After the Boston Marathon bombing, I wanted to do something different to help. I belong to a group called KidLit Drink Night. (We’re all adults who like kids lit and work with kids. We can drink off hours, right?) Our group consists of librarians, writers, editors, agents, and booksellers who meet in Cambridge.
I asked the founder of the group, Sam Musher, if we could use our group to raise money for Boston Marathon victims. She liked the idea. But she felt we could expand the charity to include more victims of violence. She suggested Peace First.
We sent out a call for books and even signed books. We got together a few weeks ago and people gave $ to get their name put in a raffle. We gave away a book about every 30 minutes and raised over $150.
A big success!
One problem: we had more book donations. Sam and I decided to take the raffle online. She’s put the word out to our group. I want to spread the word here.
Time for Book Raffle Round 2: Online Edition! Buy tickets via Theresa Brown Milstein's PayPal: theresamilstein at gmail dot com. $5 per ticket or 6 tickets for $20. Indicate book preference(s) if you like in the comments and we'll try to make every winner happy. Ticket deadline: June 13.
Remaining books include:
The Wanderer by Sharon Creech (signed)
My Dog Lyle, a picture book by Jennifer Pulver Goldfinger (signed)
Tracing Stars by Erin E. Moulton (unsigned)
Stealing Air by Trent Reedy (unsigned)
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk (signed)
Jennifer Government by Max Barry (signed)
Set of 3 Phoebe Stone books (Deep Down Popular; the 2 Romeo and Juliet Code books) (signed)
Dear Life, You Suck by Scott Blagden (signed)
Enter to win by donating to my PayPal. Or if you’d prefer, donate directly to Peace First http://peacefirst.org/ and email me a copy of the receipt.
You can earn two EXTRA raffle tickets each way you spread the word:
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