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Just a reminder: the Social Entrepreneurs Challenge ENDS this Friday, December 5th.  

 

If you were interested in earning a badge or making a bonus contribution, it's now or never.  

 

Let's finish strong!

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post #213 of 245
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Thanks, @KMante !

 

I should mention two things:

 

 

1)  As we've discussed, each organization that raises $100 or more in a day will be eligible for a random drawing to receive a $1,000 bonus.  KMante put us halfway there for today - and here's the kicker:  each organization is only eligible to win ONCE.  So that means our odds are actually BETTER late in the game like this.  If we can raise $100 a day for the next three days, we'll give Room to Read a good chance to take one last bonus win!

 

 

2)  The exact deadline is THIS Friday: 2 PM EST, 5 PM PST!

 

There is not much time left, so anyone interested in adding or upgrading these exclusive badges to your account should act fast.  If you know somebody who said they'd support this after pay day or that they'd chip in a bonus for every $X donated... now would be a good time to give them a friendly nudge via PM.  

 

 

Details on the library YOU have helped sponsor will be released at the end of the event, so stay tuned!

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Just donated.

 

 

 

Will donate more Friday morning.

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post #216 of 245
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Only 12 hours left now.  

 

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This is your last chance to beat the buzzer!

post #217 of 245

Just Donated. Lets Educate our Youth!

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post #218 of 245

Just donated.

 

 

 

Lets finish off strong NT.

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post #219 of 245

Too late to donate?

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post #220 of 245
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Too late to donate?

 

It's never too late to donate to Room to Read directly, but, unfortunately, the Social Entrepreneurs Challenge has concluded and, thus, it is too late to earn a badge for participating in this year's event.  

 

 

Thanks once again to everyone who so generously contributed.  We'll have an update for you soon.

post #221 of 245
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I have an update for everyone:

 

 

Earlier today, I received this extremely gracious thank you letter from our friends at Room to Read, addressed to all NikeTalk community members:

 

 

 

If you can't read the image, here's a text version:


 

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Dear NikeTalk Community Members,

 

Thank you so much for your dedicated and enthusiastic support of Room to Read through the Skoll Social Entrepreneurs Challenge!

 

Thanks to your generosity and passion for children’s education, the NikeTalk community raised $6,635 during the six week challenge; along the way, you helped us win two bonus challenges for a total of $10,000 extra! All-told, thanks to your donations – and therefore contributions toward the Skoll Community match –  Room to Read will receive over $60,000 in matching and prize funds. Your efforts were infectious and it was so fun to watch your community really transform our participation in the Challenge.

 

To show our appreciation for your dedication, we have allocated an honorary school library in Vietnam to the NikeTalk community. The library is located in the Tien Giang region, and our teams estimate that this library will benefit approximately 1,138 students over the course of eight years. I look forward to providing the NikeTalk community with an update about the library in the coming months.

 

Thank you again for your generosity and dedication!

 

Best wishes,

The Room to Read Team

 

 

 

I'm also pleased to announce that NikeTalk's annual contribution to Room to Read this year - separate from our participation in the Social Entrepreneurs Challenge - totals $30,000 and will help fund a school library project in Bangladesh and provide support for Room to Read projects like reading and writing instruction.  (This, too, was arranged to qualify for a matching grant.) 

 

We'll be certain to share all future updates regarding the progress of the library in the Tien Giang region of Vietnam, the upcoming library project in Bangladesh, supported by this year's contribution, and the publication of an original children's book in South Africa, funded in 2013.

 

 

If you'd like to see us offer Room to Read even more support, we're currently holding a poll to determine the recipients of $15,000 in new donations in honor of NikeTalk's 15th anniversary.  To share your preference, simply stop by the related thread here: http://niketalk.com/t/613946/help-us-decide-where-to-donate-15-000-in-honor-of-niketalks-15th-anniversary and place your vote. 

 

 

Thank you all once again for your generous support!

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post #223 of 245

Great update. Thanks to everyone who participated.

 

Look forward to seeing the library progress updates.

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post #227 of 245
Makes me feel even better about my badge smokin.gif
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This is coming from the heart and just to paint a picture of how I feel. I am a career firefighter/EMT here in NJ. Done a lot, seen a lot. Hearing this news makes me feel accomplished on a whole nother level. A greater feeling of helping those in need that I've rarely felt in my close to 6 years of doing this.

