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Contest: Christmas in October

Submitted by on October 15, 2009 – 9:47 AM18 Comments

Talented and generous readers Helena and Julia have offered us today's mini-prize — blind the kids with science, and you could win one of six (6) holiday-card packs from The Spotted Sparrow!

How it works: donate to one of the science-related projects listed below; forward me your receipt by 11:59 PM ET; and you could win Guy With Antlers; Tweets; O Tannenbaums; Ornaments; Reindeer; OR a complete set of the New Wave Victorians. Free, eco-friendly, vintage-inspired cards — pretty awesome, no?

The projects are below; get those holiday-card lists ready! Maybe you can slip a Donors Choose gift card into one of them, right? …Right?!

"Engaging Explorations are Essential for Science"

"Inner-City Science" (funded!)

"AP Chem Labs for At-Risk Kids" (fundarooni!)

"Learning by Doing: Dissections for Biology I" (funded also! awesome!)

"Be An Organ Donor"

Stay tuned for a brief introduction to Asirda, who has already thrown in on the match; great work on the sharing, everyone. $65,791 right now — less than 10K away from our next match!

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  • Louise says:

    Done! It's pay day today :)

  • rlb14 says:

    Inner-City Science is already fully funded, can we add on a different science one? Maybe "Dynamic Chemistry" http://www.donorschoose.org/donors/proposal.html?id=297558&challengeid=23248

  • Sarah D. Bunting says:

    @rlb: Thanks for the heads-up; I'll swap in another project in a few minutes.

  • April N says:

    Woo hoo, my first donation! And probably not my last…

  • Margaret in CO says:

    From my DC page: "Margaret in CO, you have given resources to 150 students and supported 1,000,222 hours of instruction and homework! View your contributions and an analysis of your impact. "

    That right there made me sniffle up a little. It's so little from me & so much to the kids! What's-her-snit from today's Vine can kiss my wrinkled butt…this is the best impact I can make and those "constrained" crayoned thank-you notes just melt me. I LOVE DONORS CHOOSE!!!

  • Chris H. says:

    Learning by Doing: Dissections for Biology I is now fully funded. That was fun!

  • Katya says:

    Learning by Doing is now also funded!

  • Margaret in CO says:

    Ummmm…yesterday's Vine, not today's.

  • Helena says:

    I shouldn't bite the inestimable Ms. Bunting's phrase, but here goes anyway: YOU GUYS. I'm getting verklempt here. Julia and I agreed on these projects because both of us want to kick cancer in the nards, and getting the kids involved in science is a good long-term investment in that project. Seeing the projects creep toward full funding is bringing on my allergies.

    Aaaand the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation just maxed out the dissections project.

  • Margaret in CO says:

    From my DC page: "Margaret in CO, you have given resources to 150 students and supported 1,000,222 hours of instruction and homework. "

    That right there made me sniffle up a little. It's so little from me & so much to the kids! What's-her-snit from yesterday's Vine can kiss my wrinkled butt…this is the best impact I can make and those "constrained" crayoned thank-you notes just melt me.

    I LOVE DONORS CHOOSE!!!

  • attica says:

    It is payday today! Yay!

    Also, the dissection project is Fun. Ded.

  • rlb14 says:

    A question about this Banking proposal – http://www.donorschoose.org/donors/proposal.html?id=305855&challengeid=23248
    When I open it, it says it is not available for funding right now. What is that about?

    230 funded projects with another handful needing less than $100 to go! Every day at lunch this place makes me smile.

  • Margaret in CO says:

    (Rats…I thought I knew how to edit that…obviously not…sorry for the redundancy!)

  • attica says:

    Need to also give a little love to the "Thomas Dolby" tag. SBwS is one of the best pop songs, ever.

  • Cathy says:

    I'm a poet-geek, not a science geek. QED:
    Where to put mah dough?
    Inspiring Young Poets?
    It is funded now.

  • Maggles says:

    Anyone else amazed by the awesomeness of the Organ Donor project? Thank goodness it's payday!

  • Amanda says:

    Amandas clearly love AP Chemistry! One more project done!

  • You guys rule! Thank you so much to everyone that donated. I think my allergies are acting up as well. *sniff*

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