For some years now we have taken Christmas donations to provide a membership to those who would very much want one but cannot afford it.  Blog members who want to make it possible donate the fee and we put memberships on offer.  It’s a nice holiday tradition.

I will post on my various social media as well as on a public post here, the availability of memberships starting in a couple of days.  I will give out as many as we have.  Would you like to provide one or more people the opportunity?  I get requests *ALL* the time — not just in response to this annual announcement (dozens then) but also throughout  the year, often a couple of times a week. Your donation can make it possible.

As you know, annual memberships start at $29.95.  So let’s think in terms of $30 increments.   If you’d like to donate a membership, that would be $30.  Three?  $90.   827?  $24,810.  You get the idea.

This is a win-win situation.  Your donation is completely tax deductible, and you can make someone(s) very happy here in the season of giving.

If you are interested in participating, just take two very simple acts:  (1) send an email to [email protected] (do NOT comment here, on the blog) indicating your intention to make a donation and specifying how many memberships you would like to donate; and (2) make the donation on the blog itself (just log in, go to the bottom of the landing page, and choose one of the two donation options).   We will be collecting these donations over the course of the holiday season (no time limit, just give when you’re ready) and be giving them out as quickly as they come in.

Many many thanks to those who have already made donations to the Blog (and therefore, to the charities we support), and for all who are willing to do so now!