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Harlean's Friendsgiving for No Kid Hungry
$503 raised
101% of $500 goal
11 contributors
0 days left
Ended Dec 2, 2018

Welcome to my Friendsgiving for No Kid Hungry. I know you’re very busy, so here's your TL;DR: donate money, feed kids, get nifty stuff.

Lots of people host Thanksgiving in a more traditional way. They “have people over” and “sit at the table” and “wear pants” and observe lots of other quaint traditions. I'm more of a "sit on the couch in my pajamas and watch free movies on basic cable while failing in all attempts to not spill gravy on myself" kind of gal. So we’re going to take advantage of the wonders of modern technology and do this whole thing without ever having to set eyes on one another. It works like this:

1- Donate money, from the comfort of your own home & pajamas. The amount is up to you. On your screen is a list of what you get for what you choose to donate, let it guide the spirit of your wallet.

2- Wait for it... ("It" in this case being a package containing your nifty stuff)

3- Open package containing nifty stuff. Ooh and aah at the niftiness. If the niftiness is cookie-inclusive, eat the cookies, I-didn’t-have-to-leave-the-house-so-pants-totally-optional style.

See? It’s almost exactly like you were at my house eating my food on Thanksgiving, except you didn’t have to drive all the way to my house and I didn’t have to get dressed and answer the door and it’s not on Thanksgiving.

 

FAQs

Q: What?

A: Cookies.

 

Q: Why aren't you hosting this event directly through No Kid Hungry?

A: By donating directly to NKH as an individual, I am able to take advantage of an employer 2:1 donation matching program, whereby we TRIPLE the amount that lands in the hands of the cause. We like this, it is a very good thing.

 

Q: How do I know you're actually going to donate the money to NKH?

A: Strictly speaking, you're right, you don't know that at all. But I have a long history of running fundraisers, and am generally considered a trustworthy sort. You have my word that the money raised here will be donated to NKH via the Magic Employer Money Tripling Channel.  Here's what it looked like when the employer match was 1:1, so this year it will look even better:

Q: How do I know your word is any good? I mean, really, how?

A: Again, strictly speaking, you don't. Which is why I offer the following option for donating, if you are more comfortable with it, or if you want to be able to write off your donation and need a receipt directly from the charity: Donate directly to NKH via their website (nokidhungry.org) the amount that matches the nifty stuff you want. You will receive a confirmation email from them. Forward that confirmation email to Harlean@poeticpinup.com, along with the address where you want your nifty stuff sent. You will receive your incentives the same as if you had donated here, but the downside is your donation will not be tripled.

 

Q: Why are you doing this?

A: Think of all the amazing things that have been accomplished over the past 20 years. Technological advances. Medical breakthroughs. All the progress that has been made.

Now think of all there is still to be done. And think about it not getting done. Think about there not being a next generation of educated minds with great ideas to carry on making the world a better place.

13 millions kids in the US struggle with hunger. That's 1 in 6 kids not sure where their next meal might be coming from. When kids are hungry, they can’t learn. When kids don’t learn, progress is not made. It’s that simple.

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$35 USD + free shipping
Pumpkin Pie
Ships to United States
Estimated delivery Dec 2018
Okay, it's not really pumpkin pie. But it IS dessert. Choose this perk and receive 2 dozen home-baked* superdelicious** cookies*** shipped right to your door (US only to ensure freshness)

(*actual photo of cookies baked for Friendsgiving.

**superdeliciousness vouched for by my mom who is totally sincere and absolutely not exaggerating because she loves me.

***can be Traditional, Vegan, or Gluten-Free)
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$8 USD + shipping
Turkey Handprint Card
Ships Worldwide
Estimated delivery Dec 2018
NEW for 2018, the Turkey Handprint Card. A 4x6 glossy print of this photo, signed & personalized & sent to you with oodles of gratitude.

(Free US shipping)
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$15 USD + shipping
Green Bean Casserole
Ships Worldwide
Estimated delivery Dec 2018
I don't care what anyone says, it's just not Thanksgiving without your metaphorical velvety fresh-from-the-can sauce and crispy fried onion flair.

Choose this perk to receive a signed 8x10 of the whole meal from 'The Most Ridiculous Thanksgiving Shoot ever'

(Free US shipping)
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$20 USD + shipping
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
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Estimated delivery Dec 2018
Many recall The Great Brussels Sprouts Battle of '83. Or that one time Fred claimed sausage had no place in stuffing and you spent the rest of the meal throwing peas at his head. But there's one thing everyone can agree on at Thanksgiving, and that's mashed potatoes.

Choose this perk and receive a signed 8x10 print of the whole meal, and a second 8x10 print of your choice of side dishes.

(Free US shipping)
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$25 USD + shipping
Stuffing
Ships Worldwide
Estimated delivery Dec 2018
Much like everyone's favorite dish where you can't tell what's bread and what's apple and what's sausage, I have difficulty telling where your awesomeness stops and the rest of your awesomeness begins.

Choose this perk and get a set of photos from 'The Most Ridiculous Thanksgiving Shoot Ever' with an 8X10 print of the whole meal, and 4X6 prints of the individual dishes.

(Free US shipping)
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$40 USD + free shipping
Apple Pie
Ships to United States
Estimated delivery Dec 2018
Much like Pumpkin Pie, this is also not pie.

Choose this perk and receive the new Turkey Handprint Card, AND the 2 dozen cookies. (US only to ensure freshness, cookies can be Traditional, Vegan, or Gluten-Free)
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$40 USD + shipping
Turkey
Ships Worldwide
Estimated delivery Dec 2018
You are the centerpiece, the star, the juicy crispy been-smelling-you-all-day-and-now-I-just-want-to-bite-your-leg axis on which the whole meal spins.

In the nice non-creepy way.

Choose this perk and receive signed 8x10 prints of ALL NINE photos from 'The Most Ridiculous Thanksgiving Shoot Ever'

(Free US shipping)
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$55 USD + free shipping
The Overfilled Plate
Ships to United States
Estimated delivery Dec 2018
You are everything, with extra gravy*. You do not stop as long as there is room on the plate to keep going. You are my people.

Choose this perk and receive the set of photos from the Stuffing perk, AND the 2 dozen cookies. (US only to ensure freshness, cookies can be Traditional, Vegan, or Gluten-Free)

(*I originally typed that as "grazy" and really wanted to leave it that way. We're all a little grazy here.)
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$55 USD + free shipping
Ziploc Mystery Baggie
Ships to United States
Estimated delivery Dec 2018
This is not your first Friendsgiving rodeo. You have notbeen to this nongathering before, and already have your collector's set of Thanksgiving photos. But you still want cookies & MORE PHOTOS.

Choose this perk and you will receive the 2 dozen cookies AND a set of NINE randomly selected 4x6 prints from some of our newer photo sets.

(US only to ensure freshness, cookies can be Traditional, Vegan, or Gluten-Free)
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$70 USD + free shipping
Going Back for Thirds
Ships to United States
Estimated delivery Dec 2018
You know how annoying it is to have that little bit of a side dish left and have to decide if it needs its own Tupperware or if you can just put it in with the stuffing? NO, you DON'T, because you make sure that never happens. Your Platinum Membership in the Clean Plate Club extends to every serving dish on the table, and hosts love you for it.

Choose this perk and receive the set of ALL NINE 8x10 signed photos, AND the 2 dozen cookies. (US only to ensure freshness, cookies can be Traditional, Vegan, or Gluten-Free)
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$70 USD + free shipping
Tupperware Mystery Box
Ships to United States
Estimated delivery Dec 2018
Another option for the repeat offender who already has their collector's set of Thanksgiving photos but still wants cookies & MORE PHOTOS.

Choose this perk and you will receive the 2 dozen cookies AND a set of NINE randomly selected 8x10 prints from some of our newer photo sets.

(US only to ensure freshness, cookies can be Traditional, Vegan, or Gluten-Free)
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$100 USD + free shipping
The Black Friday Special
Ships to United States
Estimated delivery Dec 2018
Get a head start on your holiday baking this year, by having me do it and you telling your loved ones you did it yourself. Honestly, I don't mind. If it gets meals in front of kids who need them, you can take credit for my work with my full consent and blessing.

Choose this perk to get your hands on SIX DOZEN home-baked cookies, PLUS the Turkey Handprint Card.

(US only to ensure freshness, cookies can be Traditional, Vegan, or Gluten-Free)
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