Today marks the launch the 2012 edition of the authors’ charity, headed by Patrick Rothfuss, the Worldbuilders.
Here’s what Pat has to say about it, in his own words:
Heifer International is my favorite charity. It helps people raise themselves up out of poverty and starvation. Heifer promotes education, sustainable agriculture, and local industry all over the world.
They don’t just keep kids from starving, they make it so families can take care of themselves. They give goats, sheep, and chickens to families so their children have milk to drink, warm clothes to wear, and eggs to eat.
This year I’ve donated a couple of my books to the charity lottery, so if you want to help and get a chance to win one of the paperbacks of “The Shadow of Black Wings“, here’s what you do (again, quoting Pat Rothfuss):
Option 1: The Lottery.
You hop directly over to the page I’ve set up on Team Heifer, and donate.
When you donate on that page, two things happen.
1. You’ll move us closer to our stretch goals (shown below).
2. You’ll be entered in the lottery.
After the fundraiser is over, we’ll have a random drawing for all the swag that’s been donated. Thousands of books, comics, DVD’s and other cool miscellany.
For every 10 bucks you donate, your name will get entered into the drawing once. If you donate thirty bucks, your name goes in three times. Think of it as buying tickets, if you like.
There are other options, described over at the Worldbuilders blog post. You can buy Tinker’s Packs, or take part in an eBay auction. There’s also a FAQ if you’re still confused.
As Pat says, “Let’s do this thing”.