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Help us give away 1,000 dollars every month

Give away all the monies!

Yeah, we know--it's a little late for a New Year's resolution blog post. But we promise this one will be different from all the rest because we will not break it. And it has nothing to do with dieting, which helps.

Every month in 2011, ThinkGeek will give $1,000 to a worthy charity.

We've made a habit of giving here and there over the last few years; it's about time we imposed some structure to our whims of generosity. And we hope that by bringing attention to 12 different charities this year we can spread our good a little farther--to put a little bacon on the cupcake, as Timmy says.

And we've decided to start with Child's Play, a gamer-run organization (started by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins of Penny Arcade, no less) dedicated to bringing toys to kids at children's hospitals. This month, we're giving CPC $1,000 worth of goodies--Tauntauns, Wampas, light sabers, and other geeky staples--to auction off at fundraisers in support of their awesome work.

That's all fine and well but you want to help too, right? Of course! So here's what you do:

From now (1/24/11) through 11:59pm ET on January 31, 2011, use code CHILDSPLAY on your ThinkGeek order and not only will you get a whopping $0.42 discount, but your order will count towards more items donated to Child's Play.

There are proprietary, mathemagical calculations involved, but the more times the code is used, the more Tauntauns we'll donate past the $1,000 mark! (Sorry, the code CHILDSPLAY will not stack with other coupon codes--you can only use one coupon code per order.)

If that's not hands-on enough for you, we hope you'll consider giving directly to Child's Play via PayPal, or choose your local hospital from their map to donate a wishlisted toy.

Here's the plan for February: like we have for the past two years, we'll give to DonorsChoose for Valentine's Day and poll you guys for which classrooms should receive donations. Voting will open up on February 1.

As for March, we still need some help deciding. Do you know of a deserving charity working on a cause we geeks could get behind? Tell us below.

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meaningless icon! YAY! I'm thrilled TG is doing something to help make this world a better place, both for little geeks and non alike :) Keep up the awesome!
Kaysuhdilluh said this 3073 days ago.
meaningless icon! Keep up the good work, ThinkGeek.
The Wolf Kin said this 3073 days ago.
meaningless icon! Love it - rock you guys do.
VHH said this 3073 days ago.
meaningless icon! Thank you for using your powers for good (even if the dark side does have cookies).
risforrose said this 3072 days ago.
meaningless icon! ThinkGeek, you guys ROCK! Will Timmy get his own little Child's Play t-shirt? That'd be really cool! Portion of proceeds to go Child's Play? :-D
MonkieHeartBaboon said this 3071 days ago.
meaningless icon! You guys are awesome for doing this!
RaDragon said this 3070 days ago.
meaningless icon! This is wonderful! Thank you so much for giving back in this way, and giving back so generously.
caseycastille said this 3062 days ago.
meaningless icon! Seems like you guys had a similar idea as I had at the start of 2011. Giving away $1000/month was a bit too steep for me, so I decided instead to give 1 day of salary each month to a good cause. More about this on http://donateaday.net/ I guess this all proves once again: Great minds think alike! ;-) Let's both keep up the good work :-) Regards, Evert
EvertM said this 2968 days ago.

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