I’m taking a little break from Nano-ing today to fill you in on the progress we’re making with the Pack My Pontiac Food Drive. (Self promotion and word creation, all in one sentence. I’m on a roll.)
Thanks to Celerity, LLC, and my partners Jon and Lynda, we now have our very own, super-shiny, easy-to-use, looks-great-on-everyone website!! Ta-Da!!
This fancy dancy page is going to allow us to dazzle our friends and neighbors with the AMAZING items we’re putting up for auction. From golf to groceries and everything in between–you’ll be chomping at the bit to participate in our daily auctions once you see the swag we have to offer!! So get your credit cards ready, readers. Because I’m guessing you’ll be able to get some holiday shopping done, all while donating to a worthwhile cause, and all from the comfort of your desk chair/couch/toilet/underground bunker or wherever you choose to peruse the internet. (No judgement here.)
Bidding couldn’t be simpler! Here’s a breakdown of the easy-peasy Three-Step Process:
Step One: Like Our Facebook Campaign Page!
If you haven’t already, point your browser to our FACEBOOK CAMPAIGN PAGE and hit the “Like” Button! This is very important, as you’ll see in the next step.
Step Two: Watch for auction announcements on our Facebook Campaign Page, so you can BID!
Lynda and I will be making daily announcements advertising what item will be up for sale every day until December 9! So, if you don’t follow step one, you won’t be able to follow step two, which goes a little something like this: You see an awesome prize that you cannot be without. You go to the comments section below the announcement, and place your $5(00) bid. Then you see Oprah has come along and outbid you—that meanie head! So what do you do now? You bid AGAIN!
It’s just like eBay, people, except if you win, you don’t come away with just the prize in hand. You also get the satisfaction of knowing that every dollar you just bid is going directly into the pockets of the good, kind folks at Crisis Ministries. And that’s worth a $5(00) bid any day.
Step Three: You Won! Hooray!
At 8 p.m. on every auction day, Lynda and I will announce our grand prize winner. (That could be YOU!) At that point, you’ll be asked to direct your computer to our shiny IndieGoGo page (mentioned above.) Here’s what happens next. First, you….
…click on the perk you just purchased. (We’ll only have one on the website at a time, to keep any confusion from happening.) Then you…
…enter in the winning bid to purchase your item! (Don’t worry about “changing the perk.” There will only be one listed on the website per day, so no need to look for alternatives as there won’t be any.) Finally you…
..enter in your shipping address so we’ll know where to send your amazingly awesome prize! (Your address is for our use, only. IndieGoGo does not keep them and will not send you spam. Promise.)
At this point, you’ll be taken to the all-exclusive “Pay Now” page, where you’ll enter in your credit or debit card information to make your donation. As soon as the funds hit our account, we’ll ship your prize to you (unless you’re our next door neighbor or our Mom. Then we’ll probably just bring it to your house.)
And THAT’S how our online auction will work! I hope you’ll jump right in and participate as we have until December 9th to meet our goal of $500 raised!! If you aren’t interested in any of the items we have to offer, you can also just visit our IndieGoGo page and donate directly to our cause. Every little bit helps, so thank you for your generosity in advance!
I don’t know about you, but the satisfaction of handing a big ol’ fat check to Crisis Ministries, and knowing we’re doing something great for our community, is the only thing I want for Christmas this year. So, bid away, my friends! And please, share our cause with your friends, families, and fellow bloggers.
To Lynda, my partner-in-crime, and Jon, our gallant sponsor: Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for taking my little dream and making it something remarkable.