WOOT! In the month of October, 33 Sciencewomen readers, with a little help from HP, donated $3612 to deserving public school students around the country. We funded projects in California, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, North Carolina, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida, Oklahoma, Texas, Georgia, Virginia and Utah.
As rewards for all your generosity, we've got several t-shirts from Yellow Ibis to give away, but before we do, here's a couple pieces of logistics.
- HP provided $200,000(!) in matching funds for contributions to the social media challenge. Each person who gave to a DonorsChoose project in October will get an email sometime this month with a "Giving Card" entitling you to pick another project to fund with HP's money. The amount you get to give will be proportional to the amount you gave originally, and your project choice will be unrestricted. So you could certainly help finish off the last projects in our challenge, but you could also fund a ballet barre, puppet theater, or whatever your heart desires.
- If you gave to our challenge and you haven't emailed me your receipt, please do so by the end of the day today, in order to be entered in the drawing for 1 of 3 Yellow Ibis t-shirts. My email is science dot woman (at) google's mail service.
- If you provided the funding to completion for any project, let me know what you'd like Minnow and I to read for SciWo's Storytime.
Thanks for your spirit of giving!