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Perk Update: John Green Writing Sneak Peak

projectforawesome:

If you donated for the John Green Writing Sneak Peak, you should find it winding its way into your email inbox very soon! Thanks again for donating to the Project for Awesome 2013 and for your patience in the delivery of this perk.

Not received it yet?

Please triple check your inbox, trash/junk folder and deleted items to make sure it didn’t get lost, if you still can’t find it then email perks@projectforawesome.com and we’ll sort you out. When emailing please make sure you either email from the email address linked with your IndieGogo account, or forward a copy of your IndieGogo receipt. We’ll need this before we can provide you with a new link.

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uncultured:

A Surprise for Nerdfighters #Bangladesh #P4A #charity #instagood

:)))))

uncultured:

A Surprise for Nerdfighters #Bangladesh #P4A #charity #instagood

:)))))

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uncultured:

Having a hard time keeping track of how many schools Nerdfighters have helped in Bangladesh? Here’s a list.

  • In 2008, based on your votes, Nerdfighters funded repairs of a school damaged by Cyclone Sidr. Walls were rebuilt, ceilings were anchored, and benches and podiums (made by villagers - including some of the teachers themselves) were provided. You can watch the video of that here. Funding Source: Donations to Uncultured.com. Implemented by: Save the Children. Current Status: Running.
  • In 2009, based on your feedback on Twitter, Nerdfighters funded the donation of school uniforms and school supplies to a Buddhist boys hostel in Dhaka City. Pens, paper, and uniforms were given. Money allotted was over-budget and extra funds were used to buy sports equipment for children. You can watch the video of that here. Funding Source: Donations to Uncultured.com (additional in-kind donations by Vestergaard-Frandsen). Implemented by: School Administration of Dharmarajika High School under permission of the Venerable of the Dharmarajika Monastery. Current Status: Supplies Used/Finished.
  • In January 2014, The Good Shepard School was created. This is a free-of-cost school serving about 30 slum kids. Nerdfighters are paying for the rental space for the school, the teachers’ salaries, snacks for the kids, and school supplies. This includes stuff like backpacks and (hopefully soon) benches for the kids to sit on. Funding Source: The Project for Awesome’s Winnings Designated to The Uncultured Project. Implemented by: The Good Shepard Project (with assistance from The Holy Cross Congregation). Current Status: 50% of Funding Spent, 6 Months of Funding Remain.
  • On my birthday, I announced construction of a nursery school in southern Bangladesh. This will be in a Catholic ghetto referred to as “Colony 4”. Name of the school to be determined later. Funding Source:  The Project for Awesome’s Winnings Designated to The Uncultured Project. Implemented by: The Catholic Church (with assistance from The Holy Cross Congregation). Current Status: Construction Commenced by Currently Halted Due to Monsoon Rains.

I’d like to stress that The Uncultured Project is not a charity or NGO. It’s just me and a group of friends crowdfunding to do charitable projects. I don’t take a cut for my own salary. Funding for equipment (like this laptop I’m typing on) comes from a separate equipment fund you can donate to.

I’m also very lucky that, in all the above cases, the partners that worked with me agreed to spend 100% of the money on helping the poor and did not use this money for their overhead, salaries, etc.,. Not that such costs aren’t important but, especially in an NGO-skeptical country like Bangladesh, I really felt it was important to do these projects in this way.

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The wonderful people at mental_floss are putting on a Trivia Show night in New York, with all proceeds going to the Project for Awesome! How cool is that?

The New York event is May 14th at the Flatiron Room, and tickets (available here) are $15 (this includes admittance to the show, a drink, hors d’oeuvres, and chances to win rad prizes). Grab your friends, head on down, and have a great night of fun & weirdness, all for a good cause. Note that the New York event is 21+ (as it’s in a bar).

More information regarding additional Trivia Show nights in Chicago and San Francisco is forthcoming; see here for details.

Trivia and decreasing worldsuck: what could be better?!

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hookedonafili:

PUFF LEVELS ARE HIGH, but the cause is pure excitement!
I received today my P4A perk today, my/John’s shirt! You can’t see the whole certificate because I’m poop at taking photos, but oh well. I’m torn between wanting to wear it every day and never ever touching it again. I guess I’ll put it on for special occasions. Or I might start a “John shirt around the world” tag; I’d obviously start with the Guggenheim museum, since it’s in Bilbao, my hometown, and I reckon it is a place John (and specially Sarah) would like to visit but probably won’t anytime soon…
DFTBA!

hookedonafili:

PUFF LEVELS ARE HIGH, but the cause is pure excitement!

I received today my P4A perk today, my/John’s shirt! You can’t see the whole certificate because I’m poop at taking photos, but oh well. I’m torn between wanting to wear it every day and never ever touching it again. I guess I’ll put it on for special occasions. Or I might start a “John shirt around the world” tag; I’d obviously start with the Guggenheim museum, since it’s in Bilbao, my hometown, and I reckon it is a place John (and specially Sarah) would like to visit but probably won’t anytime soon…

DFTBA!

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vince-follows:

A music video for the Look at Hank’s Face song that Hank and Ethan Newberry cooked up around 2 AM during last year’s Project for Awesome. 

Thank you so, so much for this.

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Hanklerfish!

emilysidhe:

Picture frame:  On sale for $8

Fade-protecting plastic to replace glass in picture frame:  $8

Donation to The Project for Awesome:  $60

Hanklerfish:

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Too awesome for words!

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mrcandlemaker submitted

Absolutely thrilled about my P4A perk. Now, I just have to wait for my Scishow dvd perk from subbable…

Beautiful :’)
Reminder that the full list of winning charities is available on the p4a tumblr!

mrcandlemaker submitted

Absolutely thrilled about my P4A perk. Now, I just have to wait for my Scishow dvd perk from subbable…

Beautiful :’)

Reminder that the full list of winning charities is available on the p4a tumblr!

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I got my nerdfighter art today from P4A! It’s a Hanklerfish pin and I pinned him to one of my stuffed animals. I’m 22.

I got my nerdfighter art today from P4A! It’s a Hanklerfish pin and I pinned him to one of my stuffed animals. I’m 22.

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Giving Away Over $700,000

In which John discusses a movie he recently saw, fourth-tier English pro football, and the winning charities of the 2013 Project for Awesome.

Check out the description of the video on youtube for a list of the top charities and links to their sites!

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