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Winterfest Online 2007


January 6 - 14


 This Winterfest the charity for which we are collecting contributions is

CARE

Donations received so far

Total Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$679.99  $0.00  $0.00  $100.00  $0.00  $0.00  $40.00  $20.00  $0.00  $192.82 

Total sales from Ebay auctions, all of which is going to charity: $327.17

CARE (for Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere, Inc.) is one of the world’s largest private humanitarian organizations. Although headquartered in the United States, it is an international confederation of member organizations in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, France, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Thailand and the United Kingdom in addition to the U.S. Together, these member organizations help communities in the developing world achieve lasting victories over poverty, with a special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty.

CARE emphasizes programs to improve basic education, prevent the spread of HIV, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources, as well as delivering emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters. Last year, CARE programs improved the lives of over 45 million people in 70 countries.

The Charity Navigator (www.charitynavigator.org) rates CARE at four stars, which places it alongside such worthy charities as the one Winterfest supported last year, Doctors Without Borders, in terms of the percentage of donations which are actually used for program work (91.3%) as opposed to fundraising (4.1%) or administrative expenses (4.6%). To find out much more about the work of CARE, please visit their website: www.care.org .

As we did last year, we will be holding Ebay auctions to raise funds for CARE. We’ll have some terrific items on auction. As last year, every penny raised will go to the charity - we will provide free shipping within the U.S./Canada for auction winners. What a deal, right?! So be sure to check out our auctions and bid with a full heart!

For those who prefer to contribute funds for the charity, you have several options. As last year, you can send a donation via Paypal. Donate by sending a Paypal payment to joannb2003@yahoo.com - all funds collected will be passed on to the charity after Winterfest is over in one check as a Winterfest contribution on behalf of Beauty and the Beast fans. If you wish, you can send a check made out to CARE directly to:

JoAnn Baca
6017 Franconia Forest Lane
Alexandria, VA 22310

Joann will send them on to CARE in the same envelope with the Payal collections (donations plus Ebay sales) check. You may also send well-concealed cash or a personal check to JoAnn, who will add all such contributions to the check being sent from Paypal collections.

Our fandom has a rich history of fundraising for charity as we conduct our fandomwide activities. It’s so fulfilling to know that not only do our celebrations bring joy to each of us, they enrich the lives of others. This is a part of the philosophy of the Tunnels we can foster in our hearts, and by doing so, the candles in our little corner of the world glow all the more brightly, and cast a broader light.

Items on auction on ebay:

Auctions end between Jan-14-07 18:16 and Jan-14-07 19:28 PST

Beauty and the Beast TV Tunnelcon III Tote   Bid on this item

Beauty and the Beast, the wonderful 80s era television series, inspired a fandom which is still active today. Come join us online as we celebrate Winterfest! And while you’re at it, bid on a piece of fandom history with this Tunnelcon III "Family Reunion" tote bag - such a practical purchase, too! FREE SHIPPING within the U.S./Canada!

Beauty and the Beast TV Tunnelcon III Tote


Beauty and the Beast TV Stamps    Bid on this item

Hard to find and beautiful, here are two stamps from Beauty and the Beast, the television series, each about 3 inches long - one of Vincent and one of the show’s logo. They were used lightly, but are in remarkably gorgeous shape considering they’re from 1992 and 1991 respectively! FREE SHIPPING within the U.S./Canada!

Beauty and the Beast TV Stamps


Follow Your Heart conzine    Bid on this item

This auction is for a conzine from the 2003 Beauty and the Beast convention - Follow Your Heart Beauty and the Beast by the Bay. It’s 177 pages of fandom art and fiction to savor as you sip a cup of hot tea on a chilly winter afternoon. Stories and art are by some of fandom’s best, including Cathy Moran, Lea, Sandy Tew, Suze Howe, Trisha Kehoe, Cecio, Angelique, Pat King, J’ecris, Joan Stephens, WinterRose and many others. Surely you must own it, or know a friend who’d love to get a Winterfest present! FREE SHIPPING within the U.S./Canada!




A Love for All Seasons zine   Bid on this item

This auction is for the phenomenal fanzine A Love for All Seasons, edited by Lorraine Cirelli and Roseann Buonadies, truly one of the most lovely zines ever produced in our fandom. Stories and art include pieces by Jan Durr, Sally Perkins, Lorraine and Roseann, Andrea Dumasias, and Linda Mooney, among others. Surely you must own it, or know a friend who’d love to get a Winterfest present! FREE SHIPPING within the U.S./Canada!

A Love for All Seasons zine


Tunnels Volume 2 zine    Bid on this item

This auction is for a pristine first printing (July 1990) of the fanzine Tunnels Volume 2. Stories and art are wonderful. Surely you must own it, or know a friend who’d love to get a Winterfest present! FREE SHIPPING within the U.S./Canada!

Tunnels Volume 2 zine


2 zines: A Secret Place 1/Within the Crystal Rose    Bid on this item

This auction is for two wonderful zines - A Secret Place 1 (slightly naughty) and Within the Crystal Rose (mostly nice!). Both zines are the first in series which were incredibly popular with fans. Surely you must own them, or know a friend who’d love to get a Winterfest present! FREE SHIPPING within the U.S./Canada!




Third Season Press Kit    Bid on this item

This auction is for the contents of the Third Season Press Kit, from the archives of the Colorado fan group. It includes biographies of the stars and production information. Surely you must own it, or know a friend who’d love to get a Winterfest present! FREE SHIPPING within the U.S./Canada!

Third Season Press Kit


First Season Press Kit   Bid on this item

This auction is for the contents of the Press Kit from the 1987-1988 Season, from the archives of the Colorado fan group. It includes biographies of the stars and production information. Surely you must own it, or know a friend who’d love to get a Winterfest present! FREE SHIPPING within the U.S./Canada!

First Season Press Kit


Brass Lion Door Knocker  Bid on this item

Grrr! Fierce-looking lion door-knocker, suitable for a front door. Use your own screws to attach him to your front door, bedroom door...wherever! For cat lovers everywhere! FREE SHIPPING within the U.S./Canada!

Brass Lion Door Knocker


2 auctions Olivia poster + pewter Vincent pin/tie tack + Innovation comic #1  Bid on one of these two auctions

This auction includes three items: a new rolled-in-plastic hard-to-find Olivia poster of the characters Vincent and Catherine, an Innovation comic #1 (factory sealed), the first of six comics created about the show, and a pewter pin/tie tack of Vincent. Surely you must own them, or know a friend who’d love to get a Winterfest present! FREE SHIPPING within the U.S./Canada!

Photo of actual auction items.
2 auctions Olivia poster + pewter Vincent pin/tie tack + Innovation comic #1

Note:The following images are for identification purposes only. They are not images of the actual items but any differences should be minimal. The poster in the auctions are not framed but are rolled and in new condition in their own plastic sleeves.