Thank you so much for your bids and your help in making this auction a success. We couldn’t have done this without you! Now that we wrapped up the auction, here’s what will happen:

1) An email will be sent out to all winning bidders. It may take up to 24 hours for you to receive your email, so please be patient! As there were so many enthusiastic last-minute bids, our web server needs a little while to recover and there may be a delay. Please give it some time! If you believe you’re a winning bidder and don’t see the win notification email in your inbox or spam folder after 48 hours, please email so that we can send another copy to you. If you receive an email and you’re someone’s proxy bidder, please forward it to the bidder you’re representing and CC us so that we know who to contact henceforth about the auction.

Please do not contact your creator or make your donation before you receive this email.

2) Once you get that win confirmation, you have until 11:59 PM ET on Saturday, October 30 (what time is that for me?) to respond with your proof of donation. Email with your receipt, or forward proof to this address following the directions in the email sent to you. Check out our Donation Guide and Bidders FAQ if you’re still unsure about how to donate! If you don’t respond to our email before the donation deadline, we’ll move on to the next-highest bidder and your bid will be made void.

3) Once we receive proof of donation, we MTH mods will put the winner and their respective creator in contact with each other via email. You don’t need to reply to this email or CC the mods in any correspondence between yourselves after this point. This is the first point at which creators are involved.

Creators, remember that your bidder has until our donation deadline of October 30 at 11:59 PM ET to donate. We’ll only be matching creators and winners after proof of donation has been received, so please be patient and wait for the connection email.