Save The Day: April 14
8:30 PM update
$88,772 — great work! Keep it up — remembering that I've got gift codes and a tote bag to give away 'til midnight ET tonight (scroll down for the deets)!
As Mr. Popeil liked to say…but wait, there's more! All donations to the tie-dye project I mentioned the other day are eligible to win a shirt tie-dyed by the kids! How cute is that? Teacher Kim is really trying to make this work, so let's turn her first-graders loose with some Rit before Burning Man gets here and it's too late!
Almost halfway home, super-friends. Keep those capes a-flutter.
9 AM update
$86,961 as of this writing — hell of a job so far, Nation. Hell of a job.
And I've got two headlines of great news! The first: reader Emily C. has generously offered five (5) $25 DC gift codes as today's mini-prize! Just donate to any project anywhere on the TN leaderboard and forward me your receipt by midnight ET, and you could win one of them! You could also win a vintage "Bartlet in 2002" MBTV tote bag (thanks, Molly D.!) if you donate to any leaderboard project having to do with politics — civics, Model UN, whatever you like! Make a convincing argument when you forward that receipt, and I will totally consider it! (Sort those projects by name and genre right here!)
The second: a friend of TN and DC has thrown in a match: $1,500 when we get to 95K! It's not far away, and today, it is rumored, is payday. We got some ground to make up here, captains, so let's drive to 95.
Tags: shut up hippies The West Wing you can't spell "readers" without "rad"