i am unable to give much money directly to the victims of the tsunami, so please help me give more by bidding on my auctions. i will pay for shipping, and all proceeds go to the international medical corps, who already work in the region providing disaster relief and medical training. over 90% of their funds go to actual services.
all in all, i'm happy with the way this has gone, especially since i know a lot of people had already given. i'm still hoping for some last minute bids to bring the total high enough so that it equals the $100 i was able to give on my own. i think i will continue this monthly, as indicated by my poll. there is no reason to stop giving just because the calamity of the moment is out of the headlines. i'll pick a new charity every month, and for the most part auction off pieces that can have a lower starting bid, but occasionally i'll throw a painting into the mix. peace, and thank you for bidding!