November 11, 2011

Help The Cheerleader Commissions, Round 18! AND TWO ANNOUNCEMENTS!

Today I'm posting another round of commissions for Help the Cheerleader. To read more about my involvement with this fundraiser, please CLICK HERE. Before I get to the sketches, I have two announcements...

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As you may or may not know--the Cheerleader won one of her appeals and the courts are now recalculating her fees. For the moment, Help The Cheerleader donations are on hold because we don't know what the final amount is going to be--it's entirely possible that after the adjustments, the amount owed will be covered by what has been raised so far.

So, as of a few weeks ago, our goal was likely attained, but several people remained on the commission list. I decided to complete the remaining commissions and simply ask the requesters to donate $20 per sketch to the charitable cause of their choice, strictly on the honor system.

It was important to me to honor all the requests, because without the requests, we never would have generated the attention which brought in donors who gave to the cause even though they couldn't get sketches. The chain of events was fragile, and with any missing component, it's possible that we wouldn't have been able to raise such a huge sum.

Thank you, once again, to every last person who donated (whether or not they were able to get a sketch), and to every person who helped spread the word!



We initially had well over 150 commission requests, but may people never responded to our follow-up emails. By my final count, that's 108 finished commissions. This includes 88 commissions with donations going directly to Help The Cheerleader, and 20 commissions with donations going to the honor system (as outlined in Announcement #1, above).

I still have a couple weeks' worth of commissions to post, so please stay tuned! For now...

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Here are the last 3 sketches paid for by donations to Help The Cheerleader:

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AND… the first 5 sketches for the honor system donors.

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Tune in next week for more commissions. Thanks for reading!

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