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!
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!