Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Making a Difference

Hello all my lovely readers!  I have a very important project I'd like to run past you guys :-)

As you know, intactivism is a cause I really care about.  Saving Penises  distributes information packs and dvd's to educate parents about circumcision and the prepuce.  It has been *extremely* successful at preventing parents from circumcising their baby boys.  EVERYONE that has actually looked at the information has chosen to keep their child intact.  This is a huge deal!  Saving Penises is a non-profit, and never turns down anyone that requests a packet but cannot afford the cost of the materials.  

Here's my idea!  I would like to hold an online benefit auction with all proceeds going to Saving Penises!

We would need businesses that would be willing to donate their items for this.  In return, you'll be getting exposure to thousands and thousands of people!  I have over 5,600 facebook fans, Peaceful Parenting (run by Danelle Frisbie who distributes the circ info packs) has over 11,000, and Saving Penises has over 2,200.  That's not to mention all the non-facbeook blog followers that PP and I have!  It's basically cheap advertising for you AND a chance to help a great cause :-)  If you'd be willing to participate in this, please leave me a comment below with your facebook or email contact info, or contact me directly on my personal facebook (HERE)

To all my other readers, I'd really like to know if this is something you'd be willing to participate in!  We're thinking about taking bids via comments for a set period of time.  The comments will be visible to everyone, and when the auction closes, the item will go to the highest bidder of course.  You'll get your awesome item, and 100% of your money will go to Saving Penises to help keep baby boys intact :-)

We can only succeed at this if you guys are willing to get involved, so I hope you will!  We have the opportunity to impact a lot of lives here. 

A Saving Penises website is in the works, and soon you'll be able to read all the success stories in one place, in addition to all the other info that will be compiled there.  

Please comment with your thoughts on this and whether you'd be interested in being a bidder or a donating business :-)

33 comments:

Tiffany said...

Feel free to email me at ecjknits@yahoo.com . When would you be doing this? I'd be willing to knit a soaker or a pair of longies for this.

Sing Me A Melody said...

This is an amazing idea! I'd love to donate one of my homemade baby dresses for this great cause.

My email is sophie@singmeamelody.com

Tom Megginson said...

I think you should auction off "I'm an intactivist" hoodies.

Guggie Daly said...

I love this! Maybe I can find some stuff to donate!

Jessica said...

I can donate something from Mom's Green Goods.

--T.M.St.P said...

Another blog I follow recently did a silent auction to raise money to pay for her niece's funeral, SIDS I believe :(

It went over realllly well

newincs said...

My husband is a DJ and we would be willing to put a free few hours on the auction... the only problem would be LOCATION...(ie we can't go overseas and really only work INSIDE our state)... Is there a way to work around that? I can also put some other items up from Mary Kay if you get this off the ground and running. :) You don't have to post this comment and can just reply to me directly via FB if you would like! :)

Jennifer said...

Dependent upon when you decide to run this I would like to offer a YYMN/MYMN slot. You can contact me at angel_eyed_temptress@yahoo.com with more info.

tracy ohm said...

i will donate a tye dye tee shirt cinch bag for sure!!let me know:)
tlccommodities@live.com

or you can always contact me via my facebook <3

Lisa Sharp said...

I just started a green consulting business and would love to donate an e-mail green home session.

retrohousewife05(a)gmail(dot)com

JQ said...

I love the idea! I will donate. :)

crunchymama3@yahoo.ca

Anonymous said...

i can donate a newborn cocoon. the ones that babies are often photographed in.
knoodleknits@gmail.com

Jessica Davis, Lactivist said...

I will donate an "If breastfeeding offends you, put a blanket over YOUR head!" infant/toddler t-shirt from my site!! GREAT IDEA WU!!

Cheryl said...

I will donate another Slumberparties item. I can donate a particular item or a gift certificate. Your choice. We are friends on FB already (Quan N Denise Founder) or email me at cheryl.founder@slumberparties.com

Dawn Betke said...

I would totally be interested in donating a barefoot books gift set! you can reach me at gobarefoot@optonline.net

Wendy said...

I would love to donate for this I make cloth diapers, children clothing, slings, rice bags and recycled t-shirts in to backpacks and grocery bags. So really anything you want I will make!

Lehia Mickells said...

I would donate another Happy Necklace if you think that would be successful. If not, you can take a look at my site and suggest another style necklace.

lehia@faraboverubies.com

Tanja said...

I would be happy to donate a Sewfunky Designer Organic Sling for your Fund Raiser!
http://www.facebook.com/Sewfunky.ca
http://www.sewfunky.ca/
Tanja MacKenzie

Spider said...

I haven't started my business yet, but I'm an artist and a crafter and I would gladly donate something to this cause! I knit lots of toys, sew children's clothes and toys, sew diapers, and do colored pencil portraits.

-Kim
pushpins@gmail.com

Zaira said...

I would love to donate something! I have an online cloth diaper business and also make woolies to go over said cloth diapers. zaira@nature-nurture-online.com

Homebirth Mama said...

I would be happy to donate a THING-A-MA-SLING Custom-Created Baby Sling.
I could either donate a gift certificate for the person to have one custom-made OR I could donate one w/ some sort of "intactivist quote" embroidered on the center pocket.
If you want to, you can go to http://www.ThingaMaSling.com to see some examples.

Tasha said...

I'd love to donate a Green Line diaper to the auction! When do you think it will be held? You can reach me at greenlinediapers@gmail.com. www.greenlinediaper.com

Anonymous said...

I will donate a piece of blown glass made by me. email me with the details; leftlaneglass@gmail.com
Claire

Corinne said...

I am a knitting designer and I have a few children/baby patterns. I'm willing to donate a few of them if that is appealing to your readers. You can contact me at: corinnesknits@googlemail.com

Cheers,
Corinne

Corinne said...

I am a knitting designer and I have a few children/baby patterns. I'm willing to donate a few of them if that is appealing to your readers. You can contact me at: corinnesknits@googlemail.com

Cheers,
Corinne

Anonymous said...

This is an awesome idea!!!!

Ivy said...

I have a baby quilt that I made recently for a demo. I would be happy to donate it, and to run some things on my blogs and writing sites.

LadyIvorwen(at)gmail(dot)com

Fyrestorm Creations said...

Count me in :)

Chantel said...

I would love to donate something.

Email me at sunshine_design(at)ymail(dot)com

I could do a lovey, crayon roll, reusable bags, nursing pads or anything you think that would be good.

MySunshineDesigns(dot)com

Janel Baby Keeper said...

I'll donate a copy of "The Other Side of the Glass" ... and hopefully, it'll be ready by the time you need it!

Colleen said...

I'll donate a copy of my children's book about breastfeeding, Near Mama's Heart.

You can read it *free* here: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=62218&id=1344167118&l=2bfab892b1#!/pages/Near-Mamas-Heart/108781585833863?ref=ts

Just let me know where to send it!

Virginia said...

DoughFanAddicts would love to donate some hand made, all natural, gluten free play dough to the cause!
doughfanaddicts@gmail.com

Virginia said...

Dough FanAddicts would be honored to donate a two pack of hand made all natural gluten free play dough to this cause.
Amy at Dough FanAddicts
www.doughfanaddicts.etsy.com

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