Well, first let me just drag this out by saying thank you to all of you amazing people who donated to this incredible thing. What started out as a small gesture to raise a little money for the Food Bank for New York City with a small raffle at our first trunk show, took on a much larger life, all on it's own. Reading about the shortages this year at food banks all over the country and the thought of people going hungry this winter here in New York sealed the deal: we'd do a raffle to help get as much food to as many people as possible. And now you have made it happen. Offers to help fill the basket with highly desirable goods from amazing designers, artists and small businesses gave it power. Local businesses, bloggers and write-ups about it all over the world built its momentum, and all of you who donated $5, $10 or $100 (and some who even offered to share the package if they won!) made it happen.
From the Food Bank for NYC's website:
We raised $1300 for the Food Bank for NYC and Breck of Sesame Letterpress generously added a donation of $100 from the sales of her beautiful coasters. Finally and incredibly, the Robin Hood Foundation will TRIPLE our donation which means together we've donated $4200 to the Food Bank of NYC. Wow. I'm getting a little choked up. This is the best post I've ever done.
So without further adieu...(ok and this is really an embarrassing video and I promise it will be the last time you see any more of me on screen unless absolutely necessary, but we wanted to give you the full effect.) The winner is.....
Congratulations and thank you again for all of your generosity~can't wait to see what we come up with next year.
To donate directly to the Food Bank of NYC go here.