Thanks to your generous donations, over $5,000* has been raised to help Janet, a fellow blogger in need after the death of her husband. Of that money, $4,200 has come from direction donation via Paypal. (You can donate that way by clicking the Paypal button on the upper right corner of this blog.) The rest came from the sale of my Teeny Genie necklaces. Please keep it going! There are 45 Teeny Genies still available.
Even if you can’t afford to purchase a necklace or donate directly yourself, you can help out by directing people to this post so that they can donate. Use Twitter, your blog, Facebook, Digg, Delicious, StumbleUpon — any method is acceptable. Need a shorter URL? Copy and paste this: http://tinyurl.com/yb6azlr.
All Genies purchased in the U.S. as of Thursday, January 28, are going out on Friday, January 29.A Overseas Genies will probably be sent on Saturday. I will email you with tracking information when yours is sent out. If you haven’t bought a Genie but would like to win one, there is a giveaway here.
I will leave the Paypal button in the upper right corner of my blog until February 7.A Proceeds from my Teeny Genie necklaces will continue to go to Janet until I’m sold out of my current inventory.
You can click here to read a note from Janet.
*UPDATED ON Jan. 28, 2010.
so lovely, i;ll spread the word.
Now if that isn’t uplifting, I don’t know what is! Bloggers coming together to help one of our own. It gives one faith.
Sister Wolf says
This is fantastic! Great job, Wendy. Kristin is right, it is so moving to see people respond so generously. xo
Sister Wolf, next thing I want to do is make a poster out of your hawt teenage picture. If I sold that, I’d raise a million dollars! Peeps need to see this: http://www.godammit.com/2010/01/24/troubled-teen/
Elizabeth Marie says
LOVE when blogging is used for good. Praying for Janet!!
And youuu Ms Wendy B-you better have had some fun this weekend! I will attack for you! 🙂
thank you for this update. i hope the total keeps growing.
Thanks so much for this update Wendy.
pretty face says
Thanks for the update. An amazing amount of money! I am not sure that anyone who reads my blog doesn’t read yours, or isn’t you, but I have obliged anyway. xxx
Congratulations for the help for Janet…you are a very beautiful person 🙂
all my love for you,
that’s one thing I love great blogland for- what a great community!
have a sweet day, xoxo
Susu Paris Chic says
Thanks for your comment on my fashion blog! What a beautiful gesture to help out…
Kisses from Paris!
thank u for the update. it’s amazing to see strangers coming together to help someone.
My word captcha is “lovelier,” as in “There is nothing lovelier than seeing bloggers come together to help someone in a time of grief and need.” You’re doing a great thing here, Wendy.
that is so awful that her husband passed away. and it is so wonderful that so many people are trying to help. i will, too.
I am amazed by this…and by you pulling all the bloggers together.
I just made a donation through that PayPal button, and it was easy as pie.
You know I’m still getting my two genie necklaces. Aw yea.
Anything to support fellow bloggers, whatever the reason.
Just added to my post, thanks for doing this, Wendy!
I’ll have a link on both of my blogs when they post at 5:35 a.m., PST.
Thanks for all of your good wishes for Mama!
Well heartened by the response for Janet- hope the blog world can help give her the strength she needs xx
ps. Still want you to send invoice with Irish postage etc
Bless you W,
You have a generous goodie heart darling!
Tor (fabfrocks) says
It’s nice to know that we can all pull together when we need to – I feel proud to be part of such a great community! You’re doing something really amazing!
I have tweeted this and will be donating as soon as payday finally arrives…
Make Do Style says
Well done for enabling us to help. So glad to hear all going well on the support front xx
sharon rose says
Very well done on a grand job done and my thoughts go out to Janet too xx
Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl says
First of all, thank you for visiting my blog. That’s how I came across your website. And I need to say wow, love the jewelry! Going to browse through now, but I already adore the skull ring that’s on that header 🙂
And secondly, it’s awesome your website has raised so much for your blogger friend already. Hope things start looking up for her soon.
miss cavendish says
You’re the best, WB, for this immediate and effective way of helping Janet.
Bloggers never disappoint!!
ps -I miss you…when are u free?
ah, i love you wendy. you’re so damn sweet.
i tried to get ppl to go to my silly (read: AWESOME) haitian fundraiser and NO ONE TOOK THE BAIT. but…this is cool. not hating, i swear.
*stomps off to pout*
Denise @ Swelle says
Wow, that is incredible, Wendy. It’s nice to know that at the end of the day, people don’t suck. Far from it.
39th & Broadway says
Nice to see bloggers pulling together. You did a good thing my dear.
I. Grace says
this is so sad… is the donation still open??
I. Grace says
done. you’re very kind to organize this.
Michelle Stebbings says
Beautiful gesture of love… Thank You- this is my husbands dear sweet cousin and she has suffered such a loss of epic proportions-please keep it going…there are little ones to care for…loves…xoxox
The Little Fashion Treasury says
It´s so wonderful to know you are doing this for her
and care for her!
So sorry and sad to hear about this tragic lost!
the Preppy Princess says
Thank you for the update Miss Wendy, so frequently we never hear about progress (or lack thereof) in situations like this. It’s good to know about the level of support *and* to see her email.
Sending you a smile,