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
We haven’t announced the winners of Project for Awesome yet because we are still working out the finer logistics of actually giving the money to a couple of them. There’s some minor (and boring) administrative things we have to do in order to stay in compliance with the people that monitor that kind of stuff, and as soon as that is all handled we’ll break out the megaphone and let everyone know who to congratulate. That moment is coming very soon… stay tuned!
We are feverishly working on perks and shipping them out daily. When your perk has been shipped, our shipping software should send you an email letting you know which item was shipped. There are several perks that have been complicated by rejected addresses, return-to-senders, no-such-name reports from the post office, erroneous zip codes, etc etc etc.
If you have already sent an email to either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, your email has been received and will be handled as promptly and thoroughly as is humanly possible. You do not need to resend your email. Again, if you have already sent an email, it has been received, you do not need to resend. Doing so will only slow us down from researching and resolving problems.
That being said, here’s a list of what has been sent:
Men of YouTube Calendars
Signed Pride & Prejudice books (Lizzie Bennet level)
P4A tees w/ P4A lapel pin
Felicia Day posters
Hank’s Face mp3
John Green ebook
John Green and Maureen Johnson short story
If your perk is not listed above, please don’t email us yet!
Again, if you have sent an email about your non-receipt of any of the above perks, your email has been received and we are working on fixing it. Unfortunately there isn’t a blanket fix for problem shipments, each one has to be researched individually and that is taking us some time.
If you have NOT sent us an email about your non-receipt, please do alert us so that we can get you your deserved perk.
Thank you so much for your patience, your support, and your awesomeness!
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