- Posted: Tue, 20 Apr 2010 19:37:03 +0000
Welcome to A Panda and Penguin Charity Tribute!
You may have heard of gaia users PandaMarie1025 and _xX Es-One Xx_. They've become quite big names from being the proprietors of DolphinMania. But you might not have known that they ran a little charity long before they cooked up that Booty Grab site. I stumbled upon their charity less than a month after they had opened it up. I was still a fresh gaian then, without even 10k to my name, and a quest for an 800k katana that seemed totally impossible. Panda and everyone else welcomed me with a warmth that I had almost never come across people as friendly as that (with the exception of my good friend SonicSweeti of course wink ). Within a week, I ended up with a nearly 100k item from an "anonymous" benefactor. The charity quickly became my main hangout on gaia. At some points, the only thing I would do on gaia was to post in the charity.
Christmas time rolled around, and I was only 250,000 gold toward my quest, and the katana had risen to 1,200,000. I was depressed, certain that the item that I wanted most would continue to stay out of my reach. Then I got an early Christmas present from Panda. I opened it, and there it was. The very katana that I had been questing so long for. I was floored. That item was, and still is, the most valuable item that I have ever received, and remains my most treasured item.
Time continued to pass, and I found myself as a charity Mod. I watched as Panda and Es made dolphinmania, and was even one of their bata testers. I watched Panda gather an incredible amount of gold, yet she would not spend it on her own avatar. She ended up giving every ounce of it away.
And now, both Panda and Es have had to leave gaia for personal reasons, and may not be back for quite a while. As Panda's trusted charity Mod, I have taken it upon myself to make a new charity, to keep Panda's dream of making other gaian's dreams possible, alive until she returns. If you want to see the original charity, click here.
So, without further ado, let's get this donating thing going!
4/20/2010 - Began construction on the new charity.
4/21/2010-6/25/210 - Opened charity and lots of stuff happened, but I didn't record them.
6/27/2010 - Over 10,000,000 gold given away!
^--CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO THE CHARITY --^
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