Topic: In the year 2015...
...we're going into the next round of our dog shelter campaign. My first donation campaign was done all by myself. I sold all my whips to make some money for a dog shelter here in Germany, called Deutsche Boxer Nothilfe. It was a success, I think. These are a few samples of lives which were saved saved by my whip collection...
And so I started the first "official" Whip Basics Donation Campaign. It brought some money, but not nearly as much as I made by myself, selling all my whips. And in 2015 we're starting a new campaign.
Perhaps we'll be able to do a raffle, if one or two whip makers will donate a whip for the good cause. The money will be sent to my PayPal account. We'll have a list here, who donated. And to make sure that nobody will say in the end: "Uh, he took the money for himself!" - the donation receipt will be posted here in the forum, for everybody to see. And - if someone likes to do that - he can write or call the shelter, if the money arrived or if that donation receipt is a fake...
At the moment there's nothing to do. Except two things... Whip makers can post here if they're willing to donate a whip. But - please - don't do it and tell me later on in a PM that you're too busy to fulfill that pledge. If you say that you're willing to donate a whip for the good cause, I will take you by your word!
We worked out a system, which works like that: Everybody can buy a lottery ticket for 5.00 US Dollars. That means, his name will be thrown into the pot once. If someone decides to buy 10 tickets for 50.00 US Dollars, his name will be on 10 notes. The more you buy/donate, the higher your chances will be to win a whip! And even if you don't win a whip - you're helping. And the good feeling to save a few doggies is worth more than a whip, right?
Talking about "not winning". I will take part in the lottery and buy 10 tickets. But my name will be NOT in the lottery. If I would win a whip, it would look fishy in some way. So I'm going to donate, but my name won't be in there.
So - please think about it and if you like, share your thoughts with me. With us. But - once again. If you decide to donate a whip, there's no way to step back. It's not for me. And it's not for the other members, here. It's for the doggies. Therefore I allow myself to be that restrictive. I hope you can understand that and support me.
Thanks in advance,
These are the great folks who will donate whips:
Antti "Pokkis" Mäkinen