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My Donors Choose drive is part of a larger drive. ScienceBlog’s campaign is part of a larger Social Media Challenge, reaching out to millions of internet users to help kids. I’m running second among my SciBlings, thanks to Dr. Isis and her theatrics, but Scienceblogs is doing great overall, especially compared to our friends at…

Update: you guys finished funding one of the projects below, which is incredibly generous.  I’m a big fan of micro-donations, so feel free to kick a buck or two into another project! –PalMD OK, you guys have been great. We’ve funded eight projects in needy Michigan schools, reaching 630 kids—and many of the projects are…

Donors Choose: a new project

The last project I was trying to fund—a netbook for a classroom–is finished. The netbook is on the way. This one is really cool. It’s from an inner city chemistry teacher. As the husband of a teacher (and briefly a teacher myself) I can only imagine the struggles of this teacher and her kids—most are…

Dr. Isis assures me that she will soon unveil a secret weapon to pull ahead in the Donors Choose challenge. I’m all for anything that helps kids, but c’mon—we can stay ahead. Even small donations help tons. For example, if 23 people give $10 each, we can buy a netbook for a classroom in need.…

Donors Choose: I’m in awe

You guys (and my next blogging check) have managed to fully fund several programs already (six by my count), and we’re not even at the half-way mark in the drive (well, we’re almost there). We’ve reached over 550 kids. I have a great project for you: there’s a classroom in Michigan that wants to buy…

My readers have just funded another project! So what’s next? Are Michigan’s children all set? No, not quite. We’ve funded some great projects, helping out kids with hearing impairments, giving inner city girls a view into a remarkable future, but there’s more work to do. I found another project that looks important. The kids in…

Donors Choose—back to work

You guys have been great. Really. So I gave you a break from the nudging. But it’s time to pick another project to fund, and this one is terrific. Go read about it. I’m not sure what I can offer as a challenge—my blogging check is already being donated thanks to your generosity in the…

Donors Choose—you did it!

We reached our goal for today! We fully funded a project for kids with hearing impairments. Because you did this before the 7th inning stretch, my next blog check is going to DonorsChoose (hopefully to this project, but if not, to my “most needy” list). Of course, now I have to come up with a…

OK, folks, we’ve almost fully funded another project, thanks to your generosity. There’s only $280 left to fully fund this worthy project. I’m extending my deadline. If you can do it before the 7th inning stretch of the Tiger’s game, I’ll donate my blog check from this month. Let’s do it! (Since I’m only getting…

Make me donate to a good cause

How cool is this? If you, my readers, can fully fund this cause by 5pm EDT, I’ll donate my next blogging check to DonorsChoose. There’s about $290 left to go, so it shouldn’t be that hard. C’mon, folks…even if you can give one or two bucks, it adds up fast, and encourages others to give.…