In case it helps to dust off the cobwebs, VAAC is the amazing group we are raising funds for.
VAAC stands for Voting Access for All, and this is the part where I go back to the previous introductory posts and pull out some fun things from the introductory post and the Ask Them Anything post and share them again here to remind you of how awesome these guys are, and how righteous their cause is.
We had an absolutely terrific zoom with these guys on 5/24! You really have to watch it! I think we had 6 people from VAAC participate in the zoom and I so wish they lived here because I would love to get to know them better. Smart. Interesting. Dedicated. Inspiring.
Oh, right. You can’t watch the zoom yet because I have been a little busy and haven’t gotten it up on YouTube yet. Once I get it edited and up, I’ll embed the video in a post. Promise.
We have a new Balloon Juice Angel – Torrey – who generously offered a $1,000 match in yesterday’s One Good Thing thread! Torrey’s match is now complete and her $1,000 donation has been added! That brings the thermometer to $9,275!
You may recall that we had just completed the first $1k angel match and were at $925 on our second $1k angel match before our world was so rudely interrupted.
Balloon Juice Angel #2 just added her $1,000 in the thermometer, so we made the jump at $7,000! Laura Too jumped in right away last night to contribute the first $50 toward that match as soon as Torrey volunteered to match. All while I was sleeping! :-)
Big thanks to the two earlier angels, which seems like a lifetime ago, and to Torrey for stepping up last night.
Remember, we have an external match for $21,500 of the $25,000 we hope to raise. Between the Balloon Juice Angel and the external match, everything you donate toward this match – up to $50 – gets multiplied by 4.
$25 covers all the costs of one hour of community engagement, so a $25 donation covers half a day’s work!
What a great return on your investment!
And we have another Balloon Juice angel for $1,000! Patrick G stepped up in the comments! Thank you Patrick!
Update at 930 pm: If you guys blow through Patrick’s match, we have another match waiting in the wings, so you can be sure that anything up to $50 (in each match) overnight will be multiplied by 4.