As you all know, Ellen now lives in a country which has a winter. You are also aware that Ellen, a born and raised Californian, doesn't do well with the cold. She likes to stay warm and snug.
Ellen was lucky and snuck through her first winter here in Germany. It was one of the mildest winters they've had here in a long time (the warmest winter I've ever experienced). But that is not likely to happen again. Plus she will be in cold, cold Canada for the Christmas break.
So as Ellen lovers and supporters, it is our duty to keep her warm. The main thing that needs to happen to keep her warm is to equip Ellen with a proper winter jacket. This brings me to the purpose of the fundraiser. I'm asking each of you to please donate $20. There are 15 of you, which means I'm aiming for $300. I'll add the rest (these jackets can get expensive) to complete the gift.
In addition to keeping Ellen warm, this can also serve as a Christmas gift. Most of you will not see Ellen during Christmas and I think this could be a nice way to give her a gift.
Thers's one last thing. She actually needs to buy the jacket soon as it is getting colder, and Canada is only one month away. But it would be nice to also give her something on Christmas Day. My other request is that you send a fun video of yourself (or in groups) showing Ellen how to keep warm and wishing her a Merry Christmas. I'll then compile these videos together with music to make something like a digital card.
If you don't want to donate through this platform, I'm happy to accept cash the next time I see you. Just let me know if you are in or out. I would need the videos by mid-December so that I can do the editing. I believe you all have smartphones, so you can simply use them for the video. Thanks for chipping in and helping out.