Wingspan Custom Box and Expansion Charity Auction
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AUCTION CLOSED! The total of all winning bids was $8,001, and with Stonemaier matching each of those bids up to $500 (and Fulfillrite matching the highest bid), the total donation amount is $14,001. We'll also be donating $853 to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology thanks to the 853 people who filled out our survey. Thank you all for your generosity and support!

From 2013-2018, we raised a total of $40,934 for 52 different charities selected by some of our favorite bloggers, podcasters, and video creators. We're back this year to auction off 11 custom, signed versions of Wingspan and the new Wingspan expansion.

The winning bidder of each auction will receive (in early December):

--1 copy of Wingspan with a custom box featuring your 5 favorite birds (select from any bird illustration in the game or expansion)
--each copy of Wingspan will be signed by designer Elizabeth Hargrave
--1 copy of the new Wingspan European expansion
--1 set of Wingspan component upgrades from Meeplesource (shipped separately)
--Free shipping anywhere in the world from St. Louis

Fulfillrite, a Kickstarter fulfillment service, has generously offered to match the highest winning bid among the auctions (up to $2,000) to double that charitable contribution. In addition, Stonemaier Games will match the winning bid for each of the other auctions (up to $500 each).

You can also participate without bidding. Just fill out our 2019 demographic survey while the auction is live, and we'll donate $1 to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for each completed survey (unique users). For Kickstarter creators, if you sign up to use Fulfillrite during the charity auction, Fulfillrite will do one of the following (your choice): credit the creator $100 or donate $100 to their favorite charity in this auction.

Here's how it works:

This Geeklist features 11 separate auctions. Each auction is attributed to an amazing blog, podcast, or video channel and their charity of choice.

The auctions will begin on Wednesday, November 6 and will end on Friday, November 8 at 11:00 am CST. Payments will be submitted to us through the BGG marketplace (PayPal) after the auctions close, and then we'll proceed to digitally print the special Wingspan boxes.

--Bidding starts at $1. Bids must increase in increments of at least $1 USD. You may not be the highest bidder on more than 1 auction. To discourage final-hour sniping, in the final hour of the auction, bids must increase in increments of at least $25.
--Each auction will have 1 winner. Thus there will be 11 winners.
--The content creator whose auction garners the most thumbs will receive a copy of the Wingspan expansion. So you can support your favorite media creator(s) without even bidding!
--200% of all winning bids (minus BGG processing fees) will go to the charities selected by these media creators thanks to the matching gifts.
--Winning bidders will have 3 days to pay; after that we'll revert to the second-highest bidder.

Thank you for supporting these amazing charities and talented content creators!

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ELLA LOVES BOARDGAMES - Asha

This auction item is in recognition of Ella Loves Boardgames--an excellent YouTube channel and Instagram--run by Ella Ampongan, who selected Asha as her charity of choice.

"I grew up in poverty in the Philippines. The one thing that changed my life was an educational scholarship. Access to free education and a monthly stipend allowed me to become the first in my family to finish university. This is why a charity like Asha is near to my heart. They believe that real socio-economic change comes from educating underprivileged children. Donations pay for school supplies, meals, medical check-ups, clothes and accommodation for at-risk children. All of this we can provide for the same price as a copy of Catan."

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NERDZ GARAGE - Autism Speaks

This auction item is in recognition of Nerdz Garage--a delightful website mostly about tabletop games--run by Suzanne, who selected Autism Speaks as her charity of choice.

"Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.
Autism Speaks enhances lives today and is accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow.

Our journey began a very long time ago when our son was in first grade, that is when Dylan was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a group of complex developmental disabilities that cause problems social interactions, motor skills disorder and problem-solving issues. We learned early, “Fall down seven times- get up eight” *Japanese proverb.

That was sixteen years ago and there was a lack of information, therapies and a social stigma. We advocated for him every single year of school to ensure he didn’t slip through the cracks. I volunteered daily through out elementary school (I was that mom) and would not let Dylan be segregated from his classmates. We sought out therapy that was considered “not tested or trusted” that is now called Brain Integration Therapy. Dylan jumped two reading levels during that year and caught up to the kids in his class. He used a wiggle pillow so to not disturb the other students. He had Velcro on his desk that helped center him and made retention easier. He just graduated from Full Sail University with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Animation. Looking at Dylan now, you would not think he is on the spectrum because of all the tools in his toolbox. Dylan's afterschool programs and therapies were funded by Autism Speaks, and they made a huge difference in his life.

We have stories that would fill a book and some extremely heart breaking, but our path has led us to meet amazing teachers and therapists. And Dylan is an amazing human.

Nerdz Garage would like to match up to $250.

https://www.nerdzgarage.com/
https://www.autismspeaks.org/
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THINGS GET DICEY - Young Storytellers

This auction item is in recognition of Things Get Dicey--a hilarious YouTube channel about tabletop games--run by Paula Deming, who selected Young Storytellers as her charity of choice.

I am an actor and that means that I tend to highly value storytelling and theme in my board games. And so it feels appropriate to me to choose to support an organization dedicated to helping young people find their voice, improve their academics, and gain confidence through storytelling. Their mission states "Young Storytellers sparks creative self-discovery through storytelling. Our programs highlight young people as the center of their own narratives, emphasize that their stories matter, and celebrate their unique voices as the ones telling them."

Their programs focus on Title 1 Schools, which have the highest concentrations of poverty and challenges to academic performance. Students who participate see gains in their English Language abilities, self-worth, academic performance, and creativity.

Everyone's story is important. And that's why I've chosen Young Storytellers.

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LAUREN BAKER - Unicef

This auction item is in recognition of Lauren Plays to Win--a colorful and welcoming Instagram about tabletop games--run by Lauren Baker, who selected UNICEF as her charity of choice.

