Donations came from all over. We had event entrances, homemade cloaks, certificates for custom art, a magic item, gold, props, and alcohol. We even had original art by one of my favorite online artists. Pretty neat stuff.
All of this, by the way, was for out-of-character currency, meaning American Dollars. The money raised (still waiting on the total, but seems to be just over $700) will be shared with War Dogs Making It Home, a charity that pulls dogs (and a few cats) from high-kill shelters and trains them to be therapy dogs for veterans with PTSD. Last year, we helped 4 dog/vet matches complete their training.
We are also sending some funds to a small shelter for women and children right in Lowell, Ma. House of Hope helps women get on their feet so they can provide for their families in a healthy environment.
As always, I was delighted and humbled by the quality and quantity of donations this year. Thank you to everyone who participated by donating items or buying tickets!