While I still have time, happy Hetalia Day! Hope everyone had an awesome celebration this weekend (or will next weekend)!
Just a quick message here: the New York City Hetalia Day group sponsored a fundraiser for UNICEF
for Hetalia Day (you might remember we did this last year
, too). We've had about twenty people collecting donations since August, and we counted and donated the entire amount today.( Collapse )
Hetalia fans sometimes have a less-than-stellar reputation, but we were able to prove again
that we are not just an obnoxious fandom, and we can make a change in the world.
I am insanely proud of everyone who participated in the fundraiser, and I hope that, for next year, the coordinators of local events will consider fundraising as well. Not only is it for a fantastic cause -- providing food, medicine, and aid to needy children around the world -- but it makes you feel REALLY GOOD about yourself. :DEdit:
Oh man, what a warm reception! Thanks for all the nice words, everyone. If any of you are interested in
being cool and
starting your own Hetalia Day fundraiser next year, or for another occasion, or if you want to donate for no reason at all, check out unicef.org
. Everyone reading this message has the means to help those who are less fortunate than we happen to be: let's spread the positivity and love! ♥