Donors Choose

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To all of you who participated in the ScienceBlogs Donors Choose Challenge this year – many, many, many heartfelt thanks! We raised $503 here at TSZ but together all the ScienceBloggers raised almost $31,000! That money will have an impact on at least 10,000 students! All but one of the proposals I selected ended up…

…with Donors Choose? Hello, Zuskateers! I’m setting off today to go spend time with mom, who is in the hospital again. I don’t know how long I’ll be there, which means I don’t know when I’ll be getting back to blogging. If I have time while I’m there I’ll try to get in a short…

Yay! Prizes! From our benevolent Seed overlords! All you have to do is take part in our Donors Choose campaign. Here’s the scoop: Seed has agreed to do prize drawings again this year for donors who give to DonorsChoose, beginning this Friday [10/17/08]. We’ll be giving away 50 Seed mag subscriptions and about 15 or…

Sciencewomen’s Readers Are Kicking My Ass

I just took a look over at Sciencewomen’s site and see from their sidebar widget than they’ve already raised $395 from 9 readers as I write this. Now, I realize I only got my post up late last night and they’ve had their announcement for DonorsChoose up since early yesterday morning but still. Doesn’t a…

It’s October, and that means it’s DonorsChoose time again! ScienceBlogs bloggers are, once again, participating in the DonorsChoose Blogger Challenge. Basically, we ask you, our readers, to help public school teachers across the U.S. fund proposals for classroom supplies, activities, and field trips. It’s a shame we have to ask at all, but our nation’s…

And the T-Shirt Winner Is…

October has come and gone, and the Scienceblogs Donors Choose Challenge is over. You helped TSZ raise $1500 of a total $54,335 from all Scienceblogs challenges. That plus the $15,000 matching funds from Seed brings the total amount raised for Donors Choose to $69,335!!!! Over 155 classroom projects have been fully funded, and thousands of…

Thank You For Your Generosity

Wow! I asked, and you responded. Thanks! My challenge is funded at 100%. That’s $1500 (actually, a little more) impacting 345 schoolkids! You can still donate if you want to, even though my initial goal has been reached. There are still some open proposals on my challenge list, including two of the ones I described…

Just In Case You Can…

…the deadline for the end of the Donors Choose fund drive is rapidly approaching. I’m bummed that it looks like TSZ will not reach 100% of its funding goal. That means some potential matching funds will go unclaimed. I realize many of you may have other favorite charities you support, so I thank you for…

I just want to remind those of you who have donated and those of you who might be thinking of donating to Donors Choose, that if you want to receive your nifty Women in Math and Science magnet AND have a chance to win the “Don’t Make Me Puke On Your Shoes” t-shirt, you need…

Eight Generous Readers

So eight of you, besides me, so far, think that Donors Choose is a worthy cause. The generous eight have had an impact on 305 students! (See the Leaderboard for details.) Anybody else? Also, remember the cool prizes available if you donate. Chad at Uncertain Principles has harangued his readers but I certainly wouldn’t do…