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Aug
31
2011

Meet our August charity

So many comments!

It's time for another monthly $1,000 donation!

If you've been following along since January this year, we pledged to donate $1,000 each month to a worthy charity. So far, we've given to: Child's Play, DonorsChoose classrooms, Red Cross, Autism Speaks (and we're working with ASAN now), Kids Need to Read, Make a Wish Foundation (plus a little something for Simon), FIRST, and some side projects along the way, like our boxes of borked stuff, which is on-going.

For August, we dipped back into the Charity Suggesterator to see what causes were top of mind for you guys. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation garnered many votes, and some very heartfelt comments:

"The CFF gives people (mostly kids) like my daughter, Triana, hope that one day we might have a cure for this genetic condition that will eventually kill them. They've been instrumental in doing the research to make better medications and treatments."
--Shanna F.
"Reason: Because my 2 year old daughter Mia was born with Cystic Fibrosis and I want her to be able to outlive me."
--Larry B.
"My cousin Johnny died at a very young age from this disease. He was in his late teens. He was a HUGE star-wars geek, and his death was a devastating loss to our whole family. So if you could help out in any way so we can help other children like Johnny. Please help them so they can help others."

And when we asked our Twitter and Facebook friends for their opinions, we got lots of positive feedback--and more suggestions for future giving, which is always helpful. (Thanks, guys!)

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Thus we are happy to make it official and name the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation our $1,000 August charity.

Our donation will go towards research and hopefully the eventual cure of this chronic, inherited disease that affects 70,000 children and adults worldwide. CF is caused by a defective gene that makes the body produce an unusually thick mucus, clogging the lungs and obstructing the digestive system from breaking down and absorbing food. The median age of survival is the mid-30s, but the CFF works to extend that statistic into the 40s and beyond. We hope our donation helps!

Thanks again to everyone who chimed in from our tweet and Facebook post earlier this week. If you didn't get a chance to log your future suggested charity, please use the form below. And just so you know, we're working on a few special partnerships for September and October, so those two months may be off the table. More on that soon!

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meaningless icon! Thank you for doing this!!!
dwntwn87 said this 1056 days ago.
meaningless icon! Thank you so much for doing this!!!!
dwntwn87 said this 1056 days ago.

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