‘Twas the Night

Tomorrow morning, dozens of families recovering from domestic and sexual violence are going to celebrate better, brighter Christmases because of everything you guys helped us do. Ladies and gents, subs and Dommes – so many people came together to donate to our annual charity drive and raised $8,890.53!!!

I bought a lot of presents with it… Like, a lot.

Then I tetris-ed them into boxes:

Many boxes. And I tetris-ed those into a mini-van I rented:

AND AWAY WE WENT. It was amazing! The 8 hours of driving I did right after a final exam wasn’t exactly paradise, but it was SO worth it! The people at the organization were incredibly humbled and grateful, and knowing so many kids (including those in our adopted family!) are going to have such wonderful visits from Santa made my day – made my week, my year really.

It’s not just the gifts for the kids that help the families. I bought a lot of gifts for women too, because the organization sets up a whole “store” (obviously doesn’t cost anything to shop in) for the kids to pick out gifts for their moms. They know mom went through hell. Many probably witnessed the violence done to mom and would give anything to make her feel better. And not only will those kids get great gifts themselves, they get to give mom something special too. How awesome will that be!?!?

No one has been all up in my inbox like, “Okay, but how do we know you don’t secretly have like 12 kids you’re just making us Christmas shop for your little brats?” I’d chalk your trust up to my six and a half years on the EH scene, but I’ve been doing this drive since the start and I’ve never had anyone be mistrustful even when I was brand new.

But I like to give you proof that I donated anyway. Or, at least, the closest I can come to proof. I have to heavily redact this because it has a family member’s real info and also because unfortunately association with a sex worker might not be the best thing for an organization that helps women who are victims of sexual abuse. But I’m in possession of a donation receipt for $8900 worth of stuff given to a non-profit in Florida on December 11th of this year, at least!

I donate in a loved one’s name, as a Christmas gift of sorts to him, so that’s why donor info is back in my home state of MA, in a town that you’ll recognize from my previous wishlists, lol.

Yes, it’s for like $10 more than y’all donated. I over-buy a bit because I’m always afraid things will arrive broken at the last minute and I’ll be under. I also shell out for rental car and gas. I’m a peach. 😀

One more thank-you to everyone who participated. This is seriously my favorite time of year, and it’s all because of your generosity. If you missed the drive, start saving up NOW and follow me on Twitter so you’ll be ready when the drive kicks off in 2018!

Mistress Amethyst’s FREE File!

Mistress Amethyst likes to record a FREE FILE around the holidays and this year ONLY people who donated to the charity event this year can get a copy!  She’s a little under the weather and is going to wait a bit to record until her voice is in mind-melting form again. The silver lining to this is that you have one last chance to get on the list of people who are going to receive her file!

ANYONE who donated to the charity drive is eligible to receive Mistress Amethyst’s free file. It doesn’t matter how much you donated or whether your donation was already used to claim files in the Limited Edition store or not. I have sent an email this evening with the subject “Checking Her List…” to everyone already on the list.

If you donated to the drive but did NOT get an email from me tonight and would like to be added to the list to receive Mistress Amethyst’s FREE FILE, you must reply to the Limited Edition Claim Form you submitted after donating to the drive. That’s how I will verify your donation.

THIS FILE HAS BEEN GIVEN OUT ALREADY. You can have access to it next year.

Charity Drive 2017 Wrap-Up

This has been a busy year for me and an even busier one for Charlotte. We were worried it might affect donations this year.

We were right. The average donation per person dropped significantly.

I was glad, initially, that I only set our goal at $6,522 (seemingly arbitrary, but the amount at which our lifetime total across all drives would exceed $30,000) and I was even a little nervous we might not meet it.

Thankfully, we did! We even, remarkably, exceeded it toward the end of the drive.

Then I started to wonder… What are the chances we beat last year’s total? “Beating last year” has been a theme since this drive started. Every year has been better than the last. Last year we raised ~$7,534. Which, true to form, bested the year before it – but by less than two hundred dollars. I wondered if there ANY chance we could do that again. The thought of even squeaking by just $10 or $15 ahead of last year seemed like a bit of a dream.

Would we end up CLOSE to last year’s total?

It turns out the answer was no.

We didn’t end up close to last year’s amount. We ended up way past it. You guys worked together, dug deep, and raised $8,790 in ten days.

I’ll give you a minute to let that sink in.

Actually, never mind. The concerted act of true goodness taking place here can’t really sink in over the course of a minute or two. I’ve had 14 hours to think about it, and I’m still entirely dumbfounded. So let’s just move on, lol.

I am profoundly grateful to have such selfless, giving fans, friends, and followers. So many women and children who have fled domestic and sexual violence this year are going to get the Christmas they deserve because of you. There will be another post about the donating itself – my jammed rental car, donation receipts, etc.  But for now, while I’m still getting everything ready, just know I am moved and pleased beyond the scope of my verbal prowess which, let’s face it, is staggering. 😛

Last – but not even close to least – I want to send SO MUCH LOVE TO MY FELLOW SEXWORKERS who tweeted about the drive, encouraged their followers to donate, and cheered me on behind the scenes.

As I said earlier, the average individual donation amounts decreased. But that didn’t matter. Because we saw a huge increase in the NUMBER of people who donated. While only about 9% of those who donated made note that they were donating for the sole purpose of honoring another domme’s wish for followers to contribute, I’m absolutely convinced the large increase in the number of donations has a lot to do with my signal-boosting sister sexworkers. You ladies are amazing. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!

Now I’m off to do some more shopping… I’ve been spending like mad but I’ve still got $500-$600 to put toward gifts.