Wil Wheaton: his loss, could be charity’s gain.
OK, I tend to make silly decisions when I cannot sleep, this entry is about one of them. However, I think we can turn this one into a very good decision. With your help, it could be a great decision.
You see a few nights ago I could not sleep, so I did the Internet equivalent of watching infomercials, I went on EBay. Yeah, I said I make silly decisions. After all is said and done, I am now the semi-proud owner of some of Wil Wheaton’s wardrobe from episode 513 of the SyFy Channel series Eureka. I do love that show, but I’m not really a collector. Sparks McGee will be disappointed, but I suppose I’ll get over it. I am a big fan of Wil Wheaton, so I’m not totally stupid.
Let’s turn my silly purchase into something useful. I propose I auction it off for charity. It will take me a bit to work out the details, and I plan to try like hell to get in touch with Wil Wheaton to see if he will certify the items.
Since October is breast cancer awareness month, and since my Mother is a breast cancer survivor along with tons of friends, family, and people I care about, I will put all of the proceeds toward the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. They have earned the highest rating from Charity Watch and Charity Navigator and their financials are easily accessible.
If you know Mr. Wheaton and would like to point him my way I would really appreciate it. I will do my best to reach him as well.
As a bonus, I think I’ll throw together a second package to either join this single auction, or as a separate one. For you home brewers, I’ll gather the ingredients for my super-secret Wil WheatAle, and ship them with the recipe and instructions to the winner.
I do want as much as possible of the funds raised to go to the charity so, aside from shipping charges, I will donate the items at my own expense. I may be able to donate the shipping as well, but I don’t want to commit to that just yet.
I’ll let you know more once I get the details worked out. I would like to have the auction begin in mid to late September and run for a week or so. It really depends on how long it takes me to write the auction code (I have to teach myself) or find a plugin that will run an auction.
I’ll put up more item details in a later post.