"This was not a decision I made lightly. The only reason I was afforded this opportunity is because of my wonderful followers and I wanted to choose an organization that would reflect all of us. I knew it had to be an international organization because we span the globe. I knew it had to have transparency in how it allocates donations. Lastly I wanted it to reflect as many of our values as possible so I put the question out to my followers in IG stories. After many responses the break down came back at approximately 60% charities for children, 30% charities for animal welfare, and 10% other.

I chose UNICEF on behalf of my followers. Their programs fund protection for children worldwide in programs for adolescence development, child protection, children uprooted, children with disabilities, communication for development, environment, climate change, gender equality & social inclusion. 89 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to providing help to children in over 190 countries. their 2018 fiscal report can be found published on their website. Children are the most vulnerable members of society and we should all work to protect them and their rights.

This choice is also extremely appropriate for myself as most of my free time is spent volunteering in my community. I am a Girl Scout leader as well as a lead in the youth ministry program. In both programs I lead & teach children to give back to those in need. I love working with children because it gives me a direct opportunity to work with the next generation and plant the seeds of hard work, love, acceptance & inclusion."

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MEEPLE UNIVERSITY - Diabetes Australia

This auction item is in recognition of Meeple University--an wonderful and informative YouTube channel and Instagram--run by Stella Jahja, who selected Diabetes Australia as her charity of choice.

"When I was 7 years old, my grandma passed away. She was my closest living relative beside my immediate family, helped look after me and my younger sister. I was probably the naughtiest little kid, gave her hard time, I did not understand then the condition she was in... that she was having hard time with her diabetes, in which at the end gave her other complications that took her life. On one of her hospital visits, she stayed for a few days... and never returned. I was sad, felt a little guilty, but not until I'm a little older that I realized what happened. I regretted that I could not appreciate her and showed my love more when she was alive. So I am choosing Diabetes Australia as the charity of my choice, in memory of my grandma, to help research and help those living with diabetes, as currently there is no cure for it. Thank you so much for your donation to this charity, and thank you to Jamey for letting me participate in this."

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https://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/what-is-diabetes
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I HEART BOARD GAMES - The Roots of Music

This auction item is in recognition of I Heart Board Games--a positive YouTube channel focused on what the creators love about games--run by Jesse, Ronald, Travis, and Melissa, who selected The Roots of Music as their charity of choice.

"The charity we’d like to support is The Roots Of Music. This charity hits close to home for us because Melissa is a music teacher in Louisiana and schools in Louisiana are some of the lowest scoring schools in the country. Beyond that, the charity provides meals and a place for kids to go and be safe – away from the bad side of town that is just too close to home. In large cities in Louisiana (we are in Baton Rouge), you’re always just a couple of blocks away from a rough neighborhood. We hope through music and education, these kids will change that."

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THE DICE ODYSSEY - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

This auction item is in recognition of The Dice Odyssey--an enlightening YouTube channel--run by Kas, who selected St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as his charity of choice.

"St. Jude is dedicated to child cancer research. A doctor friend of mine has worked there for a few decades now and flown all over the world helping to research cures for cancer. There was a young 2 year old girl named Julia this past year that contracted a rare form of brain cancer that has a very low chance of survival rate. She was all but slated to die according to the doctors who were treating her, but miraculously, in her final hours, the cancer began to shrink. She's now been in the hospital for about a year and has been improving ever since. It's because of places like St. Jude and people's generous donations that this type of cancer research and medical procedures are even possible. My wife and I have 2 little girls and we have a heart for children who are diagnosed with this."

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JUST SIMPLE REVIEWS - United Way

This auction item is in recognition of Just Simple Reviews--a fantastic board game review blog--run by Braden Knutson, who selected United Way as his charity of choice.

"I hands-down choose United Way as my charity of choice. I've been involved with them for over 13 years now, and they focus on some really fantastic causes, particularly around empowering those struggling with poverty or lack of opportunities to progress and break generational struggles. Each year, they sponsor a massive Day of Caring where thousands of employees from hundreds of companies donate a day of their time to serve at an organization helping these individuals (we just participated last month!). They are a fantastic organization doing some really great things, and I'm proud to stand them up as my charity of choice."

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ROLL FOR CRIT - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

This auction item is in recognition of Roll for Crit--an news- and discussion-focused YouTube channel--run by Jonathan and Will, who selected St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as their charity of choice.

"Our charity of choice is St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. We've been doing our annual livestreams to raise money for the Extra Life foundation for a few years now, and it's been absolutely great to see the support and desire in the gaming community to help children's hospitals. Neither of us have kids of our own, but we are starting to get nieces and nephews and younger cousins, and it's a joy to get to know them and share our love of games. St. Jude's is an excellent resource to provide hospitalized and sick children with the support that they need. Hopefully, with more help, they can grow up to experience more of the games, love and laughter that they deserve."

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THE BOARD BOYS PODCAST - University of Iowa Children's Hospital

This auction item is in recognition of The Board Boys Podcast--a fun board game podcast--run by Joshua Ladd, who selected the University of Iowa Children's Hospital as his charity of choice.

"We would like to do the University of Iowa Children’s hospital. In Iowa this is where a lot of people go as it has a great reputation and it is a teaching hospital. We all have personal connections to people that have been helped at this hospital as well."

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GAMING WITH EDO - Asociación Pro Artesana Panameña

This auction item is in recognition of Gaming with Edo--a great YouTube channel featuring reviews and interviews--run by Ed Baraf, who selected the Asociación Pro Artesana Panameña Hospital as his charity of choice.

"This association is a non-profit organization that offers capacity development for women in rural areas of Panamá that do not have the opportunity for complete schooling and cannot fend for themselves or their families. It is run by my aunt out of Panama (where my family is from)."

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