list. (This deal is only open to the first 20 people; I already have a lot of chocolates to make!). If you don’t make it into the first 20, not to worry: donate $50 or more AFTER Thanksgiving, and I’ll put you on the list for next year’s chocolates. (They’re worth the wait, as my 66 AIDS Ride sponsors from last year can tell you!)
This is a really good deal since fine-quality artisan chocolates (which mine are) typically retail for about $90-100/lb, and I usually do some really interesting flavors that you just cannot find anywhere else. I’ve been chocolatiering for about twenty years now (ever since college), and while I never quite went pro, I’m about as good as you can get without being professional. So (if I do say so myself) it’s definitely worth a try. Donate now!
(If you want an idea of what goes into each box, photos of last year’s chocolates can be found here.)