Thursday, April 28, 2011
Gifts of Mork (Direct from Grubby the Gobbo and 40kforums!)
Hello humans! Grubby the Gift Giving Goblin here!
I wanted to let you guys know about a new campaign in the gaming community called Gifts of Mork!
Mork (or is it Gork?) has seen fit to bless us with many gifts. From the lowliest of fungus brew brownies on a cold winter's day to the greatest of pet squigs wrapped in a bow, we have cherished the things we've been given. But Grubby wonders if it's enough...
I love giving presents! Be it clay pots with squigs or snotlings stuffed inside or even a simple mushroom in the shape of an orky face. I love to give them all! And I think I'm not alone, though the other gobbos look at me weird for not keeping all my loot. Now I've found others like me, and we've formed the Gift Goblin Tribe!
-Now, while Grubby is off giving out more gifts, let me tell you a little bit about this campaign...
Gifts of Mork is a non-profit movement based upon the concept of gamers giving back to the gamer community.
Basically we take in donations of hobby items, volunteered time, and volunteered skill and turn those into a fun and great way to give to others in need.
For example: Let's say you have a box of space marines that you don't think you'll ever get around to building and painting. Perhaps you donate them to us, and we either keep them as giveaway prizes, event rewards, OR we have them painted by a volunteer artist and sold on auction to raise money.
Any money raised will go directly to the Gifts of Mork 'Loot Pile'. This is a fund that will be used for any number of causes from disaster relief, to children's hospitals, and even the aiding and creating of after school programs in school districts that maybe don't have it in their budget.
In the interest of full disclosure I must say that some funds will have to be put aside for things like promotional materials and logistics (shipping of items, commission work for auctions, auction fees). HOWEVER, in no way will anyone on the Gifts of Mork team be taking any percentage of the earnings for ourselves.
My name is Jason Bond, most of you know me as 'Arch'
I'm the Warboss of the Gift Goblin Tribe and it's my job to look out for the interests of the tribe. Along with the Gift Goblin Great Shaman, Grubby, we'll build a team of volunteers to organize events, giveaways, blogs, competitions and auctions!
So please, let us know that your interested in helping! Whether you can donate time, painting/modeling skills, models, or money...we want to hear from you! Remember, you can make a difference, you just have to choose to try.
With MWC coming to it's final BIG giveaway on May 1 I am preparing for GoM's first big giveaway for June! We have many online retailer and private donations lined up for this...as well as the beginnings of our first Charity Auction for July (hopefully)
To join in and have a chance of winning prizes, simply 'Follow' our blog, using the Google Friend Connect box at the top right of the posts here: www.40kforums.com/gom
Join the Giving Waaaagh today!
**Posted on behalf of Arch/Jason and all of the Gifts of Mork team. Cut and pasted**