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post #229 of 245
is it too late to donate?....ill donate some tonight...

btw meth my badge from my previous donation dissappeared when we made the switch, any chance to recover it? frown.gif
post #230 of 245
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is it too late to donate?....ill donate some tonight...

btw meth my badge from my previous donation dissappeared when we made the switch, any chance to recover it? frown.gif

 

The Social Entrepreneurs Challenge has ended and it's too late to receive a badge for contributing through that, but you can still have your contribution matched through December 31st thanks to a private matching grant.

 

Just visit roomtoread.org to donate. 

post #231 of 245
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One of our friends at Room to Read reached out yesterday to express their appreciation for all your support in 2014.  

 

They wanted me to convey their holiday wishes and sincere gratitude to you, along with this touching video that helps illustrate the impact of your generous contributions:

 

 

 

 

 

On behalf of everyone here at NikeTalk, thanks once again to everyone who contributed.  Not only have you assisted a great organization in its efforts to empower budding young scholars around the world, but you've helped us bring our own community closer together in the process.  

 

Thanks for helping us bring out the best in ourselves and in each other.  May we reach even greater heights together in the coming year. 

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I'd like to thank all of you once again for supporting our 2014 fundraising drive for Room to Read. As you may recall, together we raised enough money to sponsor an entire school library in Vietnam.

 

Earlier today, I received the project completion report from our friends at Room to Read, and I'm delighted to share the results with you.

 

The completed library belongs to Song Thuận Primary School, located in Tien Giang, Vietnam, which currently serves 460 students in grades 1-5.  Thanks to you, students visiting the new library can now enjoy 57 local language books published by Room to Read and 1,000 other local language books.  While the facility is now fully stocked and furnished, the support doesn't end there.  Room to Read has already provided an initial week-long training session for teachers and librarians, and will continue to follow-up and offer three years of additional support, including additional books, training, and monitoring visits. 

 

Though we're celebrating the transformative power of literacy, this update just wouldn't be complete without pictures.  

 

 

Here's a quick look at what YOU helped make possible:

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Thank you so much for your generous support - and thanks to our friends at @INSTYLESHOES for their contributions as well.  Instyleshoes contributed over $2,600 of the $6,635 generated by our crowdfundraising campaign (not including matching funds and bonuses), in addition to their previous Room to Read contribution of $5,723 awarded through their ongoing pledge to contribute 1% of their annual sales to NikeTalk's charity initiatives.

 

This library is proof that great things can be accomplished when we all work together towards a noble goal.   

 

It's an honor to share a community with you all.  

 

 

 

If you'd like to learn more about this project, you can download the full completion report here:

 

2014VietnamLibraryCompletionReport_NikeTalk.pdf 586k .pdf file  

 

 

And, of course, anyone interested in furthering Room to Read's amazing work in Vietnam and thirteen other countries in Africa and Asia should check them out at their website, http://roomtoread.org/, and consider making a contribution.  

 

Great work, everyone! 

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As a quick recap: 

 

50 people now have this in their signature, for adding $10-$24 to the cause:

 

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58 people have this in their signature, for contributing between $25-$99:

 

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And 15 exceptionally generous people have this in their signature, and gave over $100:

 

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Together, those 211 "virtual" books translated into over 1,057 real books for students in Tien Giang.

 

 

So, every time you see one of these in someone's signature, know that each one represents more than three actual children's books - and the fully furnished and supported library in which they're housed.

 

 

For those who now feel a little left out, know that this isn't the end of our journey.  Who knows?  Maybe there will be another Social Entrepreneurs Challenge for us to participate in this fall and we can help Room to Read establish a whole new library in another community.  I hope you'll all join us again when the time comes.   

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I will definitely be in for the next one. NT is awesome pimp.gif
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A great sight to see :Nthat

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post #239 of 245
How about NT do something for our disadvantaged communities HERE in the USA. I'm all for assisting those and needs but I'd rather see Detroit instead of Bangladesh sometime.
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Warms the heart reading that post. I love being a part of this community. Going to throw on the NT fitted tonight. nthat.gif
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