And one way of raising money: A raffle!
Up for grabs: Knitted goods, handmade jewelry, custom poems and stories, Tuckerizations (authors naming a character after you in one of their stories), music, food, and more. It's all listed here, along with the raffle ticket prices and fundraising incentives (if they meet certain fundraising goals, extra-cool things will happen). Check it out. The raffle is open until midnight Eastern Time Friday, May 1st, a week and a half from now.
(I pointed out another fundraiser earlier, yendi's renewed "Days of Horror" movie review series. Check this out as well.)