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Goin' All The Way, Day 5: Balloons 'n' Streamers
May 17, 2013 – 8:54 AM | 5 Comments
Goin' All The Way, Day 5: Balloons 'n' Streamers

Well, well, well. The TN Prom Committee has good news and bad news. The good news is, y'all have raised over eleven thousand dollars, helped almost ten thousand children, AND COMPLETED EIGHTY-NINE PROJECTS. Wow. You're …

Goin' All The Way, Day 4: Corsage and Boutonnière
May 16, 2013 – 7:49 AM | 3 Comments
Goin' All The Way, Day 4: Corsage and Boutonnière

Welcome back, kids! As of this writing, almost 7K raised, almost 8K students helped, and 64 projects completed! 64! That's amazing. 

Goin' All The Way, Day 3: Party Limo
May 15, 2013 – 8:17 AM | No Comment
Goin' All The Way, Day 3: Party Limo

With visions of stretch Escalades dancing in your heads, check it out: more than 5K raised and almost 7K students helped! That's the poo — so take a big whiff. (Or donate again!)

Goin' All The Way, Day 2: The Perfect Dress (and Matching Cummerbund)
May 14, 2013 – 7:55 AM | 5 Comments
Goin' All The Way, Day 2: The Perfect Dress (and Matching Cummerbund)

Good morning, Nation! As of this writing, $3,194 donated, 34 projects completed, and 3,517 students helped. Not bad for a day's work! Excellent job on that emergency Frankweiler tip last night, too — what'd that …

Goin' All The Way, Day 1: That Special Someone (Is You)
May 13, 2013 – 9:14 AM | 5 Comments
Goin' All The Way, Day 1: That Special Someone (Is You)

 

Welcome to the Tomato Nation/Donors Choose Prom 2013! Tickets are now on sale, as it were; to donate, click here.
Confused? The full FAQ is right here, but here's the short form: we're trying to raise …

TN/DC Spring Contest 2013: Goin' All The Way
May 6, 2013 – 7:07 PM | 13 Comments
TN/DC Spring Contest 2013: Goin' All The Way

 
WHAT ABOUT PROM, NATION?!

Save The Date: Valentomato Dance, 2/15/14
January 16, 2013 – 12:00 PM | 23 Comments
Save The Date: Valentomato Dance, 2/15/14

1/16/14: Please RSVP if you haven't already. I need a final head count by tomorrow, 1/17, so that I can start nailing down venue stuff. CAN'T WAIT YOU GUYS!!1!
It's happening: a tomato outfit, swathed in …

Red Ops: Mission Accomplished
June 10, 2012 – 7:43 PM | 5 Comments
Red Ops: Mission Accomplished

Apologies for the updating delay! Had a few connectivity issues (and periodontal issues…blegh) last week, just getting caught up now.
But this isn't news: you guys did awesome. The Red Ops drive raised close to 40K …

Red Ops FAQ
June 3, 2012 – 2:58 AM | No Comment
Red Ops FAQ

Your questions about the Tomato Nation/DonorsChoose.org Spring 2012 Contest, answered. (I hope.) Updated June 3, 1:30 PM.
WHATCHA DOIN'?
Welcome to the Tomato Nation/Donors Choose Spring Contest 2012: Red Ops. Want to donate right now? Click right …

Red Ops Day 10: West Virginia Panhandle
June 1, 2012 – 12:07 AM | 7 Comments
Red Ops Day 10: West Virginia Panhandle

12:01 AM, Day 11
Another fine performance, friends (echoed by Johan Santana's no-no earlier this evening). About four and a half thousand on the day, which is fantastic, and I know our WV targets appreciate it.
I …