Those of you who have been with us here at GWJ for a few years know that this time of year brings about two occurrences. First, the annual donation drive where we come crawling humbly to your feet, wearing glasses and probably just pretending to be blind while we hold out a cup half full of change and shake it at you until you make a charitable deposit. The second is the annual giveaway in which goodjers, because that is what I finally must admit you have chosen to call yourselves, win fabulous prizes. And, this year will be no different.
Well, maybe a little bit different.
For a variety of reasons which mostly have to do with bureaucracies I don’t fully comprehend, we are compelled to divest these two events, which have been inextricably tied in the past. However, this doesn’t mean that in practice things are actually going to be very much different. We will be having our month long beginning donation drive next week. Shortly after that, and leading up to a drawing on International Goodjer Day, we will be announcing our giveaway prizes. While we are finishing up preparation, it will be fair to assume that rules will probably mirror previous years.
We wanted to be completely clear on this well ahead of time, so that those of you who have been a part of our donation drive in the past won’t be surprised when we don’t announce giveaways in tandem next week. Worry not, there will be prizes, there will be a new icon, there will be festivities and joy for all mankind, or at least those who have found our tiny corner of the web.
As always, we depend on all of you -- whether through financial support or simply your participation -- to help us continue to keep GWJ the phenomenal community and home on the web it has been for nearly a decade, and we are continually in your debt for the amazing support you all have shown year after year, day after day. Thanks, and we’ll have more information next week and in the immediate weeks to follow.