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Goin' All The Way, Day 4: Corsage and Boutonnière

Submitted by on May 16, 2013 – 7:49 AM3 Comments


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

Even more amazing: today is one of two match days! The TN/DC prom committee is matching your donations dollar for dollar, up to $500 — so $5 gets you $10, $10 gets you $20, and hey, if you want to donate $500, I sure ain't discouraging you, especially since that five hundo will get you a cool one thousand if you donate today (through midnight Hawaii time).

The match code is easy: PROM. You enter it at checkout; any questions or trouble finding the code, let me know!

Today's theme: the flowers! Not that anyone really cared about the corsage, if I recall correctly; its primary function was to get pressed in a heavy book later. But it makes for some fun projects, like a cool GrowLab garden; a playground that needs sod and flowers, instead of dirt and broken glass; and dictionaries to press them in.

You know the deal: donate to these projects, or any others on the TN Prom giving page; forward your receipts to tomatonation dot com; and you're eligible for daily AND overall prizing.

And today's prizing is:

a $25 Home Depot gift card (for all your gardening supplies) (or paint, I'm not the boss of you)
a $25 Donors Choose gift code

You donate here; you forward those receipts to tomatonation dot com so you can win stuff; you help kids. Double your pleasure, Nation, it's PROM match day!

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  • Jenny, says:

    Hi Prom Nation — just wanted to thank you for an incredible campaign so far! Crossing my fingers to get to $50k to see Sars prom in action.

  • Wehaf says:

    I love match days!

    Also, when checking out I discovered that I can do so through, which means I can use my amazon VISA points or a gift card.

  • Lenea says:

    Thank you Tomato Nation for featuring my DonorsChoose project on your TNProm! I am honored to have my GrowLab project receive so many donations from the Tomato Nation followers! The PROM match code was AWESOME too!!!! Thank you all for supporting classrooms! Tomato Nation ROCKS!

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