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Fundraiser Follow-Up

The virtual fundraiser last Wednesday was a huge success. I sent in a cash out Ls order totalling $161.65 which went into my PayPal account today.

And, doesn’t appear take PayPal. I took for granted that they would. So now I have $161.65 sitting in limbo.

This is a cause that’s unspeakably dear to my heart. I haven’t got the money of my own to make regular donations to it, so I came up with a way to raise enough money, by way of Second Life. The only options for donation are credit card (more on that in a bit) or giving my checking account number and bank routing number. Call me a dinosaur, but I don’t feel safe putting my checking account number and bank routing number online. I could withdraw the amount from PayPal into a checking account; taking an additional 3 or 4 days for a transaction to clear, co-mingling the funds with my own money, and paying a fee to PayPal; then use my debit card online. I could buy stuff from their store, sending a good portion of funds that would have gone to their General Fund to be soaked up by shipping and print costs.

So, I don’t know where to go from here. I’m open to suggestions, and no, embezzling is not an option.