NaNoBoston — and our phenomenal Wrimos — have always excelled at raising funds for National Novel Writing Month. Our Wrimos’ generosity has shown itself at the Donation Station, in raffle ticket purchases, and in NaNoBoston merchandise.
The NaNoBoston Store
The NaNoBoston Store is online! In addition to in-person purchases at NaNoBoston events, Wrimos (and your friends and families!) can buy NaNoBoston merchandise from anywhere.
We have an exclusive collection of Noveling Buddies by Patricia McMahon and knitted apparel such as hats and writing gloves (to keep your hands warm while you write!) by Karla Hailer (Pikagirl). These unique, handcrafted items are made especially for NaNoBoston, and are always a hit. Visit Patricia’s Ravelry store to see more of her exotic creations.
Other items in our store include NaNoBoston branded merchandise. While we don’t always know until October/November of each year what our new merch will be, things we’ve had in the past include pens, notebooks, tote bags, messenger bags, water bottles, buttons, mugs, and t-shirts.
At every event we have what we call the Donation Station. It’s a fancy glass box where you can donate cash toward NaNoWriMo. You can give as little or as much as you want, and there is usually a bag of candy for you to choose from even if you can only give a quarter or two. All donations are greatly appreciated!
At our Kickoff Party in October and our Thank Goodness It’s Over event in December, we like to up the fundraising game by offering a few raffle items. Sometimes it’s a stack of books, sometimes it’s a basket of tea, once it was even a brand new laptop Travis had won at The Night of Writing Dangerously. You never know what you could win, and of course, all proceeds go to NaNoWriMo.
We also hold a 50/50 raffle where the winner gets 50% of the proceeds generated by that raffle. It’s a win/win situation!