I know I was a terrible nag. I begged you over and over again to enter the GoodNites swag tote contest. I brought it up every week and you probably got sick of hearing about it. I’m sorry. Except that I am not one bit sorry, because guess what! With over 450 entries, Want Not garnered the most entries of all the blogs involved, and that means my local library will be getting $1,000 worth of children’s books! I could not be more delighted to be involved in making this happen, and in addition to the huge thanks I’m passing along to GoodNites® and Edelman, I want to thank each and every one of you who took the time to enter, knowing that I was trying to win this for the kids in my local area. So thank you!!
[Not to needlessly pull on your heartstrings any further, but our library is headquartered in the poorest county in Georgia, and this morning I spoke with the head librarian and found out that their already meager funding has been slashed to the point where they simply cannot afford to buy more books. $1,000 seems like a drop in the bucket, but at least it’s something. They’re really excited to know it’s coming their way!]
But wait, there’s more, because we still have one winner left to pick! That’s right, there’s still one swag tote with $250 worth of goodies up for grabs, so let me just call on my good friend the random number generator to see who the lucky, final winner is. And it is: Commenter 443, Tarrant! Congratulations, Tarrant—please check your email!
I’ve run a lot of contests here at Want Not, and there have been a lot of generous donations made, but I simply cannot put into words how meaningful it is to me that together we were all able to make something so meaningful happen for my community. This is beyond awesome. So thank you to the good folks at Edelman and GoodNites®, and thank you, Want Not loyalists, for being a part of it all. I always knew I had the prettiest and the best readers out there. You rock!