Midwest FurFest looks for charity donations
Mirko writes: "Well, the gauntlet has been placed before us. The challenge is on.
The stage is set. The cliches are flying! :)
Midwest FurFest will be the final furry con of 2001, a year that's seen
furs' generosity surpass anything ever witnessed in the fandom. The
latest example was Mephit Furmeet, where a group of 360 fuzzballs
raised well beyond $6,000 for Tennessee's Tiger Haven.
Here in Flyover Country(tm), we shall attempt to do something equally
as impressive: raise enough money to keep a vital animal-advocacy
group running for months -- if not an ENTIRE YEAR -- by our efforts
Animals for Awareness is one of a very few organizations in the entire
Chicago area -- the third largest metro area in the nation -- that
care for injured or abused wildlife and exotic animals. The group's
founder and a handful of assistants tackle the often-heartbreaking
responsibility -- and pay a good chunk of the expenses -- all by
themselves. If we at MFF raise what we raised last year for our
charities, AFA would have the money to make it through an entire
winter! Think of how much we could do if we doubled that, or more!
It's possible...but only with your donations. If you have time (it's
more than two months away), do consider creating and donating an
original piece of artwork for this year's MFF Charity Auction. We'll
accept other items too, as long as they're in good shape. Remember --
it's a furry auction, so let your creative gears turn!
2001 MFF Charity Auction coordinator