A lot of little lights will be brighter this year, because of YOU.
In 2012, on a whim, mere months after I entered the scene I decided to fill my wishlist with toys and asked you to buy them for charity. I gave out 3 loops as thank-you gifts (they are not offered in the Limited Edition Store so if you have them, you are an OG hypnofan of mine!)
That year, $677 worth of toys were bought. I donated them to an organization in MA which supports survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
I had long since lost touch with the truest magic of Christmas, but being able to give these toys to kiddos who were having a really rough Christmas absolutely made my year. And oh boy—I was hooked!
The annual Spiral Seductions charity drive has grown wildly since then. This year, we have files from five different Dommes and guess what?
Adding up all the years, we have crossed over the “$40,000 raised” mark.
This year’s drive will end tomorrow, December 1st, at 11:59pm EST.
(Realistically, I will probably get home from the hospital and crash at like 10pm and not take the drive stuff down until the following morning so people could donate overnight, but I’m only guaranteeing I will leave the donation pages up through 11:59pm.)
Please, please, keep the donations coming! Tell your friends! This is the LAST CHANCE to get anything from the Limited Edition Store for the next 355-ish days!
It’s also your last chance to donate to an amazing cause. We Dommes don’t earn a single cent from these files – it is a labor of love from start to finish. 100% of proceeds go directly to buying gifts for the organization which helps survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
Btw, while most of you haven’t been embittered by life (and have paid attention to all the donation receipts and pictures of packed cars heading for donation that I’ve posted over the years), I can appreciate some healthy skepticism. So for anyone wondering, the reason I say “proceeds” rather than “donations” is that we lose money to processing fees. It’s about 3.5%, but varies a few tenths of a percent each year depending on how many Amazon donations come through since those don’t lose anything.
So “100% of proceeds” means “100% of money that hits my account,” which is $7,554.14 of the $7,819.80 donated as of writing this post.
I also end up having to rent a car and buy gas or (like this year) hiring my handyman to do the 8-hour round-trip drive, so actually this drive ends up costing me money. (It’s so worth it. This is my favorite time of year.)
Thank you to everyone who has taken part, and A HUGE “Thanks, I hate you, but seriously THANKS” to all you last-minute donors who will make tomorrow special. I know you’re out there, testing my nerves, stressing me out, making me wonder what the final total will actually BE. But you’re also the ones who make the last day magical. Pretty please do that again this year!!
I’ll try to update a couple times if I can during the day tomorrow, but I’ll be pretty busy trying not to kill any patients.