I work at a Law School. I am a Law Librarian and an Adjunct Professor there. Each year, the students hold a Public Interest auction in order to raise money so that students can work in the public interest and be somewhat compensated.
Last year, when the committee in charge of this auction asked me to contribute, I was supportive, but not sure what I would do. I ended up crocheting this monster. I didn't attend the auction, but I think it went for $20 to a student who wanted to give it to his 2 year old nephew.
This year, the organizer has convinced me to crochet a whole monster family. Here's what I've come up with. A few of my students have commented on how much they love this monster family.
We did the same thing back when I was in Law School. I remember one year I made a knitted felt hat to be auctioned off. For some reason, there was a bidding war for my hat. One of my classmates had a bit of a crush on me and bid way too much for it. I think he thought that some personal services came with his buying of the hat. Ah, my awkward law school days.