As some of you may know, I do two fundraising drives for charity every year: Extra Life and Movember. I'm kicking off Movember again for both the DDO and LOTRO communities, with the goal of raising money for important men's mental and physical health issues through Team Standing Stone Games!




Why Movember?

Ever since I started doing this seven years ago, I have been getting private messages on the forums from players directly impacted by the things Movember provides research and support to. I hear from men suffering from cancers, thanking me for doing this. I hear from all genders about their loved ones; fathers, brothers, husbands, friends, partners, and children. Some have been through mental and physical health issues, and others want to make sure they have the support they need in the future should something happen.


Of particular relevance to me, and I believe the gaming community in general, is this year's focus on mental health. Too often men feel obligated to "tough it out" and keep their feelings to themselves. Too many struggle in silence. I've been guilty of that myself.


The Movember Foundation aims to reduce the rate of male suicide by 25% by 2030, and I want to help them get there.


Listen if someone is struggling. Reach out to them if they aren't getting the help they need. Help them take action if necessary.


As a token of thanks, we will once again be offering minor incentives to people who donate. Also like usual, if you want in on the giveaways, I need you to send me a quick Private Message on the forums so I can get your info in one place.


About Movember:


Read about the start and growth of Movember here: https://us.movember.com/about/history


Read Movember's annual reports, tax forms, audited statements, and more here: https://us.movember.com/about/annual-report


Read the financial snapshot here: https://us.movember.com/about/money


To donate to me:


https://mobro.co/jerrysnook


To donate to others on the Team:


https://moteam.co/standingstonegames


ANYONE is welcome to join the Standing Stone Games team.


I have set a goal of raising $2,000 personally and a total of $3,000 with Team Standing Stone Games. Since 2013, we have raised almost $19,000 for men's health!


Incentives


If you donate at least $10, you will be entered into the various Point and other drawings that are unlocked by Team Standing Stone Games reaching certain milestones. If you donate to me or another Team member, it counts!


To get them, make sure to send me a private message on the forums with the following information, so I can track it to a donation and get you your stuff. Please include the following:


The name you used for your donation:
Forum name (or Twitter handle, etc.):
Amount Donated:
Date of Donation (approximate is fine):


Group incentives:


$1000 - Five 500 DDO Point codes and five picks from the Community Loot List that will be randomly distributed to people who donate at least $10 to the fundraising effort through a random-number-generated drawing.
$2000 - Five more 500 DDO Point codes and five more Community Loot List picks will be randomly distributed to folks who donate $10+.
$3000 - Five more 500 DDO Point codes and five more Community Loot List will be randomly distributed to folks who donate $10+.


Individual incentives:


$5 - Forum Title of your choice, within the community guidelines. PM me with your desired choice. If you already have a custom title, I can add another!
$10 - Custom Forum Avatar - Let me know what you want your avatar to be, and I'll do my best to make it happen.
$20+ - For every $20 donated, you'll get a stack of TEN Pork Barrels and a pick from the Community Loot List.


All incentives are cumulative, so if you donate $50, you also get the benefits of the lower tiers. If you have a specific request based on the level of your donation, just PM me and we'll sort it out. I will be taking donations through December 1st. All giveaways and incentives will take place after December 1st.


Thank you for supporting men's health.


Sincerely,
Jerry Snook
Cordovan - Community Manager, Standing Stone Games