I've been letting things lull a bit over the holidays. I'm busy with family stuff, and I'm guessing most of you are too. Rest assured that in a couple of days Worldbuilders will be rolling along, strong as ever, and I'll be posting up more donations, auctions, interviews, and general coolness.
I might even be reading y'all a story, if I can figure out how to work my new video camera and post things on Youtube...
For now, I'll just pass along a few pieces of of good news:
Over the last few days, we've raised over 12,000 dollars. We've shot past our most recent $50,000 goal, and well beyond $53,000 that we raised last year. I don't know about you, but this sudden burst of donations is the best Christmas present I could get. (I know not everybody celebrates Christmas, but I do. So for me, this is a Christmas present.)
I'll raise the limit on the thermometer later. For now, let's just bask in the warm glow of our collective awesome.
And yes, I'm still matching 50% of all donations.
Update from Peru:
For those of you who are curious about the specifics of what Heifer does. Here's a link to a file they sent me a couple months ago. It gives details about a project in Peru that Heifer funded with some of the money we raised last year.
Heifer Peru Project.doc
While it's a fairly technical document, it's worth a quick read through. It shows how Heifer is really taking the long view with these projects. They focus on education, ecological sustainability, and giving communities the tools they need to improve - and eventually thrive.
We're doing a good thing here folks. We're changing the world.
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posted by Pat at 12:10 PM