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The Bible contains six admonishments to homosexuals and 362 admonishments to heterosexuals. That doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals. It's just that they need more supervision.
~Lynn Lavner

Saturday, February 16, 2008

TheBearProject's Charity Event - The Discussion Continues

...and so we sat down one fine day for a serious discussion of this event (Finally) and we got stuck at the targeted beneficiaries part... which we thought it is only fair that we leave this issue open to you guys!The idea of this event is to raise funds/money for a specific beneficiary. Our targeted beneficiary will not necessarily be a PLU/Gay cause like A.F.A., rather we are opening up our options to reach out to even old folks homes or orphanages (& of course SPCA which... *ahem* is for animals...)

By that, we will raise our funds through an Art Sale. It will be somewhat similar to a "Bake sale" of sorts, only that the art pieces (or crafts) will be displayed/exhibited with a minimum price and those who are interested will have to bid to top the existing prices, so on & so forth.

As for the art pieces, we have come up with a list of people who can contribute their creations. Those who have your artistic talents hidden away from the face of the earth, this is your chance to step forth and contribute something! Examples of art pieces you can contribute are handicrafts, clay figurines, photography (framed), paintings (oil, acrylic, collages etc all framed), digital graphic collages etc etc and the list is endless! USE YOUR IMAGINATION... and see how creative you can go! (I will sent aside another separate post for this)

There will be a panel of Art "curators" which will then decide on which pieces will go for the auction, which pieces won't and how much the minimum bid for the particular piece will be. Those pieces not sold (or didn't make it through the selection process) will then be put on eBay to be sold off. The money will still be sent to the designated beneficiary.

What we will need from you now will be your inputs on which beneficiaries the collected funds will go to. Feel free to comment below in the comment box.

Please state:

- Name of Beneficiary (eg. Ren Ci Hospital & Medicare Center etc.)

- Reasons why we should donate the money to them. (It can be any reason, like because you have volunteered there before and you noticed their lack of funds and donation from the public or you simply like them)

From the inputs we get from all of you guys, the committee will then limit down to one beneficiary that will receive the money. But of course, there will be some research and advising involved to determine which one. Till we can get down to work on the art projects, we must get this out of the way first or at least keep the ball rolling. Once again I must say your inputs will be valued and appreciated.

Thank you very much!

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