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Donated! I'm always for kids reading. I remember in elementary school I dominated my reading program for two to three years straight.
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Donated. Not much but any lil bit helps
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post #33 of 245
Donated. Always makes me happy seeing NT fam coming together like this glasses.gif
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will be donating on friday once i get paid

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Donated. 

 

Awesome cause.

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Got mine in.
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Reading cool, but why hasn't NT done anything for Ebola?


Not sure what you're trying to insinuate.


Education would likely do more good in reducing the spread/transmission/outbreak of disease (not limited to just ebola) in the future than directly contributing to ebola fundraising campaigns. There's apparently a strong belief in Africa that ebola, HIV, etc. are just hoaxes made up by the Western world. Battling ignorance now would better suit the people of the future.
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Donated. Great cause.

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In for $25. Thanks as always for setting this up, Meth! pimp.gif Any time we raise money for a good cause makes me glad I'm a part of this community.
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post #42 of 245
Just found/read about this, I'll donate soon.
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Donated nthat.gif lets get this going NT!
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We've been at this for less than six hours now, and we've already cleared this week's challenge of exceeding 25 unique donations!  Now, Room to Read will be eligible to win an additional $5,000 in funding.  With 20 winners and fewer than 50 organizations competing (not all of which are likely to achieve the 25 unique donation requirement), the odds are significant and that alone makes our effort here worthwhile.

 

Not only that, but we're already closing in on $1,000.

 

At the moment, we're only $6 away!  I'm eager to see who puts us over the top for that first big milestone.  

 

 

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There's nothing I love more than helping others become educated. It's our divine right to grow into well educated beings. Thanks again for this initiative Meth.

 

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Just donated..I wish I would've been able to afford more..My son is learning to read and reading is so very important..I hope mine, and everyone else's, donation opens up a whole new world for these kids..Way to go NT..I'm proud to be apart of this community..

 

One of the reasons we love supporting Room to Read is because education is the bedrock of social progress.  Literacy allows us to tap into the shared knowledge and experiences of all humanity.  

 

Reading early in life is especially important in developing empathy.  When you read, as a child, you are allowing yourself to experience the world through the eyes of another.  You learn about different perspectives and worldviews.  

 

No matter what issues or causes you're most passionate about, progress invariably requires the application of education and empathy.

 

 

 

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Reading cool, but why hasn't NT done anything for Ebola?

 

At any given time, there are countless worthy, urgent causes deserving of our support.  If we'd raised money to assist an NGO's response to Ebola, someone could always say, "well, that's fine, but why didn't you guys do anything about domestic violence this year?  Don't you care?"  

 

It's virtually impossible (at least for me) to feel any sense of satisfaction under such conditions, but we can't allow that to paralyze us and prevent us from giving our best effort.  

 

Last year, we donated a total of $51,000 to charity, split among three different organizations.  This year, I expect that we'll match or exceed that total and distribute it among two to five different organizations.  

 

We could have given 50 different charities $100 each, and still not address everything, but I don't think "Thanks for helping NikeTalk contribute $100 to Doctors Without Borders in their work to treat the Ebola outbreak" would be considered at all satisfactory or inspiring to anyone given the scale of our community.  People rightly expect to see some demonstration of the strength in numbers we're showcasing right now.  

 

We can't do everything, but we can accomplish a great deal together - and, hopefully, we can inspire each other in the process.  Some of the greatest compliments we've ever received about our community have come from users who've told us that their experiences here have encouraged them to be less materialistic and more charitable.  They've become more interested in demonstrating social responsibility through their businesses, or organizing within their communities.  We may not be the "be all end all," but we can lift each other up and use this community we've built for good.  And that's the goal.  

 

 

As I explained in the topic post, the unique opportunity presented by the Social Entrepreneurs Challenge made it a good fit for this year's group fundraiser.  Had we opted for something more conventional, we'd lose out on the transaction fees and the matching opportunity.  We wouldn't have these weekly bonus goals to achieve, that give us the potential to be even more effective.  

 

 

Now, if you are especially moved by the Ebola outbreak - and that's totally understandable, I hope I never meet the person who is UNmoved by such a terrible tragedy - then I can offer you this:  

 

 

Next month, to help celebrate NikeTalk's 15th anniversary, we're going to hold a vote and allow everyone to choose from among all of the different organizations we've supported in the past five years. 

 

Doctors Without Borders is on that list.  Mercy Corps is on that list.  Both are working in Liberia and beyond.  

 

There will be $15,000 at stake in honor of the 15th anniversary.  $10,000 for the organization that receives the most votes, $5,000 for the runner-up.  

 

Your voice can be heard as part of that vote and our community as a whole will decide where this $15,000 in honor of NikeTalk's 15th anniversary will be donated. 

post #46 of 245

Cool Meth

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threw my duckets in the bucket

 

did what i could

pockets dry right now but i luh da babies :hat

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post #48 of 245
Donated!

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post #49 of 245
Just donated smokin.gif
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Donated 

 

 

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Lots of generous folks here. Almost half way to the goal already pimp.gif
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post #53 of 245
Gonna wait til tomorrow to donate. Gotta see what my budget looks like to see if I can donate more.
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post #54 of 245
Great cause! Donated!
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Donated.

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post #56 of 245
Donated
post #57 of 245
Just made my first NT contribution ever, feels good smokin.gif
post #58 of 245

Great cause, happy to help. Loved seeing all the smiling kids in the report from Nepal.

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I'll skip a couple runs to starbucks so kids can read pimp.gif
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