About the Knitters For Obama Drawing

What is the Knitters for Obama Drawing?
The Knitters for Obama raffle is a series of drawings for fabulous prizes donated by knitters and crocheters supporting Barack Obama for President. For every $5 you donate to https://donate.barackobama.com/page/contribute/pf?outreach_page_id=12014, before August 29, 2008, you will receive a “ticket” to enter in the drawing of your choice.

What are the prizes?
There are 40 excellent prizes to choose from! You can see a complete prize listing here.

How do I enter?

  1. Go to https://donate.barackobama.com/page/contribute/pf?outreach_page_id=12014 and donate $5 or more to Barack Obama for President through this page.
  2. Send your confirmation email to obamaknitters@gmail.com, along with the drawing(s) you would like to be entered in.
  3. Sit back and wait to win fabulous prizes!

I don’t get it. Can you give me an example?
Let’s say you donate $25 and you want 3 entries into Raffle #1 and 2 entries into Drawing #40. In your email to obamaknitters@gmail.com, you would write us that you wanted 3 tickets on Drawing 1 and 2 on Drawing 40. The happy little elves at Knitters for Obama will process your request and enter you into your requested raffles.

What if I don’t specify a drawing I want to be put in?
All donations that are not earmarked for a specific drawing will be put in the pot for Drawing Item #1, the flag afghan knitted by the Knitters for Obama crew.

How will the drawings be administered and when will they be announced?
The campaign ends at midnight on August 28. On August 29, Knitters for Obama will use a random number generator at random.org to choose the winner of each drawing. Winners will be announced the morning of August 30.

Where does the money go?
100% of your contribution goes DIRECTLY to the Obama campaign. We do not take any cut. Everyone who is participating in this project is doing it for free.

I donated through another avenue. Can I still participate?
Only donations accepted through this website will be honored:
You are free to make as many or as few donations in any amount to this page as you like.

I donated through the appropriate page, but forgot to send an email/didn’t get my confirmation email/don’t know what happened. What do I do?
Just let us know at obamaknitters@gmail.com where you’d like your “tickets” to be allocated. We can look up your donation. If you do not choose a drawing to be entered in, we will put you in the drawing for the afghan.

Who are you people?
Knitters for Obama is made up of knitters, crocheters and crafters who support Barack Obama for President of the United States. We are over 1800 people strong and growing every day. Our home is on the online knitting community Ravelry.com, but everyone is welcome to participate, whether they are in the Ravelry community or not.

Where did you get this idea?
The model for the Knitters for Obama raffle is the very successful Menu for Hope project, in which a collective of bloggers raised over $100,000 for the World Food Programme.

How can we help?
You can help by donating as much as you are able to Barack Obama!


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