We have absolutely loved hosting this auction. All three of us have been humbled, overwhelmed and encouraged by the tremendous support of this community.
We are also ... exhausted.
You guys really surprised us. The donations came pouring in. And they NEVER EVER STOPPED. Like, seriously, another email just popped up.
We've come to the realization that in addition to the two hundred items we've posted or have yet to post, there are well over two hundred more unscheduled donations in our inbox.
As much as we'd love to continue indefinitely, we cannot. We made an attempt to bundle those two hundred plus items still in the inbox and then we started crying. And then we drank a little. And then we came to the conclusion that IT MUST END SOMEWHERE.
So it's going to end with ROUND TEN - which will go up this Saturday and end Monday at midnight CENTRAL STANDARD TIME.
HOWEVER, for those of you who'd still like to contribute: T-SHIRTS ARE ON THE WAY.
We'll take orders here after the last auction is closed. We're trying to keep the price around $15, and we'll post the design as soon as we have one.
The hope is that you all understand how (I need an adverb but I really can't think of one)-ly grateful we are for the many, many donations and how sad we are to not be able to use them all. Your generosity is TRULY overwhelming.
That said, we're VERY EXCITED to bring you the next three days worth of auction items. They are spectacular.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for donating, bidding and spreading the word. You can contribute directly to The Community Foundation by clicking the tab above.
P.S. - J.K. Rowling, we're saving one spot on day ten just for you, just in case. Better hurry, you don't want Suzanne Collins to decide to snatch it up!
(Nothing would surprise us now.)