Saturday, November 13, 2010

"Battle Against Dysentery III: Wagon Train of Destiny"

It's that time of year again!!! The Geeks with Issues are hosting their annual Oregon Trail charity webcast and telethon to raise funds for Child’s Play and the Hillcrest Educational Centers in Pittsfield, MA.

The action starts on Saturday, November 27, 2010 at Noon et and runs for 24 hours, non-stop. If you live in Pittsfield, Dalton or Richmond, MA, you can watch the program live on Time Warner channel 18. If you live outside of that area, you can see the show on the GWI website. You can even chat with the hosts LIVE!

Busy over Thanksgiving weekend? THEN GIVE NOW! You can donate at any time at

Still not convinced? Ok, I'll let you in on a secret: there are some pretty sweet prizes for a few lucky viewers, including one from Tough Love Knitters!!! One person will win a custom-made, knitted, "geek craft" item. This can be anything the winner wants!* A hat and gloves, a pillow, a Nintendo DS cozy! I will work with the winner to design something he or she will really love. To get involved, just go to during the broadcast and join the live chat. You can also send an email to, saying you want to be entered. No pledge necessary to enter (though, of course, we would appreciate it).

Need an example? Last year's winner received this lovely, hand-made Firefly Jayne Cobb Hat and arm-warmers.

Jayne Hat (1)

Jayne Arm Warmers (1)

More Geek Craft ideas?


Please give what you can, and tune in November 27th!

* max $30 for raw materials