Contest: Who's a good little bear? You are! You are!
The awesome: $57,269. Ahead of the pace of last year's contest, too, which is very exciting — plus we've helped more than 18,000 students, and nearly 600 of you have donated, many of you several times, or every day.
Master Stupidhead is so psyched for you guys, as you can see. So is his very favorite auntie.
But we have reached the point, as we do every year, where donations have slowed juuuust a bit. It's the middle of the month; it's Wednesday today, which ain't payday; you've already done so very much, and the goal seems so very far away. I used to live right above the New York marathon course, at about mile 8, and I used to see thousands of versions of that feeling slogging by every year: "Jesus Lord, what did I do. My shins have caught fire and this is still only Brooklyn. I can't do it."
I feel you. However! You can. You always do. I believe in you. Master Stupidhead believes in you! He told me! It may have sounded like "Aouwwww," but what he actually said was, "I believe in your readers, Aunt Sadie." And you wouldn't want to disappoint a tiny infant/ursine hybrid. WOULD YOU. OF COURSE YOU WOULDN'T.
…Okay, seriously. It's open call today: donate to whatever you like. You could win t-shirts! You could win tote bags! You could win one of 5 $10 Old Navy gift cards, or one of 2 $15 iTunes gift cards donated by Ellen B.! Just forward me any receipts from any project you've donated to today until midnight, and you could win a prize. And the approval of a four-month-old. Hee.
And when we get to 60K, The Great And Powerful Asirda will match another 3K — we just need 50 of you to use the ShareThis button, which is right at the bottom there, and completely free. Send it to Facebook, send it to Twitter, email it to your own aunts and uncles, whatever, but we need 50 shares today. Any contest-related entry shared, 50 total. Then we get another three grand. Cinchy!
Think you're awesome? You're correct. Now let's get to 60K and win some swag today, or I'll have to put the baby in his Halloween costume, and if you think this get-up is cute, the lion outfit will rot your teeth right out of your head. And nobody wants that.
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