LAST CHANCE! Closes today! MN Christmas appeal 2012 - Nominations and Donations thread

(268 Posts)
RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 08-Oct-12 17:18:01

We've all seen the mini chocolate snowmen in the shops and the cries for all Christmas-based threads to be moved out of AIBU to the Christmas topic grin - so that can only mean one thing! It's time for the MN Christmas Appeal.
Little bit of history for those who are new to the whole idea: in the past, Mumsnetters offered to donate gifts to other Mumsnetters in need over Christmas. And you also nominated Mumsnetters to receive these gifts. Each year, a particularly saintly Mumsnetter volunteered to match up the donors with the nominees and organise a mass posting of presents.

Two years ago, we felt the Appeal had grown so large that it was too much for one person to co-ordinate - so we moved it onto the MNHQ to-do list and this will be our third year.

Here's how it works.
You have until Monday 22 October to nominate a fellow MNetter who you think has gone over and above, offered you some lovely advice, might need a little help or someone who is generally an all round luffly person.

You can nominate here

You also have until Monday 22 October to pledge your donation for a fellow MNetter. Vouchers are easier to match but we have had all sorts in the past from Christmas trees to hampers and re-gifted items. Nothing is too small.

You can donate here

We then contact all of those nominated by the 29th October and ask them for their address and age/sex of their DC, this information will need to be back to us by Friday 9 November

Nominees and donors will then be matched and we will send those who donated, their matched nominees address by Friday 23 November so that gifts can be sent well before the final Christmas post. Parcels are addressed to the MNetter of the House (unless otherwise stated) to try to maintain anonymity.

This whole process is anonymous, we do not pass over RL or Talk names.

If you would like to get a gift for someone specific then it is better to arrange it with them directly. As much as we would love to facilitate all of your Christmas wishes, we simply don't have the brain power capacity <flutters spreadsheets>

Donors and nominees are given a number to quote to say thank you to one another following the gifts being sent out.

Any questions about the frankly terribly confusing process, please do ask.

May we be the first to wish you a very Merry Christmas grin

thaliablogs Wed 14-Nov-12 22:57:56

Rebecca I just sent in a donation offer, I know it's late but I have been too snowed at work to be come on for a while. Do add me if at all possible thanks!

nickeldaisical Mon 29-Oct-12 15:47:32

i know i missed the deadline, but i only knew about it when i got nominated.
i've put in a donation request just in case.... wink

MadameOvary Sun 28-Oct-12 18:05:28

Oops, so sorry I missed deadline - please ignore my nomination forms sad

grin You mean MNHQers have a heart?! grin

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 25-Oct-12 14:56:24

GalenasGhoulies

Am I the only one wishing I could nosy through all the nominations and donations? blush

I'm so nosy...

They are really lovely, I have to read them in chunks or i cry too much grin

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 25-Oct-12 14:54:29

BigBroomstickBIWI

Was that a large sound of "phew", Rebecca? grin

<looks over shoulder>
How'd you know? wink

Am I the only one wishing I could nosy through all the nominations and donations? blush

I'm so nosy...

BigBroomstickBIWI Tue 23-Oct-12 09:39:12

Was that a large sound of "phew", Rebecca? grin

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 23-Oct-12 09:20:26

The nominations and donations are now closed.

ArthurPewty Tue 23-Oct-12 08:37:06

i'm on another planet, and missed this yesterday! is it too late?

everydayaschoolday Tue 23-Oct-12 01:55:22

RebeccaMNHQ I have PM'ed you, hope this is ok.

LewisFan Mon 22-Oct-12 22:00:55

donated and nominated - hope they were done right!

IShallCallYouSquishy Mon 22-Oct-12 17:50:44

Ignore me, all done, went straight past the link grin

IShallCallYouSquishy Mon 22-Oct-12 17:42:04

How do I donate? I don't really know any MNers well enough to nominate but I'm more then happy to donate either vouchers or gifts

CraftsonSea Mon 22-Oct-12 17:01:19

Nominated and donating. Feeling the warm glow now :D

BigBroomstickBIWI Mon 22-Oct-12 16:54:42

Sorry Rebecca - just so many people hadn't seen it and obviously don't use Active Convos.

I'm sure it must be a terrifying prospect and I don't envy it one bit!

<passes large bottle of gin>

Done! thanks

TheThinksYouCanThink Mon 22-Oct-12 11:46:13

grin

kotinka Mon 22-Oct-12 11:17:46

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

NormaStanleyFletcher Mon 22-Oct-12 11:06:41

Oi, Rebecca, where's my badge? wink

Glad to hear about the terrifyingly amazing response.

Makes me even gladder I am not organising grin

Sparklingbrook Mon 22-Oct-12 10:34:43

Right. Got it. Will go and donate. Ta.

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 22-Oct-12 10:30:36

No you don't.
It does help us if you can, but it's not essential.

Sparklingbrook Mon 22-Oct-12 10:08:24

Do you have to put the amount of the voucher in the donation box on the donation form?

Sparklingbrook Mon 22-Oct-12 10:07:47

Don't want to look ostentatious but don't want to look like a pauper RebeccaMumsnet. grin

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 22-Oct-12 10:06:12

Sparklingbrook

Can someone who has bought vouchers PM me and suggest a value. Ta.

Hi Sparkling,

We get vouchers from £5 - £100, donate whatever you can afford thanks

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