Dear Fellow Mounties,
Although we come from all corners of the globe and from all different walks of life, we all share one thing in common: Love for the Monarch Papers, Ackerly Green Publishing, and everything @CJB has worked so hard to build for us. This includes all of the new fun merchandise over in the new Ackerly Green site, premiered a week or two ago. Over on the Discord, folks joke about being “#BriarBroke” and “#BriarBudgeting” to help support CJ and share in the community by buying some of the offerings there.
This got me to thinking. There are some of us in the community with more means than others, but our ability to buy guild merchandise doesn’t mean we love the community or support CJ any more or any less for it. I believe that everyone deserves some tangible piece of what we’re all sharing in our minds and hearts. That’s why I’m proposing to bring us together as a community to help everyone get a small piece of what Ackerly Green has to offer.
Let me know, via private message, if there’s something small that you’ve wanted from the Ackerly Green Store (like a guild pin, or mug or T-shirt). Also, let me know via private message if you want to join in with helping others in our community feel included in supporting CJ and having a real-world piece of what we’ve been sharing digitally. All requests and all donations will be held in 100% confidentiality. I’m not putting any specific maximum dollar amount on requests, and I’ll try to honor all requests the best I can with money donated by myself and others in our community. I’ll work directly with CJ to purchase and ship items through the regular store, and again, everything will be kept 100% confidential.
I’ve been working closely with @CJB on this idea, and if it gains enough traction we will be incorporating it directly into the Ackerly Green website for handling of both requests and donations, even taking advantage of the “wishlist” feature there, as well. This will add even another level of confidentiality for our community members. Until then (just to be up front) I’ll be using a personal PayPal account to receive donations and pay for items on the AG site. Records to help me keep track of things will be kept on a secure computer on a secure network in a private, locked office.
This is a wonderful community, and I hope to be able to help everyone feel like they’re fully a part of it.