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I know I've been gone for, like, a year, and I know I have said this before, BUT I promise I am still plugging away at something for y'all which should be ready in a month or so. In the meantime, I would like to hold another


If you want anything in this list, leave a comment to claim it! PM or email me (zelempa at gmail) your mailing address. I will mail your item(s). I will then discard your address. I'll pay for shipping. All I ask in return is that you donate a small amount - say $5 per item - to one of my charities:

Medecins sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders)
Organization for Transformative Works

Please donate a bit more if you are outside the U.S. as shipping will cost more.

Feel free to claim as many items as you want, and feel free to send your friends this link! Act soon, because I will start donating things to Goodwill around the end of February.

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I haven't been active much in fandom lately, but that doesn't mean I haven't been doing creative stuff. Just in time for the realization that it's December, I have started an Etsy shop with my usual cohort Yolsaffbridge and made FANTASY THEMED HOLIDAY CARDS! Perfect for the Lord of the Rings or Dungeons & Dragons fan in your life, or somebody you'd like to make into one.

I feel a little strange plugging this project here, since fandom is essentially a money-free zone, but I want to note that all the profits from the shop (after supply & listing costs) will go to charity projects on globalgiving.org. We will decide on a worthy project as soon as we make at least $10.


Aug. 5th, 2011 02:48 pm
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If you don't have a Kiva account already, now's the time to get one - they're offering a free $25 loan when you're invited by a friend. I'm inviting you.

I love Kiva and I loan all the time. If you're not familiar with it, it's a really cool organization which allows you to make microloans to struggling entrepreneurs and working people of all kinds all over the world. (Sample loan: $25 to help a storekeeper in Peru buy supplies. Or help a teacher in Nigeria build a room on her home.) When the money is paid back, you can reloan it, or withdraw it. It's a great way to ensure your money is useful to someone who really needs it, instead of just sitting in your bank account, and you can use the same money over and over again to fund many different projects in succession. It feels like making a real difference because you are helping to improve people's lives and make them more self-sufficient.

ETA: Ack! The free trials have been claimed. I was on vacation and missed the boat. Still, Kiva is good.


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