After a two weeks, we have given over PHP230,000 to the Philippine Red Cross (around USD5,360)! (Will update this total soon!) What began as a small effort is turning into a big-hearted contribution from donors and bidders alike. More lovely people have donated pens, so Pens for Aid will extend until next week. Â Check the right column for ongoing auctions, or just click “Auctions” under categories, or type “auctions” in the search box to call up the list.
I’ve been using a personal PayPal account to handle the donations and PayPal has just sent me an email asking if I’m a nonprofit. 🙂 We’ll need to adjust the payment mechanics while I’m resolving this with them. Winning bidders will need to send the payment to the Red Cross (ushare.redcross.org.ph) directly, then email me their receipt. Thank you for understanding!
The entire amount of the winning bids will go directly to the Philippine Red Cross. Please bid generously. Hugs to all of you.
(I think the error message issue has been resolved. But holler if you still get a notice!)
Now closed. Congratulations to the winners:
Green Esterbrook J with 1551 Student and 9048 Flexible Fine nib unitsÂ (thank you Sheila of pen and ink blog Does This Pen Make Me Look Fat)
Complete Osmiroid Drawing Pen SetÂ featuring a Sketch nib, a Copperplate nib, and more.
Omas Bologna in L’Acqua di Bologna donated by Awesome Pen Person
2 Faber Castell LOOM fountain pens in piano black and white donated by Awesome Pen Person
Sailor 1911MÂ with fine nib from Peter (thank you Peter!)
Pelikan M800 Brown Tortoiseshell Special EditionÂ from DeScribe of FPN
Bexley Admiral in Sea CamoÂ donated by Peter (thanks Peter!)