As with last year, the annual atheist charity run by D. P. R. Jones is having an auction on the weekend of September 8 and 9, with all proceeds going to the very worthy organization Doctors without Borders (Médecins sans Frontières [MSF]), which uses 86% of its receipts for direct services for the medically needy. The eBay auction will feature items donated by readers (including autographed copies of WEIT); please c0nsider donating an item for auction. It’s not hard because Jones’s group will do all the listings on eBay. As they say:
If you have anything that you would like to donate to ebay please send us a message here: email@example.com
We will do all the hard work for you. All you need to do is tell us what you would like to donate and we will do the rest. All you will have to do is put it in the post once someone has paid for it.
As with last year, there will be a 24-hour atheist marathon, associated with the charity, run on the Magic Sandwich Show site (see my post last year for the schedule then). The last three years of the auction have raised $100,000 for MSF, with a quarter of that coming from the eBay auction
The auction, show, and other information are described in the following YouTube video:
Go to the YouTube page for information on how to donate either money or eBay items. I’ll put the direct donation websites here, though:
THE DONATION PAGES FOR THIS YEAR’S EVENT ARE OPEN AND ARE HERE:
The justgiving page
(If you use the justgiving page and you are resident in the UK then please make sure that you claim the gift aid.)
Please consider donating an item and emailing a description to the address above, or give directly on the pages above (all the money goes to MSF). Here’s a guilt trip: I make no money from my posts, but if you like them I would appreciate your giving a bit to one of my favorite organizations. But even if you don’t like the cats, boots, and food, give anyway!