I've been wondering how I might be able to help with the relief efforts for Japan in the aftermath of the horrible destruction. After donating some money via Shin's br. bear, I came upon this idea.
A few days prior to the earthquake, I printed out Shin's custom for Phil's Box Can. My printer had an error resulting in a faded part of the template [which you can see in the bottom of the right leg,] and I didn't want to go through the effort of making the toy with a less than ideal print out. So I opened up the blank template for my Shaman, printed over the Box Can [great idea Meth!] and made a one time Shaman Ancient. I absolutely love this unintentional collaboration, but if I can raise even a few dollars with it for the effort in Japan, then I'll love it even more.
So here's the deal. I'm auctioning it off. Winning bid gets it. Shipped to you at no cost, I'll cover it.
How to enter. Email me [gbs AT garrisonbeauscott DOT com] with your bid. At 5:00 pm central time, this Thursday, March 16th when I call the auction, I'll notify the highest bidder who will then make a donation via the Red Cross in the amount of the bid. Forward me the email you'll receive from the Red Cross thanking you for your donation. I know what it looks like and you needn't worry about me gaining access to your credit card number as it's not printed on the receipt. Once I verify you've made your donation, I'll put the Shaman in the mail and off he goes.
There is a reserve, and if the reserve isn't met, I'll donate the amount myself and keep the toy. FYI, the minimum amount you can donate through the Red Cross site is $10. This will also be a blind auction, so pony up what you can, please.
Please help spread the word and forward this link on to all of your friends. Thank you.
One more favor. Even if you have no interest in this auction, please refrain from posting a blog entry until the close of the auction so that this effort may remain front and center here on NPT for all to see and hopefully participate in. However, should you have a similar idea of effort, by all means post. Thank you.
EDIT: Due to growing interest, I'm extending the end of this auction to 5pm Central Time Monday, March 21. I've spoken to all those who've submitted a bid and they've all given their blessing. Everyone wants to helps as much as they can. Thank you for your interest.