This community is a place for auction or direct sale of items to benefit the relocation of our dear friend rowangolightly. She has tirelessly worked to raise money for friends and occasionally even people she has never met who have fallen on hard times or had catastrophe land in their laps, and now it is our opportunity to assist her. She did not ask us to do this, and is graciously accepting this, though it goes against her nature to expect for herself what she does so willingly for others.
It is my pleasure to assist her in this, as without her performing a similar miracle for me this summer, I would be without a car and in desperate straits. I am joined in this endeavor by ladyniniane.
How can you help? Several ways!
Donate an item for auction - This is incredibly easy! Make a post to this community detailing the item you would like to offer. For multiple items, please make seperate posts. This keeps the record keeping so much easier. Include a picture, if you can, but keep it small or place it behind an LJ cut. Set a starting price. Set an ending date. (For great examples of how to do this, check out the save_dave community) When your auction ends, contact the highest bidder, tell them they have won, and give them a way to contact you! They will Paypal rowangolightly directly (marking it as a personal gift) and forward you a copy of the receipt. If they don't have Paypal, no worries! We can make arrangements for payment by mail and contact you to let you know when it has arrived. Then you ship the donated item directly to them. For sanity's sake, we ask that the donor of the item be willing to ship or deliver the item to the bidder, so if you can only ship or deliver in a certain area, please be sure to put that in your auction. (I'll tag the auctions and direct sales as they are put up for shopping ease.)
Direct sales - Similar to an auction, but without the bidding. Great if you have several of an item you are willing to donate at a set price. Kind of like Buy It Now on ebay!(I'll tag the auctions and direct sales as they are put up for shopping ease.)
Bid on an item (or lots of them!) - Please bid in a single thread of comments, replying to the bid before yours. That way, people know they have been outbid. Please bid in whole, U.S. Dollars only. Please pay promptly and forward proof of payment on to the donor of the item.
Direct donations - Several people have asked if they can just send money to help. Certainly! You can donate directly to rowangolightly at rowangolightly (at) gmail (dot) com. Please be sure to mark it as a personal gift, so the most money possible gets to her to assist her.
Spread the word - Please feel free to pass this around to anyone. Cross post it on your journals. Encourage people to look here for unique holiday gifts and help someone out at the same time.
Without each other in this world, we are lost. rowangolightly has been a shining light in many of our lives, and I feel honored to have the chance to show her what she means to us.