In that the money is going toward a great cause, I don’t mind begging.  Though I’m very happy that a few people have bid on it, I must say I’m a little discouraged by the overall response.  So, I’m going to do what I can to jump start the bidding, since it ends next week.

First, I’ll beg.  Oh please, oh please, oh please!  It’s a great cause and like all charities, they really need support right now.

Second, I’ll plead.  100% of the proceeds go to charity.  In fact, you can donate the widding bid amount directly to SafetyBeltSafe USA and your donation may be tax deductible, since they are a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Plus, you get a unique memento to treasure and hand down to your children or grand children!

Third, I’ll match.  In addition to what I normally give to SafetyBeltSafe USA, I will match the winning bid amount with an additional donation of my own, up to $100.  Other communities based on a common cause routinely raise huge amounts for their charity auctions and drives.  I don’t think $100 is too much to ask!

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Even if the bid amount is more than you would like to donate, please consider donating a smaller amount directly to SafetyBeltSafe USA and tell them CarseatBlog sent you!