He made it !!!
Buddy is now at $1000 !!
I will admit that this was a bit of a surprise. yes - I KNEW we could get him to $1000, but I really wasn't expecting it to happen so soon - definitely not before Christmas !
However, a wonderful donor yesterday offered a matching grant to the Angel Tree children. He/she offered $7000, to be used to bump those children closest to the goal up to $1000. All the Reece's Rainbow Angel Tree Warriors had to do was get all of the children with the least amounts up to $250.
There were 93 children with less than $250 - and they had to reach that $250 by 10am Eastern time today, 12/12/12 !!
Amazingly - we did it !! All of the children reached $250 - by 9.45am Eastern !!
THEN - 23 children were bumped up to $1000 - and Buddy was one of them !!
I cannot tell you how excited I was to see that RED $1000 !!!
I am still fundraising for Buddy - hopefully we'll get him a little higher - he needs all the help he can get, as adoptions from his region run at around $50,000 :(
Please watch this space for news of my shaved head !
I think it'll happen on Saturday - hopefully I'll be able to drag Randy with me to take photos. I'm hoping to go to the same place Nathaniel got his shaved (no, I wasn't brave enough to do it myself !!). Unfortunately, the place is in the mall - which is a crazy busy place at this time of year. So getting Randy there should be interesting !! HE will be getting HIS head shaved, too !! LOL