Contest: Welcome to Matchdome
…Okay, proud Nation. It's the 30th. $275,660 right now; 1,068 of you have given to 44,801 students in the last 30 days.
Others of you have given prizes; shared and forwarded and cheerled; watched the widget and wiped away single, gorgeous tears; written recaps; and sent me pictures of your own Master and Miss Readerheads.
Above, please enjoy a family portrait from reader Alicia M. "I won these hats as a prize in last year's Donors Choose contest. So here's a picture of me and my two-week-old tomato, I mean son, at his very first trip to the zoo. Thanks for being awesome." That's pretty freakin' cute, Alicia. Way to affirm your commitment to field trips as a key element of the educational experience! (And to wear green. Very chic.) (Thanks again to the talented Claire J. for the hats, which you may recognize.)
…All right. Less than 5K to 280K. At 280K, we get another 20K. My day today is what a client of mine likes to call "a fuckshow," but I'll have my computer with me and check in frequently. Can we get this done today, and spend Halloween Saturday celebrating? I bet we can. Let's try.
Speaking of chic, I'm giving away two (2) copies of Thom Filicia's Style, donated by Susan, and five (5) copies of Civilization IV, donated by Lisa M. Just donate to anything you like and send me your receipt to bunting at tomatonation dot com by midnight tonight ET.
280, friends. Do it for the class of 2027.
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