I've bribed, cajoled and begged our way to all of 16 donations totaling $250.
Honestly, I think that is pretty pathetic giving the thousands of people that read this site (FOR FREE) on a daily basis.
Here's one last push through the deadline of this Sunday the 24th with an additional matching offer from HP (see below).
Thanks to all 15 of you that have donated. I appreciate it. For the rest of you that can't be bothered to even pitch in $1 to help some kids...well, I guess you will just have to live with yourself.
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This past week, you helped the Social Media Challenge reach hit an incredible threshold. We are currently on track to beat last year's total raised ($270,000), having already delivered over $200,000 in resources and experiences for public school classrooms across the country. Many of you have taken to your blogs and your Twitter to help get the word out. The comments from your readers have been incredibly inspiring, as are the words from the classrooms. Here's one such characteristic comment from a High School Geometry Teacher in Texas,
"My students and I are moved and touched by your generosity. One lesson we return to frequently in class is that "The science of humanity is kindness and generosity." You exemplify this philosophy."
HP has been tracking the competition closely and has already made a $50 contribution to your page, as a result of all of your hard work. The good news? HP wants to make yet another contribution to your Giving Page. The more you raise by this Sunday, October 25, the more HP will contribute!
Next week, we will distribute $200,000, the rest of HP's contribution, to all Social Media Challenge Giving Pages. But this time, your share will be calculated on a pro-rata basis based on the amount you've raised by Sunday. What does that mean? Now is the time to motivate your readers, followers, friends, fam and fans to donate to your page, so you can claim a larger share of the funds!
And there's yet another bonus: after the Challenge is over, everyone who donated to your Giving Page will get a DonorsChoose.org Giving Card, courtesy of HP. Those donors will get to decide which projects are supported with HP's $200,000 in funds.