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Feb
08
2010

Second Annual Project Geek<3

Students from Ms. M's Chicago class need netbooks

The Geek<3 results are in!

Here are the DonorsChoose.org classrooms you guys voted for that we've just funded with a $2,000 total donation:

1. Laptops for Every Student! geeklings who need laptops
2. Be A Ray of Sunshine Round 2 geeklings who need calculators
3. Help Me Capture My Projects on Paper! geeklings who need a laser printer
4. What is a Candy Bar? geeklings who need an LCD projector
5. Mini Computers for Writing and Research geeklings who need netbooks (we were able to partially help fund this classroom)

Usually, the teachers will send updates on their classroom's projects after they've met their donation goals, and we'll share whatever stories or pictures we receive. (Here's some super cuteness from last year.)

And now for the winning cupids

This isn't why you voted, right? Right. But nonetheless, here are our random winning voters:

@jamesfish wins a Tauntaun Sleeping Bag + 1 $100 gift certificate, and @Susurrate, @cookingchemist, @grimreepr33, @The_Doombringer each win a $100 gift certificate. If you're one of the winners, we'll contact you on Twitter shortly. If you're not one of the winners, you are now free to harass them.

Thanks again for all your help spreading the geek<3, and have an as-wonderful-as-can-be-expected Valentine's Day this weekend!

PS: We made you a valentine. XOXO, Timmy




Once again the ThinkGeek robo-cupid monkeytrons are stringing their Nerf bows with technology. And once again, we need your help targeting geeklings from DonorsChoose.org who need fancy new learnin' gizmos in their classrooms.

You may recall that last year we donated $500 to the top-voted classrooms; this year we're quadrupling our donation to $2,000, and your vote will enter you into a drawing to win one of five $100 gift certificates! UPDATE: We're including a Tauntaun sleeping bag as a random prize!

How to vote/enter/play robo-cupid with us:

  1. Go to DonorsChoose.org and find a classroom you think needs some geek <3ing. Make a note of the classroom id. For example, if the classroom's url is
    http://www.donorschoose.org/donors/proposal.html?id=326857
    the ID is #326857.
  2. Tweet to @thinkgeek (that's us!) the ID number being sure to include the tag #geek<3 somewhere in your tweet so we'll count it as a vote. If you don't include the #geek<3 tag, we might miss it and you won't be entered to win.
  3. Vote by 6pm EST on Friday, February 12! Votes after that will go poof into the great nothingness, though we're sure you meant well.

UPDATE ON <3ING: 2pm
Thank you, geeky cupids! We've received 450+ votes so far and the current classroom leaders are:
1. Laptops for Every Student! whose geeklings need laptops
2. Be A Ray of Sunshine Round 2 whose geeklings need calculators
3. Help Me Capture My Projects on Paper! whose geeklings need a laser printer
4. What is a Candy Bar? whose geeklings need an LCD projector
5. Mini Computers for Writing and Research whose geeklings need netbooks


At 6pm EST we'll tally up the votes for each classroom and start donating to each top-ranking class until we exhaust our $2,000 donation budget. Shortly thereafter we'll contact our 5 gift certificate winners and post an update here on our blog. (Of course we'll tweet updates all day, too.)

Timmy is standing by to take your votes and is happy to donate his face to the cause. Feel free to yoink his Twitter icon (to the right) in honor of our Geek<3 project.

Good luck, robo-cupids!

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Comments

meaningless icon! Brilliant! Good luck to all the schools on the list, hope you all can get what you need!
Paxie said this 1622 days ago.
meaningless icon! Can there also be a program where we can donate our Geek Points for these charity programs? That way "we" okay you can give more.
Bradford Benn said this 1622 days ago.
meaningless icon! Bradford, think I just answered this on Twitter, but for everybody else: That's an awesome idea but our Geek Points system isn't capable of that right now. So the answer is no, sadly.
CarrieGouldin said this 1622 days ago.
meaningless icon! Donors Choose is awesome. Getting my package from the classroom with all the letters thanking me for my donation just made my day. Gotta love good karma!
Code Monkey No. 42 said this 1622 days ago.
meaningless icon! Nice effort on helping education! Thanks for doing this.
KG4GKE said this 1622 days ago.
meaningless icon! I voted for a school in my state :-) That way I can see the most impact if it wins.
HouseMDfan said this 1622 days ago.
meaningless icon! What about us Luddites who don't have a Twitter account?
Kris-chan said this 1622 days ago.
meaningless icon! Kris-chan, we'd run this through Facebook, too, but they've clamped down on contests--unless they sign off on it and you buy $25k in ads. So Twitter's our best way right now, sorry!
CarrieGouldin said this 1622 days ago.
meaningless icon! This is a great Idea ThinkGeek! you guys are really bringin the <3 Hope you get tons support
DJP said this 1622 days ago.
meaningless icon! Hey think geek.. the <3 doesn't work in the hash tag.. I submitted mine but only the geek part turns clickable the same is true of your original twitter about it. Just thought i would mention it.. might make it harder for you guys to count votes...
pthalio said this 1622 days ago.
meaningless icon! Are we allowed to vote/enter more than once?
Sara Sp said this 1622 days ago.
meaningless icon! Pls disregard my last comment...I just found my answer on your twitter page.
Sara Sp said this 1622 days ago.
meaningless icon! Pthalio, don't worry about how Twitter is parsing the tag; we'll still count your vote.
CarrieGouldin said this 1622 days ago.
meaningless icon! I don't tweet :( is there another way?
FabRik said this 1622 days ago.
meaningless icon! This is awesome. I wish I could do something more to help. Maybe I need to volunteer in classrooms to help each kid get a better shot!
MahEggo said this 1622 days ago.
meaningless icon! About Sara Sp's question, I can't find the answer on the twitter (I'm on a SLOW computer right now). So do we only choose/vote once?
lilaznoreo said this 1622 days ago.
meaningless icon! lilaznoreo, you *can* vote more than once, but we're only going to count the last one.
CarrieGouldin said this 1622 days ago.
meaningless icon! This is such a great thing to do guys. I am so proud of you helping out the kids!
pound puppy said this 1621 days ago.
meaningless icon! Congrats to all. Yay for the schools!
HouseMDfan said this 1621 days ago.

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