Well, not the entire bank, but a hunkin’ big chunk of change – $339,725. The check giving event happens today, by invitation only. This brings the Folsom Street Events close to a 4 million mark in charity donations.
This year’s 25th Folsom Street Fair was a ball! Hope you were there… if not, make sure you make it to the next one. Where else can one get flogged, spanked, caned & paddled for charity? Kinda makes you warm all over… from top to… bottom ;-).
Webmistress got worked over for the first time! Yep, me.
Flogged (nice, like a firm massage), paddled (*thud* whoops, not my cup of tea), caned (whoa, don’t stop, pretty please oh yes!!) an whipped (gently, like a kitten’s touch). Ended wearing a BIG grin and with a warm hug from the wonderful Master Mark. I was also thrilled to find my inner sub for the first time. Now I know what it takes – just some cuddly, caring caning. I’m usually a Top, but sometimes it’s nice not to be a boss…
(Most of the marks came from the cane… had something to remember it by for the next week. Let me tell ya – geeky work takes a lot of sitting I didn’t even notice until *then*.)
Anyway. Next year, when you’re thinking about where to get your kink on, check out the Folsom Street Events page to see what’s going on, and you might end up helping your neighbors at the same time. Wanna be used? Volunteering for the Fair is also an option.
According to the press release, “The majority of this check will support the work of our 16 Bay Area major and supporting beneficiaries that are working diligently to improve our communities in the areas of public health, human services, and the arts. However, our grant-making extends beyond these groups to include our nonprofit beverage partners, community partners, and the National Community Grants Program. Combined, we support over 60 worthy charities; and, we couldn’t be happier with the results of our giving programs.”