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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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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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dftbarecords:

The Project for Awesome has just released this awesome new poster!Featuring thumbnails from this year’s P4A, all proceeds from this poster are donated to the Foundation to Decrease Worldsuck!

dftbarecords:

The Project for Awesome has just released this awesome new poster!

Featuring thumbnails from this year’s P4A, all proceeds from this poster are donated to the Foundation to Decrease Worldsuck!

(via projectforawesome)

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rainicorndogs:

But you said “I got a dream. I’m gonna do this thing.” And now look at you, you raised like— You work really hard and this is a very beautiful thing that you do and I think someone should thank you publicly so we can all stare at you while you are thanked.

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Hank has graciously put up another 50 pages of shiny Hanklerfish drawings as perks on the P4A indiegogo, just for these last 8 hours. Get ‘em while they’re hot!

Hank has graciously put up another 50 pages of shiny Hanklerfish drawings as perks on the P4A indiegogo, just for these last 8 hours. Get ‘em while they’re hot!

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Project For Awesome: Best Moments

There are now a mere 8 hours left before the 2013 P4A Indiegogo closes FOREVER. DO NOT DELAY! (it would be super cool if we could make it to $850,000)

(Source: tinysnowdrops)

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Best Moments of the Project for Awesome

You can still donate and get fantastic perks here: http://dft.ba/p4a

The P4A was AMAAAZIIIING but there’s no way you can catch everything unless you are an android and do not sleep or require food or bathrooms…in which case…I welcome our robot overlords. 

Thank you so much to everyone who participated. If you watched the livestream, voted for videos, made a video, watched videos, commented on videos, or made a donation…the awesome of this day is because of you. 

And also thanks to the people who volunteer their time to the P4A…here’s a limited set of credits.

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