Strangercrombie Once a Year, We Do Something Good
posted by October 1 at 12:21 PMon
And that something is Strangercrombie, our annual exercise in fund-raising and do-gooding.
Last year’s Strangercrombie gift auction raised over $60,000 for FareStart, an downtown restaurant that trains homeless folks to work in professional kitchens and finds them beds, counseling, and social services.
Readers bought all kinds of improbable stuff like a private concert with superstar cellist Joshua Roman (sold for $1,225), a cover song of the buyer’s choice recorded by the Presidents of the United States of America (sold for $1,525), and pages of The Stranger (the cover sold for $3,350).
(There were more affordable packages, too. You can see all the auctions here.)
It’s time to choose this year’s good cause. The Slog vote isn’t binding, but it is influential. And if you don’t see a cause you like in the polls, nominate yours in the comments.
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