For those of you following along, I’m having my major fundraising event this Sunday, May 12. It’s from 3:00-7:00 pm at the WhipIn, which is one of my favorite places in Austin, and owner Dipak Topiwala has very generously donated the space for the event. (Thanks, Dipak!)
There will be a raffle, a small silent auction, and an action-packed live auction. Ethan Azarian will be playing, Beaty Wilson & Tom Pearson will be playing a short set of songs from my favorite bands, there will be face painting and a (fake) tattoo booth, and there will be excellent food and beer for sale. All proceeds are going directly to HAAM, St. Louise House, ImaginArt, and of course, COHI. What a fantastic way to celebrate Mother’s Day!
Sounds super fun, right? Right! And it gets BETTER.
Thanks to an anonymous donor, all funds raised (up to $8,000) will be matched, and then triple matched. One measly dollar becomes FIVE dollars. Are you doing the math here, people? All we have to do is raise $8,000 at this shindig and it magically becomes $40,000. 40Large in a day! I’m squeeing all over myself.
If you live out of town, or you have fancy plans with your mother-in-law, or you hate fantastic parties but you still want to contribute, fear not. You can donate online to any of these organizations and your gift will still count for the total. Just be sure to specify that your donation is in honor of 40Large. You can do that now, even. Why wait? Go ahead and donate now.
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It’s happening, people! It’s really happening! But you didn’t doubt it for a minute, did you?