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Those of you who gave to DonorsChoose will find an email in your inbox with a gift card. This is free money for you to donate to any project you wish. It represents matching funds from Hewlett-Packard, so don’t let it go to waste. Next, commenting. I keep a very open comment policy, since dialog…

Donors choose—this is it, folks

This is the penultimate day of our Donors Choose challenge to fund needy Michigan classrooms. We have fully funded 13 separate projects and scooped up matching funds from the Gates Foundation and Hewlett-Packard. You have all been terribly generous, but I have to ask one final favor. A generous reader just gave $100 to a…

Donors choose—almost there!

You guys are great. Large donations continue to trickle in, but really, we can live quite well off of small donations. It would be really cool if we finished off the drive with a bunch of micro-donations, in the 1-10 dollar range. These small donations add up really quickly. A Story to Tell is $97…

Donors Choose—final days

We have some very generous readers. We’ve managed to fully fund 12 out of 14 proposals from needy Michigan classrooms. We can probably pull off funding the final two projects this week, and although our readers have been quite generous in the size of individual gifts, I’d love to see a bunch of micro-gifts, in…

Donors Choose—home stretch

Technically, the Donors Choose challenge to help out needy kids doesn’t end until the end of the month. But donations given by Sunday are going to be matched by Hewlett-Packard. There are two great projects I’d love to get funded by Sunday, and I can’t see any reason why we can’t do it. If enough…

Donors Choose: Break’s over

I’ve let you guys alone for a couple of days, but now it’s crunch time. Hewlitt-Packard is going to match donation based on how much we are able to raise in the next few days. They have 200K to distribute, and who gets it will be based on how much we raise before Sunday. There…

Donors Choose: good news!

Hewlett-Packard, the folks who made the computer I’m using at this very moment, are going to kick in more money to our project, and they’re doing it on some sort of pro rated matching system that I don’t understand. What I do understand is that as of today, HP is tracking how much we give,…

Thanks to some friends, colleagues, and strangers, we’ve almost got another project funded. There’s only 85 bucks left to fully fund this creative math project. Let’s see if we can get this done before the sun rises.

Donors Choose, donor fatigue

The Donors Choose challenge still has about ten days left, and we are falling off track for meeting our goals. There’s about $1000.00 in challenge money still needed for needy Michigan classrooms, and given the traffic increases on this blog, there must be a number of people who can afford a couple of bucks. I’ve…

Donors Choose Health Care Challenge

Just a reminder to you all that my Donors Choose campaign is still going strong. Yesterday I issued a challenge to health care workers to toss a couple of bucks to needy classrooms. If we’re lucky, some of these kids will be our colleagues some day. So far, in response to my challenge the kids…