No Kid Hungry Summer Fundraiser

JUST SHOW ME THE NIFTY STUFF I CAN BUY

1 in 6 kids in the U.S. lives with food insecurity. Which is a delicate way of saying they have no idea when or even if they will get a meal on any given day. That is tragic. But to make matters worse, when school meal programs go away for the summer, 6 OUT OF 7 OF THOSE KIDS DON’T GET THE MEALS THEY NEED.

There are summer meal programs available. But there are two issues with them. The first is, there aren’t as many of them as there are school meal programs. The second is, a lot of people who need them aren’t aware of them. No Kid Hungry is trying to change both of those things. And we want to help them do that.

My friend William Taylor Jr. did this beautiful painting based on one of our photos as a gift to me.

When I asked if he would be all right with me auctioning it off for this fundraiser, he agreed wholeheartedly because he’s a hell of a guy. He was also kind enough to donate signed copies of some of his books to sweeten the pot even further.

So there are 3 lots of artsy goodies to tempt your good nature and wallet.

VIEW ALL 3 LOTS HERE

Lot #1 is the original painting, a signed 8×10 of the photo from ‘Feline’ that inspired the painting along with 2 other signed 8×10 prints from that gallery, a signed copy of WTJ’s prose collection An Age of Monsters, and a signed 8×10 of me holding that book.

Lot #2 is the set of 3 signed 8×10 prints from ‘Feline’, a signed copy of WTJ’s poetry collection The Blood of a Tourist, and a signed 8×10 of me holding that book.

Lot #3 is the set of 3 signed 8×10 prints from ‘Feline’, signed copies of WTJ’s chapbooks The Song of What’s Become of Us and So Much Is Burning, and a signed 8×10 of me with those 2 books.

If you haven’t already clicked one of the above links, you can view all the details and place your bids here. ALL PROCEEDS from this auction go to No Kid Hungry, AND WILL BE DOUBLED thanks to an employer match. The auction will run until 11:59 pm Pacific on June 30.

The set of 3 prints from ‘Feline’ is also available in the shop, or you can enter the drawing for a chance to win a set by helping us promote the auction.

ON WEDNESDAY JUNE 5:

There will be a post pinned to the top of the Facebook page. Every share counts as a drawing entry (make sure your share is public so we can see it).

There will be a similar post on Instagram. Tag @poeticpinup and repost with #nokidhungry, every repost counts as a drawing entry.

On July 1, two names will be drawn and two sets of photos given to the lucky winners.

HEY, WHAT IF WE DON’T NEED STUFF BUT WANT TO DONATE?

Someone asked this question over on FB and I love them for that. So if you would like to donate, you can do so here so that your donation will be doubled through our employer match




or you can of course go directly through the No Kid Hungry website if you have an employer match of your own, or need a receipt directly from the charity.

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