Late Saturday night on January 9th at the Tiatopia sim, after a week or
poetry readings, art contests, live music events, and a lot of fun, the
Autism Awareness Project came to a close. With a climatic performance,
singer Ichie Kamachi wowed the crowd and brought donations over the
top. The final total, not counting last-minute donations, was a total of
226,290 Lindens raised, or $874 US dollars.
We started with a
goal of 65,000, sim owner Tia Macbain explained, Then when we saw we
made that in the first day, I was like Okay, so lets go bigger. And so
we pushed it to 100K in each (of the two) pillars here." Added to that
were the amounts from the art contest, the art auction, wedding
certificate purchases, "a big chunk of stuff.