Based on the results of this poll
, in which we voted to support all three charities suggested by the writers with the funds left in the Please Do Feed the Writers/Write No Evil campaign, I have donated $100 each to:
*the Lange Foundation
, a no-kill animal shelter, suggested by Eric Kripke,
, which works to combat AIDS and advance democracy in South Africa, suggested by Cathryn Humphries, and
, which is an organization for high school girls centered on the craft of creative writing and empowerment through self-expression, suggested by Sera Gamble.
Each donation was made "in honor of" the writer who suggested it, from "Fans of TV's Supernatural". All three of the writers should get a card from their charity to let them know that the donation has been made in their honor.
According to the Lange Foundation and Writegirl websites, our $100 donations will save one dog or cat from an LA city animal shelter (plus a bit left over) and provide presentation materials for one complete full-day workshop. ANSAfrica didn't list specifics, but it sounds like there are many important things our donation will be used towards.( Donation details )
Meanwhile, the good folks at Fandom Rocks
are collecting donations for WriteGirl and another charity, Invisible Children
, so please consider helping them reach their goal.
Thanks again, everyone!
EDIT: When I got home, there was a nice hand-written card from WriteGirl. I don't have a scanner, but the text is below the cut: ( Read more... )