For every $25 you donate to US Empowered – in cash, check, or online – you’ll receive an entry in your choice of two raffles; you can divide your entries among them as you like. One of the prizes is unique:
(1) $50 gift certificate to Jewell & the Beanstalk. Wholesome and delicious food, great atmosphere. There is nothing else like Jewell’s in Manchester (menu). (Actually, one entry per $5 for this raffle)
(2) Immortality through art
- A black & white portrait drawing by me, from a photo of your choice
- Charcoal on quality, 24×36 paper (or smaller if you’d prefer)
- I’ll spend at least four hours on it
For reference, I spent about 2.5 hours on the male portrait and about an hour on the female. The former was from a live model, which explains why he isn’t smiling; you try to hold a smile for over two hours. Both pictures were taken with a cell phone camera, so the quality is not the best.
To enter, simply make a contribution and e-mail me your selections. I receive e-mail confirmations of online donations immediately and eventually receive confirmations of donations by check.
Although the raffle is a chance to have something special, personal, and unique in exchange for very little, it is only an incentive. This is really about US Empowered and the work they do developing mentors, programs, and other resources to help students in some our most at risk school systems get into and succeed at college. Please give generously.
The drawings, which will be November 9 – 30 days after the Chicago Marathon, which is my fundraising deadline.
If you have any questions, please ask in the comments.
Thanks for your support.