Sunday, June 22, 2014
Give oh give away
So, my first blog giveaway was kind of a fail. Well, no. It was a fail (not kind of). Because no one entered it. But I've decided that's okay. Because between the GoFundMe campaign and the ticket sales of the Rexburg shows this weekend and the last minute raffle we did and other donations/subsidies, Bielzy and Gottfried has raised close to $7000 for the New York trip. When compared to the total cost of the trip (over $1000 per person, and there are about 20 people going), it's not a huge amount. But considering it's all due to the generosity and support of others, it's an ENORMOUS sum. And we are all so grateful for it.
I'm going to leave the donate button up for a few more weeks, in case anyone would like to contribute. I thought about re-opening the giveaway to give it another shot, but to be honest, I don't think I've got the time or energy to do it. There are a ton of awesome rewards when you donate to the GoFundMe campaign, though, so donating won't be completely prize-less.
I think in another time and place, I could have been really upset about this failure of a giveaway. But I've spent the last two days surrounded by people who love and support the arts, and I've witnessed more generosity than I could ever have dreamed. And that makes anything that happened (or didn't happen) on the blog this week totally okay.
As fallible and foolish as we are, humanity is capable of beautiful things. And that's what's on my mind today.