So, I got myself appointed the Florida Writers Foundation Silent Auction Chairperson. The Silent Auction is an annual fundraiser for the FWF (which is the charity arm of the Florida Writers Association), a non profit 501 (c) 3 benefitting literacy.
The Silent Auction is held at the annual FWA Conference in Lake Mary, FL (October 22-24, 2010). Because it's pretty close to Christmas, many attendees use the auction for Christmas shopping, so literally any donation is useful. I will take some of the smaller donations to make larger baskets, and some will be used for a raffle.
However, I'd love to get a bunch of critiques and other writerly prizes and auction those online a couple of weeks before the conference so everyone can bid! Yay!
So how can you help? Spread the word! Send me donations!
I plan to choose one critique or prize for the online auction and put it up for raffle. Anyone who spreads the word (blog post, tweet, message board post, etc.) will get a free ticket for that raffle.
Here is the donation letter:
And the donation form: