Holy smokes, you guys! We did it!
With your help, I've reached my goal of one day raising $1000 or more in a school bake sale. The total raised in this crazy, haphazard, I'm-doing-it-remotely-while-working-with-a-touring-band bake sale is $1080.
I am overwhelmed with excitement and gratitude and hope.
I get to go purchase the gift cards today, and then I get to give them to a group of special middle school kids tomorrow, when we get to the world's coolest bookstore.
This is how good things happen in the world. Little by little, with small groups of dedicated people, to borrow from Margaret Mead.
THANK YOU to each of you who helped by offering to bake, by buying the baked goods, by giving your dollars, and by believing this is a worthwhile cause. As a person who found deep solace in books as an adolescent, I can tell you how much of a difference your help will make in the lives and minds of these kiddos.
Okay, now I'm getting weepy.
Thank you, again, from the bottom of my heart. I can't wait to tell you all about tomorrow's field trip!