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Victor: I bought Hailey one of those shelf-elves for Christmas.
me: Yeah, I saw that.
Victor: And now it’s gone.
Victor: I can only assume you’ve done something exceedingly inappropriate with it.
me: Don’t be ridiculous. That’s what the cats are for.
Victor: Then where is it?
me: On my shelf. BEING AWESOME.
And speaking of the holidays, if you’ve been here long enough you probably know about the Miracle(s) of James Garfield. One came in 2010 when we all accidentally came together to raise over $42k to help get presents for kids who would not have otherwise gotten any. It was awesome, and the next year tons of people who were helped in the past asked if we could do it again because now they were back on their feet and wanted to pass on the gift they’d received, but I couldn’t do it because I was so exhausted from running it that I got really sick. Sorry. I suck. So instead in 2011 we decided to help Project Night Night, which is a program that donates over 25,000 free packages to homeless children (containing a new security blanket, a book, a stuffed animal and a tote bag). With our help they were able to donate the 750 packages they needed to hit all of this kids on their list for last December.
This year, Project Night Night just sent 1,000 Project Night Night packages to children affected by superstorm Sandy and they need to get another 1,000 to finish the list of homeless children who still need help. It’s crazy simple to donate. An entire package only costs $20. Plus, you can donate packages as presents in the name of your crazy uncle who already has everything, or your insane aunt who was always kind of a bitch to you when you were a kid. EVERYONE WINS.
Want to donate? Of course you do. Just click here and you can donate directly. I’m starting it off by donating the first 25 bags in honor of you (the internets) for being so incredibly supportive this year.
PS. Don’t sweat it if you can’t afford to donate this year. You can always share the Project Night Night page online or with friends to help spread the word. Every little bit counts.
PPS. If we actually raise the 1000 bags needed this will be James Garfield‘s 3rd documented miracle and we can then seriously start applying for Sainthood from the Pope. It’s going to be awesome and/or very offensively ridiculous.
PPPS. I also bought you a water buffalo. I hope it’s the right size because I did not keep the receipt.
Updated 12/17/12: I just talked to Project Night Night and we’ve raised 826 bags for children in need of comfort. 174 more to go. We can do this. It’s $20 to fund an entire bag and you can donate right here.