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This year the Nerdfighters on Kiva are determined to raise $3,000,000 by John’s birthday (August 24th), but we need all the help we can get.
DON’T HAVE ANY MONEY TO INVEST? Don’t worry! YOU GET TO GIVE AWAY YOUR FIRST LOAN FOR FREE!
Join the Kiva Nerdfighter team by clicking on the link
and help us give John the best gift ever
That’s right. Kiva has a campaign that not only allows you to try it out for free without investing any of your own money, it also gives a free loan to person who invited you.
Both of the free loans will be credited to the Nerdfighter teams total!
Please help spread the event all over Nerdfighteria, by posting it on the walls of every Nerdfighter group on Facebook, through tweets, tumbloons and IRL at Nerdfighter Gatherings!
You can also join the Kiva Nerdfighter team by clicking on any of these links:http://www.kiva.org/invitedto/nerdfighters/by/sool
but I wont get a free loan, the other members will. Your choice!
TODAY is John’s birthday (happy birthday, John!!) and we still have a little over $100,000 to go to make the goal. That sounds like a lot, but if just a third of our followers signed up, we’d make it with loans to spare! Please consider joining us on Kiva; as they said up there, your first $25 loan is free! And if you join through one of those links, someone else will get an extra $25 to loan as well. Go go go!
Hello! Sorry this has taken so long but, in case you missed it, we have (finally) announced the 10 charities the community chose to receive the money raised during the Project for Awesome:
- Office of Letters and Light
- Not Forgotten
- Wildlife Waystation
- Alzheimer’s Society
- Harry Potter Alliance
- Save the Children
- BGSU Dance Marathon
- Uncultured Project
By March 22nd we will be contacting each organization individually to inform them of when the grants will be made and how much they should expect to receive. In all, we raised over $400,000 but are still calculating all expenses and fees of the perks and shipping - so we don’t have an exact number to share, but it is more than we ever thought possible. These grants will decrease some serious suck.
Foundation to Decrease World Suck
This is just an idea; I don’t have anything set yet, but I’m just tossing this out there to see if this would be anything you guys would be interested in.
So you know the charity This Star Won’t Go Out, right? (If not, you can check out the website here: http://tswgo.org/ ) Well, it helps out families with children who have cancer. Well, ever since the Project For Awesome, I’ve been thinking about how lucky I am and how there are so many people out there who need help. I want to help them.
So, I might be getting some money for Christmas (not sure if I am, or how much I’ll be getting if I do get any) and I was thinking what better way to spend it than giving it to a charity that I really care about?
But then I got to thinking: how can I make this a little more interactive with you guys? Then it hit me. So you know those little origami stars that look like this?
I was thinking that I would open it up to you guys and ask you to make some of these stars and get really creative with it, and for every star made I would donate 10 cents of my money to the charity up to whatever amount I get for Christmas. And you guys could post photos of your stars and I could pick the ones that are the most creative and maybe have a whole blog dedicated to it or something awesome like that.
So would this be something you guys are interested in? I want to donate no matter what, but I just think this could add some extra fun to it. I would really appreciate some feedback! Thanks and DFTBA!
If you missed parts of the livestream or just want to relive it, here are all the G+ hangout recordings for you viewing pleasure:
Part 1: John kicks off the P4A
Part 2: John takes his shirt off, Charlie takes his shirt off, Hank remains clothed
Part 3: John does sharpie face, Hank takes over, sings, Michael joins the party
Part 4: Hank, Wheezy & Chyna, Wil Wheaton, Joe Bereta, Hannah Hart
Part 5: H&K&M and Wil, Ethan Newberry (HANK’S FACE), Lee Newton, Frezned
Part 6: Hank & Michael, Frezned draws!, John returns, reads “The Sequel”
Part 7: John reads, Grace Helbig, John plays FIFA live with disastrous results
Part 8: Bobby takes over, John returns & draws turtles, Maureen Johnson
Part 9: John, PhillyD, Joe Bereta, Michael takes over, Kristina & Joe, chaos
Part 10: Michael, Kristina & Joe, Rosi, Hank, octopodes
Part 11: Emily joins in, Mary Kate Wiles, CATS, George Watsky
Part 12: Hank, Katherine, & Michael go to bed, P4A volunteer crew takes over
Part 13: FYNF crew, Danica joins, John returns, champagne poppers
Part 14: Final hour of the P4A, John achieves total popper victory, thank yous