July 21st, 2015 12:05 am
Posted by: Kara
NOT a submission to the DB9 craft-along

Thank you so much for all your awesome submissions to the craft-along!

As always, we are thrilled by your creativity, artistic talent, and willingness to support our little fundraiser.

We’ve received an overwhelming number of submissions and they are being carefully vetted by our intrepid Craft-Along Coordinator. We ask for your patience and please allow 1-2 weeks for a response.

Thank you, again, for all your offers and ideas.

Desert Bus 9 is going to be full of amazing handcrafted items!

May 8th, 2015 8:00 am
Posted by: Kara

Do your hands make pretty things?
Want to show the world the awesome stuff you make AND raise money for a good cause?

The craft-along for Desert Bus 9 is open for submissions. This means that if you have an idea for a unique, fantastic, handmade item that you would like to donate to Desert Bus 9 now is the time to let us know!

Details on the submission process can be found here.

This year we will also be collecting for themed prize lots. If you’d like to contribute something to the “Space Lot” or the “Everybody PICNIC basket” we have a handy spreadsheet that can hopefully provide you with some inspiration.

All submissions must be received by July 20, 2015.

Please expect a 1-2 week response time; Tally’s fingers can only type so fast.

Here are some examples from the Desert Bus 8 craft-along:

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November 21st, 2014 12:03 am
Posted by: Kara


When we stopped busing this evening, we had raised $635,415.04 for Child’s Play.


That is insane. Crazy, mind-boggling, weird, and totally wonderful.

The Desert Bus community is the very best community. Your generosity, kindness, humour, and general awesome keeps us doing what we do and together we raise an incredible amount of a very worthy charity.

So, thank you. Thank you for all you do for us and all you do for Child’s Play.

And congratulations. You are amazing.

If you’re not *quite* ready to be done with Desert Bus, please consider filling out our survey, so we can get to know a little more about you as we start planning for *gulp* Desert Bus 9.

November 20th, 2014 9:58 pm
Posted by: Mike

This may be one of our last Donation Drives of Desert Bus for Hope 8, so make sure you get in on it!

We’ve set the bar pretty low on this one: it’s only $5.00 to get in! Before 10pm local time, donate $5.00 or a multiple thereof for an entry into the draw for the Mini Mystery Box! What’s in it? I don’t know! I’m not sure anyone knows!

(Yes, I know that’s only in two minutes, but how long does it take to make a $50 donation?!)

November 20th, 2014 8:31 pm
Posted by: Mike

Taking a glance at our overlay, it appears that we have about 3 hours of bussing left, so let’s reflect a little on Paul’s rather extraordinary shift:

  • We surpassed the Desert Bus 7 total (it was about $523k) and thereby became the earningest Desert Bus for Hope of all time! Of all time! As of right now, we’re sitting just above $600k, with a few earning hours still left to go!

  • Paul’s shift surpassed $75,000 or so and became the earningest single shift in Desert Bus history! Of course, he passed that hours ago so as of press time he’s cruising somewhere above $140,000 and getting near to doubling the single-shift record!
  • In fact, Paul’s shift alone has surpassed the entire amount raised by DB3!

  • We surpassed $600,000! Nice milestone!

  • According to some funky James-rithmatic, since we’ve started, we’ve averaged $1.08 per second! WHAT.

According to the scoreboard we still have three hours of bussing left — plenty of time for some last minute surprises to come up!