Last year, Claire was accepted to the University of Leicester for a one-year graduate program in Museum Studies. She, her girlfriend Natalie, and their cats were to fly to the UK via Turkey (briefly stopping to visit Natalie’s family in Ankara), where Claire would attend the program of her dreams.
Due to a series of unfortunate events involving planes, pet reservations, and visas, Claire and Natalie have been stuck in Turkey since September 2013, struggling to find work to pay their keep with Natalie’s family, and certainly not earning enough to pay their way back to the United States. More importantly, Claire has just been accepted to another Museum Studies program, this one at the University of Washington, and will need to return to California in order to fully relocate to Seattle.
Here’s where the book comes in: Claire and Natalie have set up a GoFundMe page in order to raise money for their travel (which they have clearly outlined, if you need confirmation). Since they haven’t had as much luck raising money as we’d like, Beth is generously donating her copy of A Game of Thrones, which she had signed by George R. R. Martin (sans her name, so you can pretend it’s yours) back in 2011.
For every $5 donation to Claire and Natalie’s GoFundMe, you will be purchasing a raffle ticket to win this never-been-read, signed copy of A Game of Thrones. For every additional $5 you donate, you will purchase 1 additional ticket.
Here’s how you do it!
When entering your information, please be sure to mention that this is for the raffle in the comment, as well as your username so that we know who to contact when we’ve picked the winner! Claire will keep me informed of any entries, but message me (anon disabled) so I can confirm with Claire that your entry has gone through.
Unfortunately, we have to limit the raffle to the US due to shipping costs, unless you’d like to help us split the cost of shipping internationally, which we can discuss if you win. We are definitely open to making this work for everyone :)
We’ll be ending the raffle on March 26th at 9 PM PST and announcing the winner on March 27th, so make sure you enter before then! Even if you can’t enter, please consider donating regardless, or at least sharing this post with your followers. We’d love to get them back here ASAP so they have as much time as possible to relocate to Seattle before Claire starts school.
Thank you so much for your help in advance, and happy raffling!