The other day I was going through a few websites, checking out all the after-Christmas sales when I overheard a news program on the televison about Darfur. This isn't my first encounter with the dire situation that region (and the country, continent as well) is in but listening to the stories of men and women about the murders, rapes, and destruction really got to me. First, I became angry at myself for spending so much time obsessing over the latest deal when there are people dying and suffering all over the world. And what gets me in particular about the situation in Darfur, is that it isn't getting the attention and help that it really needs. So here's my idea and how you wonderful ladies of TPF can help! I'm going to contact eBay to set up a special auction where 90% of the proceeds go to the organization that best assists Darfur. Tonight I'm going to research some of the peace groups and also try to reach out to the IMF, World Bank, etc... to see who I need to talk to and what I can do with the possible money I'd generate from the auctions for Darfur. I am also going to contact The Oprah Show to see if there's anything they can do to perhaps give my cause some more attention (who knows but its better than not trying). So basically I am asking each of you women, with your considerable collections of handbags, to donate one bag to the auction. I myself will donate from my own personal collection because I believe in my cause so much. I just think that with all of the money that is spent on material things and as much as we enjoy them, just think how much more we could help someone with the donation of one of our items. I'm really excited about this idea and would really like to see this take off and I believe this forum is an excellent place to start! If anyone has any questions or would like to help me in my "little" venture, feel free to message me here or PM me. Let's start the new year off with hope!