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...or how I'm going to be like a politician and go back on a promise.

It has come to my attention from private emails and public comments that many of you are upset about donations going to organizations OTHER than Planned Parenthood after the auction was explicitly advertised as being to benefit this charity. I apologize. I was so excited to get this going and so wanting to have money going toward this charity that I didn't think about it when international donors requested the ability to donate to organizations in their country of choice.

This auction was absolutely started as a response to the Susan G. Komen announcement where the charity pulled its support of Planned Parenthood. This pulled a huge chunk of Planned Parenthood's budget and endangered women who would not have been able to otherwise afford breast exams and other care. I should have taken that into account when answering questions about donating to other organizations.

So here's the lowdown. This round is EXPLICITLY going toward Planned Parenthood. I apologize to anyone who offered items based on my saying that you could accept donations to international organizations. Feel free to withdraw your support if this is the case. No hard feelings, though I hope this is not true. Send me a private message with a link to your offering and I will be happy to delete it before February 14th when the auction begins.

I truly apologize to anyone who has been confused or angered by this decision but I hope we can do well by this charity and help people. If you have any questions please comment here. I appreciate your patience and your support of this community and this charity.
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Here's where we're going to put ALL the Q&A for this community. Feel free to ask questions about anything and we'll try to help you out.

1. Where can I find more information on the current charity?


2. Where can I donate for the charity?


3. Can I donate without being a part of the auction?

ABSOLUTELY! Please. Help in any way you can! I'm sure that the charity would love your help no matter when it comes to them.

4. What are the dates of this auction?

Posting of Offers Ends: 11:59pm EST February 13
Bidding Begins: 12:01am EST February 14
Bidding Ends: 11:30pm EST February 21

5. How can I link to you?

Use this link http://fandom-helps.dreamwidth.org/

Use any of the images under the cut )
You can use this handy form to post to your LJ!

6. Can I post even though I don't have a Dreamwidth account?

Absolutely. Use open id to post - More Information Here! My tutorial here. FYI - Links and images will display as text only as DW has a policy preventing them being displayed as clickable links to prevent spam. Sorry :-/

7. When should items be delivered by?

No more than six months. Some things require a large amount of time to complete so if you think it will take longer than six months, put your time information in your notes to the bidder.

8. How does donation/confirmation work for this auction?

The bidder is responsible for going to the site and donating whatever your winning auction price is. Then you would email your confirmation email/screen (whichever is easiest for you) to the author/vidder/etc and they would post on your auction thread that you'd completed the donation.

9. Can I donate to a Planned Parenthood type organization in my own country instead?

Absolutely! If you don't live in the United States and want to support your country's family planning organization, that would be great.

Please see new post on this. Sorry for the confusion

Any further questions, comment below and we'll answer ASAP!


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