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Promato!
January 28, 2014 – 4:12 PM | 9 Comments
Promato!

WELCOME TO PROMATO!

Prom-ato! Save The Date! (But Which One?)
September 10, 2013 – 4:36 PM | 11 Comments
Prom-ato! Save The Date! (But Which One?)

All righty, friends. I PROM-ised (…boooo) to throw us a dance to celebrate making it to our fundraising milestone. Now we just have to pick a date. I really want as many people to come …

You Went All The Way
May 28, 2013 – 7:19 AM | 5 Comments
You Went All The Way

And you made it exciting! With just minutes to spare, you raised those last bucks to get to 50K. This is no surprise to me, mind you — but as usual, I'm very proud of …

Goin' All The Way, Day 10: All The Way
May 24, 2013 – 7:55 AM | 10 Comments
Goin' All The Way, Day 10: All The Way

When a blog and its readers really love each other…

Goin' All The Way, Day 9: After-prom
May 23, 2013 – 7:48 AM | 10 Comments
Goin' All The Way, Day 9: After-prom

Before we get to the cheating and the speed quarters and the sitting around in Umbro shorts psychoanalyzing the Romance-languages department: over thirty grand raised!

Goin' All The Way, Day 8: Crown a king and queen
May 22, 2013 – 8:39 AM | 3 Comments
Goin' All The Way, Day 8: Crown a king and queen

Talk about sparkly: as of this writing I'm seeing $27,504 donated, almost twenty-one thousand students reached, and 192 projects funded! Lissen lissen lissen: I LOVE YOU GUYS! Keep it going! More than halfway to that 50K …

Goin' All The Way, Day 7: The slow dance
May 21, 2013 – 8:13 AM | 7 Comments
Goin' All The Way, Day 7: The slow dance

Put your heads on my shoulder: $24,331 at this writing, with almost nineteen thousand students reached and 172 projects completed! Almost halfway there: remember, 50K gets you a prom.

Goin' All The Way, Day 6: Pose for photos
May 20, 2013 – 7:55 AM | 3 Comments
Goin' All The Way, Day 6: Pose for photos

Welcome back, generous Nation. You kept busy over the weekend! (One of you in particular. Get it, E.) More than 20K donated, more than 15K students reached — and 144 projects completed! You'll hit that 50K prom finish line …

Goin' All The Way: About The TN Prom
May 19, 2013 – 7:47 AM | No Comment
Goin' All The Way: About The TN Prom

Your questions about the Tomato Nation/DonorsChoose.org Spring 2013 Contest, answered. (I hope.) Updated May 19, 10 AM.
WHATCHA DOIN'?
Welcome to the Tomato Nation/Donors Choose Spring Contest 2013: Goin' All The Way. Want to donate right now? Click right here. 

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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 …