Fok asked me to start up a thread for this year's holiday drive. Last year's auction was a huge success, raising over $12k for a great charity. This post from last year's thread gives you a idea of what kind of difference this money can make in someone's life:
As a father who has spent many a night at a Ronald McDonald House, I say thank you to all of you who have donated! I donate every time I am at McDonalds and we are big contributors to our local RMcD House. For those who have never had a child who was sick or needed surgery (mine needed 4 before he was a year old), the RMcD Houses are a God send. I am happy to share more about our story and the stories of those we have met, but suffice it to say, the RMcD Houses do not serve just the poor, just the rich, just the sickest or ... when you need them, you absolutely NEED them. Feel good, good people of Style Forum.
Many affiliates have donated spectacular items to this year's event. We'll be auctioning off each donation in this thread. Once the item is announced in this thread, you'll be able to bid until the auction ends, at which point the highest bidder will win the item. We'll start tomorrow with a gorgeous Calabrese bag and Drakes scarf from No Man Walks Alone.
Don't forget to subscribe to this thread so that you won't miss out on any of the auctions.
Also note that SF Affiliate LuxeSwap isn't providing just one item for the auction - ALL of their eBay auctions help our holiday cause. For all auctions ending on Dec 15 (i.e., those that will be posted on Dec 5th), LuxeSwap will donate 10% of the hammer price of each of their eBay auctions to the SF RMcDH donation.