Last week, I offered up nine half pints of jam in the hopes of raising a bit of money to contribute to the fundraiser for Jennifer Perillo. I asked that people make a donation of at least $25 and then come back to tell me about it. Each person who many a donation and reported back would be entered for a chance to win these nine jams.
When I initially published that post, I was full of nerves. What if no one participated? Happily, my fears were unfounded. When I closed my ersatz auction on Monday, 31 people had given, for a total of $1162.97. I am delighted by the generosity that so many of you displayed.
I have consulted random.org and it selected contributor #3 as the winner. According to my spreadsheet, that’s Alana Chernila of the blog Eating From the Ground Up. Congrats lady!
My huge thanks to all of you who have given to Jennie’s fund, whether you did it through this blog or a different one. Every little bit helps.